Atruaghin

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Atruaghin
Feathered serpent, or warbonnet and tomahawk
Alignment Lawful Good
Divine Rank Hierarch Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Matter)
Portfolio Atruaghin Clans, Azcans, Diplomacy, Wisdom, Balance, Truth, Fighting Evil
Domains Matter, Law, Good, Knowledge, Persuasion
Worshippers Atruaghin Clan members, Azcan followers of the New Way
Favoured Weapon Tomahawk

Atruaghin, also called Quetzalcoatl or the Feathered Serpent, is the patron Immortal of the Atruaghin Clans and a former ruler of the Azcan Empire in the Hollow World.

History[edit]

Born as Atruatzin, he was chosen as the Priest-King of Azcans after his fathers death. Though he was a just and wise ruler, his reign coincided with the ascension of Atzanteotl, who had been lurking among the Azcans for a century and a half, and had begun corrupting the to his own ends. Atruatzin was also targeted by his corruption, but resisted.

Eventually, in his old age, he contracted the plague that had begun to spread throughout the city of Chitlacan, during which three Immortals visited him in his sleep. The first one told him that he would be forced to leave his city and people behind, for the forces that would seek kill him were too strong for him. The second one told him he would be able to rule for etenity, if he would bow down to him and acknowledge him as his equal. The third one told him that he would wander though the earth and emerge in a new land, he would never age, and return to his children eventually. Atruatzin rejected their sayings, and when he awakened, he had become fifty years younger. When he returned to his people, they had abandoned their faith in old gods and begun to worship Atzanteotl, claiming Atruatzin dead of the plague.

These events forced Atruatzin to escape from the city, along with a group still loyal to him to the city of Quauhnahuac, eventually being driven from there by the armies of Atzanteotls followers. In his escape he made his way into the realm of the fairy queen Xochiquetzal. She promised Atruatzin, whom she had fallen in love with, and his followers that they would be safe in her lands, if they promised to stay there for all eternity, which Atruatzin and his group rejected. Though dejected she still aided the group by helping them navigate throught the caverns. From there they came across the ruins of a city, which the group believed to be Mictlan, the city of the dead. Here they stayed in a ruined building they, which they consecrated for Kalaktatla and Otzitiotl. Atzanteotl however had directed a group of elves, the ancestors of the Schattenalf, to their location, leading to the demise of Atruatzin's followers.

Atruatzin then wandered the depths of the earth until one day he arrived to the surface world, where he met with the ancestors of the Atruaghin Clans, who adopted him, giving him the name Atruaghin. He lived among the clans, eventually uniting them peacefully and becoming their chieftain, bringing an era of peace much like he had in the Azcan Empire. Eventually though he and other members of the clans noticed how Atruaghin did not age at all, remaining in the peak of physical and mental development. Atruaghin decided to leave the clans behind, going to seek answers to his condition, leaving a governor in charge of each clan. His journeys took him around the Known World, even reaching the Northern Reaches, and distant Alphatia, and back into the Hollow World, where he created his Mystic Conveyor, which linked the Hollow World with the surface world, shrouding it with the magics he had learned.

With his journey completed he returned to the clans, who had been enslave by Orcs and other humanoids. He gathered a cadre of warriors around his side and waged war against the humanoids freeing the clans. In order to ensure the continued safety of the clans, Atruaghin called upon his patron Immortals, and with the magic he had learned, he raised a great plateau for the clans, which elevated him to Immortality. Meeting with his patrons, Ka and Ixion, both offered him a place in their respective sphere, with Atruaghin choosing the sphere of Matter.

Appearance[edit]

When ever he appears, Atruaghin is a middle-aged, copper-skinned cheiftain, wearing a bonnet with colorful feathers. In cases where needed, he also appears surrounded with fire.

Personality[edit]

Atruaghin is very kind, soft-spoken, patient, and understanding. Though he prefers diplomacy and talking things out, he understands that sometimes brute force is necessary to make some people listen. He beliefs that true strength comes from knowledge and determination. He never lies or resorts to deceit, respecting law and justice greatly.

Other Immortals of The Atruaghin Clans[edit]

Ahmanni Turtlerider[edit]

Ahmanni Turtlerider
Whaletooth necklace
Alignment Lawful Good
Divine Rank Celestial Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Thought)
Portfolio Clan of the Turtle, Sea, Family, Sacrifice, Beauty
Domains Thought, Law, Good, Sea, Family
Worshippers Turtle Clan members
Favoured Weapon Halfspear

Born to a whaling tribe living near the Sea of Dread, Ahmanni proved to have an unusual bond with the turtles her tribe hunted from a young age. She could freely move among then, even climb on top of them and be in no danger, earning her the last name Turtlerider. After becoming the leader, her clan became the Clan of the Turtle. After Atruaghin unified the clans, she went to meet and study with, eventually falling in love with him, and considered marrying him, but Atruaghin, due to his agelessness, refused. After Atruaghin left the clans, Ahmanni continued being the chief of the Clan of the Turtle, eventually dying in battle against the orcs. Atruaghin however did bring her back, with help from his patrons, and she continued following him, eventually following him to Immortality.

Ahmanni appears a tall and slender, dark-golden skinned woman with long, braided, dark hair, colorful designs on her face, and carrying a harpoon. When she manifests, it's usually heralded by cloud of warm, dense fog from the sea. She stands on a dugout canoe that she control with her mind. Personality wise she is like the sea, being calm one moment, raging the next.

Danel Tigerstripes[edit]

Danel Tigerstripes
Cat's eye
Alignment Neutral Evil
Divine Rank Celestial Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Entrophy)
Portfolio Clan of the Tiger, Suffering, Pain, Revenge
Domains Entropy, Male, Revenge, Pain
Worshippers Tiger Clan members
Favoured Weapon Shortsword

Danel was born after Atruaghin left, during the time when the various humanoids had enslaved the clans. His parents were brave warriors who had been killed by the humanoids, and after killing them, they proceeded to torture Danel, who was four at the time, leaving him with scars that resembled the stripes of a tiger. When Atruaghin returned, Danel joined him and fought in many battles, eventually becoming the leader of the Clan of the Tiger. One day however, minions of Atzanteotl came to Danel and began corrupting him, making him blame Atruaghin for his parents death, and making him a pawn of Atzanteotl. The minions taught them the arts of war and the ways of chaos, and eventually Danel, becoming more powerful and evil in his service, ascended to Immortality.

Danel appears as a slender and well-muscled man with the eyes of a great cat, covered in stripe-like scars. He is a cruel and sadistic person, having no mercy or compassion, and utter loyalty to Atzanteotl, believing that working for him will allow him to inflict the greatest amount of suffering on greatest amount of people.

Hattani Stoneclaw[edit]

Hattani Stoneclaw
Bear claw pendant
Alignment Neutral Good
Divine Rank Celestial Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Matter)
Portfolio Clan of the Bear, Protecting Atruaghin and the Children of Atruaghin, Courage, Loyalty, Battle
Domains Matter, Good, War, Protection, Courage
Worshippers Bear Clan members
Favoured Weapon Warhammer

Hattani was the ruler of what would become, the Clan of the Bear around the return of Atruaghin. After the fighting against the humanoids was over, his clans lands were devastated, so he led the clan to the newly created plateau, inhabiting the rock ledges. Years after Atruaghin ascended, he visited Hattani, telling him to go see Danel Tigerstripes who was being corrupted by Atzanteotl. But by the time Hattani and his warrior arrived it was too late, Danel and his clan had fallen to Atzanteotl. Danel ordered Hattani and his men to be killed, but Hattani broke through an challenged Danel to an eschxixi, a private battle. A week after the challenge was issued, Danel and Hattani fought alongside their respective warrior, with the two chiefs battling each other for a full night, but in the end Danel managed to slay Hattani. Atruaghin appeared to Hattani at the moment of his death, back to his people. And when danel threw Hattanis body to flesh-eating fish, he ascended to Immortality.

Hattani appears as a warrior chief, with a toned body, a lined and wise looking face marked in war paint, hair in a ponytail, and a bear claw talisman around his neck. Hattani is personality wise close to Atruaghin, with him referring to him as "my trusted war chief", with better grasp of war and tactics.

Mahmatti Running Elk[edit]

Mahmatti Running Elk
Clay pipe
Alignment True Neutral
Divine Rank Celestial Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Energy)
Portfolio Clan of the Elk, Protecting the Children of Atruaghin, Wisdom, Nature, Magic
Domains Energy, Magic, Plant, Animal
Worshippers Elk Clan members
Favoured Weapon Quarterstaff

Mahmatti was born several decades after Atruaghin ascended to the Clan of the Elk. He was a great shamani, who studied magic in all its known forms, in an effort to overthrow Atzanteotl's hold over the Clan of the Tiger. He was close to breaking it, but Atzanteotl sent his minions to have him be falsely accused of killing the least liked member of the clan. Mahmatti was convicted and to be executed, but he escaped using magic, and was instead exiled. He eventually left the plateau and started to wander the world like Atruaghin had, eventually ending up in Glantri, where he was trapped under spell of a magic-user, seeking to claim the secrets of the shamani, whilst absorbing his vitality. By the time he broke out of the spell he had the body of a man twice his age. Knowing he had little time, he returned to his homeland, and started seeking the people responsible for framing him, finally returning to his home with the last living criminal in tow and forced him to tell his deeds. As he was to be ritually welcomed back to the clan, he died at the rituals end, with a smile on his face. At the moment of his death, Atruaghin greeted him, and Mahmatti ascended to Immortality.

Mahmatti appears as a tall elderly man, with a warm, wise look in eyes, smoking tobacco from a clay pipe. He is very patient, but has a great thirst for magical knowledge, and will do anything to help the Atruaghin Clans.

Tahkati Stormtamer[edit]

Tahkati Stormtamer
Buffalo bone knife
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Divine Rank Celestial Immortal
Pantheon Mystaran (Energy)
Portfolio Clan of the Horse, Horses and cavalry, Protecting the Children of Atruaghin, Fighting, Revenge, Fierceness
Domains Energy, Chaos, War, Strength, Animal
Worshippers Horse Clan members
Favoured Weapon Bone dagger

Tahkati was born before Atruaghin emerged from the depths of the earth, and was the first person to unite the tribes that would form the Clan of the Horse through force. His last name came from the feat of being the first to domesticate horses. Eventually he became know as the greatest warrior in the plains, and started his path to Immortality. Eventually word reached him of Atruaghin and his unification of the various tribes, and became disgusted that he preferred diplomacy to force of arms, causing him to turn to Atzanteotl, who promised him to be spared from the coming humanoid horde. His trust was however betrayed, and was almost killed by Atzanteotl when he attacked his minions. Atruaghin eventually returned and Tahkati joined him in seeking vengeance against the humanoids and Atzanteotl, eventually ascending to Immortality.

Tahkati is short compared most men, but is also wide and heavily muscled, with a long mane, wearing a loincloth made form the hair of defeated enemies, carrying a knife made from buffalo bone. He is a very determined and fierce person with an unbreakable will, leaving no challenge unanswered.

The Immortals of Mystara
Sphere of Thought
Ahmanni Turtlerider - Arnelee - Asterius - Cretia - Diulanna - Frey - Freyja
Halav - Harrow - Karaash - Korotiku - Koryis - Noumena - Odin - Palson
Raven - Saimpt Clébard - Saimpt Loup - Saimpt Malinois - Saimpt Mâtin
Saimpt Ralon - Sinbad - Ssu-Ma - Tiresias - Tourlain - Turmis - Tyche
Sphere of Matter Sphere of Time Sphere of Energy
Atruaghin - Chiron - Crakkak - Diamond - Djaea - The Eternal General
Faunus - Forsetta - The Great One - Garal Glitterlode - Gorrziok
Hattani Stoneclaw - Ka the Preserver - Kagyar - Lokena
Maat - Malafor - Opal - Paarkum - Pearl - Polunius - Terra
The Twelve Watchers - Valerias - Wayland - Wogar
Al-Kalim - Calitha Starbrow - Carnelian - Chardastes
Finidel - Kallala - Khoronus - Liena - Ordana - Petra
Protius - Sharpcrest - Taroyas - Vanya - Verthandi - Yav
Alphatia - Bartziluth - Bemarris - Benekander - Eiryndul
Gorm - Iliric - Ilsundal - Ixion - Kythria - Lornasen - Madarua
Mahmatti Running Elk - Marwdyn - Mealiden Starwatcher
Minroth - Palartarkan - Patura - Pflarr - Rad - Rafiel
Rathanos - Razud - The Shaper - The Shining One - Slizzark
Tahkati Stormtamer - Tarastia - Thor - Usamigaras - Zirchev
Sphere of Entrophy
Alphaks - Arik - Atzanteotl - Bagni Gullymaw - Brissard
Danel Tigerstripes - Demogorgon - Hel - Jammudaru - Leptar
Loki - Masauwu - Nyx - Orcus - Ranivorus - Saasskas - Talitha
Thanatos - Yagrai