Tulemak was previously a member of a werak in Ban-Ur, but he fled alongside Tatai and Urkai after a dispute with their chieftain, Onnekut. An egotistical and power-hungry chieftain, the werak had become divided into those willing to follow him with false support and those who refused to submit to his leadership. Of those who opposed him, Tatai called for a new chieftain and her mentor, Nukoni, challenged Onnekut for control of the werak. Despite Nukoni's superior hunting skills, Onnekut returned as the victor. Suspicious of the circumstances, Tatai, Urkai and Tulemak investigated only to find that Nukoni was murdered. It is strongly implied that Onnekut was responsible.
Gathering their belongings, they left the werak and Ban-Ur for the Cut where they encountered Burgrend. Burgrend agreed to stock them with supplies for their journey to the Sundom, however, only with Aloy's assistance in scavenging the required machine parts were they able to repay him.
In contrast to his companions, Tulemak is level-headed and mature, and often plays the mediator between the two as a result.
- While searching for a name for their new werak, Tulemak unsuccessfully recommends "The Sunshine Snowshoes," which is laughed off by his companions.
|Chieftains||AratakFW - KopilaiFW - White Teeth ChieftainFW|
|Shamans||AujakFW - Brin - EnjukFW - KamutFW - Kutani - NaltukFW - OureaFW - Siluk - Sylens - Tikuk|
|Tribe Members||Aluki - AnutaiFW - Ardik - IkrieFW - InatutFW - Kikuk - Kimik - LaulaiFW - LauvukFW - MailenFW - NaunukFW - Nulat - OpiliFW - Opitak - RuatukFW - RukulFW - SekuliFW - SignutaiFW - TataiFW - TulemakFW - Ukan - UmnakFW - UrkaiFW - YarikiFW|
|Lore||Arnak - Banukai - Tektuk|