Symbol: Heshana (salmon)
Tanni: Vatare Hesh
Traditional Allies: House Jerovel, House Daruba
Tanni Profile: Vatare Hesh is a man of contradictions. Small by Yadaran standards, he yet has a reputation as an excellent warrior and field commander. Keeper of traditions many lords have abandoned, yet he sits on a throne of leaping fish carved by an Arai master. Vatare has been shaped largely by his proximity to both Ursus and Arai raiders, not to mention living beside Muenchen, one of the great Arai cities. War has been a constant for Vatare, and as such his men, though relatively few in number compared to some southern lords, are veterans. Vatare is deliberate and calm, so much so that Arai have named him iceblood. He has little love for the southerners, who he considers weak, and mostly limits his contacts to his fellow lords of the north.