Takhura is a scorpion-like creature native to the dunes far outside a developing civilization. Once a highly regarded shaman among his people, he now lives in exile and wanders the dusty lands. As settlers push to colonize closer to the dunes for the opportunity of the open frontier, Takhura treks through small towns as they spring up. He's made a habit of finding and eliminating threatening presences among the settlers, albeit more for the sake of the natural balance of things than for the settlers themselves. Already in line with his work, Takhura occasionally picks up bounties to hunt down, though he tends to complete his work without making it publicly known. With hardly any reputation he's left leak to public ears, most who come across Takhura label him as a "dust-lurker", a term accompanied by low-held expectations.