Each vampire in the Council of Sisters -- a council made up of Carmilla, Lenore, Morana, and Striga -- served their own role in the group. Carmilla was the charismatic one, Lenore the diplomat, Morana was the strategic administrator, and Striga was the warrior. She had a keen military mind which she put to good use protecting the borders of their territory while working on expanding their rule.
Although her role didn't seem as important when the lands of the Council were "at peace", her sisters craved more power and it was only a matter of time before Striga's skills, and command of the battlefield, were called upon. When that happened, Striga would take on a leadership role, commanding their armies and fighting for the expansion of their kingdom. Her tactical mind was well suited to the needs and stresses of battle.
Like most of her sisters (other than Morana), Striga was obviously of European descent. But where Carmilla and Lenore were clearly from Western Europe, Striga was big and strong, like a bear, with an accent that pinned her as hailing from a Russian territory. How these four sisters came together, from such a diverse number of backgrounds, would be a story worth seeing at some point.
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Striga, along with sisters Morana and Lenore, was at the castle when Carmilla returned from her abortive attempt to steal Dracula's power (at the end of season two). After her (petulant and angry) sister had her captured Devil Forgemaster, Hector, thrown in prison to make him more pliable, Carmilla met with her sisters in the Council Room to discuss her next plan:
The plan was both simple in its audacity but complex to pull off: with Dracula's power having been removed, but an army having trudged its way to his lands in Wallachia and then back, that left a long stretch of kingdom just waiting for someone to take it over, and Carmilla wanted to fill that void. All it would take was an army of monsters (the devils that Hector could forge) and fortifications along the borders and the vampires would have a land full of penned in humans to rule. The only problem was that Carmilla had beaten the only one who could make that army and, having thrown in naked in prison, given nothing but rotted food to eat, hector was in no mood to create this army. And even if he did create it, the devils are loyal to the person that made them and hector now felt no loyalty to Carmilla.
While Lenore went off to work on Hector, attempting to find a way to bring him over as an ally, Morana took a different tack. She assumed that Hector would never work with them so she tried to think about how else they could achieve their goal of a vampiric kingdom. That's when she hit upon the idea of hiring mercenaries. The surrounding lands were already populated with mercs as they worked for those kings and princes in defending their realms. Morana simply offered them more money to come over to the side of the Council, and suddenly she had her army.
Striga, meanwhile, was left with little to do at the castle but watch over her men, and their prisoner, and await the coming war. She knew that whether they had devils, or mercenaries, at their command, Striga would have to be at the front, commanding those troops in the war ahead. But at the castle she just had to wait, and wonder just how it would all play out.
As it turned out, both plans worked: Morana got the men, while Lenore brought over Hector. Hector had fall in love with Lenore and, in a moment of passion, she'd had him pledge his undying loyalty to her. While he did this she'd secretly put an enslavement ring on him, which bound him to her as well as anyone else with one of the rings. These she gave out to her sisters, making him loyal to each of them as well.
The vampires had everything they wanted: an army of men, a second army of monsters ready to be forged, and a Devil Forgemaster at their beck and call. The vampires could organize their conquest, with Striga leading and Morana handling the business of rule.