Dark sun that isn't actually dark sun.
He Who Cannot Die
Current Emperor of Xi-Xia, former bailiff, unable to die or be harmed by conventional means, was infested by an inferno worm, rescued by The Vanguard, whow ere the people who elevated him to emperor in the first place, on a tide of forged paper work and implied threats.
Spymaster, and master of shadow In the Lee of the Wind
Primary Concubine: The Driven Blossom