The Roc Tribe

The Rocs are a tribe of Sand Elves who, as their name might suggest, use the Roc as their totem animal. Like all Elf tribe they hunt their totem animal in order to perform ritualistic sacrifices. Their ceremonial hunts have recently brought them into conflict with the Frozen Suns. No issues are raised when the Sand Elves kill animals such as scorpions (although most non-elf observers find the following blood drinking spectacle revolting). However, the Sand Elves which revere griffins, wyverns, and rocs have all become threatened by recent Frozen Sun activity. The wyvern and griffen tribes have been far less aggressive towards the Frozen Suns. This is largely due to the fact that the Frozen Suns have been caring for and looking after these animals; thus the Elves have mixed feelings concerning this Dragonborn activity. The Rocs, however, feel they need to hold onto their traditions in order to maintain their society’s structure. They believe this cannot be done if their revered animal spirits are all slaughtered. Some Rocs have considered replacing their ancient animal spirits with Dragonborn. This practice has not gone into effect, but soon may if the last of the revered spirits are destroyed. The Sand Elves are also now in conflict with the Halflings. Halflings have been helping the Frozen Suns and their Koblod allies remove or domesticate the skies largest predators. Thus, the Rocs see the annihilation of the Halflings as an easier way to stop the Dragonborn’s plans. Several violent raids have forced a tighter alliance between Halflings and Dragonborn then what anyone in the past would have predicted. Now either race is extremely dependent on the other and share a common enemy. Azule, with the full support of the rest of the Frozen Suns, has now adjusted his plans to allow for and downright encourage the building of a Halfling society in Palor’s Palm. Both groups see the other as a rising ally. This is very rare. Usually different people groups oppose each other in the Age of Ash due to squabbling over resources. This is one of the few circumstances which has produced a genuinely benevolent alliance. Consequently, most Halflings and Frozen Suns trust each other even more then they dislike Sand Elves.

Notable members: Grit

The Roc Tribe

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