Hinzay was a legendary warrior of the nomadic Vin-Hai tribe in the decades preceeding the Shatterwar. He is best known for ending the reign of the tyrannical King Devonus, secret avatar of Delvash, and subsequently restoring peace between the nomadic tribes of the north and the settled peoples of the Kingdom of Korstraad.
Hinzay's first major accomplishment was slaying Gargama, the leader of the Kar-Hai tribe and ally of King Devonus, as he had attacked Hinzay's tribe in hopes of killing a prophesied warrior who might challenge Devonus' reign. After this battle, Hinzay became known as The Red Sash because of how Gargama's blood stained his traditional tribal attire.
As a result of Gargama's connection to Devonus, Hinzay travelled to the Winter Palace for an audience with the king, but was thrown in the dungeon by Devonus, who was warned by Gargama's shade and sought to remove the threat that Hinzay could pose to his rule. Hinzay was imprisoned for two years without exercise or sunlight, though he was regularly fed, until a duke of the court had him placed into the arena to fight other prisoners and gladiators. Hinzay, though unarmed and bound in mithril, defeated many opponents, including a white dragon named Shargurnath who severed his bonds. Hinzay then challenged King Devonus, who was forced to accept and jumped into the arena to fight. During the battle, Hinzay was injured when his scavenged weapon broke before the legendary sovereign sword of Korstraad, but he was able to gain the upper hand on his foe when his own weapon snapped the hand guard of the soverign sword. However, King Devonus was channeling the godly power of his true form and so was still extremely dangerous able to use a huge stone pillar as a club, however Hinzay managed to use that club against him, crushing him under its weight.
After this, Hinzay refused the throne of Korstraad and passed the crown onto the rightful heir of the Smith dynasty. He is not known to have committed any more historically significant deeds, but after his death of unknown causes, the Vin-Hai tribe was renamed the Vin-Hin-Zay in his honour.