Mongolian forces are defeated by the Lashkari.
|Location:||Sindh province, Pakistan|
|Purpose:||To defend the Sindhi people from outside invaders|
|First mentioned:||Godsend, Part 1|
The Lashkari were a small tribe of warriors in ancient Pakistan who defended the people of the Sindh province from outside invaders.
In 1998, Farah Nazan, a descendant of the Lashkari, is sent to live with her uncle Omar in Pakistan. Omar trains Farah to fight, though she does not understand why. Eventually, Omar tells Farah about her heritage and the crusades of the Lashkari. The Lashkari were a small tribe of warriors, first formed over a thousand years ago, that defended the Sindhi people of Pakistan from outside invaders. According to Omar, the Lashkari fought in the dead of night, and were capable of defeating entire armies without ever being seen or heard. This legend grew from their battles against the Mongols, the Caliphate, and the British. Omar tells Farah that the techniques of the Lashkari have since been lost, but their gifts live on inside some of their descendants, and so it is his duty to train her how to use her gift if she has it.
Before climbing a spider tree in Pakistan in 1998, Omar tells Farah that to live in fear of death is to not really live at all. He explains that Farah can only earn the mark of the Lashkari after accepting and embracing that philosophy. Farah bravely climbs the tree, is bitten by the giant spider queen, and falls out of the tree. She apologizes to Omar, expressing that she only wanted to earn the mark of the Lashkari. He looks at her unique spider bite and proclaims that she earned the mark of the Lashkari.
- The Lashkari people did not exist in reality. Instead, they are a completely fictional tribe, created for Godsend.