Abu-Karim Hatim al-Jabbar ibn Hashim ibn Khalid, Sultan of Hazred
Lawful-Neutral Human Nobleman
Father-of-Karim, Hatim the Powerful, son of Hashim, son of Khalid
He is popularly—rarely to his face—called Hatim the Fecund due to his extremely large amount of sons. His father, Hashim, had but three wives and a mere four sons, far fewer than most of the rulers of Hazred through its history. Hatim blames his father’s perceived lack of commitment to his dynasty for Hazred’s continued decline in importance in Raqaejah. Committed to rectifying this dilemma, Hatim has had a near-record twenty-one sons with his eight wives. Strangely, he has had no daughters. Many suspect some magic is at work; if there is, Hatim will not say and surely regrets it. Having no daughters has put him in some difficult political positions.
Nearly all his surviving sons are now adults. Many of them have been married off and are scattered across Amaranthia, while others serve honorably in the armies of Hazred and greater Raqaejah. Hatim’s Y-exclusive reproduction has not been passed on, and Hasan has several young nieces and nephews.
His mother, Thalia is deceased. His blood brother Adil al-Khayrat—a noted alchemist—is a permanent resident in the court of Omek Afsari. Hashim’s second wife, Ruwa and her son Fouad dwell in Zagora, the furthest town inland of Hazred. Sajjad, the son of the third wife Željka (who still lives in the court of Hazred), is a military man to the bone, and commands an outpost at the Western frontier of Raqaejah.
See the description of his family for a complete list of his wives and sons.
Oddly, the Ulrika-3 may have been a slave of Hatim al-Jabbar, where Ulrika-Prime had been his wife before the abolition of slavery, indicating that world as a whole may have had even greater differences from Prime than seen. It is possible the name is a coincidence, but it would be a strange one; Germany equivalent style names are rare in Raqaejah…