The Red Stone Clan - An enemy clan of the Voron Snow Top Clan
The Red Stones were an Ernalding clan who favored the flint, and had many
powerful worshippers of Hedkoranth. They could coax all sorts of strange
and powerful magic out of various kinds of rocks, and commanded Ernalda's
Daimons and Gnomes with ease.
When Orlanth founded the tribes and clans, Queen Kero Fin took the Sons and
Daughters of the laughing old man Voron as opposed to the greedy and
grasping sons and daughters of Karvetti, the Red Stone Witch. Many a time
had she sought to steal the secrets of how Voron ever stayed youthful.
"There must be a trick, I must know." But Voron laughed. "It is the love
of the flying girl which keeps me young, old hag. Go back to Maran's cave,
and count rocks."
At various times, the Red Stones and Snow Top had been friends, such as at
the Trembling Shores, when Voron heard the Water Tribe coming, and told
Karvetti where to erect her ruby wall. At other times, the Red Stones were
victorious, such as when Havrek Shattershout won the Golden Sheaf from
Dangreesi The Mountain Dancer. The Red Stones always loved the earth more
than the storm, but always honored Orlanth's laws, and both of you are
favored children of Kero Fin.
The worst offense was when they stole the Red Yew tree Inahash, which made
fruit that could cure any poison. That Goddess is still in their
possession, stolen 300 years ago by Korm Too Bright, a Red Stone Elmali who
sang a song which blinded your Darksense and stunned you as he and the Red
Stone raiders made off with the tree.
Now, in these hard times, they have alliances with the Malani. Both seek to
strip your Clan of treasures. The Malani seek the location in the God World
of the Cleft of Kev, which is known to at least one of your Godar. The Red
Stones seek more prosaically your crops. Despite their mastery over earth,
they seem to be better at dealing with stone than with soil. They seek to
initimidate you into a tribute relationship, and constantly attempt to steal
your cattle and crops. So far, you've resisted. But, lately they seem to
have bright new armor and shiny new weapons. Perhaps you can bargain
assistance from the Brown Horse or the Arrowstorm?
The Red Stone are a war clan, who were crushed along with yours in
Starbrow's uprising. They earn silver by escorting Lunar trade caravans
from Swenstown to Far Point, heading north towards Mirin's Cross through
Sartar. Those who are generous point out that the Red Stone have children
like you do who need to eat.
What's worse, the Red Stone have recently been guesting Lunar Missionaries.