he city of Nefol was inspired by Zemi, but founded by three very unlikely friends. They all came from different clans and drastically different backgrounds, but proved that in coming together, they could create something massive and wonderful that no one in the Inner Realms had seen before.
He’s considered the first “leader” of Nefol, though this is mostly due to his charismatic approach to leadership and his strong connection to Zemi Dreigiau. His origins were, in fact, very humble as he was a younger son in a large mercantile family. He and his sister, SaRaYa, were orphaned at a young age, when they were found and taken in by Zemi.
Zemi could see very quickly that both children had strong magic potential. Zento was special in particular in that he had a wide range of magic abilities, including mind magic. This, on top of Zento’s open-minded and good-natured personality, led him to eventually become Zemi’s Champion.
Though Zento was trained by the Spiral warrior, Kudako, he lacked knowledge of the nature of the clans that Zemi hoped to bring together. So, when Zento was of age, Zemi sent him to learn about the culture of the clans… whereupon he met JinRai.
Jin is the eldest of the Founders, and was an experienced warrior and Warleader of the Rai clan by the time young Zento left seeking knowledge of the clans. At first, Jin treated the magically-inclined Zento with mistrust, for his clan’s experiences with magic usually pointed back to the Deep Magics of their enemy, the Ghost Clan.
However, with time, Jin came to befriend Zento and understand the vision he and Zemi had for a settlement that would bring peace and protection to all clans. Though still very much steeped in clan tradition and the older ways, he became like a brother to Zento, and the Rai clan became warriors who were fiercely loyal to protecting the city of Nefol.
The youngest of the Founders, NaDo came from a strange, small southern clan who dedicate their lives to understanding the lost technologies of the ruins thought to be left from the Time Before. Though not a warrior or a leader, NaDo’s skill in design, architecture, and building became invaluable to the group once they began to lay the foundation of the city.
NaDo is considered the most quirky and idealistic of the bunch, but his forward-thinking has done much to secure Nefol’s defenses and create a plan to overcome the threat of the Ghost Clan itself. Due to his contributions, the people of the southern clans were encouraged and welcome in Nefol, where they helped to create the first school of learning for magic and technology that ever existed in the Inner Realms.