A Persian woman swathed in silks, gold, silver, and luxury. Her clothes are scented in incense. Usually frankincense. She usually wears a hijab and a black abaya.
As a mortal, Imanna lived in the city of Kazima and was the only child born into a sexless cult of doomsday prophesying Zoroastrianism. They believed that not only could she see into the future, that the day of the end times would be the day Imanna died. Some Assamites claim that she had her eyes pulled out as a mortal and was forced to eat the eyes of sacrificed animals to regrow her own eyes. Regardless of the truth to these rumours, The cult was caught up in the Battle of Chains in 633. The city was ablaze and the cult's temple was burning down. What the cult did not know was that they were being observed by 'Adnun. He was brought under Imanna's spell and believed in her prophecies. So taken by her talent was he, that when the building first began to burn, he did not even notice. Shaken to his senses by falling rafters, 'Adnun thought the world might end if she died. He embraced Imanna in the middle of a firestorm.
Unfortunately for her, death, fire, and war proved to be a common sight. The elders of the clan sent her on many missions accompanying others as they went to embrace talent into the clan. She could help identify prospective new recruits merely by pointing them out in crowded rooms. Many missions involved going to war zones, sieges, and even the gallows to embrace new talent before it was taken by death.
Very few of 'Adnun's childer remain at the Mountain. Imanna, is not only the exception, she is one of his most gifted oracles, who had long traveled with 'Adnun. One of her most powerful gifts is the perception of the best choice for childer. She sits on the Sasila, advising them as the only oracle on that council. She agrees with Ur-Shulgi's return to the primacy of Haqim, but she is the only remaining Sasila who spoke against the killing of Jamal. It is unclear why Ur-Shulgi has never punished her or moved against her.