The Reign of Darkness
Sturdy humans, the Norven are a barbarian people who populate the icy lands of Norvenheim. Hunters and fishers who place family first, they are known for their beards, dragonboats and berserkers. While most Norven make their living off the land, many coastal clans use raiding to support themselves. In the spring, after the winter storms have subsided, dragonboats often set sail from the fjords filled with a village’s entire population of battle-ready warriors. These ships travel southward, sack small coastal villages in Pellioh, Tymoria, and sometimes even Khoudya. Some of course, are lost to storms and enemy warships, but enough return in the autumn of every year to make the raids worthwhile.