He began to speak of his plans for the Guild after the Grand Council awarded him the sirdanate that coming winter. […] The eloquence of the speaker first tugged at her imagination, then swept it forward into a bright, nebulous future compared to which Theocandi's forty year regime seemed the merest dross.
– Jame's narration, God Stalk, "Chapter 5: Winter Days"
His mother was a handmaiden in Dalis-sar's temple in Tai-abendra. She had her son, Men-dalis. After he was born, she left the temple to marry a local tradesman, by whom she had a second son, Dally. Still, she arranged for Dalis-sar to adopt Dally so her sons would be full brothers.
↑God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 4: The Heart of the Maze" — " 'brothers have to stick together, the way Mendy and I do.' "
↑ 2.02.1God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 5: Winter Days" — " 'Meet Dallen, the brother of Master Men-dalis.' "
↑ 3.03.1God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 11: The Storm Breaks" — " 'I'm sorry,' said the secretary, 'but Master Men-dalis doesn't have time to see you today.' "
↑God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 2: The House of Luck-Bringers" — "that Tai-abendran upstart, Men-dalis"
↑ 5.05.1Seeker's Mask, "Part III: The Riverland", VII — " 'Loogan, wait! Is everyone all right in Tai-tastigon?' 'Hardly everyone. Men-dalis has got troubles, but I expect you'll hear about that sooner or later.' "
↑God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 5: Winter Days" — " 'My mother was a handmaiden in his temple in Tai-abendra. Actually, I wasn't born until after she'd left to marry a local tradesman, but she arranged for my adoption so I and Mendy, who's a true god's son, would be full brothers.' "