Carzelle was a student of Hera’s several years ago. Envious of Hera’s intellect, the fact she could never match it, and acutely aware of being politely rejected when she made a pass, she was quietly happy when she heard of her teacher’s death. Years later, while working in Jump Drives she encountered her old mentor – still alive. Despite being half the woman she was, despite being enslaved by the drugs her captors gave her, Hera was still faster at calculating Jumps that Carzelle had ever been. It drove her to find ways of improving herself.
She developed a system based on the use of an isolation tank – trying to reach the same level of detachment as her mentor.
Using a special tank, some experimental drugs and several cerebral implants, Carzelle was able to make jump calculations faster than ever before. Her expertise soon got her roles as a Jump Tech specialist, running departments on the same massive capital ships her mentor now runs. Despite her unusual working methods she is one of the rising stars in her field. But none of the praise she receives ever reaches her – in her own mind she is always chasing the brilliance of her mentor.