Name: Charisse (Issa) Vesta
Height: 5'5 1/2
Serpent form: Autumn orange
Background: Charisse was born into an Average Joe type family with a fairly normal upbringing until she turned seven and her mother became terminally ill. Her father, who was in the army, was denied his request to resign his post and return to his family. Instead of waiting to be dismissed, he injured himself so that he wouldn't have to risk leaving his only daughter as an orphan, effectively deserting the army and bringing shame on the family name when others heard what he had done. For the rest of her days, her mother treated her father terribly and would not listen to his reasons for deserting. Charisse, on the other hand, knew why he did what he did and, even though she was young, understood his reasons for doing so.
After her mother passed away feeling humiliated for marrying a coward, she watched her father grieve and promised herself that she would never judge someone's actions before she their reasons.
Because of her fathers self inflicted injury, he was permanently disabled. He opened up a general goods stall in the market place called Vesta Goods to support his daughter. Before she went off to the island school she helped his business by making deliveries or taking orders for people who couldn't make it to the stall. After years of doing this, she carries her delivery basket around out of habit. Her basket contains nearly anything you could find at the stall; flowers, ink, letter openers, paper, several different spices used in cooking, etc.. She has an uncanny habit of having whatever you need in her basket and is willing to accept payment anytime within a week of your purchase. Overtime her kindness towards customers increased the general opinion toward her family.
Personality: Charisse has been described as kind, caring, compassionate, and accepting. She has never said a mean word to or about anyone or anything. If she has any negative opinions, she keeps them to herself. She very rarely has anything but a smile on her face and only ever raises her voice at outright violence. Overall, she is a very kindhearted individual who is accepting to just about everyone she meets.
View of Hizruk: In correlation with her personality, she is kind to Hizruk. Her general feelings regarding him are pity, for the way people treat him, and regret, for never standing up for him when she heard others talk badly about him. Since she is against judging a person without the facts, she refuses to listen to other people spread rumors and chooses instead to give him a clean slate. Her view about and feelings towards him are subject to change depending on their interactions in the comic. For now, she treats him as a friend.
Well I think that's just about everything
Background based off of comic background.
EDIT: changed a little thing in her basket that was nagging me.