The daughter of a shrewd businessperson mother and a jolly, if somewhat oblivious chemist father, Brae Terienn is a young woman on the cusp of adulthood torn between moods. On one hand, she has a cautious demeanor, heeding her mother's lifelong admonitions to be sensible and work hard. On the other hand, she has an inner warmth that occasionally peeks through the chinks.
Brae was an awkward 90th-percentile student, bright enough to see a lot of shortcuts, but not brilliant enough to be handed opportunities on a silver platter. When it was time to choose a secondary schooling path, Brae gravitated toward what she hoped would bring order to her turbulent sentiments: a character-building quasi-military academy for young people. From there, she joined the Thyferra planetary defense force on a probationary basis. Her training period was aborted under mysterious circumstances. They referred her on to Coruscant, where she is trying again as a junior member of the Republic Guard.