- Not to be confused with Zahīr ud-Dīn
Zahir al Din Benjamin Rai Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati of Waffel-Paine, almost always known as Aldin, (born 1630, presently aged 65) is the second-eldest son of Kaiseress Noor and her late husband (and former Natopian emperor) Nathaniel. In Goldshire, he was Count of Yardistan, and in Natopia, he is Count of Macon Rapids. He is the Pentheros, or supreme head, of the Dozan Bovic Church, being elected as such by the Metrobosarchs in 1637. He is married to Natopian Chancellor Li Naomiai. He has two children with her, David, and Abigail.
Zahir al Din is Babkhanized Arabic for "the manifestation of the faith" and honours Aldin's Babkhi roots (on both parents' side) as well as his faith, Bovinism, to which the name refers. Aldin, the name he goes by, is also a common Hurmu name, meaning "the old (i.e. wise) one", which also reflects his Hurm roots. Benjamin honours the cousin Benjamin (son of Jonathan) who died in infancy. Rai is a traditional Elw name, mostly associated with Rai Avon-El, and honours Aldin's Elwynnese roots.
His surname is composed of three parts: Ayreon-Kalirion, of the one dynastic house he belongs to, ibn al-Majeed bin Sathrati for his association with the emirate of Sathrati and the Simrani branch, and Waffel-Paine for his Natopian dynastic house.
- Spiritual awakening
- Election to Pentheros
- Tale of Two Brothers
- Death of Arn and Rostam
- Adam's culpability
- Adam in Athlon
- Adam and Aldin in Athlon
- Noor visit
- Asara visit, kidnapping
- Adam in Ura'Bos, visited by Noor and Aldin. Adam kills Noor, Aldin kills Adam.
- Grief. Nephew stuff. Seeing someone.