"Oh, Inspector, you're just confused is all!"
Born under the boughs of the Black Shroud, Nashu was raised the daughter of a poacher. After the tragic death of her mother on a hunt, the Keeper of the Moon girl had little means to support herself and for a time lived in squalor, begging for scraps outside the gates of Gridania proper, until she was finally able to gain employment on the outskirts of the city.
A chance encounter with Hildibrand around her thirteenth nameday, however, was to change her life forever. At the time, she toiled as a scullery maid and serving wench at a nameless tavern. There was a burglary, and she had been wrongly named the perpetrator when the neophyte agent of inquiry stumbled into the poorly lit establishment. Through deduction—or mayhap sheer fortune—he uncovered the true culprit. In that moment, Nashu became Hildibrand's greatest fan, and she has since worked as his assistant.
Now twenty-one, Nashu has an interest in mixing chemical compounds—though more often than not, they prove highly volatile in nature. She grew up as one of five daughters, her younger sister being Masha Mhakaracca of the Singing Songbirds.