Vaasa

This untamed wasteland of frozen moors and tundra was the seat of power for the evil lich Zhengyi the Witch-King until his defeat by a band of adventurers. Vaasa is once again a lonely land dotted with scratch farms and inhabited by evil humanoids and other monsters. What the land lacks in hospitality it makes up for in untapped wealth, as the mountains of Vaasa are rich in metals and gems, particularly bloodstone. Miles of mountainside go unclaimed by any civilization, and many well-armed prospectors make the trip to Vaasa hoping to find gems as large as a grown man’s fist – and survive long enough to sell them.

Vaasa is a cold, dreary place with poor soil, inadequate, for large settlements without magical help. During the brief summer the frozen earth turns to thick mud, making travel more difficult than it is in the wintertime, when dogsleds and skis are a common sight. Numerous bands of humanoids hunt the plains and mountains in search of game; mainly caribou and small herbivores. Other humanoids resort to consuming the dead of enemy tribes.

Local settlements of humans are well protected or in isolated places where they are likely to go undiscovered. Life is hard and the people are tough, quiet, and stern. People of the flatlands speak a mixture of Common and Dwarven, while the inhabitants of remote mountain settlements use many Orc words.

BENEFITS:

Languages:

Damaran, Dwarven, Orc

Equipment:

Weapons: Footman’s Mace, Footman’s Flail, Spear, Battle Axe
Armour: Splint Mail, Chain Mail, Shield (all)
Mounts: Horse, Pony

Spells:

Corpselight
Detect Undead

Fighting Styles:

Weapon & Shield Fighting Style; Single Weapon Fighting Style

Favoured Deities:

Auril, Bane, Talos, Kelemvor, Orcus, Orc Pantheon

Vaasa

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