Though she is a member of the Imperial Suns, Liah has not had formal military training. She is a Reth’kaa, a rare breed of Ultimarian in tune with life. They draw upon the energy of the Life Goddess (Lifestream) to invoke special powers. With the exception of Ultimare’s Imperial Family, each Reth’kaa has one (and ONLY one power). Liah’s power is the ability to communicate with animal life. Even the wildest of animals show no fear or hostility towards her. She can calm attacking or rampaing animals with just her touch and the sound of her voice. She is a member of the Blackmane Order, a group of intergallactic beastmasters graced with the energy of the Lifestream.
Individuals with Liah’s abilities are highly prized by the Imperial Navy, so was recruited into the Suns by Aredon himself. She does not use fireams and will only go into battle armed with a beast and her ch’therden spear. The ch’therden is the trademark weapon of the Blackmane Order.
She is generally very well liked by the other members of the Suns, but often faces predjuduce from other members of the military due to the fact that she is not an “official” soldier.