The villagers are precious to me, just as much as this place.
A female Garen that was born after the war between Nous and Garens. She grew up in the Rigomor village.
Garen of Rigomor
Nichel was a Garen born in Rigomor, of few who remained loyal to the White-Ghost King Aegirp. After Winster decision to cease arms production at the Icerite Plant, their goal shifted towards reviving their previous lord and Nichel was chosen to act as their vessel once she grew strong enough. During this period, Nichel, being a Garen acted as the village's spy and would occasionally venture up to the surface to conduct espionage.
Chapter 38: Deal for Return
When Winster crash landed in the Trosh's Nest, he radioed Nichel to pick them up and help transport the submarine back to the village. When the El Search Party returned to Winster with the ship's engine, Nichel arrives to aid Winster. Winster introduces her to Steel Queen Luciela, Nichel being honored to make her acquaintance. Winster asks her check on the condition Icerite Plant, Nichel heads out ahead of them.
Chapter 39: Abandoned Icerite Plant
When the Winster and the rest arrive, Nichel reports to him that an above average quantity of monsters have begun taking nest in the plant. Winster decides to divide everybody into groups and delegates Nichel, alongside Rena, Eve, Elesis, and Laby to clean out the chimneys of the plant. She instructs the other ladies to start banging on the chimneys to startle the creature off and not cause real harm to them. Eve asks her about the murder of the Aegirp, she admits she only knows what Winster had told her, mentioning that Aegirp had been betrayed. Elesis noticing similarities to Lu's situation, suspecting a connection. Nichel goes on to tell them the Garen began to slaughter the Nous, with the few left as well as the remaining loyal Garen fleeing to Rigomor. Eve wonders how a war broke out based on Lu and Winster's accounts. Nichel possibly suspecting the divisive opinion of their trade policies with North Fluone being a potential cause. Laby asks if she hates Elrios, Nichel stating no opinion but notes that the older generation all harbored hatred towards Elrios in the past.
While clearing the chimneys, the monsters began swarming, to deal with it the group try to surround them and manage to chase them out of the vicinity, with little left, Nichel decides to finish the rest by herself while the other took a break and began to talk among themselves. After finishing, they all talk with each other, Nichel was asking Laby about how they had gotten to Rigomor, Laby asks about the outside Demon Realm, Nichel mentioning to them about the Garen taking reconnaissance operations of the surface. She admits she feels at home in Rigomor but is set on helping her fellow villager return to their homelands. Though feels she may stay down in Rigomor, seeing potential in the land, wanting to make is a suitable place to live. Rena is startled by a sound she hears come from below, she calls to the others. Nichel tries to contact Winsters but his communication device wasn't responding so they all descended down and ran into the Haivan's group. Together they all descended and helped Winster's group face off against the giant Frost Hermit. Haivan manages to create the key to the laboratory housing the portal and decides to head on ahead, suggesting Nichel and Winster return back to the village.
Chapter 40: Another Deal
Against Haivan wish, Winster decided to escort the El Search Party to the Titan's Grotto. Nichel finding Haivan's out of character for his usually lackadaisical self. When they arrived, they were shocked to see Haivan atop the titan. Haivan expressed his opposition to his father plans to revive the White-Ghost King and believes the future must be seized with their own power. Nichel disagrees with his belief, standing with the sacrifice and loss of the older villagers, something Haivan doesn't see eye to eye on. Haivan stops listening at he activates the titan at attack them. Nichel aids Winster behind the scenes as the El Search Party infiltrated the titan's body.
After the El Search Party managed to prevent the titan's core from imploding on itself, their celebration was short lived as Berthe stormed the facility. When it was revealed that Haivan was in cahoots with the traitorous demon, Nichel, just as Winster, was stunned in disbelief. When Add made the call to use the portal upon Winster's request, Nichel stood to oppose Berthe, slowing him down to allow the El Search Party to surround the portal. The portal was activated just as Berthe managed to push through Nichel, however he was too late, the El Search Party were unwillingly teleported out of the laboratory. Unfaltering, Nichel stood back up to hold Berthe off, hoping Winster could escape, however, Winster told her to stand down before Berthe swipes her away. Haivan tells Berthe to not waste his energy on them and leave with what they came for. Berthe and his minions take the portal technology and also take Winster with them, headed toward the demon capital.
Chapter 45: First Soul Fragment
When the El Search Party return to the Demon Realm and find themselves lost in the Glacial Land, Asella and her men surround the foreigners, before a major conforntation could occur, Nichel appeared in the nick of time to deescalate the situation and confirm to Asella that the El Search Party were allies. They group return to Aurora while Nichel catches them up on the situation with Winster and Berthe. Asella briefs them that they've honed onto the location of one of Aegirp's soul fragments and Elsword provides them with the map they've obtained from Calonne. Cross referencing information, they narrow the search area and Asella suggests they search with a guide, Nichel volunteers.
The group depart into the wilds and enter yeti territory. While on route, Aisha wonders why Haivan was listed as a hostage when they knew he betrayed them, Nichel explains that call was by Asella, and that they believe due to Aurora's location not be leaked, Haivan may be leading on more than it appeared. As Nichel expressed some lingering trust in their apparent traitor, an ethereal voice called out to her, but nobody else heard. As they continued, everybody but Aisha and Add were able to hear the voice, telling the White-Ghost King's story and her meeting with the Demon King. Nichel then asks Lu about the Demon King, Lu describing him as a man who appeared out of nowhere and brought unity to the anarchic Demon Realm and how his disappeared caused everything to fall apart. They followed the soul until they came upon an Old Village Site and found the soul fragment in the town's altar guarded by Meson.
After the group warded off the yeti empowered by the White-Ghost King's soul, the fragment gravitated toward Nichel. Reflecting on the memories they saw from the soul, Eun and Ara reevaluates the White-Ghost King. Nichel notices Ara's strange behavior and inquires, Ara explaining she has a spirits which travels within her, Nichel wondering if it is a situation where she possesses two souls, finding their synergistic union fascinating.
Chapter 46: Second Soul Fragment
After securing the first soul, Nichel radios Asella about their situation and they get the green light to head directly to the next soul location, but is warned that the White-Ghost Army have already found the area. As they approached the next soul, an apparition of the White-Ghost King appeared before them, telling her story, she reveals to them that she was a half Garen-Nous hybrid disguising as a Garen. Nichel was surprised by the revelation, telling the El Search Party that half-bloods are a taboo in their culture and are shunned by both Garen and Nous. Nichel freezes, remembering an old friend, but they soon reach the next soul location.
The El Search Party capture all the Garen at the site and Nichel obtains the soul. Baryon begins to try and negotiation a plea deal with the El Search Party and after learning of their non-cruel treatment of them, Baryon become compliant, expressing that he and he subordinates never wanted to be soldiers. Nichel was shocked to learn of Berthe cruel management as a leader. Chung asks Nichel if they should accept their surrender so easily, and Nichel decides to, noting that this would not be the first instance of former White-Ghost Army soldiers defecting. She walks up to Baryon and accepts his surrender offer in exchange for information.
Taking the prisoners back to Aurora they meet up with Asella. The El Search Party speculate what the demons' next more is, Elsword bringing up Ran's operation with Nero in the mines. Nichel is surprised by the mention of Nero but the conversation is interrupted by a disturbance between Asella and Baryon. After Eve intervenes, they receive a message from Winster noting that the souls have been tracked and warning them to abandon their search. The El Search Party decide they have no choice but to storm the capital now, though Nichel posses approaching will be difficult not to mention long. Baryon informs them about a train leading to the capital they may be able to repair being camped out by other White-Ghost Army. Nichel is reluctant expressing that they were his former allies, Baryon is quick to dismiss that, saying he doesn't even know that lot.
She and the El Search Party find a train at the station and board it, only to have the train start moving on its own, a trap set up by Haivan. When Haivan arrives to snatch the two soul fragments, Nichel tries to call out to him, believing he hadn't truly betrayed them. Haivan says he doesn't need their help and he wanted to escape Rigomor and take destiny into his own hands. He didn't wish to side with Berthe, but he's making compromises. Haivan flees while the train follows a route headed away from the capital.
Arriving at the trains destination, they were met with Winster who'd managed to escape the White-Ghost Army's watch. He reveals that he wasn't the one sending them messages and Nichel deduces that they were made by Haivan so he could keep Aurora out of the picture. Winster and Nichel both express that they still can't grasp Haivan's seemingly conflicting motivations. They still wish to seek it out and head back where Winster had came, toward the capital.
Chapter 47: End of Long Standing Enmity
Arriving at the foot of the White-Ghost Castle, Haivan is the first to notice their presence. Nichel pleas for Haivan to tell them the truth, Haivan hoped that setting Winster free would get them out of his plans but he still has a mission to accomplish as a siren rings alerting the rest of the White-Ghost Army and he leaves. As things were starting to look bad, the Aurora forces appeared to fend off the army, allowing group to head into the castle itself. Inside the palace and before the door leading to the portal's altar, the ground beneath them lowers where Haivan reveals himself among an arsenals of Iserlohn weaponry. Haivan expresses his plan to bring an end to both Berthe and the White-Ghost King and the group fight.
Haivan is defeated, speaking with his father and friend, he expresses his firm belief that powers such at the White-Ghost King's would only fall into the wrong hands, and the powers needs to be in the hands of its people. Nichel speculates that the world the White-Ghost King dreamed was not dissimilar. She expressed that Aegirp had a vision, for a world where everybody would live in peace and how she wants to see that world. Haivan accepts that they want to save the White-Ghost King and lets the El Search Party go while Nichel and Winster stood behind to tend to Haivan.
Nichel contacted Asella about the situation when communications suddenly cut off. Haivan immediately knew something was off, in a panic he demanded they head to the El Search Party for aid. Meeting with the El Search Party, now confronted by the distorted being that was the Annihilator, Haivan explains that the Aegirp's soul must be acting in its rage to destroy the portal and everything around it, themselves included, to ensure the technology doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Haivan hatched a plan to sacrifice himself to absorb the White-Ghost King's souls and bring back the leader at the cost of his weak soul. Nichel refuses his sacrifice, deciding she will take on the souls herself, Haivan states he plan is no different, but Nichel states she doesn't want to sacrifice herself, but coexist.
With the help of the El Search Party, she approached the Annhilator and makes contact. The barrier around the castle dissipates and Nichel fuses with the Aegirp. The child and the king exchange thoughts with each other, Aegirp seeing the world Nichel wished to achieve and dearly wishing to see it become reality herself. Nichels steps back and gives Aegirp control so she can greet her companion after her long absence.
After Aegirp exchanged their words, Nichel took the stage again to speak with her friends. She expressed to them why she was able to coexist with Aegirp, that their ideals aligned and they both related to one another.
- Nichel's eyes, once she absorbs Aegirp's souls and coexists with Aegirp, switch colour depending on who is present. Gold when Aegirp is present and Blue when Nichel is present.
- Haivan used to follow Nichel like she's his sister, According to Winster.
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