In 2012 in human years, an old friend of hers, the phouka guardian of Lir's Gate, informed her that her nephew Miach—who has since gone by the name Mark—had entered Faerie with his half-brother Julian, and his friends Emma Carstairs and Cristina Rosales. She was quick to guess that they came to rescue Kieran from his execution in the Unseelie Court. When their lives were put at risk due to rising tensions in the Court, Nene had some of the Queen's Guard's faeries shoot down burning arrows into the Court, creating a diversion to allow them to escape. She opened a door between the Courts for them and met them once they were in Seelie Lands.
Nene prepared a short-acting healing drink in case Mark needed it, and when she verified that Mark was not injured, she gave the drink to the injured Kieran. She agreed to tend to Kieran's wounds, employing Cristina's help in healing him. During their short time together, Nene tried to hide her affection for her nephew, but her moments of longing for him did not go unnoticed by Cristina.
Nene is a young faerie woman with pale blond hair bound back with ropes of flowers.
- Lord of Shadows (first appearance)