- "And we can see the lions?"
"You have my word as pharaoh that we will do it as soon as you are strong enough, my son."
"I cannot wait, Father!"
"Then hurry and get well, my son. But to do that you will need your rest. Can you close your eyes and sleep now?"
- ―Aniba and Pharaoh Taharka
Aniba was the third child of Pharaoh Taharka. He lived on the island of Kerma. He had a brother and sister, who, like their father, each had one of the three bracelets needed to enter the Labyrinth. Sometime in his youth he got a terrible disease. There was no cure for it on the island, so his father set out to the world outside of Zerzura to find one. Unfortunately, he died before his father came back.