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I will see the Skeksis punished for their crimes. I will be All-Maudra.

Maudra Fara[2]

Maudra Fara the Rock Singer was the Maudra of the Stonewood Clan and prime instigator of the failed Stonewood Rebellion.

Along with Maudra Laesid, she did not recognize Seladon's claim to the position of All-Maudra, and challenged her for the Living Crown.


Early life[]

Such a spirited youngster! I remember another such as her. Young Fara will lead us well one day...

Vala's advisor[3]
Fara & Vala

Fara with her mother Vala

The daughter and heir to Maudra Vala, young Fara volunteered to accompany Ordon in his quest to retrieve the Dual Glaive during the Arathim Wars, but was refused due to her young age. She defied her mother's wishes and stowed away in Ordon's travelling pack as he left for the Tomb of Relics.[3] During the journey, Fara tended to Ordon's wounds after he had been bitten by a Silk Spitter and started a campfire, unaware that the ground beneath them was the back of a Tortle. The Tortle's awakening caused the pair to fall into an underground lake, where they were promptly rescued by an urRu.[4]

Fara crowned

Fara crowned by Ordon

Fara later assumed the title of Maudra after Vala had been killed during the First Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood.[5]


30 trine after the Arathim Wars, Fara was informed by Ordon of Rian's mutiny and was warned not to dreamfast with him, as he was said to have been infected with a contagious madness. When she admitted Rian into her court, Fara refused to listen to his claims that the Skeksis were draining Gelflings of their essence. She ordered his arrest, but Rian escaped in the ensuing struggle.[6]

Fara eventually grew to believe Rian after her people began dreamfasting with escaped Gelfling prisoners corroborating his claims. After All-Maudra Mayrin had been killed by the Skeksis, Fara received a piece of the Living Crown and rushed to Ha'rar to crown the new Maudra, vowing to avenge her deceased ruler. Mayrin's heir Seladon rebuked her however, wanting to maintain amicable ties with the Skeksis. At the coronation ceremony, Fara, with Laesid's moral support, withheld her blessing and challenged Seladon to a Trial by Air for the post of All-Maudra.[2]

Ripped out of the air

Ripped from the air by Seladon

After preparations were made, Seladon unexpectedly forfeited the crown to Fara, declaring it to be a "soiled relic". Angered at Seladon's command to bow to her, Fara prepared to attack her from the air, but was grabbed and thrown against the ground. She subsequently left the Castle with Laesid, refusing Seladon's offer to join her.[2]

I am the Ascendancy

"I am the Ascendancy"

Returning to Stone-in-the-Wood, Fara rallied the Stonewood Clan for war against the Skeksis, thus beginning the Stonewood Rebellion. Mother Aughra urged her to concentrate on the survival of her clan rather than risk destruction, but was rebuffed. As Fara planned for a morning attack on the Castle, Stone-in-the-Wood was infiltrated by skekVar leading an Arathim army accompanied by Tavra, who was under the influence of a Threader. Tavra unleased a swarm of Threaders that swiftly overwhelmed the Stonewood forces, resulting in Fara and the rest of her Clan willingly walking to the Castle of the Crystal.[7]

Fara was strapped into skekTek's machine to be drained of her essence for skekMal's revival, but was spared when Aughra made a deal to provide her own essence in exchange for the Gelflings' freedom. The Threader then released Fara from the Ascendancy hive mind, so Fara freed the remnants of her clan and then lead them back to Stone-in-the-Wood, stopping once for Tavra, who was wounded and near death.[5]

Second Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood[]

It's Thra…calling me home. It sounds…like music. Your mother would be proud.

Maudra Fara's last words, spoken to Seladon[8]

Finally returning to Stone-in-the-Wood, Fara apologized to Rian for initially disbelieving him, and he forgave her. Fara then participated in the Second Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood, dropping smoke bombs from the air while the other Gelfling charged at the Skeksis. In the ensuing bloodshed, skekOk launched several blades at various Gelflings, killing them, as Fara, Deet and Seladon struggled to avoid them and stay airborne. But Seladon,

having been temporarily blinded by a smoke bomb thrown by skekOk, was in danger of being hit by another flying blade. Determined to protect her, Fara pushed Seladon out of the way and had her own wings sliced off, crashing to the ground and sustaining multiple injuries. Her Fizzgig Baffi held skekOk off long enough for Seladon to land and get Fara to safety, but Fara, after forgiving her and saying that her mother would be proud, succumbed to her wounds and died, leaving them crying and greiving over her body.

Other continuities[]

In the continuity established in J.M. Lee's young adult novels, Maudra Fara was responsible for casting out Rian, as well as later reconciling with him and lighting the Stonewood Clan's Fire of Resistance. However, when Naia was about to be killed by the Emperor, Fara ambushed him and fought him off with all her strength, even driving her spear into his beak, but he then killed her right in front of Naia, her last words were telling her to go to Rian.

Personality and traits[]

As a child, Fara was precocious and spirited, wanting to participate in the Arathim Wars despite being too small to hold a spear. She was also not above disobeying direct edicts from her mother, accompanying Ordon in his quest for the Dual Glaive despite Vala prohibiting her from doing so.[3]

As an adult, Maudra Fara displayed strong leadership, being level headed and practical, but with a firm sense of law, order, and justice. She was also not afraid of engaging in personal combat and had a reputation of never having lost a fight. This caused her to be more action-oriented in a crisis, as Aughra failed to dissuade her from leading her people to war against the Skeksis unaided rather than unite with the other clans and focus on survival. Despite this stubbornness, she knew when to admit her errors and was not above apologizing to those she had wronged, such as Rian.

Fara was close friends with the All-Maudra Mayrin and held great respect and trust for her, as well as the legacy she left behind, once claiming that she would have followed Mayrin into a pack of Spitters without hesitation. Because of this, she deeply opposed Seladon's ascent to the throne due to her continued loyalty to the Skeksis, and took it upon herself to challenge her for the Living Crown. Nevertheless, she was able to subsequently forgive Seladon and lay down her life for her upon witnessing her courage at the Second battle of Stone-in-the-Wood.

In battle, Fara favored a double-bitted, bearded battleaxe that was decorated with baubles.



  1. Dc Encylo logo Maudra Fara in The Dark Crystal - Encyclopedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "By Gelfling Hand...". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Age of resistance logo – Nicole Andelfinger., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #1, Archaia, USA, September 2019
  4. Age of resistance logo – Nicole Andelfinger., Age of Resistance – The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #2, Archaia, USA, October 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "The Crystal Calls". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  6. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "What Was Sundered and Undone". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  7. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "Time to Make...My Move". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  8. Age of resistance logo Age of Resistance – "A Single Piece Was Lost". Netflix. August 30, 2019

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Maudras of the Seven Gelfling Clans
Vapra Clan SeladonMayrinSeladon
Grottan Clan ErmetArgot
Sifa Clan AffinaEthri
Stonewood Clan YnidValaFara
Drenchen Clan ElaiaLaesid
Spriton Clan CarnMera
Dousan Clan IoSeethi