Taurgosz Khosann was the leader of the Blacktalons, a mercenary company based in Iriaebor.[1]


He stood over 7 ft (2.2 m) tall, weighed about 350 lb (159 kg) and had strength enough to wield some two-handed weapons in one hand.[1]


Tenhammer ruled with an iron fist and only listened to a few close and trusted allies.[1]


His favorite weapon was his huge warhammer.[1] He wore a magical suit of chain mail to battle.[3]


He earned his nickname, "Tenhammer," by slaying 10 people with a single swing from his hammer while bidding to take over the leadership of the bandit group known as the Blacktalons.[1]


Taurgosz Khosann's name is frequently misspelled. In his card in the 1992 series of the AD&D Trading Cards, his name is misspelled both as "Turgoz", as well as "Turgosz".[3] In the computer game Baldur's Gate, it's spelled "Taugosz",[4] however this was corrected to "Taurgosz" in an update to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Tim Beach (1992). Gold & Glory. (TSR, Inc), p. 6. ISBN 1-56076-334-5.
  2. Tim Beach (1992). Gold & Glory. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 1-56076-334-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #125, "Turgosz "Tenhammer" Khosann". TSR, Inc..
  4. BioWare (1998). James Ohlen, Ray Muzyka. Baldur's GateBlack Isle Studios.
  5. BioWare, Overhaul Games (2012). James Ohlen, Garett Barnes, Trent Oster, et al. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced EditionBeamdog.