The Wager Luminal
Fahim was Azima‘s mentor after she escaped from the maharajah’s slave pens. He worked as a mercenary providing security to overland caravans and merchant ships. He hired Azima initially because he wanted a closer look at her sword. After watching her spar, he was impressed by her animal courage, if not her sword technique, and took her on, refining her swordsmanship.
Fahim is known for telling stories about his “pirate brother”. Anyone who spends much time with him may notice that he knows many key details of these stories, and that his brother has no name. A careful listener may begin to piece together that maybe, the reason that Fahim knows so much about pirate raiders is that he used to be one.