N'wah's Iron Gods Campaign
Blades of Aaramor
The Blades of Aaramor take their name from an ancient Kellid warlord who famously united his people around the construction of a great stone citadel that would keep them safe from both giants and enemy tribes from Sarkoris. The Blades are not nomadic, but instead bound to the citadel by ancient tribal agreements. The tribe is specifically tasked with repelling invaders from the north, and has the right of tribute from all who reside within and around the citadel. Tribal occupation of the citadel is not a privilege, but rather a responsibility granted by the other Kellid tribes. A Black Sovereign could strip the Blades of their ancient obligation, but such a move would so dishonor the Blades as to tempt civil war.
The tribal chieftain is always the ruler of the city, but not every citizen of Aaramor is a member of the tribe. Tribal membership is a birthright. Of all the tribes, however, the Blades are the most liberal-minded concerning adoption. Adopted members must forsake racial ties and prove their loyalty to the tribe above all else, which has led to some rather provocative pairings of dwarves and half-orcs as blood brothers and sisters. Lately, the Technic League has demanded Chief Rothgar levy a greater toll upon crusaders passing through the citadel, and against his better judgment, he has done so. Rothgar usually abstains from tribal politics, but many of his tribe whisper that it is time to take sides against Kevoth-Kul.