Jarissy is one of the Martian colonists who crash-landed on Earth some 250 million years ago. A veteran of the Genetics War who served with Garaka, Jarissy is well-known for her propensity for taking bold risks, committing acts of breath-taking violence, getting drunk on the blood of her enemies, and her voracious sexual appetites. Hewing close to a brutal code of warrior honour, she has little use for the apostate Petara.
Her name means "to be rent into a thousand pieces by your enemies"-- an ideal death for a warrior of Mars.
At the time of the crash, Jarissy is 15 years old-- roughly 30 in human years.