When Ad Avis overthrew the Emir Arus al-Din, and Khaveen drove the Katta from the city of Raseir, Harun al-Rashid welcomed the refugees into his own city with open arms. Then, he sent his own army against Raseir to bring the city back to order. A mysterious sandstorm rose up, however, and drove the army of Shapeir back to their home city. Realizing the magnitude of the problems in Raseir, the Sultan reached out to find a Hero -- contacting the Liontaur Paladin Rasha Rakeesh SahTarna.When Shameen, Shema, and Abdulla Doo returned to Shapeir on Abdulla's Flying Carpet, the Sultan allowed them to establish the Katta Tail Inn and bought the magic carpet as well. In the guise of the Poet Omar, he and Ja'afar frequented the inn. He shared poetry and gave the Hero rewards for his heroic deeds during his performances. The Hero also encountered the Poet Omar reading his poetry in the Fountain Plaza where he accidentally left his coin purse, which the Hero returned to him.
When Ad Avis had been stopped and Raseir returned to, relative, normalcy, the Sultan had Abdulla Doo and the Katta innkeepers retrieve the Hero. They brought him to the Palace of Shapeir where a Hero Ceremony was held in his honor. At the end of the ceremony, the Sultan spoke on behalf of the Hero -- revealing himself to be the Poet Omar to all who witnessed. Then, he declared the adventurer to be the Hero of Shapeir and adopted him as his own son, crowning him the Prince of Shapeir.
When Erasmus summoned the Hero to Silmaria, the Sultan donated 300 Drachmas worth of Centimes and Dinars towards his adopted son's entrance fee into the Rites of Rulership. Word also reached Silmaria that one of the Sultan's wives was soon to bear a son for the sultan.