Cryalira spent most of her life as a hunter. She was surprised when the previous Irstat-Kes, Meirana, died shortly after the previous Mother did, making her Irstat-Kes instead of Dariana. She would have preferred roaming the jungle to her duties leading the irstat.
She had difficulty making decisions for the tribe, believing that she had not been trained nor had talent for the role; but she was still growing into her position, and many believe she would made an excellent Irstat-Kes with time. Certain discontent elements of the irstat were conspiring against her in 32 BBY.
Cryalira had the tendency to raise her crest when presiding, leading many to believe she was always angry.