Warlord takes place in the war-torn land of Taltos in the world of Adon. The region of Taltos is a place of dry, blistering summers and mild winters with various local leaders and their forces battling for control of their own destinies. They battle for the power to become Warlords and becoming legends by their own hand - some are just and fair while others are cruel and capricious. Life in Taltos is brutal, but there is a fortune to be made and eternal fame to be won.
The almost-forgotten god Sokar has awakened from his great sleep. He has remembered the oaths of the warriors of ages past who bound their souls to serve him throughout eternity. Sokar has summoned his greatest servants back from the lands of the dead. The greatest of them, Khufu, the supreme priest-king of the Sokari, again leads his people into the Mehet Hesep - the Northern Gardens - where Sokar will rule again. Together with the Khamsin, a tribe that has never forgotten the ways of Sokar, Khufu will restore the cities of old, recover the plundered temples of his people, and repay the injuries of the outsiders to his Kingdom. Sokar has risen, and so has the desert itself.
Tariq is truly remarkable. He and his family are among the most favored Khamsin, for they never surrendered their worship of Sokar, despite centuries of persecution and ostracism.
Tariq is truly a child of the wilderness. As a young boy he and his brother spent days at a time wandering far from the herds. They listened to their elders and found ways to survive in the wilds of Jalahandra and southern Taltos. Tariq can find water in the driest desert and paths through the most impenetrable forests. He specializes in leading small raiding forces against the enemies of the Nefsokar.
Tariq excels at finding forgotten tombs. It is said that Sokar himself guides Tariq to these ancient places where the ever-living remain undisturbed and waiting to make their journey to Al Adiri and inscribe their name in the Book of the Dead. Tariq himself has never been to Al Adiri, but he rests secure in the knowledge that when his time comes he will wander those forgotten paths to sign his name alongside the legends of old.
Tariq shares some of the disdain held by the ever-living towards the faithless Khamsin who gave over their worship of Sokar for the more expedient worship of the Jalahandran gods. Though many of them have atoned, Tariq bears a muted grudge against the persecutors of his youth.
- Contains: 1 miniature figure model
- Sculpted by Julie Guthrie
- Painted by Anne Foerster
- Scale: 25mm Heroic
- Materials: Lead-Free Pewter
- Tabbed figure on plastic slotted base
Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required