The Dragonback Mountain’s uncaring embrace of the Wilderwood and Willowmere wilderness give stark and constant reminders, even in the kindest of seasons, man’s perilous balance with life and death.
Here the non-human races are set in their forest and strongholds, and only with the coming of the Valkur in the last couple of centuries has there been any real change. Once a great nomadic people living and made of competing tribes, they were driven back by an onslaught of an empire. In their epic attempt return to their ancestral lands beyond the peaks of the Dragonback Mountains, the tribes were sundered as they traveled through what is known to them as the Woods of Loss.
After many trials of blood and fighting the elements, they settled into the valleys of the mountains. The Clansmen held to the traditions of the old ways wandering the mountains in small clans. The Valemen, not forgetting their past, but pushing for a more austere approach to their newly adopted homeland, settled into holdings that grew into villages. Together they struggled against raging humanoids, beast and monsters, creatures fey and fell, and a winter season that knows no equal.
But they are the blood of the Valkur, they will endure and grow stronger as iron in the forge...
The Merciless Merchants is the title that was bestowed upon a group of characters as they strived to survive in the Dragonback Mountains Campaign Setting created by Jon Bertani. These adventures have been created and played for over the last 30 years, and continue to grow!.....and now we would like to share them with you. From our table, to yours. Axes high brothers!