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First Emperor Taldaris.
Titles First Emperor, General, Grand Prince
Alignment Lawful neutral
Race/Species Human
Impariut inevitable
Gender Male
Homeland Oppara, Taldor
Sayashto, Axis
Born -1312 AR
Died -1144 AR (age 168)
Images of Taldaris

Source: Taldor, the First Empire, pg(s). 7-8
Type Outsider
(extraplanar, inevitable, lawful)
CR 13

Source: The Reaper's Right Hand, pg(s). 60

Taldaris became the first emperor (or Grand Prince as they are officially named) of Taldor in -1281 AR by uniting the local city-states along the eastern coast of the Inner Sea.[1]


Taldaris was reportedly raised by wild lions on the Tandak Plains before he was adopted by Opparan soldiers. Taldaris learned discipline, oratory and skill at arms from these warriors, eventually rising to the rank of captain and winning the praise of the childless grand prince, who named Taldaris his heir upon his death. Using his tactical prowess, superior forces, and uncanny luck, Taldaris led his troops in a 12-year-long war of conquest beginning in -1293 AR. He first attacked the larger cities along the Inner Sea coast that posed the greatest threat. Once he had secured their allegiance and resources, he turned his attention on the more distant settlements of the area. He then declared his new nation as the Principalities of Taldaris, ruling over an area that stretched from the southern Verduran Forest, along the coast to the Jalrune River. During his exceptionally long reign (-1281 to -1144 AR), the people of the Principalities came to see themselves as a single civilized nation named Taldor, united against the barbarism of the rest of the world.[1][2]

After his death, Taldaris was sent by Pharasma to Axis. As a petitioner, he regularly communicated with his successors for advice and blessings, while making himself at home in Axis and getting elected as part of the ruling council of the district of Sayashto. However, he had difficulty leaving behind his mortal life until Aroden's ascension, after which the Taldans started to forget him, while he solved the riddles inscribed on his petitioner body and became an impariut inevitable.[2]

Taldaris regularly visits the Material Plane, nurturing kingdoms, mentoring monarchs and executing tyrants. He has gradually given away his mementos of Taldor's earliest years, confident that his legacy will live on.[2]