- O'olish Amaneh
O'olish Amaneh Shannara character First appearance Running with the Demon Information Nickname(s) Two Bears Species Human, Native American Gender Male Family last of Sinnissippi Indian tribe Loyalty The Word
A Native American also known as Two Bears, O'olish Amaneh is the last surviving descendant of the Sinnissippi tribe that once lived in what became the town of Hopewell, Illinois, (the primary setting of the Word/Void novels). He is a servant of the Word, although his exact station is not well understood. In the Word/Void series O'olish has frequent visits with Nest Freemark under mysterious circumstances to offer wisdom and guidance during her trials against the minions of the Void. Some years prior, he had also been the Word's messenger in delivering a powerful magic staff to John Ross, finalizing John's knighthood under the Word. He appears eighty years later in the novel Armageddon's Children, to Logan Tom, another Knight of the Word. Returning to Hopewell, O'olish charges Logan with a quest to discover a crucial magical creation. It is also mentioned that O'olish delivered Logan's staff to him upon knighthood as well.
Two Bears has shown several supernatural skills, including the power to communicate with the spirits of his ancestors through dance, and the ability to disappear in a whirlwind. He has been hinted to have deadly fighting skills, despite almost never using them - the only instance of Two Bears in combat was when a skilled, dangerous demon attacked him with a knife, and he apparently disarmed the demon (hurting her hand in the process) without even appearing to have moved. He also has evidenced a remarkable lifespan, and has shown minimal, if any, signs of aging.
Novels of Terry Brooks’ Shannara universe Book I Book II Book III Book IV Word & Void: Running with the Demon A Knight of the Word Angel Fire East The Genesis of Shannara: Armageddon's Children The Elves of Cintra The Gypsy Morph Legends of Shannara: Bearers of the Black Staff The Measure of the Magic Prequel to Shannara: First King of Shannara The Original Shannara Trilogy: The Sword of Shannara The Elfstones of Shannara The Wishsong of Shannara The Heritage of Shannara: The Scions of Shannara The Druid of Shannara The Elf Queen of Shannara The Talismans of Shannara The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch Antrax Morgawr High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus Tanequil Straken Legacy of Shannara: The Wards of Faerie TBA TBA Other Shannara products The World of Shannara Shannara PC Game Dark Wraith of Shannara Indomitable Shannara on Wikipedia Shannara task force — Characters — Creatures — Places — Objects — Related articles
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