Notable Tajara

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Tajaran history and society has a long list of notable individuals and heroes that are known across Adhomai.

People's Republic

"Comrades, in this struggle we fight to protect the progress we have fought so hard to make in the preceding decades. Our march forever onwards for a Hadiist society must not be stopped by the usurpers who would see us become a brutish military dictatorship, nor those fetid imperialists who would restore the atrocities of the old ways."

- President Njadrasanukii Hadii, in a televised address to the people in 2452.

President Njadrasanukii Hadii

Njadrasanukii Hadii, also known as Malik Hadii, was born in 2402 to the noble Njarir'Akhran Hadii line. His mother was Rajjurl Hadii, and his father Tajrhalrr Hadii. He got involved with the military at an early age, becoming a cadet for the Royal Navy at 16 and achieving a commission as a Lieutenant-Commander at 22, and leading his own destroyer as a Captain at 29. During the revolution, he briefly fought for the loyalists but was recalled to the Hadii Citadel to help defend his family's ancestral home. Following the revolution and the Hadii's rise in the new Federal Republic, Njadrasanukii was given the office of Vice-President under his brother Al'Mari Hadii.

Malik assumed the presidency on 2451 after the assassination of Al'mari. He continued his brother's early agenda of collaborating with NanoTrasen and other galactic powers. Njadrasanukii purged any suspicious elements from his administration after the Nated's coup, quickly consolidating his power through the imprisonment and execution of anyone that threatened his regime. Further authoritarian measures were established by him; the expansion of the secret police, the rapid industrialization of the PRA and further persecution against those who did not conform to his policies. Under Malik Hadii's control, the current form of Hadiism took shape; an ideology focused on the creation of a monolithic Tajaran culture under the unquestionable guidance of the Hadii political line. The office of president had its powers largely expanded under his rule, allowing Njadrasanukii to control all aspects of the People's Republic government. Total loyalty to Njadrasanukii is expected from all Party members.

A state-endorsed cult of personality has been established around President Hadii. Through a robust propaganda system, republican citizens are informed daily about Malik's achievements and how only through his guidance the Republican can prosper. Portraits of President Hadii can be found in most Hadiist homes and government buildings. Njadrasanukii is known for his speeches praising his own administration and the bravery of his people; his voice can be heard frequently on the radio. While many admire him as a strong leader, others fear his ruthless ways of dealing with the opposition.

President Hadii is famous for his extreme paranoia. Very few high-ranking members of the Party have direct access to him and little is known about his private life. He is constantly surrounded by hand-picked members of the secret service; those bodyguards are always under the risk of being purged for any reason. It is rumored that he has survived more than three hundred assassination attempts.

Despite the outcome of the Second revolution, Njadrasanukii continues to rule the People's Republic with an iron grip. He did not give up his plans of reestablishing Hadiist hegemony over Adhomai.

Headmaster Harrrdanim Tyr'adrr

Harrrdanim was born in 2411 to an M'sai line. He entered military service at a young age, becoming an army cadet at 16. His high intelligence and robust health soon had him successfully enter the Royal Enforcers; the elite all-M'sai special forces available to the nobility. He was taken prisoner during the First Revolution after a brutal battle saw the rest of his squad killed on a botched operation to kill a rebel leader. He was released in 2452, when he was 42. The condition of his release was that he acts as a spy against subversive elements. Soon Harrrdanim became known as one of the most effective and ruthless secret agents available to the government and eventually rose the ranks to become Headmaster of the People's Strategic Intelligence Service, commander of the internal secret police of Adhomai. He is known and feared across Adhomai and has spawned an entire 'spy thriller' genre in the Republic.

Yasmin Piaf

A photograph of Yasmin Piaf handed out at a concert, 2459.

Yasmina Burokov, aka Yasmin Piaf, was born in 2434 in the suburbs of Nal'tor to a particularly well off Njarir'Akhran family. Yasmin's father, Boris Burokov was a low-ranking State department official and devout loyalist of the People's Republic. She spent her childhood being educated in the best State-run schools their family could afford and enjoyed relative wealth and prosperity far from the poorer outskirts of the city.

Even from her young age, Yasmin was interested in music. She was part of her school's choir and participated in several nation-wide contests for the honor of singing for President Rhagrrhuzau Hadii. The all-female 'Band of Njarir Maidens' consisting of Yasmin and her classmates eventually won and sang for the President and other members of his cabinet at the end of the annual military parade held in Nal'tor. Eventually, she graduated and went on to the Academy of Musical Arts with full scholarship.

Talent scouts pruning the burgeoning academy's student pool for the next starlet eventually discovered Yasmin during rehearsals for the school's upcoming musical, and she signed a tentative deal with the small publication Vostak Recordings. Her first record, simply titled The Man in Rouge, was released with minimal fanfare . Given that she had sung a small solo during her performance for the President, some Tajara recalled her name.

Yet her voice, described by some as angelic and innocent, found purchase with an aging generation of Tajara who wished a brief return to peaceful normalcy following the First Revolution. Her dedication to the traditional pop standard and recognition for torch songs eventually elevated her to the status of a household name, with her recording label releasing hit after hit. As a result, Yasmin Piaf has become one of the most famous singers in the modern era - one who has fostered a close relationship with State officials. She is one of the few artists who are approved to be played on State radio KGTW-11.

Andrey Borisov

Out of all the Tajara that one could argue embody loyalty to the People’s Republic, perhaps none are more memorable than Andrey Alexander Borisov. In the average Republican household, his name is just as common as President Hadii’s, owing to the fact that he is the face of State propaganda and news network RAFИ. Born in 2416 to a line of M’sai warriors, Andrey was not even two years old before humanity stumbled across Adhomai and lit the flame that ignited the First Revolution.

Andrey’s father and uncle were killed in the uprising, leaving him, his mother, and his sister alone to fend for themselves. His mother curried favor with the local rebel leader when their town fell to the onslaught of war; she became his concubine and, later, his wife. The ever-advancing front saw Andrey moved from home to home, where the young M’sai would often spend time talking to soldiers recovering after harsh fighting. They nourished a sense of patriotism in him, and eventually he came to see the First Revolution as necessary for the future of the Tajara.

The war ended in 2432, when he was merely 16 years old. As the newly founded People’s Republic began the arduous transition from a movement to a government, Andrey’s connections with the upper echelon of PRA politicians bore fruit. He was taken on as a member of an officer’s general staff, headquartered in Nal’Tor, where he served as little more than a glorified secretary. His position put him in contact with the elite, however, and many found him charming and personable. His silver tongue earned him the interest of Dmitrys Marakov, the owner of the only State-approved television station at that point in time.

His ascension from lowly secretary to the major news anchor for RAFИ was one that involved plenty of political maneuvering, money - and, rumored by some, violence - but ultimately Andrey had proved his loyalty to the political elite of the People’s Republic and he was rewarded with the honor of being their mouthpiece. As a result, no Tajara on Adhomai can go very long without seeing his smiling face on their television set, spinning the next story or cover-up at the behest of the State.

New Kingdom

"Loyal subjects, countrymen, brothers. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that we must conscript from the provinces in order to maintain our fight in this war. However, you are not alone. Even as the new compulsory service legislature is passed, the aristocrats across the kingdom are likewise mobilized under a new service gentry system, so that all of the kingdom is together in this struggle."

- King Vahzirathaamro Azunja, announcing the beginning of conscription and formalization of the service gentry in 2453.

King Vahzirthaamro Azunja

A painting of King Azunja commemorating the commissioning of the first armored unit in the Imperial Army.

King Azunja was born in 2400 in the city of Kaltir to the noble Njarir’Akhran Azunja line. His father was Farkhanzirhal and his mother Dramahdarmah. Located in the far reaches of Kaltir, the Azunja family line was one of compassion and fair treatment, as only in unity and brotherhood could they hope to survive the harsh far reaches of Northern Adhomai. Their peasants were kept well and treated with dignity, and the nobles, while privileged, never indulged in cruelty. A noble paige since the age of 10, Vahzirthaamro excelled in reading and writing from an early age. He prepared to inherit the family throne as the sole son of his parents until the first civil war of Adhomai ignited in 2421.

When war broke out between the nobility and peasants, house Azunja was hesitant to pick sides, as they disagreed with the morals of both sides. Their distant position in the wild made them capable of ignoring the war until its end, as the Hadii family was placed at the head of Adhomai in 2432. Carrying the flags of the newly founded People's Republic of Adhomai, the Republic's army demanded the surrender of all nobility in Kaltir. The entire populace requested to be left in peace, as the peasantry and nobility there had never declared war on one another. Believing the peasants were utterly spineless and brainwashed, the People's Republic executed all current nobles ruthlessly, scattering the royalty of the region. Vahzirthaamro was placed in prison by his father's retinue of intellectuals, who declared he had to remain hidden amongst the lowest of the low if he wished to stay alive. From that moment on, Vahzirthaamro Azunja knew that peace was impossible so long as a compromise was not made, and a true constitutional monarchy was made the unanimous government on Adhomai.

Word passed amongst the Tajara at the work camps about a possibility that Vahzirthaamro still lived as many pre-war intellectuals gathered with him in private. They spun every possibility of a government, even discussing adopting human political systems as they gathered workers, fighters, poets and philosophers to form an organized nation as they spread their ideas to the guards of the facility, a majority of which who were old peasants under the Azunja family who thought the entirety of the nobility had been executed. Delighted to see his return, they quickly joined his side and swore allegiance to his family once more.

In 2449, in the middle of the night, Vahzirthaamro was released in secret along with the entirety of his retinue, as they quickly spread from town to town, asking for assistance from newly appointed officials and workers. Before long, the reminiscent families of the Kaltir region were happy to rejoin his flock. By 2450 his claim to rule had spread to all of Northern Harr'masir, and the New Kingdom of Adhomai officially seceded as an independent nation under the newly declared King Vahzirthaamro Azunja.

Field-Marshal Rrhazhal Zarkradar'Akhan

A portrait done of a younger Rrhazhal Zarkradar'Akhan in the service of the Azunja dynasty, Circa 2397.

Rrhazhal was born in 2380 to the noble Njarir’Akhran Zarkradar'Akhan line, however, he was a legitimized bastard of a Zhan-Kazan maid. As the youngest of his brothers, Rrhazhal was sent into the service of the Azunja family as King Farkhanzirhal Azunja's servant at the age of 10. King Azunja quickly noticed the young child had a talent for philosophy and strategy. The two had many intellectual discussions together as Rrhazhal quickly became a trusted advisor of King Farkhanzirhal by the time he was 20. At this time, King Azunja decided he trusted Rrhazhal with protecting the life of the newly born Vahzirthaamro. On the eve of the First Civil War, Rrhazhal was tasked with training the peasantry of Kaltir in order to defend their fiefdom and nobility against attackers. When Kaltir was annexed by the People's Republic of Adhomai in 2432, Farkhanzirhal frenziedly ordered Rrhazhal to hide Vahzirthaamro before People's Republic soldiers stormed the palace, killing almost everyone. From then on Rrhazhal Zarkradar'Akhan personally accompanied Vahzirthaamro Azunja as his protector and chief advisor.

In 2450, once the New Kingdom had officially declared independence from the People's Republic of Adhomai, Rrhazhal Zarkradar'Akhan was promoted to the rank of Field-Marshal personally by King Azunja, and today oversees all military operations inside of the New Kingdom of Adhomai. Respected for his tactical skill but notorious for his radical belief that a compromise is not possible and a complete return to the old nobility is Adhomai's only option for peace, Field-Marshal Rrhazhal Zarkradar'Akhan is one of the oldest fighting nobles left on Adhomai.

Ser Mrakhanjurl Ii'rka

Mrakhanjurl was born in 2422 in a Zhan-Khazan family in a small village outside Olska. He received little education nor traveled far outside his village. As soon as he came of age at 16 he joined the rest of the village mining bauxite ore to be shipped to Olska to make aluminum. He eventually lost both parents to lung cancer from the mine's poor ventilation before he was 23. In 2452, when he was 29, he traveled with a dozen other Zhan-Khazan miners several miles to Olska to join a protest against the new legislation of President Hadii that was meant to crack down 'subversive elements' that many felt were unfair to Zhan-Khazan. The army was called in and brutally repressed the demonstration, which saw Mrakhanjurl narrowly escape with his life. He returned to his village to find that it had been torched by the republican army for housing subversive agitators.

Mrakhanjurl mourned the loss of his village and was picked up by rebel militia, who revealed that they had managed to provide early warning to the village and evacuate over a dozen people, but the army had managed to find and kill all but a handful of survivors. In gratitude for the rebels dying for his village, and to avenge the deaths, Mrakhanjurl joined the armed resistance that eventually joined itself under the New Kingdom of Adhomai. In a very short few years became a remarkable marksman, gaining the most recorded kills of any Tajara sniper. Current New Kingdom estimates put Mrakhanjurl's kill count at 285, 32 of those enemy PRA snipers.

Mrakhanjurl also managed to evacuate countless of civilians from Republic territory to northern New Kingdom holdings. During the famous Rout of the 2nd Battalion, in which New Kingdom defenders unsuccessfully attempted to prevent Republican forces from capturing Baltor, Mrakhanjurl assumed command of the 4th Company after both its leading officers had been killed by sniper fire. Despite a serious gunshot wound to the leg Mrakhanjurl began shouting orders and rallied the shattered defenders, who were the last line of defense between the advancing Republic forces and thousands of refugees attempting to flee the city. The Rally of the 4th Company on 2456 successfully managed to delay advancing Republic troops long enough for thousands more refugees to escape into New Kingdom territory who would otherwise face atrocity.

For his bravery and growing fame (which was now considered too important to risk in the war effort) Mrakhanjurl was given the Hero Of Adhomai medal, the highest honor in the New Kingdom, as well as being the first Zhan-Khazan in history to be given the noble rank of Ser. He remains a hero to the Zhan-khazan and the New Kingdom.

Crown Heir Shumaila Azunja

A portrait done of Crown Heir Shumaila Azunja, circa 2460.

Shumaila Azunja was born in 2431 in the region of Northern Harr'masir, as the daughter of one kingdom’s princes. She survived the Republican slaughter by being hidden away among the peasantry, being raised in secrecy by individuals still loyal to the old ruling dynasty. Shumaila participated in the royalists circles since her youth, and joined the New Kingdom’s rebellion as an officer in the army. Shumaila distinguished herself as a military commander while serving with the Imperial Adhomian Army, reaching a position of command within the Jabrut Almumalik. She played an important role in the offensive of 2459 and the defense of the Vlrralkhzazhul line, being known among the troops as “The Storm of Harr'masir”, for her resolve in the battlefield and undying devotion to her soldiers.

In 2460 Shumaila was elected as the Crown Heir of the New Kingdom of Adhomai, the chosen successor of King Vahzirthaamro. A large fraction of the population is still wary of the King’s choice, as a heir with a military background could mean the continuation of the war, but most of the Parliament and nobility supports Shumaila due to her accomplishments and bloodline.

King of the Mountains Rustam Harmaliik

Rustam Harmaliik was born in 2427 as the son of a disposed Njarir’Akhran noble family. He spent most of his youth in the rural region of Harr’masir, where he had contact with some groups of Rhazar'Hrujmagh that inhabited the region. As an adult he found employment in law enforcement, and was sent by the People’s Republic to support the efforts to settle the rock nomads of the Harr’masir region in 2448 as an republican official.

While working alongside the authorities to make sure that the nomadic zhan would accept and adopt a sedentary lifestyle, Rustam grew more interested about their culture and became skeptical of the Hadii’s regime and how they were treating the Rock Nomads. Unrest among the Rhazar'Hrujmagh soon followed, and Rustam would try to offer his support in anyway possible, such as sabotaging equipment shipment or relaying misleading intelligence. The government soon realized his treason, forcing Rustam to abandon his post and escape into the wilderness.

Rustam found shelter among a caravan of the Rhazar'Hrujmagh, and soon adopted their way of life. Unrest and resistance continued among the rock nomads, and Harmaliik joined their struggle against the People’s Republic. With the New Kingdom’s rebellion, the control of the region waned and the Republican efforts shifted to other problems, which allowed the nomad resistantence to blossom into a guerrilla warfare. Rustam climbed the ranks of his caravan’s forces, winning prestige and favor by leading them against the Republican forces.

The second revolution happened, and the Rhazar'Hrujmagh resistence continued. Rustam assumed the leadership of his adopted caravan and aimed to acquire more support among the other Rock Nomads. Through the years of the conflict, he gathered more men and wagons under his command, through diplomacy or conquest, but limiting himself to defensive tactics, ambushes and raids. The political stance of Harmaliik has always been one of neutrality in the conflict, never compromising fully with the Adhomai Liberation army, due to his Njarir’Akhran origins and monarchist sentiments, and never declaring any support to the New Kingdom, in fear of losing the trust of his fellow nomads,

Due to a republican offensive against the nomadic guerrillas in 2461, Rustam decided to declare himself the Almalik’Rhazar, a word roughly translated as "leader of the mountains", following an ancient nomadic tradition that allows the largely independent Rock Nomad caravans to elect a ruler among themselves. This decision alienated him from his ALA allies and the other nomads, forcing him to side with the New Kingdom of Adhomai. Harmaliik and his caravans have joined the kingdom war effort. Him and his people were later granted the southeast territories of the New Kingdom for their support during the conflict.

Brother Mikhail Ordau

Little is known about Mikhail Oradu’s parentage. He was given to the Parivara at a very young age, left on the doorstep of Miran’mir’s abbey. Thus the Family took him in as they do many small children, teaching him and educating him about S’rendarr and Messa. Mikhail was an accomplished writer for his age, but a speech impediment left him at a disadvantage when it came to oral presentations. The boy was known to be bookish, and spent much of his free time in the abbey’s library as well as it’s restricted section, thanks to his close friendship with the abbot.

He had an unusual interest in the sciences for a clergyman. As the Second Revolution loomed ahead, and whispers of splitting from the Republic crept into the local city, he busied himself with reading and tending to the monastery’s garden. Eventually, Miran’mir and all of northern Harr’masir split from the Republic to form the New Kingdom. With the war came plenty of hardship, and the Priests of S’rendarr did their best to help alleviate the tragedy amongst the peasants.

With little farmable land and a severe manpower disadvantage, the New Kingdom struggled to provide for it’s people. Starvation was a very real threat, and the abbey’s garden was not sufficient. A conflicted Mikhail turned once again to the abbey’s library and science for an answer; and, as though a miracle from the Suns themselves, one came. He discovered an ancient text detailing breeding methods for slaves, from long before the First Revolution. Suggestions on how to pass on desirable traits and mannerisms; to breed subservience. Controversial, but an unknowing descriptor of genetics and hereditary traits.

It was armed with this knowledge that Mikhail set about breeding new plants. Earthen roots, dirt berries, and more were cultivated for generations by Mikhail, aiming to pass on traits like hardiness and vitality. The plants became much more accustomed to growing in harsh conditions thanks to his work, and as the New Kingdom pushed back the Republicans and gained more territory, these hardier plants were easier to grow in the shell-shocked muddy battlefields. The threat of starvation became less and less pressing as more and more farms could deal with the way the war affected the terrain. For his efforts, Brother Mikhail was afforded a personal audience with the King.

Oleg Al’Mor

Born Oleg Murkov Al-Al’Mori in 2400, Oleg was a teenager when humanity stumbled upon the Tajara. His simple life of working and indentured servitude was quickly upended with the influx of new ideals; he and his family, along with a contingent of other refugees of war avoided the conflicts erupting across the planet by staying in the mountains of Northern Harr’masir. To pass the time and keep themselves entertained, the telling of fireside epics became common. Oleg was noted to be imaginative with his tales even then, regaling other Tajara with stories of war and love.

Eventually, however, the nomadic hunter-gatherer life in the mountains could no longer support their numbers, and Oleg’s group descended from their hiding place. By this point, rebel armies had mostly taken hold of Kal’tir and the surrounding areas, giving Oleg relative freedom. When the war finally came to an end in 2432, Oleg was well known as a traveling bard and performer who earned his living using his creative skills entertaining war-weary soldiers and newly freed slaves. The stability that came with the formation of the People’s Republic afforded Oleg the opportunity to settle down in Kal’tir once again, where he took an interest in the local theater scene.

His first play, The Jester’s End, pioneered the form of black comedy and was a throwback to the days of servitude. Over the course of his career in Kal’tir, Oleg penned many more plays under his pseudonym Oleg Al’Mor, out of fear of inviting reprisals from the People’s Republic. Oleg’s plays were often scandalous or controversial for challenging the traditional morality held by Tajara. However, as time went on, his works became formulaic and much less shocking, and thus by extension more palatable to the average Tajara. Black comedy found a good home amongst the countless war veterans of the First Revolution.

Oleg considered himself an intellectual, and when the New Kingdom of Adhomai split from the People’s Republic he was an outspoken supporter. He and his family had experienced the benefits of the old ways, and with his considerable wealth from play royalties, he financed the New Kingdom with donations. Sadly, Oleg Al’Mor passed away in December of 2460 after completing his final work. The play, titled A Maiden’s Voyage, was particularly well received, with even the King himself getting a private showing. Many of his works are still performed in theaters all over the New Kingdom’s territory.

Adhomai Liberation Army

"We are soldiers. We are fighters. We are war. We have forsaken the corrupt and decaying corpse of the xeno-loving People's Republic. We have left our homes and our families, but our cause is righteous. The suns are with us! The vile usurper of my friend and comrade Al'mari will have justice delivered to him! We will spill the blood of our enemies until our struggles are seen and heard, and we WILL retake OUR Republic!"

- Supreme Commander Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan, the day after the coup de tat began, 2451.

Supreme Commander Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan

A portrait photo of Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhani saved from State purging and censorship, circa 2451.

Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan was born in 2409 to an M'sai family in Nal'tor. The son of a royal enforcer, Halkiikijr interacted with many Njarir children in his early life. Halkiikijr grew to resent their narcissism, but prepared to inherit his duty as a loyalist enforcer nonetheless. When the First Civil War of Adhomai ignited in 2421, Halkiikijr fought for the loyalists alongside the Hadii family. Becoming a battle-brother of Rhagrrhuzau Hadii, or better known as Al'Mari Hadii, Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan stood with the Hadii family's decision to become informants for the rebels for their freedom and assured political rule. When the Civil War ended in 2432 and Al'Mari Hadii was sworn into office, Halkiikijr was made a Commander of the Tajaran Navy in return for his servitude to the Hadii family. Al'Mari supposedly made promises of swearing in Halkiikijr as the next president of the People's Republic once the political climate on Adhomai had stabilized. The legitimacy of this claim is not know, but what is known is that Al'Mari was assassinated during a military parade in 2451 and Njadrasanukii Hadii, vice president of the People's Republic, quickly swore himself in as the successor of the presidency. Outraged at the assassination and accusing Njadrasanukii of treachery against his own family, Halkiikijr tore himself free from the leadership of the People's Republic and swore to reclaim his rightful throne as the leader of a new nation; the Adhomai Liberation Army. Supreme Commander Nated'Hakhan's movement to reclaim Adhomai grows larger every day, with many conservative Tajara convinced that S'rendarr and Messa fight for him through his two right hand men, Kahan Hro'rammhad and Kyff Hotak.

Commander Kahan Hro'rammhad

Kahan Hro'rammhad was born in 2413 to the Hharaar family of Hro'rammhad as an only child and without a mother. A peasant from birth in the population-heavy region of D'as'ral, he was taught the values of honor and goodwill from his father, Ha'masdra, a well known peasant teacher in the village. Kahan became somewhat of a hero to the other peasant children of the village, fasting for days on end so that the other children could eat. As the education of peasants was illegal in many regions of noble-controlled Adhomai, Ha'masdra was captured and marked for death by the royalty of D'as'ral when he was teaching peasants. Before he could be executed, Ha'masdra was scheduled to be shuttled off world by humans along with other intellectual enemies of the state. However, he was taken by Royal Enforcers and put to death in what would come to be known as the D'as'ral massacre. The crowd, a majority composed of students of Ha'masdra, stormed the stage and killed every noble in the plaza. Kahan grieved for the loss of his only family and was adopted by the rebels of the village. Raised by the students of Ha'masdra, Kahan learned to fight and kill around the age of 14.

By the time Kahan Hro'rammhad turned 18, he was in charge of a platoon-strength cavalry element for the rebels. He fought only with a sword, often hopping off of his steed and challenging his opponents to individual duels. He became a hero of the rebellion for his honor, charm, bravery and tactical skill. He is most famous for his efforts in the battle for Hrrat'fal in which an entire battle group of rebel soldiers was pinned in the middle of Hrrat'fal valley near the Nraz'i mountain range. Under constant mortar and heavy weapons fire, the rebels were unable to move as they were picked off one by one. Sent to reinforce the pinned rebels, Kahan sensed the valley was a death trap early and sent his soldiers into the mountains undetected to search for the enemy weapons. Appearing alone at the rebel encampment, Kahan individually formed a diversion as the distracted People's Republic allowed the rebels to flee. Drawing their fire by riding in untraceable patterns and announcing himself as a rebel leader, Kahan revealed the People's Republic positions as his soldiers deployed in the mountains near instantly seized the now visible emplacements. The rebel soldiers, as well as the loyalist prisoners, believed he was invincible for drawing an entire mountain range of fire without being torn to pieces. As such, the prisoners all volunteered to personally serve under him, worshipping him as an invulnerable instrument of S'rendarr's will.

Once the First Civil War of Adhomai ended in 2432, Kahan retained his rank of Lieutenant-Commander of the People's Republic but spent most of his time caring for the orphans created by the extensive fatalities of the First Civil War. After the assassination of Al'Mari Hadii, Kahan grew resentful of the unfair treatment of the Zhan Khazan under the new president Malik Hadii. Before long the Second Civil War of Adhomai had broken out, and Kahan Hro'rammhad defected alongside Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan under the banner of the Adhomai Liberation Army. Supreme Commander Nated'Hakhan recognized Kahan from before the war and quickly grew even fonder of his unmatched bravery and tactical skill, and made Kahan secondary commander of the Adhomai Liberation Army. Kahan is yet to have been beaten in individual combat and is considered the greatest swordsman in all of Adhomai. He currently serves as one of two right-hand men of Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan next to Kyff Hotak, whom Kahan is known to publicly resent for his cruelty. The men under Commander Kahan Hro'rammhad are known to have an utmost expect for his selfless bravery and mercy, most even going so far as to worship him as an embodiment of S'rendarr's mercy and benevolence.

Commander Kyff Hotak

Little is known of Kyff Hotak or his origins, but the extent of his cruelty is somewhat of legend on Adhomai. What is known has mostly only been documented by Captain Kahan Hro'rammhad of the Liberation Army. Said to be born in the year 2410 to a family of peasants in the central regions of Adhomai, Kyff was quickly made aware of the harsh reality under the rule of the Njarir. He was forced to witness the trading of his sisters and the deaths of his brothers in brutal tournaments for the entertainment of the ruling class. He was barely eleven once the First Civil War of Adhomai broke out in 2421, and the first catastrophic battles of the war took place in his village. The members of his family quickly perished in the fighting, brutally executed by the nobility or killed in barrages. Before long he was supposedly the only living family member left, his once dignified M'sai fur black with soot and ash as he scoured the ruins of his once great village for years, maiming loyalist troops with unimaginable ferocity and strength.

The earliest traceable record of Kyff Hotak in the People's Republic archive dates back to 2428 when a full platoon of loyalist troops were fired at from the ruins of a damaged noble library. Taking cover outside the building, the loyalist soldiers reportedly began to take casualties from seemingly all directions in slow succession. By the time they were able to identify the source as a single quick rebel who was zipping from cover to cover in a circle around their position, a third of their unit had been killed. A single radio operator managed to radio in the nature of their situation before he was presumably killed. When reinforcements arrived, they found the library burnt to the ground and the charred bodies of the platoon inside of the ruins. The village was abandoned to the rebels not long after.

No further sightings of Kyff Hotak were reported until the start of the Second Civil War of Adhomai in 2451. When Supreme Commander Halkiikijr Nated Hakhan of the Adhomai Liberation Army demanded a call to arms against the vicious Malik Hadii, Hotak was one of the first to join the side of the rebels once more. Quickly rising to the rank of Commander, Hotak was given special control over all stealth operations of the People's Republic. He is known to be genocidal in his orders, putting entire villages to the torch for their allegiance to the People's Republic. His hatred for all rulers is immense, and even his own men fear him as an avatar of Messa's wrath who will live forever to unleash unimaginable hell on the tyrannical.

Dr. Aleksandra Hro’makar

The first, and thus far only incident of weapons of mass destruction being employed on Adhomai happened in 2458, when the People’s Republic dropped a four megaton nuclear bomb on the Liberation Army base in Quizosa. The death toll from the detonation was staggering, but the fallout from the bomb was carried on strong winds, leading to severe cases of radiation poisoning from the neighboring camps.

Tajara medical experience with radiation poisoning and the effects from nuclear bombs were practically non-existent. The only species in the galaxy who had the technology long before the Tajara were xenos, and the Liberation Army did not have the luxury of free contact with extraplanet forces. With the sick and dying mounting, a call for help was sent out to the surrounding territories. Many physicians and doctors made the long and difficult journey in the winter snows to help - at the forefront of them, Dr. Aleksandra Hro’makar.

The effects of the bomb were catastrophic. Survivors were badly burned. Their fur fell out, never to grow back again - leaving them susceptible to Adhomai’s frigid temperatures. Their skin peeled off in sickly ribbons, hanging limply to the ground. Doctors were at a loss, with only a rudimentary understanding of what could have happened. Dr. Aleksandra took a sort of unofficial command of the medical effort, and coordinated efforts to assist the sick and dying.

Liberation-sympathetic Tajara, at her prodding, recovered as many documents as they could regarding the atom bomb from PRA-aligned holdings, downloading information from the extranet and thieving textbooks from high-security locations.Thanks to her ingenuity and leadership, the haphazard medical team of doctors saved a great many innocents from a slow, painful death - though they would have to live with the effects of the bomb for the rest of their lives. Dr. Aleksandra is widely known for her opposition to nuclear proliferation, due to her experiences, and has become the face of a growing anti-WMD movement across Ras’narr.

Arzjun Haurjuhrl

Rumors persist that Arzjun Haurjuhrl was sired out of wedlock, a result of an affair between a Zhan-Khazan mistress and a rebel leader. He was born in 2427 in the warmer regions near the city of Olska, and lived alone with his mother. He was scarcely a child when the war ended and the People’s Republic came to prominence. Both he and his mother suffered much in the way of discrimination - for being Zhan-Khazan as well as having a bastard child. This disconnect between what the People’s Republic promised and they way they were treated caused the young Arzjun to become disillusioned with the Republic.

He was further tested when his mother suddenly fell ill and died in the winter of 2445. With nothing left tying him down, abandoned as he had been by Adhomain society, he took what little funds they had been saving and paid a smuggler to carry him off world. It took every penny but eventually he found himself in Mendell City, carrying nothing but the clothes on his back. For a time, he lived on the streets, forced to beg to make ends meet. He soon found work at one of the shelters he had often stayed at. The community of Little Adhomai was more welcoming to him than the homeworld had been.

Deciding to pay back the kindness he received, he took part in many community outreach programs, including plays and dramas for the children of Little Adhomai. His passion for the arts as a medium of expression took root here, and his name rose to some prominence amongst the local Tajara population thanks to his charity work. He aspired to work on his own big picture and got his chance thanks to the collective donations of many Tajara. Wealthy xenos also had an interest in seeing what the immigrant could do, though perhaps a few thought it would look good as a public relations move.

The script he wrote went through many revisions and sat for a good while before it was picked up by a studio. The community who had helped him before had done it once again; the surprise blockbuster When Summer Came to Nazira was one of the top ten highest grossing films in Biesel history. It’s anti-tyranny message was seen by some as an expression of the director’s own viewpoint on the People’s Republic. In some ways, they were correct - Arzjun is a quiet supporter of the DPRA, which has put him at odds with the Republican government. As a result, his film is banned from showing on Adhomai - though this has not stopped smuggled copies from being distributed amongst DPRA theaters.

Misc

Rikdar Al'Manq

Rikdar was born on 2429 the noble Njarir’Akhran Bayan line in Nal'Tor, with Bayan being his birth name. However, his parents were disappeared by Republic secret police in one of the frequent purges of Njarir’Akhran and he was put into state-run foster care. He has raised in the House Of Young Patriots orphanage until he was adopted at 14 to Hharar parents and took their last name of Al'Manq. As he was going to school his parents and teachers immediately took notice of his artistic abilities and interest in painting, which the orphanage had initially tried to discourage. On 2446, when he was 18, Rikdar won an art contest where he submitted a portrait of his Environmental Geology teacher and gained a prestigious scholarship in the Nal'Tor University of The Arts, a state-funded institution.

Rikdar attended the university for several years, though his studies were sometimes interrupted or delayed by the periodic waves of anti-Njarir’Akhran demonstrations and violence that gripped the campus. However, he quickly became a prodigy amongst his peers. Al'Manq's style of oil painting and doing portraits became a sensation in the capital, with the mayor and several city officials requesting their portraits done.

Rikdar graduated university on at 20 years old in 2450 with a Bachelors of Arts. Having already received several high-profile commissions, including the then-President Al'Mari Hadii, whose portrait was done a week before his death.

Al'Manq managed to survive the resulting chaos across Adhomai following the assassination of Al'Mari Hadii by the nature of his celebrity status, but his popularity remains confined within the major cities.

At only 29 years old in 2458 the Al'Manq Style has already become a famous style of painting across Adhomai. The Al'Manq Style is noted for its use of rich oil-based paint that focuses on portraits and profiles. The colors are often bold or show rich texture and color. The hands of Tajara are painted without being anatomically correct. Critics blast Al'Manq's apparent inability to draw hands correctly but Rikdar has stated that it's his personal style. This has influenced other artists, and many attempting to pay homage to Al'Manq draw hands as stubby.

Rikdar remains extremely popular on Adhomai. The People's Republic remains a quiet supporter of his work, and state officials pay him handsome commissions for their portraits to be done, though they frown on him taking commissions from New Kingdom officials as well. The Adhomai Liberation Army has painted Rikdar as just another nobleman and several members of the Liberation Army have given open contempt for his work.

Bloodstorm

Bloodstorm is a famous and infamous DPRA Heavy Metal Band which has surged in popularity with the younger “denier” generation. those in this generation are categorized by their refusal of modern Tajara convictions but also human influences, instead of turning to their roots.

Vargir Stenovich “Godslayer”

The lead guitarist of the group, Vargir Stenovich is known as the spokesperson of the band and the most controversial figures. Admitting to being a Raskara cultist in public and calling out the Parivara on their “bedding with the government”. Vargir has been involved in numerous scandals including protesting military parades, playing one of his songs next to a work camp without permission, and lastly ingesting drugs on live television and proceeding to slander the ALA for bombing the NKA parliament.

Photo of Al-Atil at the Mztel'Mir concert, "War Is Fuck, Let's Do It", circa 2459.

Janos Al-Lung “Drowner”

Janos is the bassist of Bloodstorm and the only band member without a criminal record. He has frequently butted heads with Stenovich over the political extremities the band goes through to discredit not only PRA and NKA but also DPRA.

Al-Atil Csihar “Nightmaster”

The vocalist, Al-Atil, is known for his “mrowl”, a high, long, yelp which is recorded as the loudest sound produced by a Tajara. He loves to interact with the public and often stays behind on the podium to sign autographs and fans, the latter of which he uses black spray paint.

Cecil Kernov “Bloodletter”

Cecil is the Drummer and has the longest time served behind bars. Kernov has his nickname for a reason as he’s been charged with armed assault. He had brutally assaulted a fan who had climbed on stage with a drum, getting it stuck on said Tajara’s head and pushing him off the stage with a dropkick.

The Mist “Mih”

A yet unknown band member by the public, “Mih” remains anonymous always wearing a mask in public and never speaking. He plays the P'rrama, an old Tajara string instrument, with 8 strings mirrored in a long horn-like pipe that extends to the ground which emits a loud, brass twanging noise described as an over-amped guitar.

Most Notable Albums Include:

The Freezing Blizzard - An early, traditional album, mediocre without employment of the P'rrama.

War Is Fuck, Let's Do It - The core most popular album drawing similarities between war and love.

If Messa Was Here She'd Be a Whore - First anti-Parivara album created, criticizing their ignorance towards women and discrimination of female priests.

We Live in a Society - WLiaS describes pure hatred of every single faction present not even sparing Sol or Tau Ceti.

Shell In, Spine Out - Another anti-war album, describing the life of a dying soldier.

S'rrendar Loves You Except He Doesn't - Repeated hatred of Parivara, slander and is famous for having a recording of Cecil attacking a fan with the drum.

If You're Old You Should Die - Scolding critique of the old leading system and a call for the younger generation to disregard the politicians and tear it all down.

Human cat artwork belongs to Alexander Zavaliy, and artwork used for Al'Manq's portrait belongs to Eldar Zakirov. Portrait of Nated taken from https://majorgeneralwhiskers.deviantart.com/. Bloodstorm and Shumaila picture made by Coalf.