Ida finally understood why she was drawn to Neotellus. It began with the Shadow King and the sinister, all-devouring creatures that arose in the wake of his demise. The mere existence of these maleficent entities threatened to destroy the planet. And as the World Soul, Ida could not allow this to happen. So she waited. She continued reaching out to all living creatures, awaiting the arrival of the ones who would vanquish the forces of evil.
Ida is a female name occurring independently in several cultures. Could derived from a Germanic word id, meaning "labor, work." Alternately, it may be related to the name of the Old Norse goddess Iðunn, where Old Norse ið meaning "deed" or "action'. The name also occurs as an anglicisation of the Irish girl's given name Íde. It is also possible it is derived from the Greek mythology since Ida or Ide, the nymph of Mount Ida, is one of the nurses of god Zeus.
Ida is also a genus of flowering plants in the orchidaceae family. It consists of approximately 35 species.