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Tulas Shorn

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Kagamandra Tulas Shorn


A Tiste Edur Soletaken Eleint - undead, a cousin to Anomander Rake


Physical Description - Edur form


In the gloom the dragon seemed to regard them for a moment, and then, in a blurring dissolution, the creature sembled, until they saw a tall, gaunt figure of indeterminate gender.  Grey as cobwebs and dust, pallid hair long and ropy with filth, wearing the remnants of a long chain hauberk, unbelted.  An empty, splintered scabbard hung from a baldric beneath the right arm.  Leggings of some kind of thick hide, scaled and the hue of forest loam, reached down to grey leather boots that rose to just below the knees.

No light was reflected from the pits of its eyes.  It approached with peculiar caution, like a wild animal, and halted at the very edge of the firelight.  Whereupon it lifted both hands, brought them together into a peak before its face, and bowed. 

"I am Tulas Shorn,"  it said.  "I scarce recall when I last walked this realm, if I ever have.  The very nature of my demise is lost to me, which, as you might imagine, is proving disconcerting." - to Samar Dev - (TtH UK HB p. 596)


"I remember my death,"  the dragon said.  - to Kallor (TtH UK HB, p. 574


(There are two thoughts here on the demise of Tulas Shorn -  TWO dragons are described escaping from the hills of earth within the realm of Death and the comments above were made by different dragons.  However in the scene with the Trygalle Trade Guild there is clearly only one dragon that made it through the rent before it shut.  Therefore the comment Tulas Shorn made to Kallor is, for whatever reason, a lie.)


“Do you know, I do not even remember my own death?  For all I know, it could well have been by your hand.” - Tulas to Silchas (TCG)



Kharkanas, before she embraced Light, before the ones born of ashes lifted themselves up and took swords in hand.  Scabandari.  Ilgast Rend, Halyd Bahann.  Esthala who dreamed of peace.  Kagamandra Tulas Shorn, who did not. - (thoughts of Endest Silann - TtH UK HB p.520)


Tulas Shorn died in the Jaghut War on Death


Kallor stood, watching the Eleint rise into the cinnamon sky.  A nameless dead dragon, that had fallen in the realm of Death, that had fallen and in dying had simply … switched sides. - (TtH, UK HB, p.575)


Tulas Shorn died during the Jaghut War on Death and escaped through a rent from that realm into the Malazan world which was created by the Trygalle Trade Guild. - (TtH UK HB p.510 & 574)



Master of the Hounds of Shadow


Would they remember Tulas Shorn?  The first master, the one who had taken them raw and half-wild and taught them the vast power of a faith that would never know betrayal?

They are close, yes. 

My Hounds of Shadow. - (TtH - UK HB p.600)


"You want the Throne of Shadow, do you?"

 "My first rule was cut short.  I have learned since –"

 "Hardly, you died."  Shadowthrone waved one ephemeral hand.  "Whatever you learned, you did not learn well enough.  Obviously." - (TtH - UK HB, p.657)


'High in the sky above the city, tilting, sliding and dipping to avoid each shaft of infernal light, an undead dragon tracked the Hounds of Light.

Tulas Shorn was not pleased, not at all pleased.

Even as something flowed sweet as a stream through its mind.  A kind of blessing, alighting with faint, lilting notes of wonder.

Tulas Shorn had never known that Hood, Lord of the Slain, could prove so … generous.

Or perhaps it was nothing more than Shorn's damned cousin's talent for anticipating the worst.'  (at the death of Anomander)  (TtH, UK HB, P.859)




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