We first meet The Nuqaba in the The Broken Eye. She is a very minor character, but is developed slightly in the later books. She is the sister of Ironfist and Tremblefist. When their mother was killed Ironfist and Tremblefist both went to the Chromeria and joined the Blackguard, leaving the Nuqaba alone as head of their house. She rose in power and became the Nuqaba, and the true power behind the Satrapah of Paria. She is very unstable. She married the man who was behind her mothers assassination, there are references to him being abusive, until he suffered from an accident which paralysed him, at which point the tables are turned and she is said to have spent years torturing him before he died.