Malhonne is of obvious mixed heritage, the cast of her eyes and the contuors of her face are not quite human. Few would guess that she was actually the product of a an orc and a human. She lacks the heavy muscle, tusks, warts and greasy hair associated with her orcish blood. Instead she has a nearly irresistable animal magnetism, the more demanding and virile orcish blood dominating the timid and sometimes thin blood of man. She is of average height, but has very eye catching hips, and breasts. This combined with her good muscle tone mark her a step above the either underfed, unyielding whores and the pampered, plump, soft slug-like courtesans.
Malhonne was raised by her father, an orc. Her mother was taken as a trophy during a border raid, and a few months after returning to the clan freehold, her father discovered one of his tent slaves was pregnant. Since he was the only who had touched her, he surmised correctly that he was the father. Malhonne’s mother died during childbirth, even though her father had tried to intervene with orcish medicine.
He raised the young girl until she was nearly of age. Compared to the other female orcs, she was much more graceful, and lacked the courseness inherint to orcish kind. Many of the yonuger orcs desired her as a wife, and she recieved many gifts, and her father many challenges for her hand. Her father knew that the live of an orc-wife was not the place for her, her human side that made her desirable would not stand such treatment. The fact that he had treated her differently did not help matters any as she was disgusted by the often filthy orcs who petitioned her father with the sole interest of getting her with child as quickly and frequently as possible.
Her father sent the young girl to a nearby human city, in the care of another half orc, along with a measure of treasure to set herself up properly in the new city. The half-orc stole the money, and escaped, leaving Malhonne completely destitute in a strange place.
She found herself in a new situation. The men were much cleaner, and they had gold in their pockets, and they were not so cautious as the orcs were. Thieves among the orcs were often hacked to bits for the audacity of trying to take by guile what they should have tried to take by honest force. These human men lost themselves in the throes of passion while she was able to easily steal their valuables. Most never noticed they were even gone, even when they were robbed more than once.
Malhonne now lives as a freelance thief in the city. Her half blooded nature makes her an outsider in the moderately racist Thieves Guild. (Moderate in that they openly dispise her, and refuse her membership, but not extreme in that they are hunting her down to kill her for her mixed blood) She makes a comfortable living in the trading of information, and robbing men who come to her for her strong feminine charms.
Malhonne is a strong and self-sure woman. When she has to play the submissive to get what she wants, she is willing to do so, but only for a time. She is much more interested in crashing the parties, and drinking the expensive wine. Sometimes she dresses like a man and goes out looking for fights and other times she wears next to nothing for the shock value and the extra gold she gets for that one last peak. Life among the orcs is often brutal and celebrating life is a daily thing. Malhonne lives in this manner because despite her skill, her wild and dangerous ways make each nay possibly her last. (Slight exaggeration, but you get the idea.)
Standard Thief Hooks - Malhonne has something the PCs need, perhaps a piece of information or a map taken from a careless courier who stopped for a bit of fun. The PCs have to get it from her somehow.
Daddy Dearest - Having had a change of heart, Malhonne’s father, the orc chieftan (SURPRISE!) has decided that he wants his baby girl back. Orcs have begun raiding the town looking for her, but as an experienced thief she vanishes with ease and has no idea why the orcs are raiding.