I just realised why Tasha and Tori’ata hate each other so much.
They are exactly the same.
Both are powerful mages. Tasha is the Mary Sue of all magic Tori’ata is a fire channeller and also a mage of Earth and Air.
Both are the second in line for leadership for their respective clans but both end up considered for leadership even though they don’t want to be. Heg wants Tasha on the throne instead of Midnight. Tori’ata is older than Terren and is view by most of the Clan to be more competent.
Both have siblings/close relatives that they are responsible for. Tasha has four younger sisters and is trying to save Midnight. Tori’ata sees his cousin Terren as a little brother and his real brother is half crazy.
Both have lost their parents. Tasha’s mother was poisoned, (And evtually died in childbirth) her father died in the Green Cave disaster. Tori’ata’s Father died from his magic, his mother died in the Green Cave disaster.
Both are manipulative. There are too many examples!
Both have been told they’re going to die before they reach adult hood, but are too stubborn to do so. Tasha: Uber Channeller. Tori’ata: Channels the same element that killed his father.
Neither wants to have children. (Although it’s for slightly different reasons.) Tasha: Scared of dieing like her mother. Tori’ata: Not particularly interested, and even if he did have children he wouldn’t want the cub to be stuck with his magic like he was stuck with his fathers.
Both will/might end up having children anyway. Tasha: Adopts Ifirt and Ian for starters, the other five are kind of spoilerish. Tori’ata: Is under pressure to produce an heir.
The question is now that I’ve pointed this out who are they going to kill first? Me or each other?