Anwar al-Sifr was the Cipher of Liham in 1367 DR, as well as the leader of its local chapter of the Brotherhood of the Everlasting.[note 1][1][2]


A dark-skinned man, Anwar carried a stern expression on his face. He garbed himself in black and grey, and wore a red keffiyeh on his head, fastened with a black agal.[2]


Deeply fanatical and violent, Anwar haunted the dark alleys of Liham. He preferred to stay emotionally detached to everyone, even his closest underlings.[2]


Anwar owned a potion of flying, as well as a ring of feather falling. In combat, he wore a magical set of leather armor and wielded a mundane scimitar.[2]


The goblin barber Bani Matruj al-Haddar actively tried to avoid Anwar.[3]


Anwar al-Sifr was secretly a holy slayer who protected interests of the Brotherhood of the Everlasting[2] in Liham, sometimes through the use of well-planned attacks where he would plant messages before making his escape.[1] He would sometimes organize attacks on the mamluks of Qudra purely out of spite.[2]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Wolfgang Baur (1993). Al-Qadim: Assassin Mountain: Holy Slayer Sourcebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 1-56076-764-X.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #41, "Anwar al-Sifr". TSR, Inc..
  3. Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #40, "Bani Matruj al-Haddar". TSR, Inc..