First Appearance Edit
Karela is an onyx dragon. While onyx dragons are typically as large as a house, Karela's growth was stunted by malnutrition she suffered when she was young. She is slightly smaller than Brinsop, a carnelian dragon. Carnelian dragons are the smallest of the dragon species.
Karela and her brother Orshek's mother and other siblings were killed by dragon hunters. The two barely survived. When Sela and Brinsop found them in the Death Sands, they were close to starving. Sela and Brinsop took Karela and Orshek back to Parthos where they recovered their health and were trained to defend the city. After Sela discovered the mageborn twins Galti and Holf, they were paired with Karela and Orshek.