- One of Baxter Beaumont cupbearers (and occasional concubine)
- has knowledge of infiltrating the castle
- long red hair
- big green eyes
- girlfriend of Meriel
- wishes everyone would just get along
"Nesta had pined for a role in the castle all her young life. For her, it was the chance to be somebody, rather than a nameless girl in the countryside. She wanted to live and work among important and fashionable personages who did significant things. She idolized Lyvian Beaumont in particular -- beautiful, intelligent, powerful."