"What are you worth to me?"
|Residence||Afsaana, Rivain (now Kirkwall)|
|Gear||A bladed halberd, fancy leathers and a small dagger.|
|Behind the Mask|
Hissra is distinctly influenced by Rivain, adorning herself in revealing leathers and heavy gold jewelry. Many earrings hang from her ears, she wears heavy jeweled necklaces and even her horns are capped with gold. She wears dark, heavy lip colors and dresses for warm weather even in Ferelden’s cold and rain.
Hissra was born to Tal-Vashoth in Seheron, and lived for years amongst the debauchery and chaos. At the age of 16, Hissra took up slaving, becoming part of a band of Tevinter slavers and ravaging the Rivaini/Antivan countryside. For fourteen more years, she never questioned it. Even the Tal-Vashoth become comfortable in their roles, after all. At 30, Hissra had built herself quite a living as a slaver. She was now captain of a slaving vessel with a crew of around 25 men, and she was hauling in 100-sovereign-a-head shipments every other week.
It didn’t last.
Hissra’s crew mutinied when one of the members rallied to steal her ship and her fortune, and Hissra was overpowered… but not before killing or injuring half of the culprits. Still, she was eventually defeated-- beaten unconscious and left for dead on the Wounded Coast.
Hissra awoke sometime later very sore, and very angry. Their biggest mistake was neglecting to slit her throat. But she was injured badly, and the Wounded Coast was littered with Tal-Vashoth.
Taking shelter in a cave, Hissra found it to be occupied. An old elven man, who described himself as "a hermit sick of both elves, humans and you hornheads!" took her in for the storm and nursed her to health.
Confused as to why he had gone out of his way to help her, Hissra got a very stern lecture about "value", and what it meant when applied to people. He explained that sometimes, our lot in life is not always our choosing. Considering that Hissra was injured and ship-less despite what she may wish, she concluded that he was probably right. As soon as she regained her strength, ship and wealth, Hissra would find the trash that had stolen from her, and teach them the error of their ways as well.
They would pay—either in gold, blood, or both.