Dunlending tribe of the Aeduani
Dunland was wild and disorganized, with many separate tribes constantly raiding each others borders for glory or profit. Personal Honor and Glory were the greatest gifts anyone could aspire to. Many chieftains called themselves King, but their claims meant nothing beyond their own valleys.
That was before a birth (some say rebirth) of a bloody and violent religion, the Temple of Justice, and their venerated Horned Ones. Called by locals the Temple of the Bulls, they believe in Blood-Magic and sacrifices to appease their pitiless god. They have absorbed and conquered all of northern Dunland (2 years ago) then expanded into western Dunland (last year) and now look to the south.
Omens and visions point to a great evil army coming to conquer and enslave southern Dunland, and the only tribe that foresees and plans for this is the Aeduani, but their enemy may be too large to defeat. The High Druid Menua foretold of the coming of the Evil Horde and now although the fate maybe inevitable, not everything is foretold.
Murad [Mike Vapnik] Dunlending Chieftain - Chieftain of the Aeduani and Son of Korla. This young man is forced to become Chief when his father is murdered by the Temple of the Horned God. The Aeduani were driven from their lands and the burial grounds holding the spirits of the ancestors, they fled into the mountains to apparent safety.
Funja [Jeff Englert] Dunlending Bard - Was a young clan leader of the largest clan of the Aeduani, but discovered a talent for story-telling and has grown into the tribe’s greatest bard. His stories help form opinions, turning common men into heroes or heroes into fools. Though a warrior scoffs at skills like this, the wise and powerful know his attacks are more deadly than any sword-stroke,
Jondalar [Andy Schweighardt] Dunlending Druid- He was a scout and young clan-leader of a wandering border clan, but also discovered a hidden talent. He was briefly mentored by Menua, the High Druid of the Southlands, who saw this talent awaiting to waken.
Usif [Carl Brooks] Dunlending Warrior – Tribal Champion and Son of their legendary hero Uhon, the Sword-brothers follow him but few remain. His father became famous for defeating 5 men in consecutive challenges, but he must do much more. Little by little more warriors come to the tribe, but as more outsiders join his reputation is questioned and he will have to fight to retain his position.
Broda [Mike Perks] Human of unknown tribe, Berserker – He was found wandering the outskirts of the land with a head wound and little memory of his past. A gentle giant, his great strength and willingness to help quickly made him a favorite of the common laborers. Then he discovered a mad fury in combat, and little by little remembers his violent past.
Gone but not forgotten
Magnus Angusson [Dean Norman] Dunlending Warrior - Sworn Companion of the Druids, he was sent out on a dangerous quest to learn how to combat the evil Temple of Justice. Traveler of many distant lands, he met his death bravely in Cardolan defending another people’s lands and fighting another people’s enemy, yet is all but forgotten for this.