Kianessa Lui (Kia)
Kia was born in the village of Valnukka which is nestled in the foothills of the Kaan Mountains. Her parents tended a small farm and her father served as the villages blacksmith as well. Kia had a twin brother, Nirai. Due to the difficulties of the twin birth, her mother was taken to the Kumai Lin Temple, where she was kept for the last six months of her pregnancy. It was always an odd family story that Kia's mother has no recollection of this time other than foggy memories of those she refers to as the "thin blue ones". Both children were born with strange identical birth marks that looked more like tattoos than a birth mark- a circle with two with two v-shaped arms protruding from the bottom. When Kia and Nirai were young children, Valnukka was attacked by Kroll, an ancient race of winged devils, that were thought to be merely the stuff of legend. Their parents were both killed in the attack, along with most of the adult population of Valnukka, leaving behind dozens of orphans. Kia was separated from Nirai and taken in by a family of Dhren herders and she never learned what became of her brother. She spent the rest of her childhood and early adult life as a Dhren herder in the grasslands between the southern Nootka Woodlands at the base of the Terizon Mountains.