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“I want to know Erdas in all her different forms of beauty.”

–Tarik to Rollan in Fire and Ice: Chapter 6: Dangerous Travel[1]

Tarik was a Greencloak who was born into a poor family in Caylif. When he summoned his spirit animal, Lumeo, his sister Reima gave up her education to run the family's carpet shop so that Tarik could join the Greencloaks like he wanted.
He assisted in training Abeke, Meilin, Rollan, and Conor, also joining them on their missions. He sacrificed himself and was killed by General Gar in order to save Rollan's life.


Tarik was a tall, lean man with wide shoulders, weathered features, and semi-dark skin.[5] He was also said to look as if he was from southwestern Zhong or northeastern Nilo. He was described by Meilin to look similar to Rollan, them having the same dark hair and tan skin.[6]


Tarik was an experienced Greencloak and the main kids' teacher/mentor. He joined the Greencloaks at a very young age. His family ran a carpet shop in Caylif and initially, Tarik intended to take over the shop when he was older. However, he summoned Lumeo and joined the Greencloaks. His sister Reima took over the carpet shop for him, sacrificing her bright future. Tarik thanked Reima for her sacrifice every day. Throughout the series, Tarik was seen to be mostly serious, uptight, and calm; however he occasionally broke his serious demeanor. His bond with Lumeo reveals the playful side of him, and he cared and worried constantly for the Four Fallen summoners. In Fire and Ice, he even sang a song about seal brains to distract himself from the unpleasantness of eating them.[7] Despite his playfulness, Tarik was said by Olvan to be one of the Greencloaks's finest warriors. He was willing to give up his life for the sake of Erdas, which he ultimately did in Rise and Fall.

In the Books[]

Wild Born[]

Tarik appears in the first chapter at Conor's Nectar ceremony. After Conor summons Briggan, Tarik introduces himself and escorts the two away to Sunset Tower where they will meet Rollan.
Later in the book, Tarik appears again with Conor and Meilin, introducing them to Rollan.


Tarik chaperoned the Four Fallen summoners and Finn on the journey to Glengavin but gets bitten by a snake. Rollan and Conor take him to Lady Evelyn to care for him.

Blood Ties[]

Tarik was first seen training Abeke, Conor and Rollan using the Granite Ram. He later pretends to be a body guard for the trio. He is overjoyed when he was reunited with an old friend, Lishay.

Fire and Ice[]

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Against the Tide[]

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Rise and Fall[]

Tarik leads Conor and Rollan to Abeke's home village, Okaihee. There they meet Irtike, who helps the Greencloaks get to Cabaro. When they arrive to Cabaro's oasis, they find out Gar and his army of Conquerors are there along with Gerathon. Tarik sacrifices his life to save Rollan and tells him to become a Greencloak. After he dies, Lumeo kills General Gar and Renneg at the cost of the otter's life.




  • In Hunted, Tarik was called a variety of names by Lady Evelyn, such as Tarit, Tarbin, Tarin, and Taril.
  • In Fire and Ice it is revealed he used to sing songs with his brothers to make disgusting foods sound delicious.
  • Every morning and evening he thanked his sister, Reima, for giving up her future for him.
  • Tarik is an Arabic name meaning "morning star".
  • Kirat is Tarik spelled backwards. He was named in honor of Tarik but didn't know it for a long time and his father hated it for its meaning.

Google Translated *keep in mind these were all put into Google Translate and are not accurate to real life.[]

  • Tarik through Google Translate in Cebuano translates to pitch.
  • Tarik through Google Translate in Filipino, Hawaiian, Javanese, Indonesian, Kinyarwanda, Malagasy, Malay, Maori, Odia, Samoan, Tatar, Turkmen, and Uyghur translates to pull.
  • Tarik’s name pronunciation in Gujarati ( તરીકે ) means as.
  • Tarik’s name pronunciation in Sundanese means loud.



  1. Fire and Ice, page 63, line 15-16
  2. Discuss AGAINST THE TIDE!
  3. Fire and Ice, page 96
  4. Tarik and Reima grew up in the Niloan town of Caylif, which implies that they are Niloan
  5. Wild Born, page 6
  6. Against the Tide, page 87
  7. Fire and Ice, page 96, line 8-10 & line 19-21


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Fall of the Beasts (Books 1-4) Conor - Abeke - Meilin - Rollan - Zerif - Olvan - Lenori - Takoda - Xanthe - Tasha - Kirat - Great Beasts - The Wyrm - The Redcloaks
Fall of the Beasts (Books 5-8) Conor - Abeke - Meilin - Rollan - Anka - Worthy - Princess Song - The Oathbound
Special Editions The Book of Shane: Shane - Zerif - General Gar - Drina - Anya - Yumaris - Karmo - Tahlia - Maddox
Tales of the Great Beasts: King Feliandor - Katalin - Yin - Tembo - Tepin
Tales of the Fallen Beasts: Devin Trunswick - Raisha - Cordalles - Anuqi - Great Beasts
The Spirit Animals Game Keeper of Greenhaven - Olvan - Lenori - Mustela - Keith - Worthy - Maddox - Great Beasts - The Greencloaks - The Conquerors