by Terry Harvey-Chadwick, based on official material from Issaries Inc.
The Tertorae clan are part of the Cinsina tribe, also known as the Brave Tribe, but called the Wolfslayers amongst themselves. Their lands encompass the area enclosed by the Solfint and Lorthing Rivers to the north and west, Bragi's Ford and the High Hills to the south, and part of the lands between the Vinga's Throw Hills and the Bull Hills to the East.
The Tertorae are a traditional balanced Orlanthi farming, hunting and herding clan, although a large minority worship Elmal.
The main stead is Wulfsstead in a deep valley of the Thunderstone Heights, as it is well protected and central to most of the major places of importance. Other important steads include Founders Stead, Broken Fang Stead, Lightstead, Upper Heights Stead, and Harststead.
The clan consists of approximately 1400 adults, making it the most numerous clan of the Cinsina.
The Tertorae tula holds the largest Cinsina Ernalda temple, a small Vinga temple, and a shrine to Helamakt. The Tertorae are allied with the Decamoli and Drutorae clans. Relationships with the Halfari clan are strained as Ivar Quickstep, chieftain of the Halfari, also claims the Tribal Kingship. Tertorae warriors often raid into the Greenhaft, Barlamani and Marthiording clans of the Culbrea tribe. They have also recently started raiding the Gwandor. Raiding of the Blueberry and Gorde clans stopped when they were forced into the Cinsina tribe by the Lunars. Relations with Wulfsland are cordial.
The current clan Chieftain and Tribal King is Ivartha the Skinner, a Vingan chosen to be politically neutral to the Lunars.
The Tertorae Clan Ring
- Ivartha the Skinner (Vinga & Orendana)
- Jonrik Goodvoice (Harst)
- Lhankor Mhy
- Enfrew Sharptongue (Andrin)
- Chalanna Arroy
- Sora Gentletouch (Jera)
- Orlkarl Crookleg
- Flesh Man
- Hengall Venharlson (Durev)
- Ranulf the Whisperer (Beren)
Vorana Ericsdottir (Harst), Huma Lightbreeze (Ormalaya), Bavari Torkilson (Elmal), Ketil the Axe (Orlanthcarl), Arkell Brightspear (Elmal), Bragi Stonehead (Voriof), Kort Thundersling (Hedkoranth), Yrsa the Shrill (Vela Matchmaker), Erica Longhair (Orane Steadwife), Torkil the Stout (Poverri), Astrid Honeydew (Minlinster), Olaf the Lofty (Ohorlanth), Angantir Longarm (Harst), Janerra Keeneye (Manhome), Kestra Fleetfoot (Vinga), Meera Cowsong (Uralda), Morag Blue-eye (Esra)
Other Important People
- Clan Champion
- Pallashee LongAxe (Kargan)
- Warband Leader
- Halgrim Sharpsword (Starkval)
- Master Hunter
- Korst the Tracker (Odayla)
Joral Trollkiller: The Clan Wyter
Joral was a warrior of Helamakt during the Vingkotling age. During that time his clan was beset by trolls, who ate the crops, the wild woods, the cattle and other domestic animals, and many of our ancestors. Joral defended his tula with the powers of the wind and rain, blowing down their ranks and slaying them with his spear. The trolls feigned peace, captured him and bound him in lead chains. Joral escaped and fled over the ice on skates made from the shinbones of the troll guards who tried to stop him. Joral was then captured by dwarves, but convinced them of his friendship, and they aided him against the trolls. In the Greater Darkness, Joral's clan gave hospitality to many different people, outcasts and refugees. Several times a group of guests planned to betray their hosts, but Joral discovered their plotting and showed them for what they truly were. Joral was slain by the great troll champion Gork, but Joral's spear was used by another warrior to avenge him.
Joral agreed to become the clan Wyter and look after his descendants forever more after his death. Since then he has protected us well, even warning us when the Lunars came with the false promises, so we do not trust them.