One of the Karaka'An (a race of the Pelted), Alysha is a 6-foot tall digitigrade, feline in seeming, with rain-gray fur and black straight hair to her shoulderblades. Post-graduation from the Fleet Academe she wears a pair of ice-gold hoop earrings.
She has unusual claws, made of hull material Breathnache, can leave scratches on diamond or anything of lesser hardness.
Was with her mother and father. Her father died and her mother gave up on life, changing jobs from singer to dancer/prostitute.
She graduated from finishing school, (a high school equivalent?)
Went to the big city, Terracentrus, and found she could not easily get into the academe.
Danced under the name "Steel" in the Phantasies club.
- ensign, ages 21-23, UAV Diamondwing
- lieutenant, ages 23-26, UAV Sunchaser
- commander, ages 26-29, UAV Blackice
- first commander, ages 29-31, UAV Scattersky
- captain, age 31-?, UAV Stardancer
- Alysha's Fall (cadet)
- In the Line of Duty ( commander)
- Season's Meaning (fiction) (Captain)
- Second (Ensign, she meets Taylitha)
- Dark Lighthouse (fiction) (not mentioned, First Commander Taylitha Basil book)
- Who is Willing (fiction) lieutenant
- Either Side of the Strand (fiction) (Captain)
Mentioned (as not being in the book) in the Fred Patten comments to;
Alysha reminds me of Wolverine, the X-man. Not the personality, but the claws. Toughest substance known, retractile, hurts to use them.