Elq Hrqstn is the young charge of Carmine Lake. Carmine Lake has been assigned to protect Elq since they first arrived on the planet and as result of their time together, they have become like family to each other.
Nephren is the current host of Carmine Lake. The two of them got fused when Nephren absorbed Chanteur and became a half-beast. The two share a pretty good friendship and Nephren is able to endure Carmine Lake's chattiness.