|Qasim ibn Zirhud|
|Military Branch||King's Own|
|Squad Leader||Sergeant Volorin|
|Tortallan Universe character|
|First Appeared||First Test|
Member of the King's Own
Qasim was likely recruited by Raoul of Goldenlake, the Knight Commander, while he and the Own were staying with the Bazhir tribes. In an act of good faith, Raoul ensured to offer the position to their warriors.
Qasim met Keladry of Mindelan, the only girl page since Lady Alanna, during a spidren hunt in 452 HE. He fed her sparrows dried fruit, earning Kel's respect and liking. He trusted Kel and the birds enough to lead the Company to the spidren nest.
Corporal of the King's Own
Qasim was made a corporal sometime between 452 HE and 456 HE. He serves as corporal in Sergeant Volorin's squad. He met with Raoul of Goldenlake and Flyndan Whiteford about Kel, and he went to greet her when her presence in the suite was known. He fed her birds again, and said that he hoped that they would remember him.
Qasim is a hard-faced Bazhir tribesman and well-muscled from his years of being a warrior in his own tribe and working with the King's Own.
Personality & Traits
He is kind and likes birds. He takes Kel for who she is and what she can bring to the table. He meets her on her own terms and doesn't challenge her knowledge or her skills. He is one of her first friends in the King's Own.