Jasara lives on the Uzuri Animal Preserve in Africa. People believe that it is a special place because many nights a bright star appears in the sky above the preserve. Local natives call this star Hatima, which means destiny. They believe that Hatima has magic powers and keeps watch over those with a special purpose in life. Everyone in Africa makes a wish when they see Hatima in the sky. Many believe that their wishes will come true someday. The truly wise know that Hatima only grants wishes to those it watches over.Jasara is chosen by Hatima to help those who cannot help themselves. She fights the forces of evil alongside a warrior falcon named Kiburi, who receives visions of those in need of Jasara's help. When Jasara and Kiburi visit the pride of King Rissaso, they meet his grandson Kali who has no idea that his grandfather is revered throughout Africa as a great leader of the animal kingdom. When King Rissaso and Kali are killed during an attack on their pride, Jasara uses the power of Hatima to restore life to young Kali. As she tries to bring King Rissaso back to life, the Zunobe Shaman appears before her and explains that King Rissaso's spirit has wandered from his body. The Zunobe Tribe performs a Lost Spirit Ceremony to summon King Rissaso's spirit. During the ceremony, his spirit appears but chooses not to return to physical form. The Shaman uses Zunobe magic to dedicate King Rissaso's spirit to Kali. This allows King Rissaso to walk beside Kali in spirit to protect and mentor him. In exchange, Kali agrees to travel with Jasara to help those in need.