Kourrem is a Bazhir of the tribe of the Bloody Hawk. She possesses the Gift, which caused the tribe, foremost the shaman Akhnan ibn Nazzir, to make her an outcast. Her position in the tribe only improved when Alanna of Trebond arrived. Alanna spoke for Kourrem and the other two outcasts of the tribe, Kara and Ishak. She taught them how to handle their gift and what they needed to know as a shaman. Later Kara and Kourrem became the new shamans of the tribe with Kourrem being the head shaman even though she was younger than Kara.
Later Kourrem became a wandering mage, visiting other tribes and other places altogether, teaching the things she knows and learning new things herself.
Kourrem only appears in The Woman Who Rides Like a Man.
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