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Wickan

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The Wickans

 

Race: Wickans

Also known as: The Wick

Warren:

Appearance:

Famous Members: Coltaine

Members we have met: Bult, Nil, Nether, Sormo E'nath

Further info: A horse-people.


 

'The plains warriors from northeast Quon Tali...' - - (DG, UK MMPB, p.388)

 

'Who kills them?'

...'Kin. This has been mirrored. Among the Wick. A generation ago." - (DG, UK mmpb, p.410-1)

 

'...leather armour with stitched black iron scales. Long-knives flashed in gloved hands. Dark eyes in tanned, tattooed Wickan faces held cold and firm...' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.129)

 

"Temper identified three Wickan tribesman, moustached, wearing studded boiled-leather hauberks with mailed sleeves..." - (NoK, UK mmpb, p.111)

 

"The horsewarriors of the Foolish Dog Clan had gathered to ready their equipment beneath the glare of torch poles...Ornate boiled leather armour had appeared, dyed in deep and muddy shades of red and green. The thick padded gear was in a style the historian had never seen before. Wickan runes had been burned into it. The armour looked ancient, yet never used.

...

'The warleader devised these during the rebellion...then agreed peace with the Emperor before they could be used.'" - (DG, UK mmpb, p.546-7)

 

Kellanved and the Wickans

 

'The Emperor, as our enemy, united us. By laughing at our small battles, our pointless feuds. Laughing and more: sneering. He shamed us with contempt...When he met with Coltaine, our alliance was already breaking apart. Kellanved mocked. He said he need only sit back and watch to see the end of our rebellion. With his words he branded our souls. With his words and his offer of unity he bestowed on us wisdom. With his words we knelt before him in true gratitude, accepted what he offered us and gave him our loyalty.' - Nil - (DG, UK MMPB, p.411)

 

"Coltaine united the Wickan clans in an uprising against the Empire. The Emperor had a hard time bringing him to heel - as some of you know first-hand. True to the Emperor's style, he acquired Coltaine's loyalty -" - (DG, UK mmpb, p.51)

 

Wickans and Horses

 

Wickan youths and elders gathered around, a soothing murmur of voices rising. Their concern was for the mare. An old man gripped the historian's arm. 'We will tend to this brave horse, stranger.'

'I think she's finished,'...

'Our horsewives are skilled in such things. She shall run again...' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.388)

 

"That's a Wickan breed...Wickan blood is said to smell of iron." - (GotM, US HC, p.204)

 

"The Wickan horsesoldiers loosed fierce cries of exultation as they led their broad-backed horses down the transport's gangplanks." - (DG, UK mmpb, p.48)

 

Language

 

'kheror, which is the name Wickans give to holy places open to the skies' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.179)

 

Wickan reiteration

 

Bult: 'The crows that carried within them the greatest of the warlock souls returned to our people to await each new birth, and so the power of our elders returned to us'

Mallick Rel: 'Elder sorcery...Most ancient scrolls hint at such things'

Duiker: 'The Rhivi of Genabackis have similar beliefs, ...A newborn child can become the vessel of a soul that has not passed through Hood's Gates.' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.76)

 

That boy has the aura of an ancient man. I could smell on him the ritual drinking of mare's blood, and that ritual marks a warlock's Time of Iron - his last few years of life, the greatest flowering of his power.'

- Kulp - (DG, UK MMPB, p.82)

 

Wickan warlocks

 

'Warlocks were notorious for their impropriety, their deliberate discombobulating of common sense.' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.178)

 

Miscellaneous Info

 

Wickan drink (coffee?)

 

'The historian stared down at the dark-brown liquid...scalding, bitter taste...felt himself becoming alert, glanced down at the drink...'This one of Sormo's brews? It's got my nerves jumping.' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.399)

 

Wickan Clans

 

The Crow Clan

The Foolish Dog Clan

The Weasel Clan

 

Wickan standardsDG p.851

 

Foolish Dog – a polished articulated dog skeleton

Crow – a bronze disk surmounted with black crow wings

 

Weasel Clan

 

'Duiker rode into the midst of blue-skinned Wickans - Weasel Clan -' - DG, UK MMPB, p.388)

 

'Weasel Clan riders...their tattooed faces and bodies making them look demonic' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.414)

 

"...the horsewarriors presented a truly terrifying visage with their threaded skin, black tattooing and filed teeth -" - (DG, UK mmpb, p.552)

 

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