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Sam Danh Qu was a member of the Nyueng Bao De Duang race and was the first husband of Ky Sahra. He was dying slowly of fever during the events of Bleak Seasons. When Danh, a hated man, finally succumbed to his illness, Sahra's grandfather said to the outsider Murgen, "At last. A bleak season has ended for this house."

Danh had been hastily chosen by Sahra's mother, Ky Gota, to be the husband of her daughter simply for his apparent wealth. However, he had actually been disinherited for "his cruelty and wickedness and treachery" by the rest of the Sam family, and Mother Gota failed to investigate the rumors. He became a brutal husband, even after fathering Sahra's first two children. According to Sahra's brother Thai Dei, he "put her through several years of hell" until he died of fever in Dejagore during the early days of that city's infamous siege. Danh's two children later would be among the 1,200 Nyueng Bao murdered by Pal Subhir's Taglian soldiers answering to Mogaba. Thai Dei would confide to Murgen (Sahra's second husband) that she was in love with Murgen even before Danh's death.

Sleepy, in her Annals for Water Sleeps, wrote of Sam Danh Qu: "no one who remembered the man spoke well of him".

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