Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Meidah had lived a very normal and decent life. As the only child of Mason Ryes and Alicia Alcott-Ryes--the former a Fire Elemental and the latter a Solar Elemental--Meidah never had any siblings to spend time with. Instead, she spent majority of her time alone.
For the entirety of her childhood, she never left the country and as such, had never been to Elementrium. Her parents taught her about Elementals and Elementrium at a young age--as soon as they discovered she had inherited her father's Element. Although both Mason and Alicia were Elemental Academy graduates, they were not keen on having Meidah attend it.
Instead, they decided to teach Meidah the very basics of controlling her Element by themselves, which would eventually result in Meidah being weak in using her powers. They had Meidah study in a good private school on Earth, hoping that she would make good friends.
Unfortunately, she made no friends. She instead argued with many and got into fights quite often, causing her to be stuck in detention majority of the time. Despite this, Meidah was academically advanced, bringing home straight-A's all the time. According to her teachers, if she stopped being violent and hotheaded, she would've been the perfect student.
Meidah occasionally chatted with the students whose nose she didn't try to break, especially delinquents who she'd meet during detention. She would sometimes sass teachers and ask irrelevant questions in class. Most of them disliked her greatly, but they despised her even more because she did so well in their subjects and acted smug about it.
At home, Meidah never spent too much time with her parents, both of whom worked for long hours during the day and never had the time to spend with their child. Due to this, Meidah became emotionally detached from them.
As the years went by, Meidah's powers became more and more unmanageable, often burning household items by accident. At first, her parents tried to teach her to control it better, but it ended up causing more accidents. They were still too stubborn to allow her to attend the Elemental Academy.
Eventually, they finally decided to send Meidah to the Elemental Academy at the age of fourteen. She missed a year in the Academy, therefore starting from her second year. Ever since she joined, she has never visited Earth, spending her vacations in the Academy itself.
Meidah is currently fifteen, still in her second year.