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Hada is the Shadar goddess of Death, Destruction, and Corruption. She had a subcult, the "Children of Hada", who claimed to dedicate themselves to random and senseless acts of murder and torture, but who victimized only those targeted by Hada's high priest.

Hada is also recognized by the Gunni, but there are key doctrinal differences between the relationship between Hada and Khadi. According to Frogface in Shadow Games: "One of the big things the Shadar and Gunni cults squabble about is whether Hada and Khadi are separate deities or just one with two faces". Frogface stated that Hada was Khadi's twin sister, making them separate deities, whereas Lady in Dreams of Steel would assert that "Hada and Khadi were two aspects of the Shadar death god".

Hada was the patron goddess of Ghojarindi Ghoj, the high priest of the Shadar in Shadow Games. When Ghoj sent 6 of the Children of Hada to murder Croaker, the attackers were identified by Frogface and publicly impaled by the Nar. Ghojarindi Ghoj was soon killed, the very first of what would become a long line of Taglian cult leaders to make themselves enemies of the Black Company with grim results.

Unlike Kina – a real entity about whom countless myths have sprung up – there is no indication in the Annals that Hada was anything other than a mythological character.

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