Koruma and Masala are Kiema's assistants who journey with her to Japan in order to retrieve the missing Jusenkyo Map from Plum. The two are young and inexperienced, but are powerful fighters in their own right.
Unfortunatly Masala, the archer and Koruma, the sword fighter, are not as intelligent as their leader Kiema. They are not able to think strategically and thus after their initial tussels with Ranma and his cohorts they prove to be ineffective.
Both boys have also taken a trip to the Spring of Drowned Man in order to help them pass a humans during their travels. When splashed with hot water they revert to their more avian appearance complete with talons and wings.
The Meaning Behind the Name
Like the other members of the Phoenix People, Koruma and Masala's names are taken from the Indian food. Masala's name is sometimes romanized as "Masara", but the intention is more accurately reflected when spelled "Masala".