Mirja grew up on the mean streets of Tartouf. For as long as she can remember her only friends were a blade and the other street kids. But Mirja wasn’t like the other kids. They did what they did to survive, but from an early age it was obvious that Mirja was different. She was the kind of kid who enjoyed seeing the others hurt. Soon the other street kids feared her, and by the age of 7 she was running her local gang. At 12 she was recruited in to The Firm.
A gifted Mechanic, Mirja had always been fascinated by fire. Her pyromaniac tendencies were put to good use- torching businesses who failed to pay protection money was standard practice amongst the gangs, and Mirja showed particular skill at getting an inferno going in record time.
The problem was, before long she was addicted, and finding any excuse to set fire to something, anything… or someone.
Her boss decided she was far too dangerous to keep in the city, and so put her out as a Mech on a raider boat along the Titanaboa River. The raiding life suited her for a while, but eventually she got bored and set fire to their boat, with her crew members in it. And so she headed south, eventually finding herself in Skyton, and in the employ of Boss Kassel.
Kassel had just put a crew of particularly unsavoury characters together now known as the River Crew.
He immediately saw how to control Mirja: a flame thrower and a steady supply of Kerosene!
Mirja quickly and gleefully indulged in opportunities to use her new toy. She knew only too well that her supply of the rare fuel depended on her good behaviour, but luckily for her, in the River Crew, there is no shortage of opportunities to watch things burn…