Contributed by: Vincent N. Darlage.
"It was the woman who dominated the group. Her skin was dusky, her hair, a thick black mass, caught back and confined by a gold fillet. Her only garment, besides the sandals on her feet, was a short silk skirt girdled at the waist. Gold plates, crusted with jewels, partially covered her dusky breasts. Her features were straight, her bold, scintillant eyes full of challenge and sureness. She rode and handled her steed with ease and certitude, the slim Kushite horse, with the jewelled bridle, the reins of scarlet leather, as broad as a man's palm and worked with gilt, and her sandaled feet in the wide silver stirrups." -- Robert E. Howard: "The Snout in the Dark"
Tananda is the sister of the King of Kush but is the true power behind the throne.
She has dusky skin with regular features. Her hair is a thick black mass confined by a gold fillet. She wears a silk skirt girdled at the waist and gold jewel-encrusted plates over her breasts. As with most Kushites, nudity does not bother her one way or the other.
Tananda is brutal in her commands and may well order slain any who displease her. She is really not concerned with social poise, appearing cool, aloof, callous and blunt. She wants results and she rewards those who achieve results. She often initiates change and is bored with routine work. She becomes sulky if she is restrained in any way, and this sulkiness can explode into belligerence if she is kept restrained too long. She judges others by her own standards.
Tananda loves to hunt and is notoriously aggressive in all that she does. She thinks and reacts quickly in minor matters, but exploring all possible solutions before making a decision in a major matter. Her decisions are usually sound but somewhat lacking in consideration of the interpersonal relationships involved. She is disdainful of her social inferiors, mildly paranoid and does not trust anyone.
Tananda, Sister of the King
Hit Dice: 10d8+20 (69 hp)
Initiative: +6 (+3 Dex, +3 Reflex)
Speed: 30 ft.
Dodge Defence: 16 (+3 level, +3 Dex)
Parry Defence: 17 (+5 level, +2 Str)
DR: 0 (no armor)
Base Attack Bonus/Grapple: +7/+9
Attack: Stygian bow +11 ranged
Full Attack: Stygian bow +11/+6 ranged
Damage: Stygian bow 1d12+2 (19-20/x2, AP 4)
Special Attacks: +2 bonus to attack rolls with war spear and hunting bow
Special Qualities: Chaga traits, title, rank hath its privileges, wealth, special regional feature +2 (bonus to Perform (ritual) and craft (alchemy)), social ability (Family Ties, Savoir-Faire), lead by example +4, enhanced leadership
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +7
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 16, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 19
Skills: Bluff +14, Craft (alchemy) +6, Handle Animal +9, Hide +4*, Intimidate +10, Listen +1*, Move Silently +4*, Perform (ritual) +9, Ride +20, Sense Motive +14, Spot +1*, Survival +9*
Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Stygian bow), Mounted Archery, Mounted Combat, Point Blank Shot, Ride-by Attack, Skill Focus (Ride), Track, Weapon Focus (Stygian bow)
Reputation: 32 (Cruel)
Leadership: 15/17 (7th level cohort; 85 1st level, 3 2nd level, 1 3rd level followers)
Code of Honour: None
Allegiances: Royal Family
Possessions: Sandals, silk skirt, girdle, gold plates crusted with jewels, horse, Stygian bow (+2), 20 arrows.
Notes: The skills marked with an asterisk includes a +1 circumstance bonus for being in a hot environment.