Hura, the Heart Raider
Though nobody can truly claim to know her past or how her strange powers manifested, the pirate queen Hura Tazi has become one of the most feared people in the Island Sea. The first recorded sighting of Hura was in Marford, when she suddenly appeared at the arm of the notorious pirate Gallagher Slane. She was still very young, but it was clear that she had the pirate's heart wrapped around her finger. Before the year was out, Slane had disappeared entirely, and Hura was the unopposed captain of his ship. Hura quickly made a name for herself because of her bizarre method of piracy: each ship she attacked would surrender its goods willingly, only to be consumed with rage and sorrow a few hours later. Some speculate that Hura is the daughter of a sorceress, others that she made a pact with some dark god, but the only thing that is clear is that Hura harbors some grudge against other pirates especially. Her reputation caught the attention of the Merchant's Guild, and despite her status as a wanted woman, the Guild offered her anything she desired in return for representing the guild at the Master's game. Hura accepted, but once again, her true motives remain a mystery.