Nei'kalsa Tions Sarghress
Appearance and Personality
Nei'kalsa is tall woman with pale blue eyes and long hair. She wears robe-like dresses with her hair pulled back into an elegant braid, with a lock of hair dyed Sarghress-red. She is a patient and maternal individual, well-suited to her duties of tutoring young children.
Biography - Arc I
Nei'kalsa first appears during the period of Ariel's 10th birthday, having raised Sar'nel for a similar length of time. She brings him books to study, but is even and fair-minded with her instructions. Unlike Syphile, who teaches Ariel with mandates and physical punishment, Kei'kalsa gives Sar'nel choices and teaches him the consequences of a poor decision. As she moves to leave, she is interrupted by Sar'nel, who has discovered the doodles drawn by his book's previous owner, Ariel.
Biography - Arc II
Sarghress Civil War
Nei'kalsa returned to Chel at Kel'noz's request after hearing that trouble was brewing back home. She accompanied Rosof when they made their way to the Sarghress prison, where they expected to retrieve Ariel's body. Instead, they found Ariel still alive, albeit poisoned and having to be supported by Kau and Riviel as they climbed the stairs. When Ariel questioned Rosof, asking if Quain'tana was still alive, he confirmed that she was. Nei'kalsa also confirmed that the Ill'haress was alive, although she was on a rampage - her cousin had nearly been killed trying to approach her.
As they attempted to reach Quain'tana in time before she was killed by the Home Guard, Nei'kalsa stuck by Ariel's side, and assisted her with making their way through a crowd of soldiers to reach the Ill'haress. While Ariel was trying to reason with Suu'be and standing between her and the fallen Quain'tana, a crossbow bolt flew past her head, nearly hitting Ariel and in turn, Nei'kalsa.
Later, Nei'kalsa was one of the group who escorted Ariel to Machike'Shikumo, where she and Quain'tana's other remaining grandchildren could rest in relative safety until the anti-val mutiny subsided. She was able to reassure Ariel that she would be able to see Kel'noz soon, once they arrived at their destination. When Ariel passed out due to aftereffects of Daxia's poison, she appeared unconcerned, sure that the heir would be fine once the shock and exhaustion had passed.
The Little Wolf Returns To Machike
Nei'kalsa led Ariel to Machike following the anti-val mutiny, and met Kel'noz at the entrance. Ariel marveled at the changes to the fortress, which Nei'kalsa confirmed was Kel'noz's work.
"Learn to be strong of body and mind. That way your opponents will have to acknowledge your will as well as your fist." -To a young Sar'nel.
This article reflects events up to chapter 50.