Nickname: Destroyer-Queen Ulamori / Mother Mori
Full Name: Ulamori Itahn'i Juskatahn'i
Description: The tallest, and oldest, Juska leader. An elderly, silver-furred vixen bearing the markings of the Juskatahn'i chieftain. Serving under the Adder, she wears their more traditional color of attire: bare above the waist, long kilt and forest-green sashes pinned by a mole's skull. Wears a ceremonial cloak of woven grass. Flax bracelets of small shells.
Upper arms and upper thighs bear parallel horizontal stripes, like the Juskasen clan, and, in similar fashion, her status as chieftain allows her four per limb.
Opts out of wearing the headdress.
Possessions: hatchet, small round shield. Later, wields a raided saber.
Strengths: the "Otma", or "Destroyer". Was once a leader of frightening strength and cunning. Allegedly born the Taggerung of the era, she possessed great skill and wisdom. Her position as leader to this day is unchallenged and unquestioned; her connection to nature and the spirits allow her to, like Crow, "see" in another Way, on another plane of thought and physicality. Her loyalty to her clan is unshakable.
Weaknesses: No one is certain exactly how old the Queen is. Queen Mori, though she ages well, has seen more seasons than it seems - and its catching up to her. She's become less inclined to battle than in her younger, savage days, and prefers now to avoid it if she can.
Other Clans, who have not always agreed with the ways of the Adder Laws, plot amongst themselves, and rare for an attack - so that they too might have a chance at becoming the next Otma.
Personality: Mori is strong, cunning, skilful, and wise. She is also very old: she has seen much battle and pain and suffering over her many years as Otma and Taggerung, as a Chieftain. Once a fearsome, awesome warrior of frightening savagery, she is now more relaxed, and prefers to avoid bloodshed, under the belief that there is a heavy responsibility to her powers and station, one that not just anyone can manage. When she kills in a fight, she does so now only as a last resort.
Quiet and composed, unwavering loyalty to her people. She is much like a mother or grandmother figure to her clan.
Background: Ulamori Itahn'i was born a Taggerung to the Juskakann, and named after both the Moon Goddess, Itahn'a, and the White Oak Spirit, Morikem.
Mori was a special case among the Juska, something of an anomaly amongst Taggerungs before being named "the Destroyer", or "Otmarrung", at birth by every Clan Seer on the night of the new moon. Mori has lived up to an unusual occurrence: of other Taggerungs appearing in her lifetime, she has slain them all. She is the first (and presumably the last) to ever succeed at this task, since only one Taggerung can exist at a time. This ability has been deemed to be a spiritual one, therefore, beasts speculate that it's the reason she keeps her questionable age and experience: she could be 'something else' entirely. Mori refuses to name her clan "Juskazann", because in her eyes, it is misleading and unfair.
In her younger, brutal days, the Adder Faction attempted to bring down the other Nations, much the same as the Spider banner would under Endmar, many years later. Born and bred to conquer, Ulamori very-nearly succeeded in her conquest of the Nations AND Mossflower. She is directly responsible for the lack of other Taggerung, the annihilation of many clans and villages of both woodlander and vermin alike, and the genocide of the clans under the Owl banner. Harboring a deep distaste for malebeasts, and a bare tolerance for anything other than fellow foxes, she would free and adopt Juska and non-Juska vixens and kits that had lost their mates and families, and force them under her rule - thereby creating the only true matriarchal nation of all four, 95% populated by females.
Mori is the reluctant slayer of Ilsen's first son, Zann Altan Juskasen, her final Taggerung.
As of late, Destroyer-Queen Ulamori has become the peace-seeker instead of the slayer. In time, she adopted "Mother Mori", for being known for her unusual mercy and loyalty to the enemy and prey.
Her daughters are about middle-aged, and they and her granddaughters serve as a special rank of warrior-class amongst the tribe. (Her youngest granddaughter, Tiima (Ash Thorn), befriends Crow and Hazel.)
Curiously enough, none of her children or grandchildren are Taggerung or Taggering*. They are certainly skilled warriors…but not one yet has been born Taggerung or Otma. Ulamori believes that the title, like always, will eventually occur in a different beast, depending on when he or she is needed.
Her followers have affectionately given her the title "Queen Mori" or "Mother Mori".
Age: ?? Elderly ??
Job: The undisputed leader of the Juskatahn'i, and former Destroyer of Nations