Who are the dwarven cousins to the east?
Why was their potential tie severed?
Who is in the dwarven civil war, and why?
[October 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm]
There are several Dwarven kingdoms of the East. The five main ones are:
the Rar’Ilan Clan of Elz’Kadon, led by Thane Raran Hilan, Orcsbane
the Ivundarn Clan of Ivundarn, led by Thane Yisholv Ivund, Lord of the Great Stone Forge
the Warrior’s Gouge (sometimes also called the Fornarrn) Clan of Undowaul, led by Thane Fornarr, the Mighty
the Grishneln Clan of Grishneln, led by Thane Ovrak Grishnauln
the Attenarn Clan of East Atten’Das, led by Thane Harent Atten
Other clans of Nirath include:
the Desert Dwarves of the Mountains of Iperia, Lasad, and Roheim (several clans)
the Yogazian clans
and there is Aaron’s campaign’s clan
there is also technically the Dwarves of the North as well
There may be more Dwarves, particularly I am looking for an evil clan. I don’t know what Yogaz’s dwarves are like, but perhaps they’d be a fit.
[October 30, 2015 at 12:06 am]
The cause of the Dwarven Civil War is one of politics, trade, and alliance. The Thanes of the Five have not been seeing eye to eye on all matters, and the need for help is great. Thus it also only the Thanes of the Five who are in the war. Thankfully, they are spread far and wide across Nirath and actual bloodshed has not begun, but they no longer trade nor communicate.
Rar’Ilan has just evicted all goblinkind from Elz’Kadon.
Grishneln is under siege by the Undead
Atten’Das faces foes of the Underdark and continued isolationism
The people of Ivundarn are far away.
The Fornarrn clan has been dealing with orcs and dragons for some time
The dwarves of Iperia, Lasad, and Roheim are not concerned much with the Five’s politics
The dwarves of the North are forgotten.
and the dwarves of Yogaz…?
[October 30, 2015 at 12:11 am]
I haven’t given too much thought to the non-human races of Yogaz. I know I’ve got a small clan of dwarves in Kuvera, and there’s a lot of potential for dwarves in Nasr.
Perhaps the Kuveran dwarves would be a good fit for evil dwarves.
The Confluence really didn’t have much of a lingering effect on the average human, but what’s to say that it didn’t affect the average dwarves, and the underdark of Kuvera, in an adverse way?
Dolkahn Murdinthal is technically from Kuvera. Maybe that could give us a good starting point
[October 30, 2015 at 1:53 am]
There you go! But that is the case with the dwarves as is. I haven’t invested much into evil nations so far, besides Sovilar and Mor’Rahk.
[October 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm]
But that is the case with the dwarves as is
What is the case with dwarves as a race?
I meant that what I posted is the story of the dwarf peoples of Nirath at the given point in the campaign’s story.
[October 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm]
So when the Atten’Das sought to connect with the “dwarves of the East”, was it referring to all 4 other major clans, or just the Grishneln Kingdom? I haven’t been able to locate the Warrior’s Gouge on the world map, but I did find the Fornarrn Bay.
How do the other dwarven clans view the Atten’Das?
Are the Atten’Das still a communal people of dwarves and elves?
The Warrior’s Gouge is in the same area. Those three clans are all near each other. The Warrior’s Gouge is a massive cliff and valley formation, supposed to look like the tip of a spear. It is also an underdark kingdom, as is most of the Grishneln kingdom.
It was referring to all four.
They view them as kind of the weird uncle, due to their elven allegiance, their obsession with magic, and their strange western ways.
Yes, they are communal.
[October 31, 2015 at 12:08 am]