It is centered around throwing balls onto a field that is marked as a game board with a complex pattern of ropes and stakes. The balls are made of carved wood with lead cores, and are painted different colors depending on their function in the game. Tarachin is considered a very difficult game because it has complicated rules and requires physical strength, precision, and strategy. It is usually played by the wealthy.
In the Court of Gods, the Tarachin balls and field are larger than normal because of the size and strength of the Returned. Because the field has to be so large, the Returned usually play from a balcony in order to see the whole board. Servants and scribes keep track of the score. Weatherlove, Lifeblesser and Truthcall are dedicated players that play every week. They use the time playing to gossip and politick. Lightsong joins them on several occasions, and repeatedly beats the trio of fellow Returned despite not knowing the rules. He therefore believes that the game is flawed, but he enjoys annoying them with his victories. He does not participate in their scheming, but hearing it makes him realize that artifice may be necessary to get anything done in the court.
Big Smooth (talk) 21:37, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
|Characters||Vasher · Vivenna · Siri · Lightsong · Denth · Susebron · Llarimar · Bluefingers · Blushweaver · Nightblood|
|Places||Hallandren · T'Telir · Idris · Kuth · Huth · Tedradel · Court of Gods|
|Magic||Awakening · BioChromatic Breath · Command · Drab · Heightening· Ichor-alcohol · Lifeless · Returned|
|Mythology and Lore||Endowment · Austrism · Five Scholars · Iridescent Tones · Manywar · Kalad's Phantoms|