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Imass- Life, warmth, craft by Shadaan

Interpretation of an Imass by Shadaan

The humanoid mortal Imass [ee-mass][1] were one of the Founding Races. They were described as having smooth gold skin and amber eyes, with high cheeks and pronounced brows.

They had developed tools of flint and had a connection with nature through their Bonecasters, their magic users who used the Warren of Tellann. Bonecasters could spiritwalk to see visions of the present and future, and hear whispers from the earth to locate their clan mates or prey.[2]

The Imass wore clothes of fur and hide. Their stone weapons could cut through the finest armor.

The Imass and the tusked Jaghut waged war against one another across many thousands of years. The Imass who took part in the Ritual of Tellann became the T'lan Imass.

The Eres were implied to have been the predecessors from which the Imass evolved. Humans were thought to have, in turn, evolved from the Imass.

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Imass.

In Reaper's Gale and The Crippled GodEdit

Some notable T'lan Imass were eventually returned to their mortal state. These included Onrack and Onos T'oolan.

There was a small population of Imass living at the gates of Starvald Demelain in the Refugium. These Imass included Ulshun Pral the son of Kilava and Onrack, who also joined him there. Other residents included Udinaas and Rud Elalle.

Significant plot details end here.


For a list of known Imass words and phrases as well as translations please visit the Imass Language page.

Notes and referencesEdit

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