Herenkoa. Home to many, humans and creatures.
Though the tribe we look at today are said to not exist.
Buried in the south somewhere is the dead city of Orcus. Founded when the first humans crossed the desert to find new places to expand into, one tribe headed north and one went south. The tribes that are in the North are the Elven. Taking nature as their guide and building within the forests and the plains.
This is not about them though. This is about what happened in the south, deep below the mountains across the plains and between the forked rivers. Somewhere in this region is the city of Orcus.
The City is known as the dead city since the population vanished. No one knows where, but anyone attempting to settle either runs in fear of the monsters that seem to hide in the shadows.
The truth though is far darker. Knowing the war was coming where every tribe would take up arms against each other the Orcus population wanted non of this and came to an idea. They decimated the city, well that would be how it looked from the outside, but the reality was far more complicated.
To begin with they started sending out scouting parties dressed as monsters, using masks hammered from iron and armour plates to make them look larger, fashioned tusks and pointed ears to hide their human form.
This would send scouts from other cities and even traders running back to their own villages with tales of monsters surrounding the dead city.
Occasionally one of the villagers would be chosen to leave, to carry stories to other tribes, declaring they had escaped from the city of the dead. An wanted to return to battle with their brothers.
This scared the other villages more, and more and they stayed away.
With each whisper and mention Orcus became the City of the Dead, where when great warriors fall there spirits went to, to live out their days held in by monsters never allowed to leave, to feast for ever in the great halls and sing songs of their battles.
War is coming to Orcus though, you can't hide forever. An the time to defend this mythical city will soon be upon them. An the Orcans will have to raise their masks once more and become the forgotten warriors and monsters of old to defend this place from the giants rising in the lands of ice below them, the Taurus raging above them and the Wares looking for new places to hunt.