Tharaman-Thar is the leader of the Snow Leopards that live on the Hub of the World. He and his people become good allies of the Icemark, aiding them in many battles throughout the series.

History Edit

Blade of Fire Edit

20 years after defeating the Polypontian Empire, a feast is being prepared in an ice cave to celebrate the most recent victory against the Ice Trolls. During preparation, Tharaman-Thar, his mate, Krisafitsa-Tharina, his eldest child, Talaman, and his youngest Daughter, Kirimin approach Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield and Oskan Witchfather in greeting.

After formally greeting each other Tharaman starts to laugh, declaring the feast in progress. After seating his mate down by Thirrin and Oskan and giving his cubs to their nurse, Tharaman instantly challenges Olememnon to a drinking competition. Before he could, Thirrin stops him, declaring that they must discuss the Ice Trolls. Tharaman complies, noting how the chamberlain, Ethelbold, had not yet brought him his drink.

Satisfied, Thirrin starts off the meeting by pointing out that the ice trolls were carrying metal war hammers instead of their usual antler spears and stone clubs. She then adds that the Polypontian Empire was most likely aiding them. Still, she questions why they do not attack them in summer while everything would be easier for the Ice Trolls. Tharina then replies in a sing-song voice that they hibernate in the summer and that the sun burns them and gives them blisters.

Tharaman starts to mock Scipio, thinking that the general had not thought that humans would come to their aid because they were just oversized pets. Krisafitsa just replies that he is an over-sized pet. Instead of taking offence, he adds that he also loved beer.

After licking off the stray droplets of wine from his whiskers, Tharaman declares he had finished a bowl and asked Olenemnin how many he had finished. Olenemnin replies three and Theram whines that he only drank one and was at a disadvantage because he was discussing important matters. For the rest of the night, everyone ate and drank. Eventually, large groups of men started to sing offensive songs lead by Tharaman and Olenenin.

Suddenly, Thirrin calls out to the Basilea and asks when her soldiers would be ready to march. After replying three days, Thirrin demands that she shortens it down to two.

Basilea lists off all of the things that her army must do and Thirrin gives her two and a half days instead. Next, Thirrin asked the werewolves when their army could march out. Upik replies that they were all ready to march and that the wounded would have to manage.

Tharaman-Thar quickly declares that they should continue with their feast. Almost instantly, Olememnon announces he is on his tenth bottle. Krisafitsa just giggles at Tharaman-Thar's look of war in his eyes as he continued his drinking contest with Olememnon.


References Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hill, Stuart (2007). Blade of Fire. United Kingdom, 2 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DS: Chicken House, Scholastic. Chapter 1; pages 1–8. ISBN 0-439-84122-4.