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Iman ul Habn Adr was evidently the most influential priest of the Vehdna religious/racial/cultural group of Taglios at the time of Dreams of Steel. He was one of the main domestic enemies of Lady during her struggles to assert authority in the city in the stead of her missing husband Croaker who had previously been hired by the Prince of Taglios – the Prahbrindrah Drah – to be warlord ("Liberator"). The actions Iman ul Habn Adr and his co-conspirators undertook against Lady inspired her to commit the Massacre at Khadi Junction.

Dreams of Steel[]

While the Siege of Dejagore continued south of Taglios, Iman ul Habn Adr and the other leading priests of the three major cults within Taglios wanted to build a city wall. Lady, who was much more familiar with warfare, knew this to be a foolish endeavor. One of her main goals was to have a new military encampment and a fortress constructed instead of the wall. When Lady used her authority as the new Black Company Captain to act with the same powers that Croaker had been granted, she continuously diverted manpower and resources from the priests' wall project. After this and other offenses, Chandra Chan Tal (a chief Gunni priest and "one of the most important men in Taglios") tried to assassinate her at the Taglian olive grove and mineral baths, but Lady foiled the attempt, and soon had him and his cronies killed by her new allies, the Stranglers.

Instead of heeding Tal's killing as a warning, as it was intended, Iman ul Habn Adr and the other chief priests ceased their usual bickering and united to terminate all work on Lady's camp construction. This was a highly unusual instance of leading priests from all three cults conspiring toward a common goal. On the same day that the Gunni work contingent abandoned Lady's camp, Iman ul Habn Adr exercised his authority to command all Vehdna workers to do the same and to report for work on the city wall project. When Lady received word of Iman ul Habn Adr's decree, she commanded her subordinates Narayan Singh and Ram to put her plot to kill the priests into motion.

Iman ul Habn Adr is not mentioned again in the Annals, but he was presumably among the thousand priests executed at the Massacre at Khadi Junction. The Prahbrindrah's statement “Every priest who’s anybody is here” makes his presence a near-certainty. If he was absent for some reason, he would have been accounted for later when Lady instructed Narayan to “see if anybody important is missing.”

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