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Ram was a huge man of the Shadar religion, and secretly, also a member of Narayan Singh's Changlor band, a part of the outlawed Stranglers cult. He was a key ally of Lady during Dreams of Steel. Despite his size and great strength, Ram was among the lowest-ranked of his band, and carried the corresponding saffron- or yellow-colored rumel.

Ram was 23 years old by the time of Dreams of Steel, during which Lady described him as "tall and massive and hairy [... with] a head like a ball of kinky wire with eyes peering out", a description which seemed to match many Shadar men. He had a wife who had died during childbirth.

Dreams of Steel[]

After the Black Company's defeat at the Battle of Dejagore, Lady met Ram and his jamadar, Narayan Singh. Both men witnessed her use a Golden Hammer spell to strike down one of the Shadowlanders that spotted her. Soon afterward they introduced her to Sindhu and other Stranglers.

Ram and Abda were assigned by Narayan as bodyguards for Lady when she was in Taglios. There, at the Taglian olive grove and mineral baths, Ram and Abda assisted Lady in foiling Chandra Chan Tal's assassination plot against her.

Ram continued as Lady's personal bodyguard and became more deeply attached to her during the time of the Siege of Dejagore. In Lady's operations against the Shadowlanders serving Shadowspinner, Ram wore a frightening costume armor built by her to resemble the Widowmaker suit she had crafted for Croaker. Later, Ram handcrafted a cradle for her unborn child, but grew increasingly anxious as he was aware of his comrades' plans for the baby. He opposed his own cult when they tried to abduct Lady's newborn daughter and was murdered by them. Despite being only a yellow rumel man (an apprentice) he fought ferociously, killing 4 four of his fellow cultists before Narayan took his life and kidnapped the baby.

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