This is going to be brutal…

The story begins as a group of dwarves are making their way north. They know their kingdom of Northridge truly did exist, even though it seemed to fade into myth. Bards sang of army after army marching against the gates of Northridge, all falling against the might of the dwarves. They had never lost. They were revered in their expertise.

The dwarves don’t remember much of the night their kingdom fell. Northridge, carved out of the side of a mountain, had its share of tunnels underneath. Some were occupied by miners, some were used as escape routes, and some led into the deepest pits of the underworld. Through these tunnels, the dwarves escaped as mere children, hoping, praying, that the tunnel led to the outside of the mountain. It seemed to be instinct when their elders told them to run. They never saw the enemy that took the kingdom so swiftly. They still live in a state of complete unknowing of their attackers.

After their escape from the invasion, the group of dwarves headed south, eventually finding their feet in a small human village, working as apprentices under a blacksmith, whom they quickly surpassed in talent. They lived within the village for years, speaking of their home as often as they could find anyone to listen. Eventually, the humans grew tired of the repeated stories, and told the young dwarves to stop with their fairy tales. Being told their past was only myth so many times, they began to believe it themselves. When the dwarves had finally reached adulthood, at the age of 50, they decided it was time to venture back to the north and see the kingdom for themselves.

The dwarves headed north… The only direction they know of where to go and where to look…

SO…

This is where you come in. You can be one of the dwarves, or a hireling or friend met in the human village they will meet in the first game. That doesn’t mean you HAVE to be a dwarf or human, but just know that if you are in this human village and not a human, you will be a prisoner or something like that. We can make anything work, it just might take a little backstory magic for it to make sense!

Northridge