Counsel of Shadows
Skull Stompa Tribe
The Skull Stompa Tribe is a small settlement of Orc and Half-Orc nomads. They live in the plains roughly a weeks journey from Carthage, only changing location when they need to change their hunting grounds for a time, or when threatened by large groups they’re not able to handle. The tribe itself doesn’t allow residence to anyone that isn’t Orc blooded. And even though Half-Orcs are allowed to live there, they are treated as second class citizens and have virtually no rights. In fact they aren’t even allowed to socialize with one another unattended by others. The tribe is led by both a chief, the strongest Orc warrior, and a shaman. The chief handles affairs related to war, hunting, and law keeping, while the shaman handles most domestic affairs as well as organizing things like rituals and education. They are a relatively small tribe, numbering no more than 50 residents, which tends to leave them as a rather tight knit society. Despite their low numbers, all of the residents know how to fight, and many of those dedicated as warriors are very skilled. Though they don’t all agree on it and are most certainly not nice people, they do trade with wandering merchants brave enough to enter their village. Grundek is from this tribe, though it’s highly unlikely he will be happily welcomed back since he left without permission.