Born into the once mighty Stormsinger tribe of the great plains, the white and brown spotted downy furred Shu'halo is a former spirit champion turned Sunwalker and has come to call the Earthspear tribe his home. A keeper of tales and protector of Shu'halo and their ways of life he is qucik to act and will do whatever is needed to accomplish his task.
Khurn is a large and fierce looking male Shu'halo often found wearing hand crafted armor when he is roaming the lands and on occasion dressed in dark earth colored leather garbs at social functions. He has a few scars, yet two arrow shafts sticking from his right shoulder are an unspoken tribute to some past battle. They are healed into his flesh by the looks of it, and have been freshly fletched with long tail feathers. Small charms hanging from the ends sparkle and clink together in quiet melody. Around his neck lays a thin leather neckace with a carving of a bear totem hanging from it along with some colored feathers. If one were to look close enough they could see the carving was made frorm the claws of an beast, most likey a bear.
Khurn is generally stoic and tends to keep to himself. A protective and compassionate individual at heart he may not show his emotions on his sleeve but he takes great pride in caring for friends or the helpless.
Born to the Stormsinger tribe, Khurn is the son of Akuya and Ornek Stormbreaker. His parents were a druid and shaman respectfully and has served as advisers to the tribe for some time. His birth had marked him different immediatley from everyone else as he was born with white downy fur in contrast to the brown or black downy fur common in the tribe. Some of the elders said that it was a sign he had been blessed by Ap'aro. Growing up Khurn was somewhat of an outspoken individual from the time that he could talk. Always questioning things many elders saw him as disrespectful when in truth he was merely seeking a better understanding of life. By the time he was twelve it was discovered he had a deep connection to the spirits of the ancestors of his people and he was quickly groomed to be a shaman much to his distate.
However as he grew older the shunning from these elders and admonishment from his parents left the Shu'halo a tad rebellious. As he neared his rites of age Khurn decided that he was to follow the path of the warrior, a decision that once again greatly upset his parents and the elders of his tribe. However as he passed his rites his parents came to terms with his decisions and finally supported him. Khurn made his point by explaining that he could serve the spirits by just as well by being their champion and guardian with a blade and sword compared to magic and totems. It was during this time as well though that questions began to arrise as to how and why the quillboar where encroaching the lands so closely and Khurn was tasked with looking into the issue.
During his investigation he discovered that some of his fellow Shu'halo were dealing with the hated quillboar and even paying them to raid the village from time to time. To make matters worse the chief culprits in the matter appeared to be his parents. Travelling to Thunder Bluff Khurn went to share the information with Chief Bloodhoof only to discover that he was away on matters concerning the Horde alliance and Hamuul Runetotem, Khurn's second choice to speak with was with the Chief. It was suggested he seek the Elder Crone Magatha Grimtotem and share his troubles with her. He did so and was assured the matter would be dealt with.
Returning to his village Khurn found himself being stopped by his parents and a few of the village elders near the camp. They then proceded to charge Khurn with heresy against the Earthmother and attempting to upserp the village elders power. He was cast out from the village and his named stripped from the records of the Stormbreaker tribe. Essentially without a home or tribe Khurn began to wander the lands and sought to find the truth behind the Quillboar and and what his purpose in life was. Two weeks into his journey as a nomad word reached him that his parents were dead. Hopeful he might be able to return back to his tribe Khurn was met outside the village and told he was still not welcome. Despite his dispare he left the village once more and began his travels once more.
For the next five years Khurn wandered the plains of the Barrens, making his way at times to places like the Stonetalon Mountains, Ashenvale Forrest, and Freewind Post in Thousand Needles. Most of the time he would serve as a body guard for hire however when tasked by the Earthmother or the spirits he would carry out their will as well. One of those quests came in the form of a vision which led him to Freewind Post. There for several months he helped in their quest to stop the Galak Centaur. It was also here he found an injured kodo which had been attacked by the Galkar for it's hide. After Khurn nuturued it back to health the Kodo stuck with him and Khurn tamed it to becoming his beast of burden/method of transportation. He named him Lakota'mani which meant Earthshaker.
It was a few years past this time that Khurn had been meditating near one of the many lakes in Feralas when he recieved a vision from of the spirits of his elders. The vision seemed more real than any he had ever experienced in the past. In it the elder appeared before him in the form of a great bear and explained to him that the winds were changing as danger rose through the land. Khurn's path had to change and he would learn to walk the path of An'she. At first Khurn thought this was some trick and not one of his elders at all and so he challeneged the spirit. He claims they wrestled for almost a full day eventually stopping when the spirit bear grabbed his horns with it's mighty claws and bent them from their once long outward curve into their current shape. Khurn soon awoke from his vision and much to his dismay and sore body realized he had not been tricked. In the reflection of the lake he could see his horns had been bent just like the vision and to his dismay his once pure white fur was now blended with large spots of brown as if the mud he had wrestled the spirit in was permanetly dirtied onto him.
Khurn and Lakota'mani disappeared into the mountians where it is said he found another Shu'halo who trained him into the path of serving An'she as a Sunwalker. A final vision at the end of his training led him back to Thunderbluff and to the Earthspear Tribe which is with whom he has made his home and now serves.
"The spirts of my ancestors guide my path and guard me as I walk these lonely plains. Should I raise my blade I pray that it brings them and the Earthmother honor."
"Alo Nokee Washte ishte shne po" - "The Earth Mother watch over us."
"May An'she bless you and keep your path lit with his warmth and wisdom"
- Did you know that Khurn had just begun the mating process with a female from the Cloudbreaker tribe before his banishment?