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The Court of the Calipha
Calipha Adara, the Glorious
(NPC)
Adara has reigned a long time now and is known to be a conscientious and hard-working ruler. She is, however, not getting any younger and has determined upon the Quest for Great Wonders as a way of determining the succession.
Prince Tariq bin Adara
(NPC)
A tall, handsome and commanding figure, he takes great interest in the military, and frequently inspects the legions on parade. He is also an accomplished sportsman and athlete. His impeccable taste sets the fasions for male clothing in upper class Shalazar.
Princess Sufiyah bin Adara
(NPC)
Sufiyaa is the eldest daughter of the Calipha's children. She is a kind, trusting soul, known for her innocent, generous nature.
Princess Rashida bin Adara
(NPC)
Rashida is the youngest of the Calipha's blessed children. She has always taken an interest in the matters of the Court, and has been following the Quest of the Calipha for Great Wonders with interest.
Grand Vizier Ali Bashtuk Abdul Kabar
(NPC)
The trusted advisor to Calipha Adara, Abdul Kabar serves as her eyes and ears outside the palace.
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The Bountiful Family of the Jerezad
Emira Samah al'Jerezad
(NPC)
Small, polite and friendly, she is the 2nd most powerful woman in the world.
Abdul-Karim
(NPC)
Clearly devoted to his wife, his buirly, glaring presence has encouraged many people to remain polite while chatting to Emira Samah.
Malikam, the steward of Harbad
(NPC)
A tough and extremely skilled warrior, he rose to the generalship of the 15th Army, which became known as the finest of the legions. He retired from the position at a comparatively early age, and was rewarded for his loyal service to house and Calipha wityh the stewardship of Harbad. He has spent much of his time training his household guard, and leading them against bandits.
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The Mighty Family of the Hadar
Cassim al-Hadar
(NPC)
The steward of Gazala is a sybarite, who has got to where he is because of his family and exceptional physical looks. He had a glittering career in the harem before his recent promotion.
Sassliyah
(NPC)
A Yildun priestess in a Hadar city is not going to be the happiest of people, and the popular and charismatic Sassliyah has wasted no time making her displeasure heard. Already there are many in the city who speak of a return to the ways of Shaliq, and their numbers grow by the day.
Quitab al-Hadar
(NPC)
The new ruler of Marinia, by right of conquest, is a cunning and cynical old warrior who is fiercely loyal to his family. His recent victories are but the latest in a glittering career that has made him the Emira's right hand, and he intends to run the city as competently as he sacked it.
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The Frugal Family of the Ruchbah
Emira Takiyah al'Ruchbah
(NPC)
Old, bitter and twisted, she has no one she can trust save a few loyal retainers, and shehas been forced to send her beloved grand-daughter away to keep her safe.
Alia, the steward of Elmiyah
(NPC)
The grand-daughter of the current Emira, and first in line to the throne, she was sent as steward to Elmiyah partly to prepare her for rulership of her house, and partly to see her clear of the knifes of her cousins.
Ma'keala al Ruchbah
(NPC)
A minor Ruchbah functionary, who announced the reward of an unbreakable spear at Salim's tournament.
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The Devout Family of the Yildun
Killian Ak'Mala
(NPC)
Killian is a traveller who has come to Shalazar within the last few months from the city of Asalah.
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The Honourable Family of the Zaniah, and Their Male Moneylenders
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The Generous Family of the Fesk
Ahmed Bashak
(NPC)
Ahmed is a respected member of the Fesk family, known as a determined and accomplished trader.
Guildmaster Hokur bint Fesk
(NPC)
A member of the Fesk, she has risen to leadership of the guild of Alchemists.
Halek
(NPC)
Halek is a representative, or more accurately, an underling of the Fesk family. He is a nervous, twitchy young man, with a distinctive stutter.
Captain Po
(NPC)
A sea captain of the Jade Empire, currently in the service of a lady of the Fesk from Muna.
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The Ingenious Family of the Izar
Emira Baseemah al'Izar
(NPC)
Shy and retiring, she has not been seen much since she ascended the emirate.
Hotek al'Izar (Kaboom)
(NPC)
Possibly the most talented Mechanomancer and Ignificier in the world, and possibly a ticking time bomb. Hotek, or Kaboom to his surviving friends, is a genius who cannot conceive of failling in anything he sets his mind to.
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The Scholarly Family of the Ash-Kenz
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The Invisible College
Chancellor Wazid al'Mahej
(NPC)
Old and a bit doddery, but totally devoted to the Invisible College, and to Shalazar. A very powerful elementalist, with several minor Djinn bound to his service.
Master Veraz
(NPC)
The college Bursar, he is the most frequently seen member of the Invisible College.
Master Hashak
(NPC)
Head of Studies at the Invisible College.
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The Visible College
Chancellor Humas al'Humas
(NPC)
Second of his line to hold this post, he is a great believer in the value of knowledge, and in the freedom of information.
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Mages Outside the Great Families
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Foreigners, Outcasts, and Those of No Lineage
The Cat Who Walks
(NPC)
A strange emissary claiming to be from the King of the Cats.
Jabbar the Sea Captain
(NPC)
A brash sea captain of some reknown.
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