The only name the people of the Planet of the Oceans have for an extraordinary power very few creatures in the universe possess. It is a power of mending and healing passed from mother to daughter. Only a being with the gift can harness the natural forces of the universe and instill order. The gift also brings a rapport with sea creatures, a part of that ability allows Neri to communicate with the great jali. Traces of the gift can be passed on to others, an instance of this happening is Neri passing part of the gift to Charley, the jali who saved her life when she was a child.