The Nature of Things
Shiraka is a Longtooth Shifter Shaman, able to call up spirits to fight on her behalf, though she sees herself as fighting on behalf of Nature, it being a passive force that can do nothing beyond simply existing. Her spirit companion takes on the form of a snarling werewolf formed from whichever natural features are more prevalent in the area at the time (earth, trees, stone, water, etc), and she has multiple different elements she can call upon to affect other creatures.
Shiraka tends to use few words when she speaks, her sentences seeming half-formed when they emerge. She tends to say only the things she believes need saying, and doesn’t tend to elaborate much on a point unless asked for further detail.
So far, little else is known about Shiraka, save that she was taken prisoner by Durneg’s bandits, presumably before Gregg and Mort (though exactly how long is unknown). She was locked in a cage in the same stockade within the camp as the mage and minotaur, though was kept constantly asleep by the hooded mage who was staying within the camp at the time. She has said that she was awoken once whilst there, and immediately tried to attack her captors but was swiftly put back to sleep again.
She was freed when Mort and Gregg escaped their imprisonment and came for her – she had been taken and chained up in the part of the camp known as the “Death Hut”, where she would have been tortured and eventually killed because the unknown mage reportedly claimed that it was too much effort keeping her asleep all the time, and so she wasn’t worth keeping alive.
On being freed and on learing of the current situation, Shiraka decided to assist Gregg and Mort in rescuing the other prisoners in the camp – thirteen of them, all human, though none of them much good for anything besides standing around being thin, tired, and generally miserable.
Shiraka assisted in the fight against Rezeel and his drunken cronies, then summoned her spirit companion to destroy the bridge that led to the camp once everyone had crossed it. She then led the entire group through the forest, finding them a safe place to spend the remainder of the night after separating from them briefly so as to better search for one alone.
When last seen, she had temporarily left the group again, in order to find some sign of any kind of human habitation (or similar) where the rescued prisoners might be taken.