Somewhere in the nether regions of his pitiless heart, the ancient patriarch knows he cannot live forever.
He is also nicknamed Chief Kiael, but nether neither he nor anybody else seems to be the chief of SUWU.
It quickly becomes way too apparent that this is not a scenic romantic vista, but rather code for Harding's own nether regions.
Old English niþera, neoþera "down, downwards, below, beneath," from Proto-Germanic *nitheraz (cf. Old Saxon nithar, Old Norse niðr, Old Frisian nither, Dutch neder, German nieder), from comparative of PIE *ni- "down, below" (cf. Sanskrit ni "down," nitaram "downward," Greek neiothen "from below," Old Church Slavonic nizu "low, down"). Has been replaced in most senses by lower (adj.).