Friend and mentor to Belardan, member of the Shadow Ray sect
Saladan is the priest who discovered Belardan, and brought him under the aegis of the church. He has guided his protege through membership of the conclave and into the Shadow Ray sect.
Saladan has engaged Belardan as a sort of troubleshooter for the sect. Several errands later, Belardan has been tasked with the retrieval of the Articles of Release, a heretical tract that the priest fears could cause untold trouble in the wrong hands, and which is thought to survive within the Library of Tullas.
Saladan has favoured the young priest with a holy relic, a symbol of power.