The tribe of Trilus throughout its history has usually been the largest and most successful of the three tribes of Balazar. Its clans are spread across the West Plain and northern woods, along the side of the Elf Sea and down both banks of the Dwerrow River.
Currently the hunters are happy and clans which have previously been distant are becoming more involved in the politics of the tribe. This is because the current King Yalaring Monsterslayer is a hunter who took the crown as a part of a popular revolt against the previous dynasty, his reign is so far short but mostly popular.
History of Trilus
Notable dates in the history of the tribe;
1100 Balazar dies, his brothers refuse to accept Trilus rightful place as successor. The first 5 clans (Red Sable, Barking Deer, Brown Boar, Silver hawk and Thunder Lizard ) declare allegiance to Trilus, and the tribe is formed.
1101 Traitor clans declare for Elkoi and Dykene, the other tribes are formed.
1102 The casting of lots vindicates Trilus, who gains the larger citadel renaming it after himself.
1140 Death of King Trilus
1163 First succession War
1167 Blueface enacts the Rite of the Ancestors successfully for the first time in 400 years
1250 Refugees and 4 clans ( Great Bison, Black boar, Thunder Rabbit and Ragged Crow ) join the tribe when giants pull down the Citadel at Dykene
1251 Battle of High Bridge – A strong Dykene war band tries to cross the bridge and are repulse by a Trilus war band.
1273 – 1278 Trilus Elkoi War – Long War
1276 Trilus Occupies Elkoi for a year, ended by the uprising of light in which Yelmalians push the tribe out.
1300 Orlanthi refugees arrive from war to the west, many capable warriors who join citadel guard
1311 Aggari Dynasty take over after Altadi falls in battle, rule well for almost 100 years. Orlanthi worship established in Trilus.
1362 Vostor Great Axe leads a Trilus war band on the side of Tarsh in the Battle of Falling Hills, returns victorious and richer.
1375 Pentian host passes through Balazar, King Vostor pays significant tribute and homage to Sheng Seleris to save the citadel, however there is much suffering in the clans.
1380 Blueface calls a shamans conclave at Flinthill, denounces foreign gods and kings and preaches isolation from the outside world.
1402 Aggari dynasty ends and Orlanthi worship ends in Trilus, Period of isolation begins for Trilus
1458 – 1471 Internal clan wars caused by Ganari the Mad, some claim he worshipped chaos.
1564 Refugees and clans join the tribe following the fall of Elkoi to the Lunars
1570 -1571 Lunar war, a series of ambushes and skirmishes which are ended by the Treaty of Lookhill
1609 Stavac Uprising brings Yalaring to the Throne of Trilus
1611 No pigs edict bars pigs from the citadel of Trilus.
Dynasties of Trilus
Trilus Dynasty 1100 – 1140
Trilus ruled well for 40 years before passing on his body entombed in an unknown place. Takzar was ruling well like his father , until killed by his Jealous brother, Vazaar. Vazaar ruled so badly it started the first succession war which he lost to Morari.
- Trilus 1100 – 1140 Dies of natural causes
- Tazkar Goodson 1140 – 1157 Murdered by his younger brother
- Vazaar Badson 1157 – 1163 Usurped and killed by Morari
Red Sable Dynasty 1163 – 1280
The period of the red sable dynasty was a time of relative peace and prosperity for the tribe of Trilus. Only Karzars rule was deemed to be poor and that was ended by the dynasty itself.
However when Vorori the black died in battle leaving a 9 year old son as king, the dynasty was at risk.
- Morari Strongarm 1163 -1202 Natural death succeed by Son
- Karzar the Cruel 1202 – 1213 usurped by brother Morani
- Morani the Fair 1213 – 1232 natural death succeed by Son
- Verger the Wise 1232 – 1268 natural death succeed by Son
- Vorori the Black 1268 – 1278 Dies in battle
- Ganzar the young 1279 – 1280 Child King Murdered
Black Wolf Dynasty 1280 – 1311
Wulgar was of the grey wolf clan, but its name got changed when Wulgar seized the citadel of Trilus, killed the boy king and installed himself as King. This created uproar with the tribe who refused to accept him. It was only after he died and Wulani his brother took the throne did things settle down. The dynasty ended when King Altandi died in battle without leaving a legitimate heir.
- Wulgar Blackwolf 1280 -1283 died of a fever, succeeded by brother
- Wulani the Peacemaker 1284 – 1296 natural death succeed by Son
- Vozar Brightspear 1296 – 1304 died in battle succeed by Son
- Altandi Warface1304 – 1311 died in battle
Aggari Dynasty 1311 – 1402
The Aggari Dynasty are from the stock of Aggari refugees , Ovardul and compatriots were serving in the citadel guard when the king died in battle and quickly moved to secure the throne. The clans did not complain overly and the Aggari Dynasty became one of the stronger Trilus Dynasties, With Vostor becoming Trilus second most famous King. The invasion of Sheng Seleris in 1375 and the subsequent conclave which Blueface called really saw the end of the dynasty, but it still rolled on another 20 years
- Ovardul the Usurper 1311 -1338 died of natural causes succeed by Son
- Bordol Wiseman 1338 -1357 died of natural causes succeed by Son
- Vostor Greataxe 1358 – 1389 died of a fever succeed by Son
- Balani Running Deer 1389 – 1402 died whilst hunting
Barking Deer Dynasty 1402 -1468
The Barking Deer dynasty is a time of relative peace and isolation for the tribe of Trilus. The reign of King Ganani is possibly the most difficult time for the tribe. He ruled in a way to cause fraction and division amongst the clans and he created a civil war. Some believe he was corrupted by chaos.
- Altori 1402 – 1412 died of natural causes succeed by Son
- Altzar 1412 – 1433 died of natural causes succeed by Son
- Balash 1433 – 1446 died of natural causes succeed by brother
- Balazar the Lesser 1446 – 1454 died of causes succeeded by son
- Ganani the Mad 1454 – 1468 dethroned in 1468, died in battle 1470
Blighted Years 1468 – 1471
3 years of internal fighting no clear king, Until Yaklani the Bear killed Ganani and then took the throne for himself.
Grey Fox Dynasty 1471 – 1532
The most notable event of the Grey Fox Dynasty is the reign of Queen Pelska the only queen of Trilus.
- Yalarni The Bear 1471 – 1489 died of natural causes succeed by daughter
- Queen Pelska the Proud – 1489 -1512 died of natural causes succeeded by son
- Yalori Twosticks 1512 -1529 killed by broos in ambush
- Vilic the fool 1529 -1532 Usurped and killed by the captain of his guard
Gadaringer Dynasty 1532 – 1606
A violent and unpopular dynasty named after its longest serving King. All the Kings came from the Brown Boar clan, but the clan joined the Stavac uprising with the other clans to remove the dynasty.
- Morvann the Dread 1532 – 1548 died of natural causes succeed by brother
- Ganvann Bloodyfist 1548 -1551 usurped and murdered by his son
- Gadaringer the Great 1551 -1602 died of natural causes succeed by Grandson
- Gaskus Snaggletooth 1602 – 1609 usurped and killed by Yalaring Monsterslayer
Current Dynasty 1609+
Yalaring was proclaimed king by mutual consent after being one of the leaders of the Stavac uprising
- Yalaring Monster slayer 1609 to present
Most of the clans of Trilus hunt in the following regions of Balazar
- The West Plain
- Split Hills
- Elmwood East of the Morande river
- The southern Coast of the Elf sea
- Dwerrow River
There are a smaller number of clans in the following regions
- East plains
- Elmswood North West of the Morande river
Clans of Trilus
There are currently 92 clans associated with the tribe of Trilus. This makes by far the largest tribe currently. Over 60 of these are closely associated with the King and citadel and another 30 only really play lip service to being part of the tribe.
Notable Clans are;
Red Sable Clan – On of the first 5 clans of Trilus and the first clan to have a dynasty. They hunt across the west plain. They are still a strong and noble clan and always have been faithful to the tribe.
Black Wolf Clan – They were called Grey Wolf clan, until Wulgar killed Ganzar the young, and have called the black wolves since. They are a troublesome, violent clan who hunt in Elmswood west of moraks mound.
Barking Deer – An original clan and a dynasty clan. They are a strong clan, but left the tribe during the reign of Gadaringer Dynasty, they joined in the Stavac uprising and have rejoined the tribe since. A conservative clan who value the opinions of shamans highly. They hunt on the borders of Oakwood on the east side of the Dwerror River.
Grey Fox – A smaller clan who grew in significance when Yalarni the Bear slew Ganani to claim kingship, the dynasty was relatively short lived but changed the profile of the clan. They hunt in north west Elmwood close to border with soldier ferry. In Gadaringer years this was useful as the clan fled into Imther more than once. The clan is very much back and involved the life of the tribe now Yalaring is King.
Brown Boar – An old and mighty clan who were one of the first, who hunt in Oakwood close to the Citadel of Trilus. The Gadaringer Dynasty came from this clan, but the clan is shamed by them and their actions. The clan is still acting as if performing penance for the dynasties actions.
Silver Hawk – An original clan and the clan of the current King Yalaring. the clan has historical moved hunting grounds often by has always been a loyal member of the tribe.
Thunder Lizard – One of the original five clans of Trilus, they have hunted across the West Plain for the last 400 years they are large and powerful clan. They have spawned 4 or 5 other clans in their time. They have never had a dynasty but often are seen as kingmakers.
Winter Bison- Lead by Koslar Strongarm a good friend of King Yalaring. This Oakwood clan are in favour at the moment and are some of the kings strongest supporters. The tribe has not had much significance before but is growing as it benefits from the King favour.
Running men – Lead buy Vulric Longrunner the running men have recently joined the tribe after they have left the tribe of Dykene. They are a plains clan who hunt on the East Plain close to High Bridge. Vulric is a skilled politician and he uses his clans change of allegiance for as many practical benefits as possible.
Sea Otter Clan – An old established clan who were tied in by marriage to the Gadaringer Dynasty, These fishermen are also pearl traders and the richest of the Trilus clans. They also on good terms with King Yalaring and are keen to keep things that way.
Notable figures of the Tribe of Trilus
The tribe of Trilus has numbers of notable tribe members
King Yalaring – Current King of Trilus and former hunter, and young and vigorous man, who is very loyal to his family.
Ogolorph Windshaper – King Yalarings younger brother and a master hunter in his own right.
Willarna Oakbrow – Master hunters and a challengers for Great Hunter. She hunts out of the citadel at Trilus but is not part of the Silver hawk clan
Kolsar Strongarm – Elder of the Winter Bison clan and a large intimidating figure, one King Yalarings strongest allies in the clans. A popular figures who was also one of the heroes of the Stavas uprising.
Vulric Longrunner – Charismatic and popular hunter, who has recently changed his allegiance from Dykene, Chieftain of the Running Men, is both a skilled politician and a man of some Hubris.
Yotzar Demonbreath – Mature chief of the Thunder lizard clan, he is vastly experienced as a clan leader and doesn’t get overly excited about anything any more. He is a calming influence on the tribe and someone Yalaring will turn to for advice. His name does not come from any mythic or magical powers but it is a holdover from the time when he told the clan that Skunk could be good eating.
Kolmor the Reaver – The head of the Blackwood clan who in reality are little more than bandits raiding their neighbours, whether they be part of the tribe or not. However they are strangely loyal to the King and if directed can be useful allies
Karazar OneEye – Shaman of the Red Sable Clan who has strong connection to both the ancestors of his clan and the tribe. One of the best people to talk to if you want to research the history of the Trilus clan. He is faithful to his people but quite mercenary with outsiders and can charge a lot for his services to foreigners.
Balvani Heavyfoot – A portly man who is by all regards a very bad hunter, but a powerful shaman who dwells at Turtle landing and has strong connections with the spirits of Dwerrow river. He is part of no clan but most of the clans in the area interact with him in a positive manner. He is a happy man who seems to like all, and is very helpful to those who bring him large supplies of interesting food.
There are number of items which are part of Mythos of the tribe of Trilus. The locations of none are currently known.
- Vostors Axe – The great axe that Vostor Wielded at the battle of Falling Hills, it was last reported in the reign of Morvan the Dread
- Cloak of Yalarni – Cloak of the King Yalarni the bear which has the legendary power to change the wearer into a bear.
- Seal of Sheng Seleris – The royal seal of Sheng Seleris gifted to the King of Trilus upon the his tribute and his declaration of loyalty, gives the owner magical power of leadership, authority and fear.
- Vazaars Dagger – The Dagger Vazaar used to murder his older brother, has the ability to cut through armour like butter.
- Yaloris Twosticks – Strangely this items is actually a magical pouch, which is full of up to 10 new minted EWF silvers every day