Tika Waylan

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Tika Waylan
First appearance Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984)
Created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Game information
Homeland Abanasia
Gender Female
Race Civilized Human
Class Fighter

Tika Waylan Majere (332 AC - 37 SC) is a fictional character from the Dragonlance series of novels.


Tracy Hickman explained that the Dragonlance design group wanted to have a balanced and typical group in terms of role-playing games, and thought of Tika as the female warrior of the party.[1] Margaret Weis attributed her appearance because the artists wanted to have a "babe" to paint.[2]


Tika was the adopted daughter of Otik Sandath, owner of the Inn of the Last Home before the War of the Lance. Her true father, the conman Alleran Waylan, disappeared shortly after her tenth birthday. Despite being a simple barmaid, Tika is also brave and spunky, whacking Draconians in the face with her frying pan, and coming with Caramon on adventures on occasion. She married Caramon Majere during the War of the Lance. Otik retired and left his Inn in charge of the couple.

They had five children: Tanin, Sturm, Palin, Laura and Dezra Majere. Sturm and Tanin are deceased.

Tika died, apparently of old age, a few months before the outbreak of the War of Souls.

Family tree[edit]

Caramon Majere (Elder)
Unknown Woman
Gilon Majere
Gregor Uth Matar
Tika Waylan
Kitiara Uth Matar
Sturm Brightblade
Steel Brightblade

Other media[edit]

Tika is voiced by Michelle Trachtenberg in the animated feature Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight.


Jason Heller, of The A.V. Club, identifies Tika as one of the more charismatic characters in the series, as her "no-nonsense fierceness and agency, not to mention her job as a waitress, reminded me of my mom when I was a kid—gets a compelling story arc. It isn't exactly as evolved in terms of feminism as it could be, but is still miles ahead of many popular fantasy novels of the era."[3]

Lauren Davis of io9 notes that "Tika, a barmaid who has been swept up in the action" and comments on her as one of the strong female characters: "Tika, who in times of peace is more hearth mother than warrior, but when pressed in action will pick up a knife (or a frying pan) to defend herself and her friends). The women of Krynn are much like the men—no better and no worse. (Although some of them did tend to be a bit less dressed than their male counterparts in the artwork.)"[4]


  1. ^ Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (November 1999). "Book 1, volume 1, chapter 2, Return to the Inn. A shock. The oath is broken.". The Annotated Chronicles (1st ed.). Wizards of the Coast. p. 36. ISBN 0-7869-1870-5. Retrieved 2006-07-01. 
  2. ^ Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (November 1999). "Book 2, volume 1, chapter 5, The riot. Tas disappears. Alhana Starbreeze.". The Annotated Chronicles (1st ed.). Wizards of the Coast. p. 528. ISBN 0-7869-1870-5. Retrieved 2006-07-01. 
  3. ^ "The first Dragonlance novels gave Dungeons & Dragons a new dimension". A.V. Club. 13 Jun 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  4. ^ http://io9.com/why-dragonlance-should-be-the-next-fantasy-film-franchi-1520791414

Further reading[edit]

  • Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (2000). Dragons of Autumn Twilight: Chronicles vol. I. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1574-9. 
  • Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (2000). Dragons of Winter Night: Chronicles vol. II. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1609-5. 
  • Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (2000). Dragons of Spring Dawning: Chronicles vol. III. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1589-7. 
  • Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (2002). The Second Generation. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2694-5. 
  • Margaret Weis; Tracy Hickman (2003). Dragons of a Fallen Sun: The War of Souls vol. I. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1807-1. 

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