Aug 302013

Wayfarer Foothills is divided into two regions: green lowlands and a snow covered hilly area to the north. During my heroic ancestor’s time, this was an unmarked area between the city of Rin to the east, and Borlis Pass to the north west. The pressure from Jormag has given the norn a reason to make the foothills as hospitable as possible. Forts, homesteads, shrines to the Spirits of the Wild, and breweries have all been built since the norn’s resettlement. The usual troubles have followed them, (such as the Sons of Svanir) but now they also face the dredge which inhabit deep caves throughout the foothills.

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Aug 212013

Queen Jennah invited heroes, emissaries from across Tyria, and everyone in Divinity’s Reach to attend a closing ceremony. People in the crowds speculated on the speech. Some whispered about a call to war, a bid for Orr’s royal throne, or perhaps an announcement that Jennah was ill or pregnant.

Rox, Frost Bite, Braham, and Logan all gathered around the center of the Crown Pavilion as Queen Jennah spoke to the crowd:

Thank you all for coming. This event is ending, but humanity’s resolve will never waver. We have withstood every challenge thrown at us. Because unity is our strength. Together, there is nothing we cannot withstand.

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Aug 182013

Hoelbrak was founded by Asgeir Dragonrender after Jormag the dragon’s rise in¬†1165 AE.¬†Before that time, norn lived further north in the Far Shiverpeaks. The norn would have stayed and died fighting to Jormag’s minions had the Spirits of the Wild not guided them. With the sacrifice of Owl, and the diversion granted by Wolverine and Ox, norn followed Bear, Wolf, Raven and Snow Leopard south to the mountains where dwarves used to live.

Norn in Hoelbrak live in the five large lodges of Bear, Wolf, Raven, Snow Leopard and the Great Lodge. These deeply spiritual people still revere their Spirits of the Wild and devote much of the city to them.


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