Taulot

Keeper of the Underworld

Under an apparently calm and silent surface, the Realm of Xotlan spreads over myriad islands through a twisted maze of underground tunnels. Light and gravity don’t follow the rules of Olan-Taa, but are subjugated to the Skytear energies that the Xotlan islands are surprisingly rich of.

The arcane power used by the devotees of Taulot, Keeper of the Underworld, is handed down through tattoos drenched with magic.

Once carved on the body, their essence remains even after death and can be drawn once again. This steady renewal of magic sources allows Xotlan islands to sustain the high amounts of Skytear energy needed to maintain life inside the deep galleries.

Cotlic

Hand of Taulot

Ruler of the Realm of Xotlan, Cotlic divulges and enforces Taulot’s will through strict and merciless leadership. His choice to centralize all political, administrative, and military power on himself, without being surrounded by advisors or officers, increases his authority and valor even further. This often takes him away from the Temple of Carchlan where he dwells and brings him directly into the core of the most important and delicate operations. The mere presence of the Hand of Taulot - as he is known among the living beings of Olan Taa - is enough to instill courage and respect to subjects close to him, creating a synergy seen rarely in other Realms.

Achla

First Omen

Achla is the guardian who watches the portals binding the surface and the tunnels to the realm of Xotlan. His forces oversee all access, preventing all outsiders from entering the sacred terrains without his permission. Olan Taa living beings refers to him as First Omen, due to the ruthless seriousness his duties and role require. An expert of traps, ambush, and subterfuges, only rarely have outsiders slipped through Xotlan portals unnoticed, and even fewer of them lived enough time to tell the tale.

Tlakali

High Scarifier

Tlakali is the High Priestess of the Carver caste, keepers of the ritual practice called Scarification. This technique, based on channeling Skytear energy through magic tattoos, is so painful and difficult to make it is prohibited to the people outside the caste. Her deep knowledge in manipulating and driving energies inside the host body makes her a strong ally. Often she follows the heroes to battle, giving them power and gathering the magic power dissipated during the conflict.

Zacoal

Fallen Son

Zacoal was the legitimate heir of Xotlan. As he failed to channel his Ancestors' energy absorption during the painful sacrificial ritual which would have been made him the new Ruler, he suffered his people's disdain and was cursed and exiled. Due to the fate's irony, part of the energy during the ceremony did not dissipate, but remained inside his body, deforming it and giving him supernatural powers. Cotlic, the only one on the Realm who was not scared of nor scorned Zacoal’s doomed nature, secretly takes care of him. Understanding Zacoal’s potential, Cotlic calls on him in time of war to conquer the Skytear.

Ixatosk

Absence Messenger

Ixatosk is a Skytear construct, created by Xotlan rulers and enslaved as herald of the King in person. Its main role is bringing messages and keeping communications open among the thousands islands of the Realm, because of its ability to move in energy form at unthinkable speeds. As soon as the Skytear war began, Cotlic decided to involve Ixatosk to exploit its mobility and its nature, reinventing the duties of his servant.

Nelaclen

Faceless Whisperer

Nelaclen is the oldest Sentient being in Olan Taa - he witnessed the archaic ages that came before the Four Realms were formed, and rumors hold that he contemplated the gods’ faces and their master plans directly. Isolated on a hermitage, far from other life forms, he spent millennia dedicated to universe contemplation and learned to tame all aspects of Skytear magic. He is able to manipulate the energy in its purest form, before it has even been shaped on the four divine shades.

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