Sasamo. No one knows who he was. Some say he was a lecher in ages past. Some say he was a foreign king, captured and brought to Ul’dah. There are some who maintain that Sasamo was actually a woman, and in fact a princess. These misguided fools believe the so-called Princess Sasamo was found guilty of treason and forced to walk the seventy-seven steps outside Ul’dah’s western gates, seventy-seven times a day for seventy-seven days.
All are wrong. Sasamo was the predecessor of Raubahn Aldynn!
We all know Raubahn has lalafellin blood in him. Look at his son, Pippin, who came out inexplicably short for a ‘highlander’. (Some claim Pippin to be adopted. If he was adopted, why does he bear such a striking resemblance to a young Raubahn? It’s an attempt to cover up a scandal, obviously!)
But Sasamo, the legendary Sasamo, hit both the highest highs and lowest lows imaginable. He defended Ul’dah’s gates from foreigners, true, but also conspired with them. He was personally named an attendant to the Sultan of his day, but then sided with the treacherous Thorne Dynasty who usurped control. (In fact, it was only due to the clamoring for blood of the many Sasamo had personally wronged that the Thorne Dynasty ended as it did to begin with!)
His sins were uncountable. The plan, initially, was to make five thousand steps. The builders hired were Ala Mhigan contractors who milked the clock so hard the construction ended at fifty-five, and unsatisfied with that, the man himself made another fourteen. Though the steps bore his multitude of sins, they also lifted up all who bore witness, who knew not to act as he had. Because symbolism.
But the final sin of Sasamo, unreported for long ages, was one only recently revealed: he escaped punishment altogether! By eloping with voidsent, he was able to escape justice and flee to a place where time holds no meaning. It was, in fact, only a matter of decades past that he returned, crafted a false guise to inhabit, and possesses the body of a man of mysterious origin, purportedly from a country which would suspiciously be unable to provide records:
The very same Raubahn Aldynn! Oh yes, from the Void Sasamo sculpted and guided the growth of his bloodline until one perfect subject - Raubahn - was born. When the man was old enough for Sasamo’s tastes, his spirit forced the host’s out and he became the new Raubahn. All the countless sins committed by the former Flame General - not the least of which being desertion and being derelict of duty - are because he’s been long dead, his soul departed after being shunted out by a centuries-old traitor.
Her Grace the Sultana has doubtless discovered this already, which is why she unceremoniously fired him. We’re very proud of Her Grace.
Minaji Maji is just telling the truth and doing Nald’s work.