Races of Icewarren
“Dwarves and orcs working side by side? When hell freezes over!”
Icewarren is ruled by a representative council that includes (in order of population) humans, dwarves, gnomes, orcs and halflings. The city boasts a modest but skilled militia of men, dwarves and orcs. Race relations are mostly civil, but for the lingering ancient prejudices between orcs and dwarves.
Elves are rare in the frozen world of Edawar, and even rarer in Icewarren. Few in the city have ever seen one, and they retain a legendary status. Occasionally a stranger from a faraway land will come, either claiming to be an elf or keeping to themselves, before vanishing when their errand is through. There are some who claim half-elven lineage, but most are not believed.
The fey uldras prefer to have no contact with the denizens of Icewarren, which they regard as a loud and smelly place – but they are not hostile and have, in fact, aided the city on occasion. When such encounters are necessary, uldras make it perfectly clear they expect to deal with a gnomish representative of the city. They simply will not treat with the orcs.
There are many entrances to the Underdark bordering the caverns of Icewarren, guarded alternately by garrisons of dwarves and orcs. The threat comes mainly from legion upon legion of kobolds – which fill the role of subterranean aggressor that orcs are believed to have held in ages past – but drow have been know to encroach as well.
The dark elves, unlike their fairer kin, are a cold, hard fact of life to the people of Icewarren; perhaps they simply can identify more with the idea of a race of elves who have retreated beneath the surface to survive than with fairytales about tree-dwelling, carefree folk.
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