Tamarind looks like a happy middle aged woman with just a little makeup. Her Indian origins are displayed in her modest garb and simple line above her brow. Most Hindi today will place a single dot of paint on their foreheads, but it was the practice in earlier times to make a line.
It is said that Elodia, the Librarian of Alamut, sprang from the soil where the writer of Gilgamesh scraped her hand and spilled a drop of blood. It is said that she immediately embraced the author, Imli, and brought her and her poems to Alamut, starting the great library. The two have been inseparable from that moment until the return of Ur-Shulgi. The partners have traveled to every place in the world to record poems, songs, writings, and even oral traditions from all peoples. They cataloged all 360 gods of the Kaaba. They met with the Native Americans before colonization and recorded their love songs and battle cries. The story of these two is a story of a love affair between two women and every written word in every language. It is also a story of their love for each other. Together, they spent more than 4,000 years writing down every poem, fairy tale and song they could find. The library of Alamut includes recordings of the songs of birds and of every magical spell they could lay their hands on. It has been an endless journey between Elodia and Tamarind. Every Assamite who has ever stepped foot into the library of Alamut knows the smile on their faces. They have been, at times, the only bright happy creatures in the entire fort.
All that came crashing to an end when Ur-Shulgi awoke. Elodia had taken the writings of Islam to heart. She felt those poems in ways she did not feel others. When Ur-Shulgi returned he summoned the apolitical Historian, Librarian, and Curator before him and demanded they remove from Alamut and destroy any writings or artifacts related to Islam. He gave them one day to pick through the archives and create a fire in the middle of the Central Vault. First hand accounts of the lives of prophets. Religious artifacts held by saints. This was a step too far for the otherwise docile trio. They loaded all they could save onto the backs of 3 donkeys and 2 camels. Elodia, the Librarian of Alamut, and Qusay, the Curator, staged the only successful theft in the history of the archives. And they were stealing it themselves. Babur, the historian of Alamut, cast a spell allowing them to travel through the day and the scorching sun with the pain and damage transferred to his body instead. When Ur-Shulgi awoke and saw no preparations for his bonfire, he flew into a rage and summoned the archivists. Babur, badly burned and limping, came before the Methuselah to answer for their crimes. Nobody knows what happened to Babur, the Historian of Alamut, but he delayed long enough for the other two to escape. Tamarind, just an assistant, had to stay and protect what remains. Nowadays, her smile is gone.
Tamarind is a Sorcerer on the Silsila, and she controls the entire library of Alamut. Since the departure of her sire, Tamarind watches over the books and scrolls from every corner of the world. Tamarind is completely apolitical. She has never taken sides in the ongoing schisms or splits within the clan. Just as Habiba will open the musuem to any Assamite, Tamarind will open the library to any Assamite. Of course, with Ur-Shulgi in charge of the gates, Schismatics would have little chance to get in to see the library. However, if they could reach it, she would hold it open as one of the few apolitical places on the mountain. If the Mountain were under attack, she would know where the most dangerous spells are held, and would not hesitate to use them, even against other Assamites. Tamarind is racked with guilt over her missing lover, Elodia. Not a night goes by without her constantly second guessing her decisions.