|Species||Human - Magician|
|Book Origin||The Magician's Apprentice|
Stara is a half Elyne, half Sachakan woman who tends to her father's business in Elyne with her mother. In The Magician's Apprentice, Stara goes to live with her father in Arvice when she is twenty-five. She originally lived in Sachaka, but moved away when her mother went back to Elyne. Her father is Ashaki Sokara.
|Spoilers from "The Magician's Apprentice"|
Sokara refuses his daughter's wishes to help him run the business, and wishes to use her like property like other Sachakan women. He arranges a suitor to visit, to which Stara hates. She defies her father and he learns she can use magic, and had to find a different husband for her. He reads her mind against her wishes and finds that she like Kachiro, a trader she met in the market. Later Sokara finds her a husband, which to Stara's surprise is Kachiro.
Later it is revealed to Stara that her husband is a lad, and so it is unlikely that she can conceive a child with him. Stara holds a certain resentment towards Kachiro for marrying her, as he knew that he could not have children with her. She guesses that Kachiro is in love with Chavori.
Stara befriends the wives of Kachiro's friends, who are in a secret group called the Traitors. Soon Stara is also initiated into this group, with members that include both wealthy Sachakan women and lowly female slaves.