The Maddening Roar
Long ago, a handful of Quori spirits broke from the ranks of il’Lashtavar and actively sought to end the reign of the Dreaming Dark and usher in a new era of purity and light. As this would result in the death of all inhabitants of the Dream Realm of Dal Quor, including il’Lashtavar and all Quori spirits, this rebel group was hunted down in an effort to eradicate them.
The rebel Quori fled to the mortal realm, taking residence in the bodies of willing human hosts. These humans became a unique race known as the kalashtar. The Quori spirits were passed on from parent to child, but the strength of the spirit was evenly divided among all living descendants. As a title of respect, the first human hosts adopted the name of their chosen Quori spirit as their surname, and as the spirit was passed down the family line, so was the name.
The Quori spirit that currently inhabits Tivira is named Kashti. Tivira’s entire family has been hunted down and killed by the Dreaming Dark, human agents of il’Lashtavar. Thus, Tivira is the sole vessel for the spirit of Kashti. Should Tivira perish, so will Kashti.