the Unicorns discovered a new island near Mauritanja that
had been hidden by the mists, they sent people to investuage.
The lord of this island was called Lord Tallarn and he
offered his assistance to the Unicorn faction in return
for their protection and their acceptance of his practice
of necromancy, a practice that had become part of the
culture of Far Reach. The name Tallarn was the name of
the Ancestor of the island and the most senior follower
of Tallarn was named the Lord Tallarn and given power
to serve the islanders in Tallarn's name.
believed in the use of unliving and their destruction.
Those that live upon his island were given the choices
of not working when they are alive and once they died
they would be raised as unthinking unliving and put to
work. Once their debts were paid their bodies were laid
to rest and their patterns corrected.
course there are some that did not wish for this, and
they worked alongside the others with no loss of face.
Many of Lord Tallarn's advisors were amongst the living,
spending their lives serving their fellow man. Indeed
some choose to become unliving early, and were pattern
altered in life and so become intelligent unliving; like
the butler Hopkirk, or the bodyguard, Randall. Still upon
their death, or their choice to pass on, they were dismissed
and laid to rest so as to correct their pattern again.
Faction spent a long while debating the issue and eventually
travelled to Far Reach for a parliament to resolve the
matter in 1103. The parliament ended with an apparent
revalation that Lord Tallarn and the system was not all
that it seemed. The Lord Tallarn lost his battle with
his necromantic power and was consumed. The parliament
on Far Reach turned into a route from the island shortly
after when the liche king Narduk Nathnul arrived and took
control of the unliving to attack the Faction. However,
since the parliament, it has apparently emerged that the
legacy of the Tallarn was a trick and a way of controlling
the people of the island.