A shopkeep for more than 30 years in the tiny village of Haroun, Ibn Jafir has lived a full life, and carries himself with a calm, resigned attitude.
Jafir was once one of the elite Fezhazeen, the Talay elite skirmishers, but he’s quick to admit he was stationed at a relatively lowly post for most of his military career, and saw little action. In spite of this, Jafir has natural leadership capability—perhaps because of his unflappability—and was elected as the civilian commander of the Fezhazeen detachment stationed at Haroun. Ibn had two daughters and a wife, but lost both the children during or shortly after childbirth. His wife, Alasmera, was his only love, and he never remarried after her relatively young death. Jafir is a religious man, and believes in the sanctity and danger of the deep desert.
He was last seen fighting in a rear guard action during the Battle of Haroun. His actions, and the actions of the men he fought with, allowed a group of refugees to flee the Formian onslaught.