Tane means ‘leader’ in the Alkan dialect of the common tongue. Tarrik is synonymous with Tane. Alkar leaders used to be called Eqi’Tane, meaning ‘warleader’ but years of peace with the outside have changed this. Still in a time of war the title Eqi’Tane is used rather than Tane or Tarrik.
If Shadowmane is called adn the Desertstorm Banner is raised one of the Tarriks/ Tanes will be named Eqi’Tane’al meaning Great Warleader. He is designated as the head of the Shadowmane and it is traditionally the Tane of the Shift of Gales that takes this role.
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