Before Kingdom Hearts χ
Skuld was chosen by the Keyblade, and joined the same Union as Ephemer in Daybreak Town. Driven by her excitement, Skuld tries to create her own party to undertake missions with other Keyblade wielders, but no one expressed any interest in joining her until Ephemer joined her party. Over time, more wielders gradually joined them in their journey to gather Lux. Due to their busy schedules, however, Skuld and Ephemer began drifting apart, putting a strain on their friendship. After Ephemer decided to leave the group to go his own way, the other members of Skuld's party departed as well, much to Skuld's dismay.
Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
One night, Ephemer contacts Skuld in a dream and instructs her to seek out Player, warning her about the impending Keyblade War. Skuld finds Player in the Fountain Square having a conversation with their Chirithy about collecting Lux for their Union before the other Unions do, prompting Skuld to question the competition between the Unions since they strive to collect light for the same goal. Skuld relays Ephemer's message to Player, who reveals that Ephemer had contacted them in a dream and told them to go the Foretellers' Chamber. Skuld and Player agree to go, in spite of Chirithy's protests since Ava forbid them from entering the area.
When a sudden quake shakes all of Daybreak Town, Skuld and co. rush to investigate the source of the disturbance and witness Foreteller Invi fighting against Aced. Shocked at the sight of the two Foretellers fighting each other, Skuld affirms that Ephemer's warning must be true, and the trio proceed to the sewers to access the secret entrance to the Foretellers' Chamber. Destroying Darklings along the way, Skuld and co. come across a Nightmare Chirithy fully tainted by darkness, much to Skuld's shock. Nightmare Chirithy asks if Skuld hates the darkness, explaining that light and darkness cannot exist without the other, and encourages Skuld to embrace the darkness just like the Darklings did. Skuld inquires if the Darklings used to be Keyblade wielders, which Nightmare Chirithy confirms.
After the Nightmare Chirithy leaves, Skuld and co. make their way to the Foretellers' Chamber, only to find it empty. When a Foreteller emerges and demands to know why are here, Skuld apologizes for trespassing and explains that they are looking for Ephemer. The Foreteller reveals to Skuld and co. that Ephemer has been collecting Lux for a reason that contradicts their own, claiming that Ephemer had befriended them simply to get his hands on information and has been eliminated. Skuld is outraged by the Foreteller's heinous act, while Player steps forward to challenge the Foreteller to avenge Ephemer, but is defeated. As Player is cast to the ground, the group finds themselves back in the sewers, and Ava reveals herself to them. Ava thanks Skuld and Player for showing her the strength of their hearts and apologizes for having deceived them with an illusion. Ava explains that she is gathering Keyblade wielders, such as Ephemer, to join the Dandelions to ensure the future of the light in a new world after the Keyblade War and extends the invitation to Skuld and Player. Skuld accepts, but Player remains hesitant. Ava allows Player time to consider her proposal, and requests that Skuld and Player their meeting a secret.
At the Fountain Square, Skuld sits with Player and Chirithy, who asks why Player refused to join the Dandelions since it can reunite them with Ephemer. When Player explains that they are reluctant leave behind their friends who will take part in the Keyblade War, Skuld shares how she had been alone for a long time prior to Ephemer popularizing her party, and how he assured her that she will fine by herself when he left her. Convinced that the only way to see Ephemer is to join the Dandelions, Skuld thanks Player for their help and bids them farewell.
Skuld later joins the rest of the Dandelions at the Fountain Square, where Ava orders her Dandelions to avoid the Keyblade War and journey to the new world to ensure the future of the light.
As tensions rise between the Unions, Skuld comes across a skirmish at the Fountain Square, in which Player is trying to stop two quarreling Keyblade wielders. However, Skuld's attempts to quell the wielders are crushed when Aced appears to announce that war has begun and the only thing they can believe in is the promise of their Unions. Aced declares that absolute strength is based on righteousness that can only be proven through battle, but Skuld objects to his claims. Aced recognizes her as one of the Dandelions, comparatively stating that what Ava is doing is merely a display of strength as well.
Skuld watches as Player duels Aced and is defeated, the latter disqualifying the former as a Keyblade wielder. After Ira steps forward and the crowd disperses, Skuld asks Ira about the upcoming Keyblade War, to which Ira explains it is unavoidable. Skuld argues that Ava had said there would be no winner of the Keyblade War and questions the purpose of the war. Ira confirms Skuld's inquiry and suggests that Skuld and Player prepare themselves for what is to come. Once alone, Player collapses to the ground, leaving Skuld and Chirithy to tend to them.
Skuld and Chirithy bring an unconscious Player home to rest. There, Skuld and Chirithy discuss the growing tension between the Unions and the impending Keyblade War. Player wakes and asks if Skuld has found Ephemer, and Skuld admits that she has not since she has been trying recruiting as many wielders as possible join the Dandelions so that they do not have to take part in the Keyblade War. However, Skuld laments that the Dandelions themselves have begun to lose morale, as Ava has gone missing. Chirithy suggests that Gula might be able to help them, and the three of them set out to search for Gula the following day.
Eventually, Skuld, Player, and Chirithy trace Gula to one of the unoccupied houses of Daybreak Town. Gula identifies Skuld as one of Ava's Dandelions and deduces their motive for seeking him out, stressing that neither he nor Ava can stop the upcoming war. Skuld retorts its a Dandelion's duty to keep as many of their comrades from the Keyblade War as possible. Gula remarks that Skuld is similar to Ava and informs the party that the Master of Masters is the only one who can save the world. As the Master of Masters is missing, Gula directs them to find Luxu, the sixth apprentice of the Master of Masters who disappeared around the same time. Skuld realizes that Ava's recent disappearance was because she had gone to look for Luxu in order to find the Master of Masters.
Gula then shares some of the passages from the Lost Page with Skuld and co., which details that a traitor of the light would be the one to bring an end to the world, which will be signaled by the chiming of a bell. When the group hears the bells of the Clock Tower toll, Gula advises Skuld and co. to leave, as each Union will likely rally their forces for the war. Later, Skuld asks Player to join her and the Dandelions in the new world, but they decline. Although Skuld respects their decision, she tells Player to give her offer some thought and departs.
While the Keyblade War wages at the Badlands, Skuld travels to another realm alongside the rest of the Dandelions and reunites with Ephemer. Together, she and Ephemer travel to the Badlands following the conclusion of the Keyblade War, where they find Player lying unconscious on the ground. They bring Player to the new world, where Player's memories of the tragedy are erased alongside the rest of the Dandelions, with the exception of the five chosen Keyblade wielders by Ava to become the new Union leaders.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
As per Ava's instructions, Skuld heads to the Keyblade Graveyard following the conclusion of the Keyblade War. Upon her arrival, she spots Ephemer, who is shocked to learn that she is one of the new Union leaders, as the identity of the Union leaders was meant to be kept secret until they have all gathered. They are soon joined by the third Union leader, Ventus. While waiting for the other Union leaders to arrive, Skuld and Ephemer bond with Ventus, who admits that he is envious of their close relationship because he has always been alone. Skuld and Ephemer assure Ventus that they consider him a friend. When the fourth Union leader, Brain, arrives, he asks them if the rules Ava provided them were absolute, which Skuld confirms, prompting Brain and Ventus to comment that Skuld shares Ava's diligence. When Brain and Ventus voice their discomfort with lying to their comrades about the Keyblade War, Ephemer states that no one else should have to carry the burden of the past, a sentiment Skuld and the others accept.
After the final Union leader, Lauriam, arrives, the Union leaders go to Daybreak Town and enter the Foretellers' Chamber. When Skuld proposes that they begin choosing which Union each of them will lead, Ephemer recommends that they maintain the Union χ in order to prevent the conflicts of the past world, with the other Union leaders agreeing to reconstitute the old system later as stated in the rules. Brain suggests that, while the Dandelions are reliving the events of the past, they collect the necessary ingredients to create new Spirits and sends Skuld, Ephemer, and Ventus to collect the ingredients while he and Lauriam stay behind to make the necessary preparations.
Later, in Daybreak Town, Chirithy reports to Skuld and Ephemer about Player's persisting nightmares about the Keyblade War. Skuld assures Chirithy that Player's tragic memories will fade over time and advises it to take care of Player while they investigate the new impending darkness in the world. Once Chirithy leaves, Skuld questions Ephemer's wisdom about telling Chirithy about the darkness, as they likely just made Chirithy worry, but Ephemer argues that it affects everyone. Ephemer mentions that he detects something strange about Union χ, though Skuld reminds him that the rules dictate that they lead the Union χ.
Skuld has long black hair, pink star earrings and light brown eyes. She wears a grey, zippered shirt under a black vest, and a studded belt around her black skirt. She has a red belt wrapped around her left arm, and two around her ankles. She wears black boots and knee-high stockings.
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Skuld wields the third upgrade of the Starlight Keyblade.
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