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The Book of Ataniel

Tal

Incorporeal Dalencian god, worshipped monotheistically throughout the old Dalencian Empire.
--Who's Who V2

Who Knows? Talakan

During the year Sway were together Talakan tried to reassemble the six fragments of the Stone of Pysyri. This, the Diari academics believe, instigated the dramatic increase of psionics across the Sphere. He was eventually stopped by Pysyri herself in her temple amid the ruins of Diar Island. His mind was torn from his body and used to power a new Diari invention, the psi-computer. This item was the power source for the modified Schism Tine, which caused everyone to turn evil during the Shattering.
--Shilree

A true malfeance. I admit, I prefer him dead to being hideously tortured by Forix and crew, but I also prefer him dead to alive.
--Praxis

Blown away by a deity; back-up copy activated and still extant, though some of the files may have been corrupted during the last power surge.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Talaria

Fairy-tale kingdom once part of the old Dalencian Empire, now an independent country. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Three and a half stars. They're kind of wifty up here, but they've got some pretty castles and stuff.
--Threnody's travel guide

Tallen the Red

One of a brotherhood of cloned assassins, Tallens skin is poisonous to the touch.
--Who's Who V2

Talra, King

Tanic Gilbraithe

Tamarissa Cage

Jackson Cages sister, a painter. She has a young daughter, Janey.
--Who's Who V2

Tarl Cabot

Tarquin, Squire

The king's squire, he disappeared with the king.
--Who's Who V1

Tarrasque, the

In the first year of my exile, I was travelling with a group of nomads through the Diarian Wastes. We ran into the Tarrasque. Only by hiding did I survive. During the most recent Pan-Deep Sea war, a Diari psionic gestalt managed to compel the Tarrasque to go west towards Cynystra. From what I understand, Arturian captured the beast. I have no idea what became of it.
--Shilree

The Tarrasque was a disgustingly powerful creature that the Diarians were trying to use as a weapon against Cynystra. As Max's hometown was on its route to Cynystra from Diaria, Sway tried to kill it, but was tricked by Diarian psionics into fighting a stupid illusion. Arturian finally imprisoned the real Tarrasque.
--Threnody

Tarrin Illiesiri

Kindly, rather hapless Diarian psionicist, trained in psychology, Tarrin joined the Rat Pack after being teleported to Rumi by the power of the Rat Kings. He has since relocated his family to New Trade.
--Who's Who V2

Tarrin is one of the most awesome people I ever met. He's really smart, and he's always helping people. It sucks that he got exiled. Sometimes the world is no fair.
--Skitch

Taryth

Telerie, Princess

Wifty Talarian princess, famous primarily for her penchant for getting kidnapped. During the Madness, Princess Telerie nailed the Good Blue Fairy to the Trade Gate, thus adding the term "fairy-nailin wacko" to the lexicon. Horror at her evil deed has driven her mad, and she resides now in a mental health facility run by Princess Kristin.
--Who's Who V2

Tellar

A Paladin who teaches at my school. A good man, if a little wishy-washy about his own codes. To learn how to truly follow a code of morality, read "The Significance of Significants", available now at a store near you.
--Ulmo Glub

Deceased Tenneron Raimonde, Prince

Prince Tenneron was the person who first appeared in Nylevia as an envoy from Dalencia. He is the second son of King Laran of Dalencia, and was the Dalencian liason with Nylevia until his father was deposed and the empire disbanded. He then took up the position of King of Dalencia, which he held until he was slain by Astilla in the Madness.
--Who's Who V2

Killed during the Madness.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Deceased Terail

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Tesin

The city of Tesin on the southern coast of Western Diaria is our largest city and the main Diari port. It is also where I am from.
--Shilree

Tessa
See
Seven.

Thalia, Princess

Younger sister of Telerie, this seventeen-year-old Talarian princess is as pretty and innocent as any fairy-tale princess, but also has a healthy dose of common sense her sister does not. Unbeknownst to her, she will fall victim to a terrible curse if she doesn't marry by her eighteenth birthday. She is a member of the young Silver Bullets adventuring team.
--Who's Who V2

In some sense she is the leader of our group. I admire her pluck and quick wits, even if her ways are somewhat foreign to me.
--Sashami

Tharok

Tharr

Cornerstone of the Seven Princedoms of Fossia (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Thermador, Dave

Interplanar mercenary of unknown origins, Dave Thermador has shown some ability to travel between planes, but it is unknown how he does this.
--Who's Who V2

Deceased Threnody

Threnody was the third incarnation of the Sunfighter. She was a demonic hybrid created by the fusion of the demon lord Tjekanefir (and his entourage of psyche parts) with an amused Caribbean elf, Shalini Kyber, who was, among other things, a pirate captain. Threnody's major accomplishments during her tenure as Sunfighter included thwarting Brionwy's world-destruction plot by using a psionic leech to siphon off energy from her accelerating psyche (with the help of Timrin Dalliar), defeating Wyvern and rescuing her ex-host Alain (with the help of half the heroes on Ataniel), becoming immortal, and turning down Kieran's attentions 177 times. She had a tragic romance with an illithid, Q'xal, who had been imitating her old flame Max. She ultimately had to kill him, but carried a torch for Max until the day she died. Threnody could limbo lower than anyone in Sway, played a kickass game of combat golf, and once grossed out Schneider by sticking her wrist into a gut wound and pretending to feel around for an intestine. She was killed under unknown circumstances but assures everyone her death was pretty cool.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Back when things were getting the most nerve-wracking (thanx Talakan-- enjoy death) Threnody arrived to help me out. Following in Alain's footsteps, as it were, could not have been an easy journey, but she did it with style. I still miss her. No offense, Flicker.
--Praxis

Hell, *I* still miss her.
--Flicker

Died of massive system shock.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Ti'Ar'Na

Once a woman, Tiall, she was left by a lover and committed suicide. Finding that she did not die, but rather remained as a possessing spirit, she possessed her ex-lover and killed his new lover and then him, then turned to general malfeasance, including possessing Duke Faraker, selling the Sewer Tour to Duke St. Augustine, and trying to capture the City on the Edge of Forever. Her spirit was trapped in the Ungodly Dangerous Gem, but was released during the Time of No Magic, at which time she possessed Darkhawke and sided with the forces of Shadow. Currently her spirit is contained in an artifact called the Soul Hook, but the Ti'Ar'Na will surely be seen again, for she is one of the Deathless, the five true immortals of Ataniel, prophesied to fulfill their destinies as protectors of the sphere (though it is unknown what sort of "protection" Tiall is offering it). It is widely believed that the Ti'Ar'Na can possess only male victims, but there is no evidence that this is actually true.
--Who's Who V1

Yeah, yeah, betrayed by a lover. World's smallest violin.
--Threnody

Accompanied by world's second-smallest violin. Poor Tiall.
--Khyrisse

And let the world's THIRD smallest violin join in! (Anyone care to make this a quartet?) Bitch bitch bitch! I hope she spends all of her eternal life suffering like a motherfucker.
--Schneider

Ti'Ashentes

The name used by Cynystrans and Little Folk for the province most of the rest of Ataniel calls the Land of the Little Folk (q.v.)
--Who's Who V2

Tila (Karatilana Torin)

Tila was a runaway nobleman's daughter and a surprisingly adept thief. She had an amulet of true sight and uncannily perceptive eyes of her own, and little escaped her. She was often vain, shallow, impatient, and above all cranky, but she was also often exactly the kick in the ass other heroes seemed to need, and her astuteness, thieving ability, and sheer chutzpah were invaluable in a difficult situation.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

The Tour's main lady. She's crafty like ice is cold. You go, girlfriend!
--Schneider

Person favorite of Zzenith who ever tried to Zzenith kill.
--Zzenith

Time Sphere/Time Dome

This is where Rip Hunter controls the timestream from. Wyvern totally trashed it at the end of year 3.
--Threnody

Timorian

Timrin Dalliar

Timrin Dalliar is the man who will become the fifth incarnation of the Sunfighter. Though he doesn't exist as an incarnation yet, Sway has met him anyway, due to his close association with Rip Hunter and associated time-hopping. His main interaction with the party has been telling Threnody how to use a psychic leech to thwart Brionwy's plan to destroy the world.
--Who's Who V1

Tjekanefir Lord Vestaya

The demon Tjekanefir was the son, lover, and lieutenant of the demon goddess Brionwy. He was a ruthless, rigorously loyal demon lord known as Vestaya, the Straight, for his reputation as incorruptible and unswerving. Under the guise of creating an avatar for Draize, her sometimes ally, Brionwy fused her son with his cult's intended victim, a young poet named Lian, but the avatar process was not successful. The demon did not take control, and the god's power was not channeled the cult of Draize wrote it off as a prototype. It was, in fact, a byzantine plot to destroy the world. The union between Tjekanefir and his mortal hosts is an unusally integral one. Rather than being superimposed, the demonic psyche is interleaved with the mortal one, a powerful form of possession that cannot be fully dissevered. The strength of this bond made Tjekanefir a deadly weapon. Upon the death of each host, the demon dragged much of the mortal psyche along with him unable to maintain this unstable state, he immediately fused with a new host. The accumulation of psychic material is a great stress on a mortal body, and turns out to accelerate the aging process by a factor roughly proportional to the number of psyches present. In time, the aging factor would have become so great as to kill each host in a matter of minutes, destroying the mortal population of Ataniel. As he learned more about Brionwy's agenda Tjekanefir began to oppose it more and more directly, ultimately countering the curse and choosing humanity over his mother, electing to remain on Ataniel rather than return to the Pit.
--from the Chronicles of the Sunfighter

You can go ahead and say it, you know. What are you going to, summon me?
--Threnody

I have a cult who pretty much have trouble dressing themselves in the morning. I'm geased to do Luthien's laundry. I'm basically the laughing stock of the Abyss. But that's OK.
--Flicker

Tjekanefir, Cult of

I don't know what pissed off Flicker more. The fact there is a cult dedicated to him or that they were such weenies.
--Shilree

Don't ever mention this to me again.
--Flicker

Tobrinel

A highly cultured, artistically rich land, often called the "seat of culture" for all Ataniel. Tobrinel is also among the most democratic of Atanielite societies, run by elected officials and governed by principles of fairness and civil liberties. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Four and a half stars. One of the most happenin' places on Ataniel. Tobrinel has a relaxed, lively atmosphere, a good music scene, and fantastic food.
--Threnody's travel guide

Todd McGee
See Praxis.

Deceased Tollial Seeford

Mind eradicated by poison.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Tomas, Sir

Sir Tomas is a knight of Dalencia hailing from the Montas Archipelago. In addition to being one of Dalencia's most competent knights, he is also one of the country's most envied men, for his wife is Princess Nikita, owner of the Ass of Power. Treacherously murdered by his father-in-law, King Laran, Tomas' spirit was restored into a soulless body the Sewer Tour brought back from the Ethereal Plane.
--Who's Who V2

"Ay an' ay, mon! I be white!"
--Sir Tomas

Torch of Souls, the

For some reason known only to Wyvern, he created this artifact and imprisoned Syndriannia's soul in it. I did a particularly poor job of using the Torch; perhaps that gave him some pleasure. As for me, I suppose I'm glad Syndy's spirit is back in Paradise where it belongs instead of being used by Wyvern for whatever nefarious purposes he originally had in mind. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth, though.
--Flicker

Torin

Mithril Dagger hero and thief, this young lad was believed killed in the Shadowwars, but has recently wandered down from the Plateau, quite mad.
--Who's Who V2

Deceased Trade

Once the de facto capital of all Ataniel, Trade was a manifestation of the mythical City on the Edge of Forever. Unfortunately, Shadow used it as a beacon to again approach Ataniel, and the city (or what remained of it, as it had been the focal point of the Madness) had to be destroyed to banish them. Khyrisse Starshadow was the patron goddess of this city during her brief tenure as a deity.
--Who's Who V2

Imploded when the Heart of the City was destroyed.
It is fairly unorthodox to refer to a city as dead, of course, but since 90% of its inhabitants were slain recently, it's easier for me to list the living. You have no idea how behind schedule we are here.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

*whimper*
--Khyrisse Starshadow

Trade Carriage

Magic collapsible carriage created by Khyrisse Starshadow, the Trade Carriage is the fastest currently existing vehicle on Ataniel, exceeding speeds of 120 miles per hour.
--Who's Who V2

Trade Gate

These allowed travel to and from the city of Trade, which existed in a pocket dimension removed from the rest of Ataniel.
--Shilree

Trade Heroes Guild

Trassus

Nylevian mining town. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Travis

Tremontagne

The capital city of Cynystra (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Also the last name of its ruler, Eric Tremontagne.
--Who's Who V2

Tres

Tres was the group formed by Knighthawke, Odn and Merwyn. It temporarily included King Laran and Primate Quentil, though both were in fact pawns of Tres. Tres is dedicated to the unification of the world under its rule.
--Who's Who V1

Trilby

Drugged out healer in Lianth. Brought Luthien back to life and restored Khyrisse's mind.
--Who's Who V1

Deceased Trillarillia Cararia

One of the three Weird Sisters of old, Trillarillia escaped recently from her tomb within the earth and joined Bloodscar for unknown reasons, casually betraying the group by killing their leader Omeria and leaving for other evil. She was killed by a lucky shot from Shilree but returned to possess the body of the unfortunate fairy Syndy, and was one of the main orchestrators of the recent Memorial Day disaster, joining with Shadow to slay the gods, using the Schism Tine to turn much of Ataniel crazed and evil, and trying to crash the moon Bane into the planet. Her soul was entrapped by Luthien, stolen by Shilree, and sold to the archdevil Lilith, who destroyed it.
--Who's Who V2

Soul destroyed by another mighty pre-patriarchal demigoddess force. And how little we all miss her. Bitch.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Trissia Madyx

Lead singer for Death's Tender Finger, this bard's current whereabouts are unknown.
--Who's Who V2

Tyler Lord

Mysterious and unusually wealthy jack-of-all-trades who joined the young Silver Bullets adventuring team as part of an as-yet-unrevealed Plan.
--Who's Who V2

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