Sarena is a tall, lanky and hypermuscular adolescent with very large hands and feet. Though softer, less fit, and weaker than she looks, this isn't saying much. Her skin colour is 'cantaloupe' (tan), her hair is dyed 'cherry' (red), and her eye colour is 'orange' (amber). Her ears and face are round, and not particularly large in proportion to her head, but then again, her head is large is well. Her hair is straight and waist-length, smoothly brushed, but only cut at the ends. Despite good grooming and hygiene, her body odour is a perennial complaint. Her voice is breathy and higher-than-average pitch, though this is due to her very reluctant manner of using it. Her natural voice is clearer, if she ever uses it.
Sarena is short-tempered, but brittle, feigns a math phobia despite being a genius in this area, has an extreme love of music that she also tends to hide, and is very shy. She's also very fond of fruit, especially tropical varieties, and is not very shy about this interest. She tends to work the names of fruit into her speech and snacks on them when possible, and can barely imagine a meal without them. Like most teenagers, she seeks approval. She can be outspoken when she feels an authority figure is not living up to their role.
Sarena is a mercenary brat. Her origins are Nepleslian, but her family was not loyal, and defected from the independence movement. Her father was doting, but not wise, and he vanished around this time.
From YE 29 on, Sarena was raised as a cabin girl on an all-female mercenary starship, within a macho culture that included a strict martial code, honour duels, and leadership challenges. She was unable to conform to their personnel standards, and was effectively dumped into Tsubomi in mid-summer of YE 38.
She was enrolled in the Zenjinkaze Fighting High School purposefully, with paid tuition, and brief support from her mother to help her with registration. She lived alone in an apartment for two weeks before the beginning of classes.
Her first two months at ZHS were not too eventful, though common threads included bullying from the Yamataians in her dorm, and increasing discomfort with her exchange student roommate, Zoia, which led to her abandoning the dorms entirely in favour of sleeping wherever she could outside the school, and stowing her possessions in a changing room locker to avoid having any reason to return to the south dorms.
To the great surprise of the school, and Sarena herself, she defeated both Maki Takara and Brynhildr Nishizaki to become a finalist in the school's autumn fighting tournament. The final fight, however, was a disaster of unsportsmanlike conduct and hyper-violence that boiled over into a full-scale political incident, due to the involvement of the school's VTDF exchange student. In the resulting carnage, ZHS was no longer a safe place to be, and when word got out (along with video footage), Sarena was 'rescued' by her mother's ship during the winter break, in what was something of a legally grey maneuver.
Sarena was given space to crash and a bit of leeway by the crew, given their approval for her performance in the tournament. Still, she clearly needed training that the crew couldn't provide, and they began to search for alternatives, including among their prospective employers.
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