>threw away her name because it caused her pain, known only as "Shade of Rebels"
>last survivor of a nomadic people whose homeland was eradicated by encroaching settlements by a monolithic empire
>rescued by an kind couple and lived a semi-normal life until they were killed in a pointless border skirmish
>joined the military but was too rebellious, washed out of the academy but was picked up by a former town militia turned into mercenary assassins
>now seeks to kill the individuals responsible for killing both her families, to protect those who lose their homes in war, to give a new home to outcasts, and to carve fear and pain into the empire that ruined her life twice over