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Tara

(Skartaris)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Tara is one of the core characters in the Warlord of Skartaris  mythos, published by DC Comics. That makes her an heroic fantasy and planetary romance character. She appeared from the get-go, in 1975.

Our Skartaris characters notes are short and mostly technical. They were published when the Mayfair book that had them had become too difficult to find.


Background

  • Real Name: Tara.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Travis Morgan (husband), Joshua (alias Tinder, son), Jennifer Morgan (stepdaughter).
  • Base Of Operations: Shamballah (Skartaris).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 121lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Auburn


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Powers and Abilities

Tara has no superhuman powers but is a superb hand-to-hand combatant, swordswoman, horsewoman and athlete. She has been said to be the most fearless warrior in all of Skartaris.


History

Tara was the only child of the king of Shamballah. Shamballah is a great city founded many centuries ago by Atlanteans within the otherdimensional realm of Skartaris. Tara fell in love with Graemore, the son of her tutor. But her father, disapproving of such a romance for the royal heir, banished Graemore from Shamballah.

Years later, while on a hunting expedition, Tara and the rest of her party were attacked by soldiers. These came from Thera, another Skartaran city. Tara alone escaped. Subsequently, she was attacked by a carnivorous dinosaur. But she was rescued by Travis Morgan, who would become the Warlord.

Travis

Morgan and Tara were captured and brought to Thera. This is where they first encountered their foe, the high priest Deimos. Tara taught Morgan her language, and they escaped from Thera. She also tutored him in swordsmanship.

Morgan became known in Skartaris as the great warrior called the Warlord. He and Tara had many adventures together after their first meeting. They also fell in love, eventually became husband and wife and had a son, Joshua. Upon her father’s death, Tara became Queen of Shamballah.

Deimos kidnapped Joshua. He used Atlantean technology to clone the baby and then advance the clone rapidly to adulthood. Morgan was forced to shoot and kill the clone in battle without being aware it was not his true son. Morgan and Tara now believe their son is dead, when actually he was brought up by peasants and is now known as Tinder.


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Tensions

Tara’s marriage to Morgan has suffered severe strains. These were due to his frequent absences to go on adventures and his seeming abandonment of his ambition to bring freedom to all of Skartaris. For a time Tara again became romantically involved with Graemore. But she remains in love with Morgan and their marriage has always overcome the strains that have beset it.

More recently, the forces of New Atlantis conquered Shamballah. Tara escaped, and she and Morgan successfully led forces loyal to them in defeating the New Atlanteans and freeing Shamballah.

Tara now sits on the throne of Shamballah once more.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

As befits a queen, Tara is a proud and dignified woman. Her calm and level-headed nature make a good balance for her husband’s hot-tempered impetuousness.

She understands her husband’s nature, and puts up with his wandering ways… up to a point. She will not brook an insult, however. She also has been known to lash out at Morgan when she feels he is taking her for granted or being less than faithful.

She takes her duties as queen very seriously, and is an astute politician and negotiator.


Quotes

“I am no one’s property to be bartered and traded !”


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Tara

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Queen of Shamballah
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 015
Init: 020 HP: 085

Skills:
Acrobatics: 04, Animal handling: 07, Charisma: 07, Martial artist: 05, Military science (tracking): 05, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (melee, missile): 07

Advantages:
Attractive, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Scholar (politics).

Connections:
Shamballah (High), Travis Morgan (High).

Drawbacks:
Authority Figure, Dependent (Warlord, 0 pts), Public ID.

Equipment:

  • Sword [BODY 08, EV 04 (06 w/Martial Artist)].
  • Throwing dagger [BODY 06, EV 03 (06 w/Martial Artist in melee)].

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet and JKCarrier (stats from Atlas of the DCU, history from Who’s Who).

Source of Character: Warlord comics (DCU).

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