The Times Are Nightfall
Every now and then, the Caliph honors particularly troublesome Kurgans with the privilege of ambassadorial status in the Known Worlds. Since taking up the position requires a lengthy journey through Hazat-controlled spaced, few survive this singular posting. Zulaykha Turakina, however, has excelled. Bitter over her exile from her homeland, she plays a long game, providing the Known Worlds with inconsequential tidbits on the Caliphate, all the while looking for something that she can turn to her advantage and trade for passage home.