Shimmering Kingdoms FATE
Vemlaar is a Rover (barbarian) village situated deep within the Darkwood. Vemlaar is the Chulka word for Wolfsky, and its inhabitants comprise the clan of the same name, part of the Moon Fire Tribe. The Vemlaar clan have grown in the past decade, due in great part to the peaceful negotiations of Baron Sir Fabian Fallowdown (whom the clan calls The Pale Trader, since his taking over the region. There is no longer a bounty on Rovers, and Vemlaar Village has prospered and thrived now that the clan has been able to settle in the region without threat from the ‘Iron Shirts’.
Chief Kanowatha leads over the people of Vemlaar. He was sent into the Darkwood to establish the village and to represent the Moon Fire tribal affairs. He has become a boon to both the tribe and Fallowdown, and is an accomplished negotiator for one who may be deemed an uneducated primitive. The Baron respects Kanowatha, and a new treatise is in the works where, in exchange for limited fealty, Vemlaar can count on the protection of the Baron and his knights were conflict with the Brutes to threaten the village.
The Warriors of Grey Wolf (a cult that worships Tixcsi – goddess of the heavens and night sky) follow the Skycaller, a priestess by the name of Nashoba. Her tribal name is Talks To Moon, and she is a fierce shape-changer who also runs with a pack of grey wolves.
The Shaman of the clan is Speaks With Ghosts. Where Nashoba is akin to a cult priestess and guides the warriors of the village, Speaks With Ghosts is the spiritual leader of the entire clan. He is a young man who advises Chief Kanowatha.and guides the village on spiritual matters. He leads the annual ghost dance, a favorite of the villagers.
The Great Wolf is the spirit totem for Vemlaar, and Speaks With Ghosts confers with the great spirit to help the villagers and guide Chief Kanowatha in spiritual matters.