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"This was the old banqueting hall where my great-grandfather bade seven hundred nobles to a feast and killed them all before they had drunk their fill."
―Jadis, describing her ancestor (Chapter 5) [src]

Little is known of Jadis' great-grandfather, other that he was one of the late Emperors of Charn, and was known to be a cruel, murderous, and possibly insane man, like many of Charn's last monarchs were.

He once bade seven hundred nobles to a feast, but killed them all before they had even drunk their fill of wine. He did this simply because they had all had "rebellious thoughts".


  • The Banquet Hall, where Jadis' great-grandfather had killed all the nobles, was located near the Dungeons and Principal Torture Chambers before Charn's destruction.
  • In the illustration by Pauline Baynes, where Jadis first awakens on Charn, it can make out what must be her great-grandfather in the Hall of Images. As Jadis was the last one seated, you can see her empty seat where she must have been sitting, and then (going backwards) you see what must be her father, grandparent, and finally her great-grandfather.