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"Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars."
— Nastoya to Elphaba, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Princess Nastoya was the leader of the Scrow, a nomadic tribe of The Vinkus. She was an Elephant in the disguise of a human.

In the Novels

Nastoya availed herself of a witch's charm to disguise herself in human form. While she used to be able to easily shift between Elephant and human form, she continuously finds it increasingly more difficult, which leads her to believe she is dying. For giving her protection and a home, she agreed to become the leader of the Scrow. Nastoya has been unsuccessfully trying to unite the tribes of the Vinkus: the Scrow, Yunamata and Arjiki, against the Wizard.

In Son of a Witch, she explains to Liir that when Elphaba was besieged at Kiamo Ko by the Wizard's Gale Forces and sent out her crows to ask for Nastoya's help, the crows were attacked and devoured by nocturnal rocs, which Nastoya only learned of later. Liir and Candle later manage to break the spell on her, returning her to an elephant before she dies.

In Out of Oz it is reveal that it was Mombey who placed the spell on her.