- "For now, all you need to know is that I'm a whisper of reason in this howling pit of insanity."
Vanasha is a Carja spy on a mission to convince the Dowager Queen Nasadi and her son, Sun-King Avad's half-brother, Itamen to defect from the Shadow Carja capital of Sunfall and return to Meridian. Undercover, she has managed to become Nasadi's handmaiden.
Despite spending the previous two years embedded deep within the Citadel, she is fiercely loyal to Avad and his progressive rule, as many of her actions would suggest. It is likely that her hatred for the bigoted ways of the Shadow Carja is a result of her upbringing, as she was the daughter of a servant family that was treated terribly at the hands of their powerful noble owners.
Because she is well-trained as a spy, it is difficult for Vanasha to display her authentic personality. She comes across as a flirtatious and cunning woman, but her upbringing may have played a role in the formation of her deviant character.
She has a soft spot for Itamen, admitting to feeling delighted when he made her a Strider out of matchsticks (despite the poor quality of the build).
- Vanasha is a potential ally. If Queen's Gambit is completed before Aloy rests in The Looming Shadow, she can be found bolstering the defenses at the Ridge alongside Uthid.