Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Who's Who: High Seer of Naltor

The High Seer of Naltor
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Beren Kah
Super-Power(s): Precognition
Planet of Origin: Naltor
Relationship to Legion: Ally

Legion Log
Beren Kah was the assistant to Kiwa Nal when she was the previous High Seer of Naltor. As her apprentice, it was natural for him to know Kiwa Nal's two young daughters, Nura and Mysa. Because Nura was gifted with strong precognitive abilities, many on Naltor believed that she would succeed her mother as High Seer.

However, High Seer Kiwa Nal took ill and died when her daughters were both still in childhood. There was no other choice but to name her apprentice, Beren Kah, as the next First Seer of Naltor.

Although the First Seer is a permanent position on the Naltorian High Assembly, his specific role as leader of his people have never been made clear.

During Beren Kah's tenure as High Seer, he assisted Kiwa Nal's younger daughter Mysa to reach her full potential on the Sorcerers' World, where she eventually became known throughout the universe as the White Witch. And of course, Kiwa's eldest daughter Nura became Dream Girl.

Although continuing to serve as High Seer, it is not a secret that Beren Kah hopes that Nura will one day take her mother's place. Until the day Destiny returns her to Naltor and the role of High Seer,  he will continue to lead his people to the best of his abilities.

During the so-called five-year gap following the Magic Wars, Nura Nal (Dream Girl) did indeed succeed Beren Kah as High Seer of Naltor, under unrecorded circumstances.

The High Seer of Naltor does not appear in the Reboot.

When Dream Girl died in the Threeboot, the High Seer of Naltor made an angry call to the Legion to repatriate her body, which Brainiac 5 had been secretly keeping. This High Seer does not appear to be Beren Kah.

After Infinite Crisis, the High Seer's original history has presumably been more or less restored. In that time frame, he let Dream Girl convince him to have Naltor accept Titanian refugees, leading to several interactions with Legionnaires.

Important High Seer stories:

Adventure Comics #363
(reprinted in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7
and Showcase Presents: The Legion Vol. 3)
The debut of the High Seer and the Naltorian Council

Superboy/Legion of Super-Heroes #231
The High Seer helped save the planet Mordan

Legion of Super-Heroes (v2) #285
The High Seer calls in Dream Girl to solve a planet-wide problem

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #314
 The High Seer is involved in the origin of the White Witch

Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #34
The High Seer helps the Legion get back to Earth to defeat Universo

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #37
Nura Nal becomes High Seer during the Five Year Gap

Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #18
The Threeboot's High Seer demands Dream Girl's body be sent back to Naltor

Legion of Super-Heroes (v6) #4, Adventure Comics #518, 
Legion of Super-Heroes #5, 7
The High Seer allows refugees from Titan on Naltor

1 comment:

  1. I like Beren. He makes an interesting backstory for Nura and Mysa. All of the legionnaires should have such an interesting character in their backstory that we get to see a glimpse of now and then. Some have them, some don't.