When Tamara's mother, Veronica Blake, met her father, she was very young. Veronica was at a secluded part of the beach at her home in Hawaii. She was a proffesional surfer, and just finished a meet. Veronica was alone and getting ready for her next surf meet next week. Suddenly, while going up to the shore she saw a rather handsome, good looking man sitting by the shore infront of her. The mystery man greeted her and immediately, Veronica fell in love. They both talked and splashed around with eachother in the water. Then, after things already started to get heated, the man suggested that they go somewhere more private. When Veronica awoke she couldn't stop thinking about the hot guy that she met. A small note was left on the pillow next to her that explained what he was and who he was. She still, to this day, calls it love at first sight.
Unfortunately, Veronica gave birth to Tamara without Tamara's father present in the Hospital. She had to get her own parents to drive her there. Veronica's birth went very smoothly. Tamara came into the world without trouble and rarely cried while in the Hospital. Veronica's own parents wouldn't stop hugging and kissing the baby. The doctors, nurses, and even Veronica had to pry the poor baby away from them the whole time they were there.
Tamara's early childhood consistied of her mother teaching her how to surf and boogie-board. Tamara's only friend was Gianna at the time. Gianna and Tamara always had sleepover's at her home in Hawaii. When Veronica decided it was better to move somewhere else because of all the volcano eruptions, perferably Florida, Tamara and Gianna got depressed that Tamara would have to leave. Gianna and Tamara hatched a plan to convince her mom to let her come with them. Considering Gianna lived at an adoption center, Veronica brought Gianna with them to Miami, Florida.
Tamara found out that she was a demigod when she was at her families beach house. She was surfing in the ocean alone deep out, far away from the shore. She suddenly wiped out and hit the water hard. Tamara's board string still was wrapped tight around her ankle and it pushed her even lower into the ocean. She felt as if she was going to explode so she quickly let in a breath needing oxygen. Tamara soon realized that she could still actually breath. She swam quickly up to the surface and, again, realized she wasn't wet at all. How did I not realize that before? she asked herself. Tamara hopped on her board and paddled to the shore seeing her mother in the distance sobbing. Once she got to her, Veronica told her everything about Greek gods and goddesses. All her knowledge either came from books she read in college, or from the note she got from Tamara's father. She gave Tamara a trident shaped necklace and told her to never ever lose it.
When Tamara was first attacked by a monster, she was only 13, also she was at the beach...alone...again. She was sitting near the shore where the water meets the sand cleaning and waxing her board. Suddenly, a weird fish looking thing came bursting out of the water holding a large spear. Quickly Tamara stood up, ready to defend herself from the creature. The creature advanced on her quickly making gurgling noises awkwardly. She picked up her board and slammed it against the creature, praying the board wouldn't break. The fish thing was sent to the floor writhing in pain. Its weapon was pretty far from them, and the creature seemed pretty disoriented, so Tamara quickly grabbed her necklace, and it turned into a beautiful trident. She raised her arms and stabbed the creature in the chest making it wail in pain, resembling a dying cat noise. When her mother found her with the weird dead body, she immediately knew what happened.
While Tamara was 14, she was attacked by a big, no, huge scorpion. It barreled towards her at amazing speeds. The scorpion shoved her to the ground. Tamara growled, yes, growled. She felt her teeth sharpen and her jaw dislocate. Before she new it, she bit down hard onto the scorpion and took a chunk from its body. It squealed and scuttled away quickly, not turning around. She felt her teeth and jaw go back into place after it left.
Tamara was attacked again when she was home alone. Finally she let her mom let her be home alone at the age of 15. She went out to go get some firewood for the fireplace when suddenly a horse that had fire surrounding it ran speeding toward her. Her first instinct was to run for her life, but she willed herself to stay put. The horse seemed easily to be easily confused, so she decided to use this to her advantage. She ran towards the ocean and the horse followed her. Soon the flames of the horse were put out and it didn't come back out. Tamara ran back inside with the firewood quickly in case another came to find her.
Tamara's fourth attack was when she and Gianna were having a mini camping trip next to the beach house in there "backyard" at the age of 16. They both just got their license, and reseived a new car from Veronica. How she got the money for two very nice cars, they'll never know. While roasting marshmallows over a small fire they made, a large mix of a bird and a woman swooped down over them. Tamara remembered it from the time she was attacked at 15. Gianna, terrified was throwing random things on the ground at the monster. Tamara, again, started to suddenly get very angry that the creature ruined their nice time. She felt her teeth start to grow furiously and her jaw opened wider then she thought it could go. Once the monster swooped down again, Tamara bit down hard on the creatures wing. She felt the copper taste of blood go into her mouth and she heard the terrible screeching noise the bird woman made. It hurt her ears so bad that she released the bird wing from her mouth. The monster quickly flew away, and it kept almost falling from the fractured wing. Tamara started to feel her jaw go back into place and her teeth start to go back to normal again. Gianna promised to never tell any other person about what happened that night. They both continued their night of fun camping on the sand.
When Tamara was attacked for the fifth time when she was 17, she was with Gianna again. They were, again, outside sitting on the shore. Tamara kept insisting for Gianna to tan with her, but she refused. Out of nowhere, the same ugly fish person she saw on her first attack came out of the water. Gianna seemed quite surprised and equally scared. Tamara immediately rushed the fish and disarmed the monster. Gianna got up fast, and looked around the sand for any kind of weapon frantically. Tamara suddenly remembered, her necklace. She pulled off her necklace and it turned into a large trident. She quickly raised it in the air and slammed it down onto the monsters chest. Tamara, out of breath, collapsed onto the sand.
Tamara was taken to camp by her satyr, Gianna, at 18. She apparently disguised herself as a normal human being to watch over Tamara. Tamara and her mom had a sweet conversation about how they love eachother so much and that she would try to send letters to Veronica every week/month. Gianna called in a favor from a friend to bring in a small plane over. Tamara decided to not question how her friend had a plane ready to go. They left and made frequent stops to get to other planes ready for them. Once they were on a stop getting ready to go on the new plane, they were attacked by another harpie. Tamara did the same thing she did before, and bit down on the creature with her new sharp teeth. Once they got to Camp Half-Blood, Gianna said she had to go and help protect and bring other demigods to camp. Tamara and Gianna had a nice hearfelt moment before she left and they vowed that they would see eacother again no matter what.