De Rerum Magica
Mozarab salt merchant and village elder of Valdecabras
Shanja is one of the wealthiest men in Valdecabras and one of the two village elders. He is a Mozarab Christian that came to Valdecabras as a young child when his father, Yulyan, fled Almohadi perscution in Balensiyya about 40 years ago. Yulyan established the family’s fortune in Valdecabras and took a controlling share of the salt mine, working for the old, now departed, magi of the covenant for many years. Now Shanja carries on his father’s work, overseeing operations in the mine and running the primary business of transporting the mined salt to the merchants in Cuenca.