Stone Spears Tribe

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The Stone Spears Tribe was a Gnoll tribe led by Urksh. They were mostly wiped out in a clash with a Goblin Lord army.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Stone Spears Tribe resided in the southern half of the continent of Izril. They occupied the northernmost lands below the Bloodfields, and mainly roamed the rocky slopes close to the mountain range that separates the continent in two.[1] A substantial portion of the tribe were miners.

Stone Spears’ markings consist of slashes of gray markings on their shoulders and arms. These markings are only for older Gnolls, not the children.[2]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Ryoka encountered the Stone Spears during her delivery of Teriarch's present to Az’kerash. The tribe sheltered her from the Winter Sprites, and Ryoka told both the tribe and the Frost Faeries stories from her own world, including some about superheroes. She made a good impression on both the Chieftain Urksh and the child Mrsha, who had found her buried in an avalanche.[1]

As Ryoka returned from the same delivery run about a week later, the tribe was in uproar because Mrsha was missing.[3] Urksh also was clued in on something strange happening in the area - which turned out to be a staging area for the Goblin Lord. Zel Shivertail went against the Goblin army, but could not prevent the whole tribe being slaughtered, except for Mrsha who had been found and rescued by Ryoka.[4]

It was the Frost Faeries who rescued Ryoka and Mrsha. While it seems like the Stone Spears Tribe would have been badly decimated or totally eliminated in any case, the Faerie's actions caused Zel to abandon his primary goal: killing the Goblin Lord. So he survived, which drastically changed the course of events in Izril.

Magnolia's [Informants] believed, shortly after the disaster, that some tribe members might have survived and gone with Zel's army.[5] Saliss later tells Erin that Zel had saved several Gnoll children and given them to Drake cities.[6] Later, the Gaarh Marsh Tribe retrieved the surviving Stone Spears children and took them into their tribe.[7]

Known Members[edit | edit source]

  • Urksh - Chieftain (Deceased)
  • ? - [Shaman] (not high-leveled, able to help with healing and fighting)[3]
  • Several dozen adults, and at least a dozen children
  • Hekra (Deceased)
  • Mrsha
  • Mrell (Exiled)
  • Prha (Exiled)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 2.28
  2. Chapter 8.49 M
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 2.34
  4. Chapter 2.35
  5. Interlude 3
  6. Interlude - Saliss the Adventurer
  7. Chapter 8.66