The Kadnessi Family was one of the ruling families of Kuat.


The loyalty oath the Elder of Kadnessi had pledged to the Elder of Knylenn was dissolved around 4 ABY upon discovery of the latter's death. In an attempt to overturn the Inheritance Exemption, Khoss of Knylenn reanimated the dead corpse of the Elder of Knylenn so that this and other loyalty oaths pledged to him were still valid. This attempt was quickly thwarted by Kuat of Kuat.