The Curse of the White Phoenix
Powerful and wealthy ex-pirate running things in Chang Lao
Bessala Day is one of the most powerful people in the islands. She owns the only shipbuilding yards outside of the Empire, capable of building triple-decked ships of the line. She also a frequent and usually successful investor in the Market of Chang Lao, betting on pirate captains and taking shares in their voyages.
She is a tall, striking woman with dark skin and her hair pulled back in severe black cornrows.