Gitana was born the daughter of the Moroccan political leader Mohammad Temin.
She never fit in with the other girls of royalty , practicing the art
of court etiquette and preparing themselves to be suited as a wife of a prince.
Instead , Gitana would sneak off and learn the art of swordplay
by the kings fierce soldiers the Black Guard and ,
she would be out and about belly dancing and carousing with the common folk.
Gitana soon became tired of the upper class and she booked passage
on a heavily armed merchant ship to the Barbary Coast .
The ship was soon captured and plundered by Ottoman pirates
and Gitana was given the choice to either take away on the long boats into the sea
or sign on. She signed onto the ships log as Gitana Barbarossa.
Gitana learned gunnery and seamanship while plundering many ships
with the Ottoman pirates. As time went on, she would find herself on
an island off the northwest coast of Hispaniola that was said to
be the most wicked pirate haven of the Caribbean... Tortuga.
As time went on Gitana makes her living by dancing and carousing
In local pubs where she meets captain Charles black of the Valhalla.
She is intrigued and wants to join the Valhalla crew .
Capt.Charles W. Black turns her down flat. Only to find that when
he gets underway , she stows aboard. At first Capt Black is furious but In time
finds that Gitana has superb knowledge in current trade routes and then proves herself In battle.
When the Valhalla is In port Gitana uses her seductive belly dancing skills
to seduce merchants and learn what valuable cargo is coming In for the Valhalla to plunder.
Gitana reacts to any dangerous situation before she assesses it. Her motto from her father
"don't think-just do"And this is how Gitana always starts some trouble.
And why the captain keeps Gitana fairly close.
It's when she goes off on her own all hell breaks loose !!!