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Talic the Defender is from the Western Shores of the Barbarian Kingdom. At a young age, Talic had already mastered several of the Barbarian skills. He was only 19 when he was called to serve the Ancients. Before his calling, he had only heard legends of Mt. Arreat. The Kae Huron mountain range, where lies Arreat, isn't even visible from warm waters he grew up around. One morning there was a knock at his door. It was the town elder and an old woman. They entered as his wife and young child sat at the table. The woman was introduced as Kala, the seer for Sescheron, the capital city of the Barbarian Tribes. She came to bestow upon Talic the ultimate task of protecting the sacred gates to Mt. Arreat. His reward for accepting such service would be eternity atop the mountain. While it was an honor beyond comprehension to be chosen for such a role, he would never be able to return home, nor see any of his family again.
Talic rose from his chair, standing a head taller than the Seer, and told her fiercely, "I won't go." He had refused. He told the Seer to choose another. Kala looked at him and said the choice was not hers to make. The Ancients had spoken to her of a young warrior in the West named Talic. That was who they wanted, that was who they chose. Talic stared long at the Seer. Then, finally, he nodded slowly in agreement, turned to his wife and child, kissed them goodbye, and journeyed to Mt. Arreat.
Talic's attacks mainly focus on the Whirlwind skill of the Barbarian, constantly moving in a destructive frenzy. He also focuses on Concentrate, a more focused and deadly attack. This makes him quite hard to target with missile weapons or skills due to the speed at which he moves. As such, it is best to counter with area-of-effect skills to damage him while he performs Whirlwind. He is usually the second to be defeated, after the much easier Madawc.
Talic is named after Tlaloc, Aztec god of Thunder.