In Dust of Dreams
Badalle was one of those who encouraged the Snake to enter the Glass Desert in order to escape the wrath of the 'Quitors' as she called those who had ravaged her homeland. Enduring many of the same hardships as the rest of the Snake, she only began to feel physical relief once they reached the Crystal City of Icarias. In the city, Badalle created a blazing sword she named Fire from a long shard of crystal.
Badalle's poetry and words had power.
In The Crippled God
After defeating the Assail outside the crystal city, Badalle led the children of the Snake west through the Glass Desert to join with the Bonehunters army. The starving children were taken in by Tavore and Fiddler, who Badalle named "Mother" and "Father" and raised the morale of the army enough to continue the march east another night.
During the final battle for the body of the Crippled God, Badalle called down the god of the Assail in the form of a swarm of locusts, killing one of the pure blood commanders of the enemy army, and silently promised to call the horde of locusts once more to indiscriminately eat the Assail army if the Bonehunters all died in battle.
Notes and references
- Dust of Dreams, Chapter 22
- The Crippled God, Chapter 3, UK HC p.209
- Steven Erikson (2014) Ask Steven Erikson Your Crippled God Questions!, Tor Blogs, Macmillan, Accessed: 16-12-2014, Available: <http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/11/steven-erikson-the-crippled-god-q-and-a>, see Steven Erikson's answer to question 11