Not much is known about Yara, except that she is Tristan in disguise. In the second book, Yara/Tristian dies in the trial by tale. All the girls say that she is half stymph and can not speak. However Yara makes low squawks and appears to blow fire. Yara does not speak because she still maintains Tristian's low voice. Her appearance includes long, ginger hair and rippling muscles. Yara's appearances are The Welcoming, talking to the Dean and the trial by tale. She also appears in some of the classes.