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Vladek Takhmanov

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Hetman of Timur's Clan

Vladek Vasiliev Takhmanov is a character who appears at the beginning of Seeking for the Lost Northern Stars. He was Aliosha's dad and adoptive dad of Dylara. He was the Hetman of the Timur Kozzakhi Clan until his tribe fought against the troops of Ivarosovic Grosnik. Vladek is widely mourned in the Kozzakhi community as a martyr and is remembered among the bravest people in Moskova.
 

Background Story


Early Life



As Hetman


     

Ivar's Reign and death

  Ivarosovic Grosnik' s rising as Tsar was an one of the most impactful events on Moskova's History, since it disrupted into the way of life of several peoples as well as for the Empire itself.     When Ivar's Reign began, one of the measures he stablished was making the international affairs of the country more hostile towards it neighbors, as he started one of the most brutal expansionist campaigns in the Empire's history. By the influence -and insistence- of Mikhai Rankash, Ivar invaded the Kozzakhi clans of the South, specifically the Timur Clan as a first move.   When the clan found out about this, Vladek prepared himself for defending his tribe. Despite firstly trying to solve the conflict in a peaceful way at first, he had to relay in the traditional warrior skills of his people and he, alongside other men and women turnt into the resistance against the Imperial troops, which fought fiercely for defending themselves.   The battles and attacks didn't just involve weapons and men, Demons attacks began to be a lot more frequent in the country since the rise of Ivar, affecting both Kozzakhi and Moskovar troops, as well as people in all the corners of the Empire, since the Tsar used his Magic for controlling these supernatural creatures.    

Some days before the battle in which he sadly was killed by Ivarosovic's troops, he conferred the real Stellar Sabers to his wife Kirana Takhmanova, in order to protect them and the children from the attack, after the Stars told him the invaders were looking for the magical swords during a dream.

He decided to get armed with common swords instead of the magical ones, and wrote a farewell letter to Aliosha and Dylara. This letter was hidden inside one of the Stellar Sabers, and it is was supposed to be hidden by Kirana until she felt both kids were ready to turn into the new owners of the swords, a moment which happened seven years after the invasion.  
  "Dear Aliosha and Dylara. The moments we shared together were beautiful, but now with great sorrow I am forced to say goodbye. I will fight against the army of Tsar Ivar and I doubt If i'll be able of seeing you again. I know that this moment is very hard for us and all our people. However, do not worry because I am with you even though you cannot see me. I fully trust that Kira, Samaria and Vadim will keep our families' happiness and strength intact despite the worst happening and, that they will prepare you both very well.   As for the way I decided to start writing my text, which is not what someone would expect when opening a letter, why I chose to write before that legend that you heard hundreds of times as children, it is because there is a sinister darkness that it is stalking this kingdom, which will end up expanding throughout the world if we don't prevent it.   I leave you with great honor the custody of the sabers that have been owned by the most courageous warriors of our family for generations, as you will need them. For what? you will surely wonder... well, for the adventure of your lives. When you are finally ready you will know what I am talking about, and if you are intrigued to know when that moment will be, the only thing I'm going to say is: it will be when you receive this letter.   With all my love, see you forever, Takhmanov Vladek Vasiliev"
— Letter from Vladek to the pair of children, Seeking for the Lost Northern Stars, chapter Two

 

Personality


Vladek was considered one of a unique person during his lifetime and also was considered one of the best hetmen that could have lead the Timur Clan. He had a very distinctive personality.   He was a quiet, peaceful and rather introvert person, who was very interested at stargazing, spirituality and knowledge about lots of disciplines. He liked a lot to read since a very early age, so he spent a lot of time studying about several topics when he was young, like for example medicine, mysticism and astrology. He had no problem with spending time with other people, however he enjoyed a lot to be alone. Vladek also was not afraid of the death.   Vladek was comprehensive with people and he was able of feeling other people's intentions and personalities, traits that helped him to take decisions and were considered when he was chosen as Leader of the Clan.   Vladek was considered by some people by a "messenger of the stars" in life.
 

Clothes


Vladek used to usually wear clothes according to the traditional Kozzakhi fashion.   On tops he used to wear embroidered shirts covered by a red cherkeska, while over his legs he wore baggy pants, mostly blue, tied with a rope His clothes are similar to the ones Aliosha Takhmanov (his son) wears.   On his head, it was common to see him wearing his fur kubanka like most people from the clan, but when he had to do meetings with the Eldery Council for making decisions concerning the clan, he wore his Hetman hat
 

Relationships


Allies

Enemies

   

Relationships

Vladek Takhmanov

Father (Vital)

Towards Aliosha Takhmanov

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Frank


Aliosha Takhmanov

Son (Vital)

Towards Vladek Takhmanov

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Frank


Vladek Takhmanov

spouse

Towards Kirana Takhmanova


Kirana Takhmanova

spouse

Towards Vladek Takhmanov


Alignment
Lawful Good
Ethnicity
Life
1325 1360 35 years old
Circumstances of Death
Leading the Kozzakhi resistance against Ivarosovic Grosnik 's troops.
Birthplace
Timur Steppe, Timur Oblast, Moskova
Place of Death
Timur Steppe, Timur Oblast, Moskova
Spouses
Siblings
Gender
male
Eyes
Dark Reddish Brown
Hair
Black, short, straight, soft
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Mahogany
Height
1.7m
Belief/Deity
Zvezdarska, Stellar Cult
by Gege16 through HeroForge
Stellar Saber by Gege16


Cover image: Sunrise at Sentinel Mountains by Geraldine Escriva (Gege16)
Character Portrait image: by Gege16 through HeroForge
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