Selda was born in the Welltower and is the daughter of Father and Mother. She is one year younger than Kaehl. She has dark hair and eyes. She suffered from a severe mental illness until it was cured in the Alizon City Medical Center. After her illness was cured she proved to be a prodigy both intellectually and physically. In about two months she went from a dribbling idiot to a very intelligent person who could read, write, understand complex ideas, and beat larger, older boys in fights.
Before being cured she was happy in the way a small child is happy. After she was cured, her real personality showed through. As a child and after being cured she is happy and energetic, outgoing, loves being at the center of attention, and "loves life."
She is very sensitive about her old disability and feels like she has something to prove. She can't stand being babied or excluded for her own good, even when she's a young teenager.
She develops a deep appreciation for light. She will sun herself for hours and finds light to be comforting in times of stress.
She was born with a severe mental disability. She had the mental age of a young toddler and could not speak or clearly understand speech. She could walk but she often crawled instead. She had temper tantrums. Kaehl and Mother took care of her, including bathing her. When they go outside for Sabbat, Mother keeps her on a leash.
Father was just as willing to attack her as he was Mother and Kaehl. She was frequently terrified of him. One day, after a hungover Father tripped over her, Father tried to attack her; Kaehl defended her, which led to him fleeing the home.
Later, Kaehl found her abandoned and alone in an apartment. He saved her from a Welcome from a Pack and carried her to the Penthouse to be cured. The Penthouse, of course, did nothing to help her. She was briefly thought to be dead but was found to be barely alive. Kaehl rescued her from the Penthouse and carried her to the top of Welltower, to Alizon City.
In Alizon Selda was cured of all her ailments, including her permanent mental disability, in about a month, but she was told that she would always be a little handicapped. Even after treatment finished she continued to improve rapidly.
After a short while she went with Kaehl to see the border of Alizon and Serrin. Later she descended back into Welltower with him in order to search for their parents. Their search was fruitless. She reported to Doctor Herstand and was assigned to be her assistant.
Later, with Herstand, she was attacked by a group of Serrin thugs. She fought them off by exploding several flashbang globes together.
Outside, after the flood, she began helping with relief efforts. She eventually joined up with Mister Jolley and Kalt in order to reenter Welltower and search for her parents. During this effort (again fruitless), their truck crashed, she was knocked unconscious, and her mental disorder resurfaced. She relapsed totally into her old locked-in mental disorder. She was that way for several hours while Jolley and Kalt took her to a new truck and tried to bring her to the surface.
When Jolley tried to drive the truck through a crowd of people, she fought him, leading to a massive globe explosion. Selda was horribly injured in this explosion. Jolley and Kalt saved her by inundating her with supercharged hospital globe radiation, then called for an aircar to bring her to the hospital.
In the hospital she was cured again and was told that the random radiations of the explosion cured her mental condition permanently. Her joy from this did not last long; she found out soon after waking that Kaehl had the Plague and a leg wound and was on the edge of death. She went to him and tried to pray for him, but the missile strike of the Rebound War happened, destroying Kaehl's hospital globes and causing his death.
Selda was devastated by the death of her brother, but her friend Fvlet supported her and she looked to the future.
Six years later, Selda married Fvlet. Over the next fifteen years she had three girls (Keirie, Bis, and Mellet) and kept herself in excellent physical condition. She turned down multiple prestigious jobs in order to become a housewife. Little else is known about this period.
The next we see of her, Selda witnesses Portain's assassination attempt on Fvlet. Selda accidentally heals him using her light powers. Later still, while she is recovering from her expenditure of energy, she has a battle with a drone in which she shows other light manipulation abilities and destroys the drone. She then goes into hiding with her family to Bethi's ancestral home.
Selda is the only known Light Manipulator. She discovered her power my accident during a moment of stress. She can absorb light, heal with it, and redirect it violently.
- Bk. 2 Ch. Goodbye.
- Bk. 2 Ch. Family
- Bk. 2 Ch. Descent, Friends
- Bk. 4 Ch. Healing Factor
- Bk. 4 Ch. Home
- Bk. 4 Ch. Home Away. "I coul dhave done any number of things besides having children. I had offers for jobs in the medical community or as a national-level liaison and any number of other positions. But I'm glad I stayed at home."