Aemyria: the severed world
The Wolfbrothers are one of the few factions that do not have one of the Dragon Overlords controlling them. The wolfbrothers make their home in the forest, Saelovere, which surrounds the Black March. One of the most notable is their relationship with the Saelovi. They revere these creatures as sacred and as their family. They ruthlessly hunt down anyone who kills a Saelovi. Militaristic and reclusive, they are skirmishers on the battlefield, and rarely leave the haven that is their forest. While they do not possess military strength since they lack the numbers, they are still quite a force to be reckoned with, as the Blades learned many years ago at the Battle of Valun. They are well protected within their sanctuary; not only would the fey leave their grove to assist, the Saelovi are there as well.
Goals and Aims: The wolfbrothers seek to protect their forest from all outside influence, especially Xansrax, who has in the past tried to take the forest to control the ruins and mines within it’s bounds. They seek to prevent all political fighting within the borders of the woods, as they believe it would taint and eventually destroy the forest. They also seek to discover and curb the taint within the Black March, as while there are many theories, no one really knows what plagues it. Besides that, they care little for the petty fighting of the other factions an nations.
Opinions of other factions: For the most part they ignore other factions, though they have a long rivalry with the Blades of Xansrax and a history of tension lies between them and the Wardens.
Other Names: The wolfbrothers are also known as the Godslayers, wolfriders, the defiant, treethumpers and the dragoneaters. it should be noticed that most of their other names are at least mildly derogatory. They earned the nickname Godslayers when 200 years ago they slew the Black Dragon highlord Kraxt and set off the Great war, throwing Aemyria into chaos for the next 100 years. They’re called the treethumpers because of the tool they use to communicate over long distance (a long hollow tube that they hit against trees). They are called the defiant because they refuse to accept the Dragon Highlords as the Gods they claim to be. Finally, they are called the Dragoneaters because of the fact they hunt black and green dragons with some regularity, and not only eat them, they use their bones and scales for weapons and tools, attempting to use every part of the dragon for some purpose.
Culture and outlook: The Brotherhood has always had shaky relations with other countries, and this has shaped much of their culture and outlook. While they desire peace, they of course realize that peace is highly unreasonable in the current political situation. They fear the dragons, and see them as powerful beings that have set themselves up as gods, manipulating humans for their own goals. They also know how many revile and fear them for taking this stance. For that reason, they train and prepare, knowing that enemies surround them and would kill them if they gave them half the chance. They wish to be left alone so they can fully concentrate on cleansing the tainted Black March. Everyone knows their place within society; at the age of 8 children are placed before The Elders for placement.