Part of the frozen wastelands to the north are actually inhabited, to many a traveller’s surprise. Not necessarily just by human folk however. Many forms of pack animals, beasts and frost creatures call the tundra their home.
The sparse tribes of the northern folk more than make up for lack of numbers by their sheer strength and individual feats. It is documented in the Council Archives that young barbarians initiate their way into adulthood by performing a solo two week quest to slay a tundra werewolf. Should they return empty handed they have no choice but to leave the tribe, so only the strong survive.
The barbarians are so adept in battle that if two or more show up they soon compete with one another to slay their foes before the others do as a matter of personal pride. Never backing down from a fight has not always worked in their favour. It was said several entire tribes perished when a disagreement drew them into battle with one another.
The largest tribe is led by Horman the Elk a fearsome warrior who wears the pelts of more than a dozen werewolves he’s slain. The tribesmen are fearsome, yet they won't attack unless provoked. The Council of Mages once forged an alliance when facing a threat from a common enemy, the Demon Lich. It is believed that Horman although somewhat aging now, still honours that allegiance.
Next week be sure to check out the history of the Council of Mages.
Until then, happy deckbuilding!