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Hattani Stoneclaw

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Patron of the Clan of the Bear
Level, Alignment, Sphere: 14th (Celestial), NG, Matter
Symbol: a pendent that supports the claw of a bear
Portfolio: clan of the bear, protecting Atruaghin and the Children of Atruaghin, courage, loyalty, battle
Worshipped in: Known World (Atruaghin Clans)
Appearance: a tall and imposing, cooper-skinned human with a well defined body and in perfect condition, with a wise-looking face and square features marked by war paint and long black hair gathered into a ponytail. He wears at his neck a talisman with the claws of a bear hanging from a strip of leather and always hefting a warhammer with a stone head decorated with eagle feathers, while his only other clothes are his deerskin trousers and boots.
History: in life he was the head of the clan of the bear and had the honour of fighting at the side of Atruaghin during the revolt against the humanoids in 800 BC. Seeing that their ancestral lands had been pillaged and devastated by the humanoids, when Atruaghin raised the plateau Hattani led his people to the top of it, choosing to live on the most easiest defendable rocky slopes. Afterwards Atruaghin appeared to his old companion of arms and confided to him that Danel, head of the clan of the tiger, was being manipulated by Atzanteotl and risked dragging all his people into chaos. In 792 BC Hattani organised an expedition with the better warriors for visiting Danel and attempt to bring him back on to the straight and narrow, but on meeting him it was clear that by now it was too late. Afterwards Danel tried to kill them, but challenged to single combat by Hattani he accepted, and having then lost in front of his people was made to set free the group of Hattani. However a week later there were new assaults by Danel and his men, and in the battle that followed, which lasted for two uninterrupted days, Danel and Hattani faced each other again, although at the end Hattani was mortally wounded. While Danel fed the heart of the enemy to carnivorous fish in a holy ceremony to Atzanteotl, Atruaghin with him the spirit of Hattani and guided it into a new body, allowing him to begin the first of his reincarnations (even if for the people of Atruaghin this was the moment in which Hattani became one with the high spirits). It was thus that Hattani set out on the path of the Polymath and finally became Immortal after having overcoming different trials in 760 BC.
Personality: Hattani is similar to Atruaghin, very reflective and just, but very quick to act and more expert in the tactics of war than his patron, who he serves with unwavering faith. Now he feels more pity than anger for Danel, recalling that once he was a just and capable leader, and concentrates all his rancour against Atzanteotl.
Patron: Atruaghin
Allies: Atruaghin, Ahmanni
Enemies: Atzanteotl
Alignment of followers: any; clerics must be Neutral or Lawful
Favourite weapon: warhammer (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: free fighting instinct skill
Domains: Matter, Good, War, Protection Courage
Preferred weapon: warhammer
Source: GAZ14, WotI