Original name: Akilah Botros
Assumed name: Akilah Al-Mualim
Land of birth: Tanaris
Akilah Botros felt the eyes of Ravenholdt's guardians upon her as she ascended the mountain path the the manor. She could not see them, but she knew from experience that they were there, watching her every move. She knew that if she made the wrong hand gestures or gave any indication of ill intent, she would be surrounded and cut down in the blink of an eye.
But not today. The master had summoned her, a rare honor for a student, even one whom had just returned from their first sanctioned assassination; the final test before a student could claim full status as a master of the order.
She entered the manor, the place she had called home since as long as she could remember, which she admitted wasn't much given the circumstances that first brought her to this place. She knew only what they had told her, and they had told her only bits and pieces - clever of them she thought, training her mind to be sharp as well has her body.
What she had pieced together over the years was that she had been the daughter of a wealthy Tanaris merchant family, their caravan was attacked by pirates and her entire family was killed. She had managed to survive, and was found unconscious by an agent of the manor who had been sent to investigate.
Unable to remember anything about her old life when she regained consciousness, the brotherhood took her in. They became her new family, they taught her how to survive in the world, how to avoid drawing attention to herself, gradually they had her perform menial tasks for a days pay. She would run messages between the different members of the order.
Gradually they came to rely upon her more and more, she became an informant spending her days among the wealthy and the beggars simply listening and passing along what she heard. They always told her what to listen for, they would never tell her why. She had long ago given up trying to get answers from them, she simply obeyed.
And then one day, while shadowing a group of tradesmen within the walls of the recently rebuilt Stormwind she was cornered in an alleyway by a trio of thugs wearing red bandannas. "Vancleef is on to your games girl, we know you're working for Ravenholdt. Vancleef would like to send its master a little message... Die!" Caught by surprise and not sure what to do Akilah grabbed the first thing she could find - a rusty discarded dagger - and gave the fight of her life. When the encounter was over Akilah stood over the dead bodies of the three men, bloodied dagger firm in grasp, pulse pounding through her entire body and she realized that her brothers, her family were in danger.