You see Szrael Q'zhalata of Velaka, a S'Kra Mur.
Szrael has an angular face, slitted gold eyes and a pointed snout, red-gold scales, a long tail and an athletic figure.
She is young for a S'Kra Mur.
She has a tattoo of spiraling bands of iridescent green-blue underscales outlined in gold on her tail.
She is in good shape.
She is wearing a gold and fire opal sur'nidrel, a simple hooded cloak of desert-hued khiynit, some simple robes of fine black Musparan silk, a soft black leather haversack, a gold and fire opal rasha'hhsograth with a bright cloisonne mosaic, a polished leather belt with an opal-hilted scimitar and a light war mallet hanging from it and some soft black steel-toed boots.
Szrael was born to a family of silk merchants in the trade city of Muspar'i. She lived there in relative peace until the discovery of her Empathic abilities, when she was sent to the city of Crossing to learn the Empath's trade among the southerners.
Szrael is often criticized as needlessly cruel, or even evil. This characterization fails to consider S'Kra Mur concepts of ru'at and q'alrin, however. According to The Ways of the S'Kra Mur, "A S'Kra Mur gives his ru'at (circle of family, friends, and allies) complete trust and complete honesty, and expects the same from them. However, the privileges of trust and honesty are not conferred on q'alrin (those outside one's ru'at) unless they are earned; nor are such things expected from them. There is absolutely nothing dishonorable about lying to, stealing from, or cheating an outsider, assuming it profits the S'Kra more than it harms the outsider." Thus, while Szrael's behavior is often unacceptable to other races, her code of ethics is perfectly acceptable among S'Kra Mur.