Nalia is a witch skilled with the earth element living in the Swamp of Lost Souls although she once lived in the nearby village Tir Caillte. She resembles an old hag but is not nearly as old as her looks indicate. The intense ageing was brought on by the strain of excessive magic use for a prolonged period of time as she protected the area from the local priest Garadel.
The priest Garadel is a demon who is responsible for all the trouble caused in the swamp including the barrier created to trap him. He blames everyone’s misfortune and the barriers existence on Nalia calling her a witch. He told the villagers the real Nalia had long been dead. Upon Garadel’s death the barrier disappeared and Nalia’s youth returned to her.
Nalia says she always wanted to be and has become a healer or ‘White Mage’. She was once lovers with Gandohar before he left the swamp forever. Aidan was and continued to be an admirer of Nalia but she was in a relationship with Gandohar during their youth and was later claimed dead by Garadel. He took a poison in an attempt to kill himself but was saved by Nalia and the two stayed together after Garadel’s curse was broken.