Embla Shaw's natural hair color is red, however she uses different clothes, hairstyles and haircolors to disguise herself to hunt people. She often uses clothes that are practical and easily blends into the enviormnet. No matter how different her clothes or hair may be she cannot - and will not - hide the visible burn scars she got on her upper body.
Embla does not remember her childhood at all. The only thing she remember is the emptyness she felt and how she never found anything that sparked joy. Things did however change when she and her parents were in a fire that cost them their life and Embla ended up with damaged nerves, several skin graft surgeries and her scars. By all means she should not have survived that fire - but she did and it sparked something inside her. The pain she suffered made her feel as if she was reborn; she finally felt alive. Her damaged nerves however made it hard for her to feel any touch and the pain was just a memory.
In an attempt to find that spark again she started to inflict pain onto others. It gave her a purpose in life and she once again felt that spark, as if she was sent from the mighty Gods to remind the people of their own mortality.
Embla have been incarcerated a few times because of her newfound purpose, which is something she hates with her whole being and want to avoid at every cost. Even if she hates it, she does accept the consequences of her actions and she would never deny the gift she consider she gave her victims by putting them through that type of pain.
Embla escaped to New Alexandria from Mexico because of a warrant and Bounty Hunters closing in on her. She arrived in Tumbleweed and stayed there for some time, laying low and mining away and trying to figure out what she was to do next. After some time she started to explore outside of New Austen and started looking for work to do in the telegrams. She found a telegram where someone needed help finding a person and bringing them to a secluded place. Embla accepted the job but never got to finish it.
Instead she started a business of selling minerals and ores. Every day she travels to Riggs Station to advertise her business and tries to find a steady income. However, that first job sparked her love for hunting people and she's constantly looking and stalking people who might need a reminder of what it feels to be alive.