Shura is a thief from Nohr who was born in the former country of Kohga. Shura had a relatively happy life in Kohga until the neighboring kingdom of Mokushu invaded, razing the country and killing many of its people. Shura was one of the few survivors and became a refugee. He sought to make a new life in Hoshido, but was denied entry and settled in Nohr instead. Because of Nohr's harsh conditions, Shura was driven to a life of crime to survive, and he eventually came to lead a gang of thieves. Shura was later hired by Yukimura to kidnap Azura from Nohr in retaliation for King Garon killing King Sumeragi and abducting the Avatar.