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At the start of Gunmetal Gods, Kevah has just returned to the capital city Kostany after a ten year absence. During that ten year absence, he abandoned his adopted daughter, who is now being raised by Kevah’s foster father. Since Kevah is a janissary, he has no blood relatives that he knows of, as he was kidnapped as a child and raised as a soldier. Ten years ago, his wife Lunara went missing, the grief of which made him leave the city suddenly and abandon everyone he knew. Now that he is back, he wants to make up for lost time in regard to his daughter, father, and services to the Shah. After Micah’s invasion of Kostany, he joins with Sadie to defeat him, and also gains the power of a magus, which causes him to look like he is twenty years old.

In Conqueror’s Blood, he takes Cyra’s side in her conflict with Zedra, through regrets it after Cyra summons the blood plague.

In Elder Epoch, he fights both Cyra and Basil for control of Holy Zelthuriya and to free Kyars from Basil’s siege of the Shrine of Chisti, though loses. Frustrated after being undermined by Babur, Hurran, and Barkam, he takes over Dorud and proclaims himself Sultan of Dorud, thereby gaining control of all of Western Alanya in name.