|Eternal Wings Playable Character|
|Occupation||Queen of Wazn; Protector of the Ocean|
|“||Oh mighty Ocean guide us...as we journey through....the darkest pit of Night...||”|
Xelha is a major character in Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, the main female protagonist, and the story's protagonist for a short time during the game.
Xelha is actually the Ice Queen, of the royal lineage of Wazn, the rumored Ice Kingdom, which floats on the cold edge of the world. The royal line has the ocean sealed inside them, protecting it, but are destined to have to sacrifice themselves when the earth will be regained, to return it. This fate is one which Xelha seems to accept, but wrestles with nonetheless.
The witches of Wazn had sensed the disturbances as two major occurrences towards Malpercio's resurrection were taking place: the resurrection of Melodia and her alliance with Kalas a few years afterward. At the former they sent out three witches to investigate. At the latter, Xelha herself was haunted by a dream that made her lose all her magic power and motivated her to set out herself, in line with what she promised her late mother. The head witch suspected the dream to have been most terrifying, but in reality it had been a dream of Kalas, covered by a veil of darkness, clutching his little brother. Xelha's sympathy for this young man is what drove her to set out on a journey.
The Servant GirlShe infiltrated the empire, and found out about its plans of releasing the End Magnus to lay its hands on the power of Malpercio. To counter this, she stole a pendant which appeared to be important to the empire's plans (In truth it was the Earth Sphere), and went to Sadal Suud to find out more, where she encountered the boy from her dream, bearing witness as Melodia put a spell on him to erase his spirit's memory. She realized that Kalas was somehow involved in a dark plot, and wanted to support him and help him escape from what he had gotten involved in. And so, mostly by Xelha's efforts, the two of them come to travel together, making friends along the way. However, despite her best efforts to bond with Kalas, he betrays them, leaving Xelha devastated. But the fact that his former spirit is willing and capable of contacting with her makes her realize that, as she suspected, she and Kalas are in many ways the same, and that manages to cheer her up a bit. Eventually Kalas redeems himself, and the two of them come to be traveling together again, with their shared experience as spirit guides deepening their relationship. But during their travels, time and time again, Xelha finds herself faced with her own fate. That even should they win and live through the ordeal, she will likely have to sacrifice herself in the end.
When the final battle's won and the race of man has reclaimed the earth, she finds herself with Kalas, the both of them coming into grips with their relationship and her fate. Despite not really wanting to, Xelha manages to convince Kalas of the necessity of her sacrifice, and together with the spirit that binds them, they unseal the ocean. But they are faced with the physical manifestation of Geldoblame, whose surviving spirit fuses with the earth itself and violently attempts to prevent Xelha's sacrifice for one last chance at revenge and domination of the world. By working together, the three overpower Geldoblame and destroy him forever. Xelha then dies from a combination of wounds sustained from the battle and the strain of the ocean's weakening seal, her body disintegrating on site. Heavy salty rain pours down on the world and the Earth is returned to its former state.
Kalas promises to keep her in his heart forever. However, at the end, Xelha was resurrected by the whale, one of the ancient gods that had secretly been living amongst man in the shape of a race of creatures called Greythornes. This is out of thanks for her efforts, without which Malpercio would undoubtedly have triumphed.
BattleXelha can use attack magic from all six elements: Fire Burst, Aqua Burst, Light Flare, Dark Flare, Chronos Blow, and Wind Blow. In turn, each of these spells has six levels of power. Xelha can also use neutral attack magnus that all characters can use, such as the Small Knife and the Bamboo Stick. Xelha has very high Agility and since she can use any element, it is very easy for her to strike an enemy's weakness. However, her HP is not as high as most of the other heroes.
Xelha, like Mizuti, can use Hat Magnus and Robe Magnus.
|“||Watch out! I'm not that innocent!||”|
Most of Xelha's finishing moves are light elemental, but her finishing moves ultimately span all six elements, as with Kalas and Gibari. Xelha yells "Magic!" right before executing a finishing move. They are as follows:
Standard Finishing Moves
|Level I - Dance of Light:(Light Element) Xelha levitates over the enemy and attacks with a shower of light-element sprinkles|
|Level II - Sparkle of Life: (Light Element) Xelha summons Meemai, who is infused with light energy and is shot like a projectile towards the enemy|
|Level III - Soul Flash: (Light Element) Xelha summons Meemai, who is infused with light energy. Xelha tosses Meemai upwards, where Meemai releases a rain of light to the enemy|
|Level IV - Dancing Flames: (Fire Element) Xelha summons floating fire that converge on the enemy|
|Level V - Dark Embrace: (Darkness Element) Xelha summons dark flares which spiral towards the enemy, which upon impact explodes into a sphere of dark energy|
|Level VI - Whispering Wind: (Wind Element) Xelha summons butterflies, which vortex on the enemy with a ferocious gust|
|Level VII - Bells of Fate: (Chrono Element) Xelha summons a great clock with six bells, symbolizing the essence of time. The destructive nature of time is released onto the enemy the moment the hand and clock, which are rotating in opposite directions, strike midnight once again|
|Level VIII - Seal of Water: (Water Element): Xelha unleashes a great flood once sealed away. It's overwhelming quantity and power engulfs and drowns the enemy. Effect: Causes 100% death|
|Level IX - Wheel of Light: (Light Element) Xelha's ultimate attack. She quickly summons various spheres brimming with light energy, which surround and instantaneously collide upon the enemy. The light remnants of each attack rejoin together above the enemy, which impacts the enemy from above in a final, destructive attack|
During the time that Xelha is bonded with the player, she can use Spirit Attacks.
|Shining Seraph - Light elemental attack||Demons of Darkness - Darkness elemental attack|
|Hellfire - Fire elemental attack||Sacred Spring - Water elemental attack|
|Lingering Time - Chrono elemental attack||Distorting Wind - Wind elemental attack|
|Fancy Anklet||Anklet of Calm Winds|
|Silver Anklet||Magical Anklet|
|Water Mirror Anklet||Golden Anklet|
|Powder Snow Anklet||Sun Anklet|
|Skull Anklet||Pegasus Anklet|
Class Up Magnus
|Shrike Statue - Raises class to Level II||Heron Statue - Raises class to Level III|
|Falcon Statue - Raises class to Level IV||Rarebird Statue - Raises class to Level V|
|Linnet Statue - Raises class to Level VI|
- Xelha's name translates to "a spring of water" in Yukatek Mayan, in possible reference to her purpose as the source and keeper of the Ocean.
- Her character may be partly inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale, "The Snow Queen," which, aside from the titular character, also involved a mythical ice palace to the north that could only be found in the raging blizzard that surrounded it through holy magic and prayer. Likewise, the story also involves a magic mirror, though, like the Queen herself, it is of a more malicious nature than Baten Kaitos's counterpart.