I'll take "Things you don't expect to see in a crystal ball" for $50, Alex.
Hey, remember her? The lucky charms seller from page 8-12? She's Kiela's old academy roommate :) They have a bit of history... to be revealed.
For future reference, it's pronounced "Al-tea-ah".
Timelapse of the coloring process here: https://vimeo.com/254113753