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Blades of Aaramor

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Blades of Aaramor
(Organization)
Type Tribe
Leader Chief Rothgar
Headquarters Aaramor, Felldales of Numeria
Goals Defense of northern Numeria from invasion
Scope Regional
Structure Tribal
Members Blood and adopted descendants of Aaramor's tribe

Source: Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars, pg(s). 7, 30

The Blades of Aaramor are a Kellid tribe who occupy the ancient fortress city of Aaramor in northern Numeria. The namesake warlord founded the tribe thousands of years ago, and since then they have represented a rare example of a non-nomadic Kellid tribe; they are bound to and have sovereign control over their home through ancient agreements granted by Numeria's Black Sovereign.[1]

History

Aaramor's construction was ordered in 1305 AR by legendary Numerian kings[2] and named after the Blades' founder. The city once defended the border against the giant-kin and barbarians of Sarkoris.[3]

In 1521 AR, Aaramor's ruler had its northern stone bridge replaced with a fragile wooden bridge to deter giants from crossing the West Sellen River.[4]

After the opening of the Worldwound in 4606 AR, Aaramor became Numeria's first line of defense against the demonic hordes.[3]

Goal

The Blades continue to uphold their end of ancient pacts that charge them with defending Numeria from threats and invasions from their north. In exchange, they collect tribute from residents of the fortress city and its surroundings.[1]

Structure

Membership to the Blades is a birthright, but the tribe allows for adoption of outsiders who pledge loyalty to the tribe above all other considerations, including race. The result is a membership that includes dwarves and half-orcs.[1]

The tribe is led by Blades of Aaramor Chief Rothgar, who must balance his loyalty to the Black Sovereign, the town's defense, the relationship between the townsfolk and tribe, and the fiscal demands of the Technic League.[5]

The Blades' rule over the town of Aaramor is a privilege granted by the Black Sovereign, though revoking that privilege would likely spark a civil war.[1]

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