Abdullahi Hazalred Faendryl
Abdullahi Hazalred Faendryl was a summoner who held a position at the Basilica during the reign of Eidiol Jivanatha Faendryl, Patriarch XX of House Faendryl. It was during this time that a trend of dangerous mistakes were being repeated constantly by Faendryl sorcerers, and Abdullahi saw a need to organize information about these practices. Taking his own notes and records, he created from them the initial version of the Enchiridion Valentia. He found it quite difficult to convince other summoners to record their findings as well, as the summoners of this era were quite content not to share their information. Therefore, for the first century of its existence, the Enchiridion Valentia was made up of information given only by Abdullahi and his friends and associates. At this time, continuing mishaps due to repeated errors convinced Eidiol Jivanatha that something needed to be done, and, impressed by the information in the Valentia, he decreed that it would be the primary place for recording information. Later on, Eidiol enstated Abdullahi as the first Scholar of the Valences, and he was the only one to ever have served in that position alone.
Behind the Scenes
Abdul Alhazred is the fictional author of The Necronomicon, a grimoire for summoning "Old Ones" in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft had some ghost-written stories with an author named Hazel Heald, but this similarity might not be intentional. Other allusions to Lovecraft in the Faendryl lore include Elizhabet Mahkra Faendryl, where Mahkra is Arkham spelled backwards. Mahkra is presently one of the lesser Palestra academies, but originally referred only to the asylum for the thaumaturgically unsettled. This is more specifically a reference to the Elizabeth Arkham insane asylum from Batman.