The Culbrea are an example of a Sartarite tribe under considerable distress as a result of the Lunar Occupation and Rebellion. There are four “stable” clans – the Elk, Jotaring (aka Two Pine), Lorthing, and Mathiording clans. They have an average population of around 750 each, with the Lorthing being the largest clan.Then there are five clans that have an average of 300 members each – too few to be a stable organisation. They are hunters, raiding bands, or religious orders more than stable social groups. They include the Barlamani, Blue Spruce, Orlamani, Owl, and Red Vireo Clans, and most are little more than a leader, his entourage, and their followers and supporters. For example, the Blue Spruce are the entourage of Elmalandti the Priest and household, while the Barlamani clan are now little more than the household warriors of King Ranulf. Unless things change dramatically, in the next few years I expect that at least two or three of these small clans to either disband or merge into other clans in order to survive.
I am very tempted to center my next RQ campaign on one of these “distressed” clans.
The Blue Spruce would be fun. A clan that has taken over one of the Principality’s defensive towers (Jarolar Keep) during the Rebellion, and are locked in conflict with the Telmori Tribe. Plus they have the best Christmas Trees in Sartar!
The distressed clans occupy contested or marginal lands
- Barlamani – Elendra’s Graze
- Blue Spruce – around Jarolar Keep (which they occupy)
- Orlamanni – between Hill of Orlanth Victorious
- FingerOwl – along the Owl Flight Crest
- Red Vireo – along the Old Saint’s Road