Cadena's mother is the clan's healer, but Cadena choose a different path. She was always an aggressive child, becoming increasingly combative as she grew older. However, she was never especially volatile. She was very quiet and reserved, rarely expressing anything. Passive resistance was more her method of choice.
She was four when her sister, Sienna, was born, and as they grew up they struggled to get along. Sienna was eager to please her older sister, but her efforts tended to merely irritate Cadena and her bubbly, emotional personality rubbed her older sister the wrong way, leading to confrontation, sometimes physical. Cadena also despised her younger sister's comparative physical weakness and how easily she could be hurt.
From the time when Cadena was 10 to when she was 16, she tended to avoid her younger sister as much as possible, preferring not to interact with her at all.
Cadena lacked interest in her mother's style of healing, instead turning those abilities inward in a more passive way. Rather than focusing on reaching out and mending, she instead focused on not needing mending. She used the power to lend strength to her body and to shut off pain, enabling her to endure anything.
Part of this was driven by her dislike of her younger sister and desire to separate herself off by following a completely different set of disciplines.
She would frequently push her body to its limits, inflicting excruciating pain on herself in order to test and strengthen her abilities.
When she was sixteen, one of her experiments nearly killed her. She hurt herself more badly than she could resist and had put herself in a situation where she could not call for help and where no one would happen across her. Further, given her propensity to disappear for hours at a time, no one would go looking for her.
However, Sienna had secretly been tracking her sister using the methods taught to her by one of the clan's hunters, watching over her sister to make sure she didn't actually hurt herself. Realizing Cadena was actually seriously hurt, she moved in to help and was able to start healing the wound, stemming the flow of blood. In concert with Cadena's ability to shut off pain, they were able to return to their home in a village at the base of Singing Mountain. Their mother healed Cadena's injuries, but forbade the elder daughter from going on her "experiments" outside the village without Sienna present.
Cadena rankled against this limitation, and for a time ceased to go out entirely. However, she had gained much more respect for her sister and their relationship began to heal.
Instead of her "experiments," Cadena focused on learning how to imbue a weapon, learning the alchemical methods from her mother. She soon acquired an excellent blade from the weaponsmith, and began to work on preparing it to her specifications.
After a couple years training with the blade and perfecting her alchemical technique, she decided to head out again, joining her younger sister on her expeditions. On one of these expeditions, Sienna got the Baz nitch-brained idea to tell the others that she had subdued a rancor with her powers. When Cadena asked why, she received the response that "It'd be funny!" She agreed to go along with it, but she was rather skeptical of Sienna's decision to keep the veracity of the story unresolved.
She continued to train, and is now confident and calmly satisfied as they are about to depart on what will be her first offworld mission.
Cadena is still very stoic, does not like needing help, and will often refuse to admit when she does. However, she is more open to others than she used to be and is more capable of working on a team.
Despite appearances, she does care about her friends and allies and will defend them to the death, if necessary.
She uses the Force to enhance her already significant strength on a passive basis.
Cadena wants the Singing Mountain clan to thrive, and will do what it takes to ensure this comes to pass.
Conflict: Violent Conquest
Cadena desires the opportunity to showcase her abilities, proving her capabilities and tenacity by besting worthy opponents in combat, and relishes the thrill of victory.
Morality: 50 (+10XP)
Determination/Stubbornness: Cadena never gives up. Unfortunately, this also means that she can be too stubborn in her approach, repeatedly ramming her head into the offending obstacle rather than taking a step back, reevaluating, and taking a different approach.
Build: Heavy, Muscular
Hair: White, cut very short
Notable features: Black facial tattoos
Brown, sleeveless jacket over the ultramesh, prioritizing greater freedom of movement for her arms.
She wears the protective amulet from Sienna as a necklace, worn under her ultramesh where it can't easily be grabbed off of her neck.