Themba

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Themba is a character introduced in Build 0.5 of Minotaur Hotel (Visual Novel). He can be hired as an accountant.

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Themba, the South African grootslang
Aliases Themba
Gender Male
Place of Origin Johannesburg, South Africa
Species Grootslang

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Themba is a tall, fat and muscular man. He is a cross between a snake and an elephant, with a long reptilian tail and clawed hands, and an elephant head and humanoid body.

The grootslang has two available forms: one bearing multiple shads of brown and bright tusks, and the other being a dark color paired with darker tusks with a fiery glow, In his first color, Themba has a three-circle symbol in his ears; in the darker version, he has a grey spiked pattern.

He has three outfits in the visual novel, his default formal outfit, a tank top with briefs, and a casual rugby polo. He's frequently seen wearing lots of jewelry, like rings, a gold watch and earrings.

Background[edit | edit source]

Themba's family worked managing the Hotel's finances for centuries, until the Master kicked all the guests and staff out in the 40s. Themba has since been living in Johannesburg, working as an accountant and living a comfortable life.

Unlock conditions[edit | edit source]

Themba can join the staff if Jean is instructed to find an accountant for the hotel in chapter 15. Alternatively, if the main character has the Arts background, he can get Themba to join by choosing the vase to decorate reception in chapter 16.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Themba's stats when first hired are as follows:

Status
Contract 3
Tech 2
Memento 2
Artifact 0
Surveying 0
Danger 1

His high contract and tech stats make Themba better suited for R&D than Exploration.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Themba is a Grootslang (Afrikaans for "big snake"), a South African cryptid described as a cave-dwelling elephant-sized snake that guards precious gems. It is sometimes depicted as a cross between snake and elephant.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Themba's textbox scroll is based on zig-zagging Zulu beadwork patterns. Traditionally these are multicolored, but it's made brown to match the rest of the games' monochrome textbox scrolls. It's brown to match Themba's default skin color.
  • Themba's casual outfit is green, yellow and white, the colors worn by the Springboks, the South African national rugby union team.
  • The colors for his forms were voted on by the fans of Minotaur Hotel.

Gallery[edit | edit source]