The totem is the large object that your minions follow. It can be picked up by your hand, and can be moved to guide the minions around the map. The totem is the center point for the camera, and so is always at the very center of the screen. Minions will follow the totem unless distracted by resources or enemies.
Different factions have different colored totems that match the colors of the minions.
The totem stays stationary until you move it. Nothing you or any other sprite or entity in the game can move it, except for you. To move your totem, simply use the hand shaped mouse to grab it and drag it where you want your minions.
Combat is based on the totem's position, not the movement of minions. To initiate combat or to run away, you must move the totem close to the other player's totem.
The headdress Edit
When you gain points, your totem grows feathers. These feathers can help other players tell how experienced you are. Totems lose all feathers after dying or restarting.
A skull also appears on the totem of the player with the highest score in a server.