Skills and Tribal Role
Huntress, warrior, archer, and scout
Trustworthy, brave and determined, Nightfall is defender of all she loves and believes in. She would have no fear of felling a long-tooth with just a knife in her hand—but she would prefer to have her bow. A huntress, she kills to provide and protect, but is also a seductive maiden, fond of dancing naked in the moonlight with her friend, Leetah.
A striking counterpoint to her gentle lifemate, the tree-shaper Redlance, Nightfall refused to be parted from him in the Burning Waste, despite knowing it might mean her death as well as his. Like yin and yang, the two complemented each other so well they shared their soul names.
Nightfall is Leetah’s staunch supporter and close friend. At least twice, Leetah has come to her aid: first in saving Redlance in the Burning Waste, when all seemed lost; and again years later, in Nightfall’s personal quest to mother a child. By “forcing” Recognition between Nightfall and Redlance-using her healing powers to cause conception-Leetah was responsible for the birth of Tyleet.
Though there was once a vast age difference between the two, Nightfall and Leetah are now closer in age. This is due to Nightfall being left behind, with her tribe, when Leetah, Skywise, Sunstream and Ember were spirited away into the future.
Nightfall grew up with Cutter and the two were childhood playmates. As adolescents, she did not fully reciprocate his feelings for her, but remained close. Years later, she and Redlance helped Cutter find a measure of peace while he waited for his family to return. They became a second family to him, able to show Cutter that “life could be sweet within the waiting.”
Nightfall is comfortable with the advances her Chief-friend has brought to the Wolfriders. While content to hunt, howl and live free, she does not fear change.