“And did Lady Teeta really hope to become a god? To destroy the humans, and for the two of you to live an eternal life? Is that her true desire?”
—Neyfa, in a conversation with Gwenchaos
Neyfa (ネイファ Neifa) is a non-playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the fifteen-year-old daughter of Prince Arless of Canaan and Serene, as well as the younger sister of Sennet. She is a cousin of Mel and Maruju, a granddaughter of Eisenbaha, and the niece of Sylpheeze. She is also the Shaman of Wind who can use the Ring of Canaan to transform into the sacred Wind Dragon, Rakis (ラキス Rakisu). Because she is one of the four shamans required to resurrect Gerxel, she is being pursued by Gwenchaos.
After the death of Arless, the Gerxel Church attempted to kidnap Neyfa many times. Fourteen years prior to the storyline, her manse was ambushed by Karla and Serene was killed. With their nanny's help, Neyfa and Sennet escaped and were placed in the care of Princess Katrina of Arial. However, Katrina kept the identities of the two royal children as a secret and told Temsin that they were orphans. On Neyfa's fifteen birthday, she transformed into Rakis and murdered dozens of Istorian soldiers, forcing Katrina to reveal her and Sennet's true identities.
During the story, Neyfa is taken as a hostage by a gang of thieves led by Poem. Eventually, she loses her nerve and transforms into Rakis, but before she can deal great damage to the nearby towns, Sennet calms her down and she returns to her human form. Later in the game, she appears alongside the Arial Mercenaries led by her brother and the Leda Alliance Army when they come to the aid of Holmes's army.
Eventually, the Temple of Wind is attacked and Neyfa is abducted by Gwenchaos, who forces her to transform into Rakis to attack Runan during his march to meet with Sennet in Nolzeria. Once again, she is brought to her senses by Sennet and gives the Ring of Canaan to him before Gwenchaos returns for her. Afterwards, Neyfa is taken to an underground chamber and prepared to be sacrificed to revive Gerxel. Despite Sennet's attempts to rescue her, she is ultimately sacrificed alongside Katri and Enteh. After Gerxel's defeat by the combined attack of Runan, Holmes, Sennet, and Tia, Neyfa is resurrected by Miradona alongside Katri, Enteh, and Richard. She reunites with Sennet and returns to Canaan, which is now free from the grasp of the Gerxel Church.
Note: She only appears as an NPC unit in Map 21.
Note: She appears as a boss (as Rakis) only in Maps 17 and 36.
- The TearRing Saga novel Eternal Wind seems to focus on Sennet and Neyfa's relationship.