Shadow Over Volfsten
The encampment of Sür rests in the center of the Northern Steppe. Long ago, a group of deserters fled the battlefield from the north and settled on the plains of the Northern Steppe. Since then, they have continued the tradition established by their ancestors: every year, they travel hundreds of miles south to the Middlelands of Keld to hunt sphinxes for their furs.
Korgul Half-Blood is the undisputed leader of the group of barbarians that use the encampment as their base. The barbarians are referred to by outsiders as the Hunters of the Northern Steppe. They slay monsters in the surrounding area that threaten their village and struggle to survive. The barbarians are known for taming, training, and riding the giant elephants that roam the steppe in herds. Outfitted with “saddles”, the barbarians ride on the elephants’ backs.