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Shelda Delles is a young half-elf sailor that the Mighty Nein met on the Balleater during the voyage to the War of Ash and Light peace negotiations. As an NPC, Shelda is played by Matthew Mercer.



Shelda - Kileigh Gallagher

Fan art of Shelda, by Kileigh Gallagher.[art 2]

Shelda is a young punk-looking half-elf in her late teens or early twenties. She looks scrappy, and as if she came from a relatively impoverished upbringing, and is much like a young Beauregard Lionett, looking to prove herself out at sea. She has jet-black hair, short in the back with a long curl in the front that covers part of her face and one eye as it plumes forward.[1]


Shelda seemed unimpressed by Beau when Beau tried to start a conversation with her at the beginning of the voyage.[2]



Shelda was hired to crew the Balleater during Orly Skiffback's time as captain. She served as the first mate and quartermaster.

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

"Dark Waters" (2x98)[]

Shelda took part in the battle against the sea spawn and deep scions on the Balleater, She was attacked by a tentacled sea spawn, although it missed, and was later stunned by the deep scion's psychic screech.

"High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99)[]

After the peace talks at the end of the War of Ash and Light while the Mighty Nein were on their way to Traveler Con, Fjord decided to take a route south of Urukayxl. Caduceus Clay noticed they were being trailed by a "moving island", and the crew of the Balleater were alerted when Fjord recalled old sailor stories about a dragon turtle.

"Hunted at Sea" (2x100)[]

The dragon turtle threat dealt with, the Balleater arrived on Rumblecusp and the crew set up a camp on the beach while the Mighty Nein explored the island.

"A Fog Lifted" (2x106)[]

After the Balleater was destroyed by the dragon turtle and Traveler Con ended, Shelda joined the rest of the crew to salvage the Eden's Horizon, later renamed the Nein Heroez.


"The Mighty Nein Reunited Part 1" (Sx73)[]

When the Nein Heroez was attacked in the Lucidian Ocean by Uk'otoa's forces in Misuthar 837 PD, Shelda was lost during the attack, possibly killed by one of the deep scions.[3]

Appearances and mentions[]


  1. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) at 1:59:47.
  2. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) from 2:00:48 through 2:01:37.
  3. See "The Mighty Nein Reunited Part 1" (Sx73) at 1:45:06.


  1. Fan art of Shelda, by lalalyssh (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Shelda, by Kileigh Gallagher (source). Used with permission.