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When he was thirty, Orda was chosen by his dying mother, the current khagan at the time, to fight against his younger brother Urus to decide who would be her successor. He fought him for six hours, facing all manner of traps and tests to prove himself. Orda was eventually downed by a charioteer that wounded him with a spear, and Urus threw aside his sword to help his brother. In a last desperate act, Orda tried to stab Urus in the heart but missed by a few inches, and Urus pulled the knife out and killed him.
Considering his attempt to kill his brother after Urus tried to help him, it can be deduced that Orda cared more for the throne than for his family.
- Tower of Dawn (mentioned only)