Ram was a huge man of the Shadar religion, and also a member of the Stranglers cult. He was 23 years old by the time of Dreams of Steel. His wife had died giving birth. Lady met him and the other Stranglers Narayan Singh and Sindhu after the Black Company's defeat at the Battle of Dejagore. Ram served as the Lady's personal bodyguard and became attached to her. He opposed his own cult when they tried to abduct Lady's daughter and was murdered by them, but not before killing several in the process.