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Nethu, the son of Ereth Khial, is the gatekeeper of Mirai, the Elven Underworld. [1a]

It is his task to see that those souls claimed by the Pale Queen remain sealed away until the hour of the Rhana Dhandra -- the last battle of the gods. It is also Nethu's duty to see that no intruder breaches the Mirai to steal away the secrets of the dead -- at least, not without offering a suitable tribute to the Pale Queen.[2a]

In this, the Keeper of the Last Door is aided by a host of Dark Pegasi, who watch unblinkingly from the battlements of his dark fortress, easily mistaken for statuary by the unwary. When roused, none are safe, for their shadowy maws consume soul-stuff as easily as mortal flesh. [2a]

As a door keeper he keeps a ring of silver keys on his waist. It is said making the sigil of Nethu on a piece of property belonging to an elf will gradually sap away at their soul until they waste away and Dark Elves think it is hilarious to sneak into the bedrooms of High Elf officials and put the sigil under their beds so Nethu will nab them away. They did this to a High Elf Loremaster of the White Tower once and despite weeks of searching were unable to find the one responsible.

Nethu carries a silver harp with which he teases the soul of a Elf from his body, some elves carry amulets made of bone and sinex in the name of the god to ward off disease. Dark Elf agents in Ulthuan make secret runes of Nethu on the doors of their targets to attack them with a wasting ennui which destoys body and spirit. When Ashantir Lightweaver threw himself from the Tower of Hoeth, a rune of this kind was found beneath his bed. [1a]

The gods & goddesses of the Elves
Asuryan - Khaine - Isha - Kurnous - Lileath - Hoeth - Vaul - Loec - Ereth Khial - Mathlann - Morai-Heg - Atharti - Hekarti - Anath Raema - Ellinill - Addaioth - Estreuth - Drakira - Hukon - Nethu - Ladrielle - Eldrazor