Tohil

First Queen of the Highlands

Description:

Race: Human.
Homeland: Province near the Highlands.
Occupation: War chief (formerly), Queen of the Highlands (formerly).
Status: Undead.
Location: Tomb of the Ancients.

Tohil was a tall and limber woman who kept her body in peak physical condition. She knew many styles of martial arts, and as such rarely carried a weapon. As a mummy, she became wiry, thin, and desiccated, but no less strong; in fact, stronger. She was buried in regal burial garb, including a ceremonial headdress and an ornate robe.

Bio:

Life

Tohil had her beginnings as the chieftain of a small nation of humans living in a realm near the Highlands. Having heard legends of the Highlands, including their abundant magic, exotic creatures, and verdant lands, Tohil decided to eke out a place for her people in this mystical realm. She led a great migration up the mountains and into the Highlands valley.

After negotiations, partnerships, and warfare with many of its denizens (including exiling Suresh to the Eastern Jungle Deeps), Tohil secured a place for humans in the Highlands. Reigning from her palace in Nianaqol, she established a kingdom in the Highlands representing the allied civilization of humans and magical creatures.

Death

When Tohil died, she was succeeded by her son, Ketzal. Her body was mummified and laid to rest in a cave far, far below the mountain which would become Mount Tohil. Over hundreds of years, the Tomb of the Ancients was built above her crypt, interring thousands of her descendants in the imperial line.

Tohil herself found no rest in death. Calling on the inherent magic of the Highlands, she willed herself, her faithful bodyguard, Ryloken, and her eight closest handmaidens to serve as eternal guardians in the Tomb of the Ancients, protecting a hidden passage that led to the two best-kept secrets of the imperial line. She kept her mummified body trained for her duty with daily routines and regiments.

After hundreds of years, someone breached the Tomb of the Ancients. Tohil and her guards failed to stop them, and they gained access to the secret passage. Shortly afterwards, the Ghostbusters entered her crypt and busted Ryloken. Novie opened the secret passage, and her allies kept Tohil from pursuing her. Dejected, Tohil concluded that perhaps these intruders were meant to reach the secrets beneath the tomb. She then allowed the adventurers to reach the secret passage, warning them not to be sighted by the giants sealed at the end of the tunnel.

Tohil

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