Thel Akai were "The People" or the "First People", first-born of the Malazan world. They were described as "giants" standing even taller than Tarthenal Theloman Toblakai, who were their descendants. When they died, they turned to earth and soil, "returning to the Earth", their mother.
According to Ereko, the last of his race, the Thel Akai were not a war-like people, and often encouraged humans in their development. They fell foul of the High King Kallor when they helped his opponents on Jacuruku, and he vowed to destroy every one of them. Jacuruku was the Thel Akai homeland, and upon its soil, Ereko refused to draw a weapon. The Thel Akai's goddess was the Queen of Dreams, T'riss.
Notable Thel AkaiEdit
After he had been imprisoned and forced to fight for a long while at the Stormwall, Ereko had been informed by his patron Goddess, the Queen of Dreams, that the man Traveller was going to be his deliverance. They met on the Stormwall as prisoners who defended a portion of the wall. After numerous Stormriders met their death at the hands of Ereko, they no longer attacked him. Ereko then escaped with Traveller, and journeyed with him for a time.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Glossary
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 2, US HC p.82
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 2 Chapter 5, UK PB p.441
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 2 Chapter 3, UK PB p.319-320
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 2
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 2 Chapter 5, UK PB p.437-440
|Founding Races||Forkrul Assail (WateredH → ShrivenH) • K'Chain Che'Malle (K'Chain Nah'ruk) • Jaghut (IcebloodsH • JhagN) • Eres → Imass (T'lan Imass) → [ Barghast • Humans • Moranth ]|
|Thel Races||Thel Akai (Fenn / Tarthenal / Teblor / Thelomen Toblakai / TrellN)|
|Tiste Races||Tiste → [ Tiste Andii (Bluerose) • Tiste Liosan • Tiste Edur (Rulhun'tal ven'or) • ShakeH ]|
|Demons||From Aral Gamelon: Galayn • Kenryll'ah / Kenyll'rah • Korvalahrai From Kurald Emurlahn: Aptorian • Artorallah • Azalan • Dinal Others: Khalibaral • Sirinth • Venath|
|Other Races||Azathanai • Deragoth • Eleint • Great Ravens • Jheck • Stormriders • T'rolbarahl|
|( ) = Sub-set of parent race → = Evolved into H = Human hybrid with parent race N = Non-human hybrid|