Kara Masters is an asian female, standing at 5 feet and 4 inches. She has shoulder-length dark hair and large, heavily-lashed, slightly slanted amber eyes. Kara possesses a slight, athletic build.
Kara Masters wears a sleeveless shikahusho (shinigami uniform), with a customized black leather top. She wears no makeup or jewelry. Kara wears steel-plated, fingerless gloves, which help her defend against attacks from bladed weapons.
Personality and Characteristics
Having been raised and trained by a strict, ascetic order of monks, Kara possesses great self-discipline. She is soft-spoken but typically direct when speaking. Kara is capable of extraordinary focus, enabling her to complete tasks or objectives much quicker than most. She is an incredibly gifted empath, able to discern the emotions and motives of others even after a short meeting; her deeply sympathetic nature is not always a gift, as she can sometimes become too deeply entangled in others' feelings.
Kara's sense of humor is somewhat off-kilter, and she doesn't always catch on to the wit or humor of others. Kara possesses a very strong moral center and code, passed on to her by the order that raised her. She hates injustice, and will fight it fierely and selflessly whereever and whenever she finds it.
Kara is completely freaked out by racoons, and hates sleeping on her belly. She's a devout vegetarian, and a fitness fanatic, spending most of her days working out or training. Kara also loves books, and collects them wherever she can; she especially loves epic poems dealing with questions of mortality or divinity.
Before any battle she deems important, Kara will usually paint a stripe on either side of her face, high on her cheeks, using a special red paint she keeps in a vial tied to her sash. This is a special meditative ritual practiced by the monks of the Order of Vigilants, and a reminder to herself of where she comes from, and the teachings of the order.
Kara prefers unarmed martial arts to any other, and has developed a very strong instinct for hand-to-hand combat. She doesn't like bladed weapons, but will sometimes use a staff, batons or other unbladed fighting tools.
Kara has studied most hand-to-hand techniques and ardently practices them, continuing to improve her skill. She is also very quick, and combines this with her martial arts to deadly effect.
As Kara possesses the 'Ambrosia' aspect of the Prime Potential, she has no detectable spirit energy, and is completely unable to use Kido.
Majutsuchi Yoru No Kama, the most powerful Red Shard vessel who ever lived, fell in love with the villainous sorceress Mortimis. They had two children, Korran Warlok, and Yana Yoru No Kama.
Following the Battle of Emerald Forge, where Majutsuchi and his master Varst- a being of mythical psionic powers- lost against Scion, a group sworn to protect the known worlds, Majutsuchi instructed Mortimis to flee into hiding with their children, and raise them to exact vengeance on Scion and their allies.
Despite Mortimis' efforts, she was eventually found by agents of Scion, Tayatra Vhandri, Aris Vault and Cassandra James. They defeated and imprisoned Mortimis, and took her children, Korran and Yana, into their custody.
Korran and Yana where given to the Order of Vigilants, where they would learn the ways of the secret society and taught to control their powers. It was soon discovered that both siblings were Prime Potentials, beings with the potential of activating the Chaos Core, a source of immeasurable power born at the very beginnings of the Cosmos. However, Korran- like his father- also possessed a Red Shard, a malevolent force that sought to corrupt and consume the Chaos Core, unleashing untold nightmares upon the known universe. When they attempted to confront the demon, the Vigilants and Scion realized, too late, that Korran had already fallen under its influence. Korran was able to defeat them, and he fled the Order, and vanished.
Knocked off balance and uncertain, the Order of Vigilants decided to seal Yana away, to forestall any chance of the demon taking possession of her as it did her brother. However, Tayatra Vhandri and most of Scion argued against it, believing that in doing so they might lose their best chance of defeating Korran Warlok, should he ever harness the Red Shard's full power, as Yana could potentially unlock the Chaos Core before Korran did. Despite Scion's fervent pleas, the Order went forward with their plan to seal Yana. Unbeknowst to them, Yana was already aware of their intentions, and, before they could enact them, she fled the Order, determined to find her brother and save him from the Red Shard.
Using her Ambrosia aspect to her advantage, Kara avoided detection by the Order, and found her way to Soul Society's Gotei Thirteen. Yana changed her name to Kara Masters and joined one of the prestigious squads, where she would hone her powers and continue her search for her brother, Korran Warlok.