Bani Matruj al-Haddar, or the Silent Sheikh, was a goblin barber living in Liham in 1367 DR.[note 1][2][1]


Bani was talkative to the point where he would continue to talk until gagged.[2] He preferred to stay in one place, but due to his penchant for gossip he often had to move cities to get away from annoyed customers.[3]


Bani's flat face was accompanied by a broad nose, pointed ears, wide mouth, and sharp fangs. He stood four feet (1.2 m) tall. His skin was dull red and he had yellow eyes.[1]


The barber actively avoided the holy slayer Anwar al-Sifr.[3]


Bani enjoyed drawing out the time he spent with customers. He would often stop grooming them halfway so he could draw up an astrological chart for them.[2] He also offered free fortune-telling sessions, but did not have much success doing so.[3]

He was an excellent source of information on the happenings of Liham.[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 Wolfgang Baur (1993). Assassin Mountain: Cardsheets. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 9-781560-765646.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Wolfgang Baur (1993). Al-Qadim: Assassin Mountain: Holy Slayer Sourcebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 1-56076-764-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #40, "Bani Matruj al-Haddar". TSR, Inc..