Christiana Van Pelt, also known as Crysta, was born in 1954 in New York. She joined the U.S. Army at age 18. However, after many years of service her loyalty waned because her career was not progressing as she wished. In 1989 she was stationed in Germany, where she met the owner of a dance club, Andre Korda. Crysta was soon caught in Korda's underworld, but like all of his other charges, she had to prove their loyalty to him. In the attempt to gain Korda's favor, she was killed while stealing information and technology from the U.S. Army. Crysta later came back to life as an Immortal.
Crysta has been with Andre Korda since 1990. Although he condescendingly treats her rather bad, she chooses to stay with him. Korda said she would do anything for him. Crysta was been involved in the murder of Korda's observer in 1998. Neither she nor Korda recognized the identity of the dead observer or the reasons why he persecuted them. Shortly afterwards she and Korda met Nick Wolfe, who recognised Crysta's amulet. Which she had lost on the body of the killed observer.Crysta was also instrumental in Korda's brutal attack on an armored car. It was she who shot the two guards. She was observed without their knowledge by Joe Dawson. As Korda later decided to go to Paris to take care of his business, she was awarded with the contract to eliminate Nick Wolfe. However, at hise house she met Amanda. The two fought and Amanda took her head.