Foreign Minister Qw'Arat is Princess Regent Banara's most valued confidant and ally, described by the Princess herself in A Deviant Mind #20 thus: "My foreign minister, Qw'Arat...is my greatest source of intelligence. She’s mean, she’s arrogant, with almost an unreadable face. The courtiers say she’s the most witty, sparkling conversationalist. All she does is stand there and listen to them go on and on about themselves. It’s brilliant." Najimi: "So You don’t trust Qw’Arat, either?" Banara: "No. She only tells me what she thinks I want to hear...to further her own career." Najimi (inner monologue): Banara either had a powerful mentor, or the girl was a bloody political genius.