Esphe was a votary at the Great Temple of the Sun in Peraten, and a frequent visitor of the quarry shrines there. She had originally made contact with Kiji during the party's early adventures. Changes in Peraten since the party left have caused her to leave the city and seek out Kiji once more. Upon learning that he was building a temple in the Parched Dunes, Esphe has come to Oasis.
Neskef is an earth elemental who shares his name with every other earth elemental (as well as the elemental plane of earth itself). This Neskef was sent to Jaeth as an emissary of the plane, and as a companion in the warrior's quest to help destroy the Aten. He was called to Jaeth's side after the dogfolk forged a khopesh of adamantite--thereby proving his devotion to the path set out before him.
In three months, the village of Oasis is transformed by the party's presence. As the incoming population crests the settlement into "town" status, it has even changed its name to Hut-Ra-Neskef, "House of Ra of the Earth"