Tasslehoff Burrfoot FAQ

Where did people get the idea that Tas' real name is Kalin?
The name Kalin came from one of the Dragonlance box sets. (The original ones, not the Saga ones now.) In that box set there was a character sheet for Tas with his stats and a short history. In the history it mentioned that his real name was Kalin. As the legend goes he recieved the name Tasslehoff when he was adventuring in Northern Ergoth. The Ergothians had called him Tallsehoff in reference to his topknot. And I guess the name just stuck.
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Is Tas' first name really Kalin?
After a long drawn out battle on alt.fan.dragonlance Margaret Weis spoke up and said, that to the Best of her knowledge Harold Johnson, who created the original character of Tasslehoff Burrfoot, never gave him the first name Kalin. The name Kalin was added by TSR sometime later in one of the additional game books, but, I'm not sure which one.
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Where can I find the book with Kayli the Kendermaid and Tas?
The adventure with Kayli the Kendermaid can be found in the "History of DragonLance" (Being the Notes, Journals, & Memorabilia of Krynn). On page 6 is an 'Interview with Flint Fireforge' by Douglas Niles, in which Flint tells about an adventure he took with Tas and how they met Kayli.
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When is Tas' Gift of Life Day ?
Tasslehoff´s day of Life Gift is on the 2nd of December, 325 A.C. (this month is known as the Month of Blessings among kender).
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How old was Tas when...
Tas's birthday (despite the incorrect date in Wanderlust of 341) should be around 325 A.C. 2nd day of the Month of Blessing. (That's December 2nd, by the way)

325 A.C. - Tas is born on the 2nd of Blessings.
341 A.C. - Tas is 16 when he meets Flint and Tanis. (Meetings)
341-342 A.C. - Tas is 16-17 when he moves in with Flint. (Soulforge)
346 A.C. - Tas is 21 when the companions split up for the 5 year separation. (Kendermore)
351 A.C. - Tas is 26 when the companions meet after the five years. (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
353 A.C. - Tas is 30 in the first book of Legends. (Legends)
383 A.C. - Tas is 60 years old. (Dragons of Summer Flame)
1 S.C. - Tas is squished (almost) under Chaos's foot at the ripe old age of 61 years old!
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What are Tas' Stats?
Tasslehoff Burrfoot (2nd Edition - AD&D)
Kender Thief (Handler)
Level: 12
Str: 13
Dex: 16
Con: 14
Alignment: NG
Int: 9
Wis: 12
Cha: 11

Tas was born in Kendermore, the nephew of Uncle Trapspringer, a hero of kender folklore. While travelling during his Wanderlust, Tas ended up in Solace with one of Flint's metalworking pieces in his pouches. Tanis caught the kender, and the three became friends for the remainder of their lives. Always fearless and able to look on the bright side of any situation, Tas was never at a loss for telling a good story to anyone who might listen. Tas was killed in the battle with Chaos during the Second Cataclysm, and is honored at the Last Heroes' Tomb. Coincidentally, many kender now claim to have an 'Uncle Tas.'
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