Warriors of Destiny
Damara is a sparsely populated kingdom in the Cold Lands of Northeast Faerûn. It is ruled by King Virdin Bloodfeathers and, with Vaasa, forms the Bloodstone Lands.
The Earthwood forest is a small forest known for its resilience, with trees growing back extremely quickly.
The Galena Mountains re a jagged range of icy mountains that are largely inhabited by goblinoids and giants, but are also home to dwarves who mine the bloodstone, iron and silver deposits.Bloodstone Pass is the only pass through the Galena Mountains that is large enough for significant trade, linking Damara with neighboring Vaasa to the west.
The people of Damara are generally hardy, and the winters are harsh. During the summer, the farming season is short.
From its earliest days, Damara has bee divided into counties ruled by noble houses but united under the throne of Damara. These provinces are baronies, or city states, with craftsmen and trade centers, and duchies, or supply provinces, with farming and mining communities.
These counties are:
◾ the Duchy of Arcata
◾ the Duchy of Bloodstone
◾ the Duchy of Brandiar
◾ the Duchy of Carmathan
◾ the Barony of Morov
◾ the Barony of Ostel
◾ the Barony of Polten
◾ and the Duchy of Soravia
Damara’s capital, Heliogabalus, was founded by Feldrin Bloodfeathers, the first King of Damara, in 1075 DR. During the reign of Bloodfeathers time, Damara thrived on foreign trade, particularly through caravans to Ilmwatch in Impiltur and to the settlements on the Moonsea, through the gap between Rawlinswood and the Earthspur Mountains known as Merchants Run. Shipments of bloodstone were made throughout Traders Bay, and in Sarshel. Trade was also made through the Bloodstone Pass in the Galena Mountains, through the sparsely populated Vaasa, and through Garumn’s Climb and beyond.
In just one night in 1347 DR, a mighty was created on a crag in northern Vaasa by the Witch-King Zhengyi, and he claimed power in Vaasa, garnering the support of the goblins, giants and orcs.
In the same year, Wolf Winter struck Damara, in which the harvest was destroyed by early frosts, leading to widespread starvation, and dire wolves, spread into northern Damara. This coincided with an evil creatures infesting the Bloodstone Mines, halting the mining operation that was responsible for almost half of Damara’s bloodstone revenue and killing hundreds of miners.