Of all the people I've met in my travels on Kassidor, Desa has always been one of my favorites. Certainly not because she's the most perfect example of Kassidorian beauty or the slickest spokeswoman for their point of view. She's too cute to be really beautiful and too forthright to make a good spokesman. I've often wondered how such a smart girl got herself into such scrapes, but she's always been a person internally torn, and sometimes a little gung-ho. Maybe that is also part of what makes her interesting.
As near as we can convert it to Earth dates, Desa was born around Aug. 18, of 1861. She was born relatively poor to a woman who seemed to have been working as a waterfront hooker in the earliest childhood Desa can remember. Desa had always cursed her mother for her healthy libido that was sometimes the reason for predicaments she found herself in.
Usually Desa leads a rather peaceful life. However, there have been some exceptions. The most notable was meeting the first visitor from another star as told in 'The Second Expedition,' but that was not the only time she faced danger and heartbreak. In this series are three other desperate events in her life.