Caretaker Status: Rogue
Affiliated companion(s): COM-56-260-1
Level 6 - abstract
Word: Tarot Card (Death)
1590s, from French tarot (16c.), from Old Italian tarocchi (plural), of unknown origin, perhaps from Arabic taraha "he rejected, put aside." The deck first was used in Italy 14c., as playing cards as well as for fortune-telling. The tarots, strictly speaking, are the 22 figured cards added to the 56-card suits pack.
Old English dea "total cessation of life, act or fact of dying, state of being dead; cause of death," in plural, "ghosts," from Proto-Germanic *dauthuz (source also of Old Saxon doth, Old Frisian dath, Dutch dood, Old High German tod, German Tod, Old Norse daui... (more as well).
Death (XIII) is the 13th trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
It is used in Tarot, tarock and tarocchi games as well as in divination.
Some decks, such as the Tarot of Marseilles and Visconti Sforza Tarot omit the name from the card, calling it "The Card with No Name", thus giving the card a broader and less frightening meaning. There are other decks that title Death as "Rebirth" or "Death-Rebirth."
The Death card usually depicts a Grim Reaper, personified Death, sometimes riding a horse but more often wielding a sickle/ scythe
Magic Status: 1 - Neophyte
Tier 1 - The markings on their back can move in flame-like manners.