The Storms of Shadow
Sir Shakir, "Knight of the King's Favor"
Sir Shakir is the cousin of the Queen and native to the golden circle kingdom of Kashfa, taken under the King’s colors upon his marriage to Alya. Shakir serves as both an advisor and sword of the King, and is a known friend of the Queen, being the only other member of Kashfa’s royal family that resides in Amber. Shakir has a weathered but not unpleasant appearance, with long black hair and dark eyes that mirror that of his heritage. He spurns the fashion of the court, dressing in the custom of his people, and, although polite, often speaks curtly and plainly, his statements at times bordering on rudeness.