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Taniquel Hastur-Acosta is a niece of the Hastur king (Rafael II)(at time of The Fall of Neskaya); also leronis, works at Neskaya

Taniquel, in an arranged marriage, is married to King Padric Acosta and becomes Queen of those lands.  She is widowed during the attack of King Damian Deslucido's men and his brother, Rumail, who is a bannend laranzu from Arilinn.  Taniquel escapes and returns to Thendara Castle to her uncle King Rafael II Hastur carrying the unborn child and rightful heir to Acosta. She becomes the heroine of the Legend of Taniquel and Coryn, which describes how she took a leading role in the war against Damian Deslucido to free Acosta and defies Rumail Deslucidos laran attacks during war and in the fight between the Towers of Neskaya and Tramontana.

Taniquel is described as having long, dark, raven hair, petite and pretty. She is said to have minimal laran but she displays strong mental shields, empathy and a psychic danger sense/precognition.  She is also very intellegent for a woman of that era showing proficiency with a bow and knowledge of strategy. 

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