In The Realm there was litteraly hundreds of Human Hordes. Some vast in numbers and some awesome in their strength and brutality. But in the sea of banners and totems an octet distinguished themselves as ‘Golden Hordes’ due to deeds and valour. Especially from their contribution during the foundation of The Realm and The Great Invasion.
The Hordes as such goes back into the shadows of time. Some can be debated going all the way back into the First Age. One, , can be traced all the way back to before it came from South of The Rim as vanguard for Wanderers. But it was as such not until Ljostari sank and several empires and tribes crumbled Hordes found a foothold in history.
Around 650 Second Age some families began to outshine others of their tribes. Slowly these families became foremost of their kin and managed to become beacons of wealth, leadership and power. Not just of their tribes but of their Race. Generally we say that around 800 SA and up until 1250 when The Realm was formed, where the Age of Hordes peaked. Slowly they slided into the growing embrace of Law of The Realm and lost their significance -albeit not their numbers nor force. When they threw themselves into The Great Invasion from SA 1277 to 1283, most Hordes perished.
Generally Hordes was ruled by a single familys Male Lord, having a final word on anything and was the defacto owner of all land, property, livestock, people, etc. Also generally with a court and officials tending daily realm tasks. Sometimes it was a Female or a counsel of elders, Scholars or similar.
Hordes are often linked closely with Gods and most often their members can do uncommon, odd or wierd things or have strange abilities.
Skjald El Mary
Last Updated on 2023-01-28 by IoM-Christian