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Nephelle is a Seraphim, and a cartographer of Drakon's legion.


Nephelle was born a Seraphim with very small and misshapen wings, so she was not able to fly like the others and could not bear the weight of a Seraphim shield for long, due to this she wasn’t allowed to enter the legion, and became a cartographer instead. In this position she was very helpful to Prince Drakon in the War between mortals and faerie as she was able to find geographic advantages.

When Drakon and his lover, the half-mortal Miryam freed the slaves of the Black Land the Seraphim managed to convince the spirits of the sea to open the waters and make way for the fifty a thousand people to cross it. Miryam was in charge of supervising the passage and refused to cross until every mortal had done so, so she was attacked by the Queen of the Black Land and was stabbed with a spear in the chest.

Everyone believed that Miryam had already crossed the sea with the others but Nephelle saw the attack of the Queen and went to help her best friend. She found her injured and too weak to walk. She scooped up Miryam and flew her through the rocks and ocean bottom at an unmatched speed. Her small wings made it easy for her to navigate through the sharp rocks as the waves fell down around her when another of the army would have been stuck. The rescue is something that later no one could explain since she was not able to carry a shield three times less weight for a long time and also her deformed wings did not allow her to fly well.

Suffice to say her lover, who was one of Drakon's Generals, made Nephelle her wife that night.

Since then they have lived on Cretea, a secret island whose location few people know and where mortals and faeries live in peace.

Azriel tells Feyre that the story became known as The Nephelle Philosophy, that the smallest wings might be the saving piece to a war. Since the day of the battle, the people of Cretea hold an annual flying race and the winner is crowned by Nephelle and her wife.

Main Characters Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern
Supporting Characters Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver
Mentioned Characters Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...
Characters Drakon · Miryam · Drakon and Miryam's Children · Nephelle · Nephelle's Wife · Seraphim