Tarnum is the main protagonist of the Heroes Chronicles series.
Uprising and downfall
Being raised as a Barbarian, Tarnum never gave up hope and always fought to the last. When he heard a story from a bard about the Barbarians' legend, Jarg, he was even more decisive to free his own people, so he slayed his clan lord, Rabak and became the outlawed Barbarian King.
Afterwards, he pursued the Wizard-Kings of Bracaduun for enslaving so many people. On his quest, he met Hardac, who became his trusted friend and advisor. During his rising of power, a Wizard-King named Kurl imprisoned 4 bards who held knowledge of Tarnum's people. However, the eldest was slain, but others were freed.
To gain the power against Bracaduun, Tarnum fought war against the tribes of Mudlands, which he defeated with little resistance. With the combined forces of the Mudland tribes and his Barbarian Horde, Tarnum's armies overtook the Wallpeaks, the series of Knight Castles bordering Bracaduun.
Tarnum was trapped with only half of his forces after the Wizards brought down a rockslide on his army in the Wallpeaks. After conquering the outskirts of Bracaduun territory, Tarnum pushed farther into wizard territory, mercilessly killing peasants forced to fight under Bracaduun.
Later, after murdering his captains in his descent into madness, Tarnum managed to lay siege to Steelhorn. It was a decisive victory, and with the fall of the Wizard empire Bracaduun was shattered, with many smaller nations formed out of its remains.
As a barbarian, he starts with advanced Offense.
|Recieves a 5% per level bonus to Offense skill percentage.|
|Increases the Attack and Defense skill of any Ballista for each level attained after 4th level.|
As a wizard, he starts with advanced Wisdom.
|Can upgrade Monks or Zealots and Magi or Arch Magi to Enchanters.|
|Can upgrade Archers or Marksmen and Wood Elves or Grand Elves to Sharpshooters.|
|Increases the Attack and Defense skills of any Basilisks or Greater Basilisks for each level attained after 4th level.|
|All dragons receive +5 Att, +5 Def.|
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Heroes of Might and Magic IV
- A New Way: Tarnum teaches his son about the barbarian culture and resolves conflicts among the barbarian tribes.
- A Necessary War: Tarnum got captured by Vogel's forces.
- A King's Choice: Before the execution, Vogel taunts and torments Tarnum, though Tarnum does not show any sign of pain. Vogel, nevertheless, executes Tarnum.
- One Tribe: When Vogel is defeated, Tarnum appears before Waerjak and explains his past and the reason why he did not enter Paradise.
He is the only character in Heroes of Might and Magic series to have 6 different classes.
|Stronghold heroes in Heroes III|
|Crag Hack · Gretchin · Gurnisson · Jabarkas · Kilgor · Krellion · Shiva · Tarnum · Tyraxor · Yog|
|Dessa · Gird · Gundula · Oris · Saurug · Terek · Vey · Zubin|
|Heroes Chronicles characters|
|Antagonists||Alkin - Kurl - Mirlanda - Rabak - Wystan|
|Supporting campaign characters||Bloodclub - Derg - Hardac - Tordac|