Fal 'Ngeestra (Full Name: Stafl-Preonsa Fal Shilde 'Ngeestra dam Crose) was a Culture Referer during the Idiran-Culture War. She was an advisor during the operation to recover a Mind from Schar's World.
She joined Contact after the war. During the time she went primitive without permission on a stage two uncontacted world with a tribe of wild-horse women and slaved for the dirigible Hypersage in a Blokstaar airsphere before returning to the Culture.
Fal enjoyed unassisted mountain climbing. During these excursions she refused to maintain a real-time link with the Culture but agreed to carry a device to record her activities.
She had three children.