Dural 'Mdama is the eldest son of Raia and Jul 'Mdama. He is aware who his father is, even though Sangheili custom dictates the youth are solely judged on their own abilities and not by their heritage. He and his brother Asum lived in the State of Mdama and were taught combat skills by Naxan in their home at Bekan Keep. Following his mother's death at the start of the Blooding Years, Dural swore to exact vengeance on her killers and vowed to fight humans, as they supported the Arbiter Thel 'Vadam and posed a threat to Sanghelios in his eyes. Feeling responsible for his mother's death during the Siege at Kolaar, the fundamentalist leader Avu Med 'Telcam took Dural on as an apprentice, starting him off as a cadet among the Servants of the Abiding Truth.
By the time of the Battle of Requiem, Dural had become a leading member of the Servants of the Abiding Truth under the name Pale Blade. Several months later, on January 21, 2558, the Abiding Truth were dealt a crushing blow when Avu Med 'Telcam and two of his ranking commanders were assassinated in the Servant's headquarters on New Llanelli. Although deemed a secondary target for the Spartan-III assassin, Dural was fortunate not to be among the casualties of the attack. Under his guidance, he led the Abiding Truth and soon struck back at the UNSC and its Sangheili allies, infiltrating the Forerunner shield world at the former site of Onyx and endangering the scientific community inhabiting inside.
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