Monday, March 4, 2013


Warhoon:  An exceedingly savage tribe of 20,000+ green Martians found in Barsoom’s SW hemisphere lead by an old and insolent Jeddak, Dak Kova.  They decorate their torsos with the hands and skulls of their victims. Warhoons are notable for their semi annual gladiatorial games which are held in a sunken amphitheater.   “They are a smaller horde than the Tharks, but much more ferocious.  Not a day passed but that some members of the various Warhoon communities met in deadly combat. I have seen as high as eight mortal duels within a single day.”    (PM XVIII)

There is also a somewhat larger tribe of Warhoons of the South ruled by Kab Kadja that shares an uneasy truce with their northern cousins; otherwise, “The various hordes of green men of Barsoom are eternally at deadly war with one another, and never, except on that single historic instance when the great Tars Tarkas of Thark gathered a hundred and fifty thousand green warriors from several hordes to march upon the doomed city of Zodanga to rescue Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, from the clutches of Than Kosis, had I seen green Martians of different hordes associated.”  (GM II)
IMAGE is from Frank Cho,
MINIATURE is old Heritage Sculp (Waco TX)

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