He was born in the Harchong Empire and sold to a merchant captain by the local baron as a cabin boy when he was seven. His ship was also a pirate vessel on the side, and attacked a Charisian galleon a few years later. The pirates were defeated, and young Shaintai was taken in and adopted by the Charisian captain. That was how Shaintai ended up in Tellesberg at the age of thirteen, and built a live for himself as a free man.
Lywshai seldom spoke about the years in slavery when he was older, as they had left deep and painful scars on his body and soul. (HFAF)