Pablo Dominguez, Terraform Studios
Kira: Before the Seed
Kira Luminosa Navárez was born March, 2230 on the colony planet of Weyland, the eldest of two daughters (the other being Isthah Navárez). Her parents were among the first wave of settlers. Growing up, Kira often helped her father care for his favorite flower, the Midnight Constellation, in their greenhouses.
As a young child, the discovery of the Great Beacon in 2234 by Dr. Crichton inspired Kira to become a xenobiologist. Her life-long desire to seek out and study new forms of life eventually lead her to discover the Seed/Soft Blade on Adrasteia.
In her spare time, Kira enjoyed playing a concertina she bought off a miner during one of her assignments for the Lapsang Trading Corp.. The instrument accompanied her on missions ever after, providing solace and amusement for herself and her crew mates.
Kira: With the Seed
The suit’s obsidian black fibers formed a fractal pattern across Kira’s body, and they clung to her like a layer of shrink-wrapped polymer.
“The suit was even darker than the surrounding darkness: a shadow within shadows, visible more as an absence than an actuality. . . .”
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Kira: Fighting Form
“The organism was a bundle of contradictions; it was armor, but it was also a weapon. It could be hard, or it could be soft. It could flow like water, or it could be as rigid as a metal beam. It was a machine but also somehow alive.” To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Kira’s first attempts to communicate with and control the suit met with little success.
After much practice, she found that she could will the suit into action as circumstances required.
“The black thorns from her suit pierced the four-legged nightmare, and it died with a terrifyingly human scream while blood gurgled from its loose throat.” To Sleep in a Sea of Stars