One of the elder Tainted on
the Island of Far Reach
Two Feral Tainted attacking
the Unicorn Camp
from the Island of Son Lista, the Tainted were once Silver
Elves like the rest of the Island's inhabitants. Somehow,
a were creature managed to make its way to the island
and bit a Silver Elf. Because of the Silver in the elves'
blood, the elf that became infected with lycanthropy was
driven insane from the constant pain within. Soon another
Silver elf was infected, was driven mad and the curse
of the Tainted began.
Silver Elves of Son Lista fought with the Tainted for
approximatly four hundred years before being forced to
quit the island, coming to the Unicorns for aid and protection.
The Unicorn Navies surrounded the island, making sure
that nothing could come or go.
the Caledonian Moot of 1103, the Unicorn camp was attacked
by a single Tainted, wounding many of the warriors that
fought with it. It brought with it a simple message; "We
are coming." Since then, there have been numerous
attacks on Mauritanja, including the island of Far Reach
at the Winter Parlaiment and Lundi at the Gathering of
Nations. Attacking in small packs, a small group of Tainted
can use their claws and teeth to rip through a unit of
soldiers five or six times their size.
howl of a Tainted can bring on panic and fear to all that
hear it, while their claws and teeth tear through armour
and protections alike, occasionally infecting the unfortunate
victim with the Tainted disease or killing them outright.
It is said that some Tainted have the ability to appear
as Silver Elves and none would know the difference until
they struck. Tainted have been known to maul victims that
fall to the floor and refuse to release their grip until
they are killed. An effective tacit is to either repel
or freeze them, holding them at bay until they are weak.
More will follow when it is discovered.