SUBTERRANEAN

This group traditionally lives below the grounds surface or in deep hills and mountainside caves or tunnels.

 

CULTURE

Clothing & Decoration: Crude wool and hide tunics with leggings and rough over-coats, short cloaks, and fur hats. The woollens are in patterns indicating the wearers family lines and clan.

Fears & Inabilities: Superstitious and with a notably discomfort of being out into the sun.

Lifestyle: Hunters, miners and gatherers who live in extended families and reside in clan-holds. Extremely familiar with soil and rock, they are gifted miners, architects, and craftsmen.

Marriage Pattern: Monogamous, but one must marry outside the family.

Religion: Devoted to petty deities, mostly earthly spirits. Many are vaguely based on their peculiar interpretations of the “True Gods.” Oral traditions are crucial to the keeping of histories and law.

 

OTHER FACTORS

Demeanour: Suspicious, self-centred, and pugnacious, they often settle disputes by raiding, fighting, or even warring.

Prejudices: They generally dislike all other but especially the Nomads.

Special Skills: Everyman: Caving; Restricted: none.

Standard Hobby Skills: Architecture, Stone lore, Stone evaluation, Mining, Stone-Crafts, Stone-Working, Caving.

 

OUTFITTING OPTIONS

Armor: Normally none or soft leather, but when going to war they are seen donning rigid leather, chain and plates.

Weapons: Broadsword, club, dagger, handaxe, javelin, short bow, spear, cudgel.

Special Items: All available, their workmanship is somewhat crude, although it has aesthetic appeal to those with rustic tastes; it is usually of materials that do long endure (granite, iron, steel).