Like her father, Jola and her older brother, Kebral, are part of the organization. The two siblings are highest in command of The Black Dragon, second to their father. Kebral, as the first child of Bannak, was the one who would inherit the throne after Bannak's death, something that made Jola extremely jealous of her older brother, and it led to great bitterness between them.
The three warriors refused to give up the trading post. This led to an angry feud, with Jola caught in the middle. She badly wanted to take the trading post by force, and she also wanted to be the first heir to the throne. Remembering the legend of her family's ancient, albeit dangerous powers, she sought help from the sorcerer Shang Tsung, who made a deal with her: if she were to have access to the powers, it would mean the death of Kung Lao, so she agreed without hesitation. At first, she murdered her father to get the meallion in which the Black Dragons had sealed the powers and brought it to the cobalt mines where Shang Tsung activated the dragonflame.
With her earth-shattering new abilities of the Black Dragon, she murdered her brother, before heading to the trading post to claim the lives of her enemies. Jola was completely invincible during her fight with Kung Lao and Siro. However, as Shang Tsung had warned her before, the powers of the Dragon are nearly uncontrollable. Just as the powers began to drain the life from Jola, Shang Tsung transported her back to the Cobalt Mines and took them from her. The sorcerer told Jola that he would keep her prisoner until she learned to harness and control the Dragon's powers properly.