|Behind the Scenes|
As a youth, before his Iknimaya, Rawm dared his cohorts to ride out into a raging storm. Though this was strictly forbidden by their Tsahik, the children rode out anyway. As they rode farther from home, the skies darkened and lightning began to course through the sky. When a particularly strong crack broke the sky, Rawm's Direhorse bucked wildly with fright and threw Rawm to the ground, severing the neural link and leaving him disoriented, battered, and bruised. It was in that moment his life changed. A sizzling arc of lightning struck Rawm. His friends gathered the limp Rawm up and returned to their Hometree. After many days, he awoke and found that he was permanently marked by the lightning. The new patterns on his body looked like the deep and powerful roots and strong branches of the Hometree, and his Tsahik said that he was now chosen by Eywa. Chosen for what? He has to find out for himself.