Viscount Nephry Osborne, formerly known as Nephry Balfour, is the sister of Jade Curtiss and governor of Keterburg in Tales of the Abyss.
Nephry was born in N.D. 1987 in Keterburg. She joined Professor Gelda Nebilim's school in N.D. 1992, along with her brother, Jade, Saphir, and Peony. Around N.D. 1996, she began growing closer to Peony while he was staying in Keterburg, maintaining correspondance with him even when he is forced to return to Grand Chokmah in N.D. 2003. On her twenty-third birthday in N.D. 2010, Nephry learned from Yulia Jue's Score that she would marry another man, and ended her relationship with Peony that year. She eventually married Viscount Osborne and took his name.
Despite playing a minor role in the story as a whole, Nephry reveals a great deal of Jade's backstory, as well as the details of his relationship with his former friend, Dist. According to her, Jade began fomicry at the age of nine when he created a replica of her favorite doll, which had broken. The experience of fomicry in action had a traumatic effect on the young Nephry, as evidenced when she later remarks to the party that she "felt something abnormal in his way of thinking," also referring to him as a devil. Prior to the beginning events in Keterburg, Nephry and Jade had not spoken since her wedding.
Appearence and PersonalityEdit
Nephry wears a professional-appealing black and white outfit with a brown belt and reading glasses. She has very light brown hair, nearly blond, which part of it she wears up in a bun, allowing the rest to fall down. Nephry comes across very serious, but cares deeply for her childhood friends. Though she seems content with the fact that she married because of the Score's influence, her love for Peony never truly ended, and it has been revealed that Peony still holds feelings for her as well.