Tuuna

AJIN TUUNA

BORN: 15/5 1159 in Egral

RACE: Jomzaar/Common

REALM: Essence

AURA: Pink

HEIGHT: 185 cm

TITLE(S)

Stallari of Ye Olde Zaphirs

Born in the waters of Lake Egzar at the pier of Turmata, a small ferry location at the shores of Egral. While his parents was heading home to Stakholm in Zapri, the ferry tipped over and sank giving his mother to much stress, delivering Tuuna in the water.

As they returned home and years passed his parents disliked that he didn’t want to continue their trade as silversmiths, but noticed his fondness of water and how he seemed to know currents and how good catches were to be found. He also became an excellent swimmer and dived like none else. So they helped him get a small fishing boat, which in time would prove them a priceless investment. As it was this that brought their son to the center of power and their family incredible wealth.

Skjald Sejrik

 

Within a few years Tuuna had sailed every current in Lake Egzar, upriver to Buthan and all the way past Snaw into Bebram. As it was that he seemed to know everything about currents, reefs, sandbanks, and what else. He became wealthy due catches and transportation of people and goods. With wealth became a more relaxed life and he began to dive more than fish and transport. And if his secure and speedy transports hadn’t made him friends in high places, his dive-finds surely did.

In the beginning it was just a random big pearl or some recent droppings of this and that. Then older coins, jewelry, weapons, armour, flasks, and similar things of great value to collectors or descendants of their previous owners. At times he found things which the local dealers wouldn’t touch or he felt there where better bargains to be made. So he began frequenting the bigger towns and cities. Eventually leading him to some of the greater Hordes, and that’s when things got… exiting.

Because suddenly he gained access to great libraries and free passage in some great trade hubs. Making him extremely wealthy and able to buy back- and resell previously found items at enormous amounts to the right buyers. But this also brought thieves, robbers, burglars and assassins on his trail, as some wanted what was not theirs for free and others regretted the prize paid -or the mere fact that he knew they had bought this and that.

So, that’s why he started to train ‘board & blade’.

Skjald Sigurd

 

I once heard, from but a single source, that in 1178 he was approached by both Den Godan and Setil within the same month. Both asking him if he had ever seen, or owned a small egg-like silver amulet, able to come apart with 2 long needles at each and with gems at each end. If so and he was willing to sell, they would pay him “a backpack of gems”. How this one knew this I didn’t ask, but I’m certain that it was this that made Tuuna realize there was greater things to be hunted for, than decorated blades and grandfathers on coins.

So he approached one of the nearby Hordes, and with his knowledge and fluid fighting style he became part of the Hird in Ye Olde Zaphirs. Not only to guard their greyhaired ‘ol tree Black Oak or the merry comrades he gained in that Horde. But as he said, “Also to be able to go where no guests are allowed, in search of legendary spoils for the exclusive customer.”

Skjald Yell'a'Beard

 

Due loss of people and library annals as a result of the Invasion its uncertain to tell exactly when Tuuna left Ye Olde Zaphirs. But it was after Black Oak became High King in 1250 and before the 3rd, slain High King was crowned in 1274. And its also unclear why, but some sources claim that he traveled directly to Dueberg when he left. Others say he only stayed there for a day, then left for the The Lair at Gleaming Isle, again only staying for a day before sailing south.

Last recordings I know of him prior the Invasion was that he was seen leaving a ship in Port Halveso at Lake Komla in Ladris.

Skjald El Mary