"In honor of her indomitable spirit, we have since named our realm after her. She was a brave soul, harboring a courage that cost her her life far too soon. She may only have been a mere pony, but she exalted the Valkyrie with great vigor. We have all since learned from our sparrow years to follow her example, and it's not let us down in the least."
- Urohringr, "Totally Not a Light Bulb"

Duranda was one of the pegasus ponies who were a part off Commander Hurricane's regiment in Stratopolis. She and several others were launched into the crater that would later be called Durandana. She is considered the founder and namesake of the Durandanan civilization.