Introduced: Dragonfly Falling Ch 2
Ugly, even for a kinden not known for its beauty, Nero is an old friend of Stenwold Maker from his college days. He is an artist of exceptional skill and welcome in many places because of this. He joined with Sten, Tisamon, Marius and Atryssa to investigate rumours of the Wasp Empire, but left them before the attack on Myna. He drifted for many years, and became a famed painter, with people even copying his style.
Trapped in Tark by the wasp siege, he stays to help Totho, Salma and Parops. Escapes with the breakout force, but returns publically to find out about his old friend's pupils. Carries news of them back to Collegium.
Blood of the MantisEdit
He accompanies Cheerwell to Solarno, where he finds his artistic fame has preceded him and becomes a popular guest. Despite his spying, the Wasps come in and he barely escapes back to Collegium again.