the gypsy Nadira befriends Matt Cruse and than accompanies him on his voyage. She is prejudiced by Hal and Ms. Simpkins (Kate's chaperone). she then is injured on the Hyperion by a strange machine thus is getting close to death but remains strong and saves them by firing a flare into the sky signaling the Sagarmatha (their airship used to get to the Hyperion). Nadira is Vikram Szirglas's daughter. Vikram Szpirglas was a notorious pirate who boarded the Aurora in Airborn