Part 36: Clan Creation - Part 5Our clan has decided its life goal is to break Legolas' legs before feeding him to the Alynxes. We'll be expected to hate the shit out of any elves we encounter, and the elves will always loathe us in return.
The Storm Age ended in disaster when the gods and creatures of Chaos came and destroyed nearly everything. Orlanth and his allies fought hard against them, but Chaos almost always won. Catastrophes shook the world, such as the Sun Fall, the Rain of Blood, and the terrible Laughing Tsunami. In this era many gods died, and many new ones rose to prominence. The Darkness got so bad that even Orlanth and his companions had to abandon humans to their own destiny. Only a few deities, either small or weak ones, remained at all. The world stagnated and died. Our clan was diminished to a ragged handful of hardy survivors.
Heort the King was the leader who emerged amid the turmoil of the Darkness. The combined efforts of Heort and his companions helped set the world in order again. He created the laws that we follow to this day. One of the great distinctions which Heort discerned among his clans was that some of them tended towards either peace or war, while others maintained a balance between these two principles.
Which kind was our clan?
War clans are better at hitting things than at nuturing food and children, while Peace clans are the opposite. Balanced clans are exactly what you'd expect. Incidentally, starvation is the #1 way young clans die in KODP, at least in my experience. Please don't pick War. Pretty please?