Zaira is a local Firesands resident that overhead Ron’s problems of sneaking out and offered to provide him safe passage in exchange for Gennas (Firesands’s local currency), guns, Ben’s jacket, and possible Ron’s hand in marriage. She is the daughter of a Khunfus rancher, which are basically gentle beetles that are used for travel. She serves as the guide and caregiver for the Khunfus. She is the one that identifies the compass as being enchanted to point to a specific family. She also explains how healing magic works. Before departing, she offers some words of wisdom to Ron.