Born in the deep wilds to a kind mother, Malik-Kai was raised as a child in the Genasi way, devoted to the elemental spirits of the wilderness. Sadily, at a young age, she was kidnapped and sold to gladiator slavers; Malik-Kai was forcibly trained to be a freak sideshow at the games (both in the ring and a variety of less savory activities). When she actually won her first 2 matches against overwhelming odds and with stunning violence, however, she was bought by House Taselaxa, brought to Draj and sold to one of Tectuktitlay’s Jasuan knights. Tasked to be his bodyguard, she was retrained as an swordmage assassin steeped in defiling magic.
Eventually she became talented enough to kill her handler and escape. For two years, she wandered the wild lands to find other Genasi, but the few she found were rather repulsed by her prior service and shunned her. Now she’s wandered to Altaruk to rebuild her life and make her fortune.
Technically evil, but not actually a psychopath (despite appearances). Ambitious and angry; she does not care about solving problems with violence. She remains torn by the violence of her training and her desire to return to the gentler ways of her childhood so distantly remembered. Will she rise or fall to evil? Time will tell.