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Tahkati Storm-Tamer

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Patron of the Clan of the Horse
Level, Alignment, Sphere: 16th (Celestial), CN, Energy
Symbol: a knife of buffalo bone
Portfolio: clan of the horse, horses and cavalry, protect the children of Atruaghin, fighting, revenge, fierceness
Worshipped in: Known World (Atruaghin Clans)
Appearance: a copper-skinned human much smaller than normal (around 1.60m), but with shoulders so wide and muscular the result thus is a imposing an threatening build. The sides of the head are always shaved and carries the remaining hair gathered in a black mane similar to those of a horse, while the rest of the body is nude, with the exception of a loincloth of linen tied to a belt with the scalps of his enemies, to which is also attached a dagger carved from the humerus of a buffalo.
History: Tahkati lived among the Oltecs who later became the Children of Atruaghin long before the arrival of the latter, and was the first to unify the tribes by force of arms in 1675 BC. The secret of the military strength of Tahkati derives from his greatest deed: the domestication of the horses. Successfully having mounts, he guided his tribe (renamed the Clan of the Horse) against the other clans and reduced the tribes to obedience and unity under his banner. Tahkati became the greatest warrior of the prairies, and following his vocation to the military arts managed to achieve Immortality in the Sphere of Energy in 1620 BC. When he knew of the arrival of a new leader that had reunified the people of the prairies, he was interested in this thing, but very soon began to despise Atruaghin when he saw that the unification happened through diplomacy and words and not by virtue of the rule of the strongest. If it had not been for the intervention of Ka and Ixion, once worshipped by him and still revered, he would have safely attempted to destroy Atruaghin. He decided instead to leave him, and at once he departed to ally himself with Atzanteotl listening to his advice. He therefore left to unleash the humanoid tribes against the Children of Atruaghin and the enslaved, after having received the promise that the Clan of the Horse would be saved. When he was insulted by the lies of Atzanteotl he rushed to him in order to destroy him, but was defeated and almost killed by the great power of the Entropic. It was thus that when Atruaghin returned among the clans to free them, Tahkati for his part aligned himself and together with Ka and Ixion he granted the means for dislodging the humanoids and lift the great plateau.
Personality: From when Atruaghin became Immortal the two have frequently collaborated, and even if they are not proper friends, the two respect each other and Tahkati is faithful to Atruaghin. Because of his fierce, haughty and determined character (that often brought him to respond to each provocation, placing him in difficult situations) he doesn’t approve of the calmness and temperance of Atruaghin, and wishes that the other would be more prompt and decisive in promoting the crusade against the Entropics and the enemies of the clan.
Patron: unknown [presumed: Ixion]
Allies: Atruaghin, Hattani
Enemies: Atzanteotl
Alignment of followers: any; clerics must be Neutral or Lawful
Favoured weapon: bone dagger (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: +1 bonus to Strength, free resistance skill
Domains: Energy, Law, War, Strength, Animal
Preferred weapon: bone dagger
Source: GAZ14, WotI