Mom was the best known general Arctos had even seen. Everyone knew her for her fighting prowess. – Winter Kane about Catherine Kane
Catherine was born and raised on Arctos where she eventually enrolled into the army when she was 19. She served in the army for almost 10 years before being promoted to the rank of general, and was already well known for her powers over lightning.
Eventually, she settled down at ended up having her daughter Winter at just age 32. Sadly, at the age of 36, she was killed in battle leaving her 8-year-old daughter homeless and an orphaned. Luckily, Catherine planned ahead and arranged for a friend of hers, the blacksmith of Arctos, should anything happen to her that Winter be sent to him and be under his care. After her death, her rapier, Wolf's Heart, was sent to Winter, who greatly treasures her mother's weapon.
Her death greatly hurt Winter, but she knew that her mother would always been looking out for her.