The Cinderlander

A rugged man with haunted pain filled eyes.

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Sklar-Quah raiders have long descended the Storval Rise in raiding bands to strike at locations like Sarwin and Abken, but these raiders typically target the smaller farming thorps that can be found in the verdant farmlands between Ashwood and the Yondabakari River. After one such thorp was wiped out by Sklar-Quah raiders, the man who would become the Cinderlander abandoned his name and took up hunting Shoanti full time—a particularly dangerous occupation. Notorious amongst the Quahs of the Cinderlands, the Shoanti refer to the Cinderlander as the “devil tshamek,” with many Shoanti believing that the Cinderlander can’t be a living man, but rather a spirit of wrath fueled by men slain during these raids into the southern lowlands.

Sklar-Quah raiders have long descended the Storval Rise in raiding bands to strike at locations like Sarwin and Abken, but these raiders typically target the smaller farming thorps that can be found in the verdant farmlands between Ashwood and the Yondabakari River. After one such thorp was wiped out by Sklar-Quah raiders, the man who would become the Cinderlander abandoned his name
and took up hunting Shoanti full time—a particularly dangerous occupation. Notorious amongst the Quahs of the Cinderlands, the Shoanti refer to the Cinderlander as the “devil tshamek,” with many Shoanti believing that the Cinderlander can’t be a living man, but rather a spirit of wrath fueled by men slain during these raids into the southern lowlands.

After years of hunting and killing Shoanti, the Cinderlander gradually achieved two cynical epiphanies— first, no matter how many Shoanti he killed in his lifetime, there would always be more; and second, that the Shoanti were already a doomed culture, gradually being crushed between civilization to the south and more brutal orcs to the north. His righteous fury largely exhausted, the Cinderlander now rents himself out as a guide for those who seek to cross the Cinderlands in safety, facilitating the inland travel of southerners. He secretly resents the paradox that over the years he has gradually become far more like the Shoanti he hunts than the Chelaxian heritage he thought he was defending, yet he knows little else. Grisly trophies of his victims periodically appear in the landscape—typically the heads of Shoanti braves who sought him out. These heads are left mounted on sticks with crossbow bolts lodged in the eyes—an implied threat that those slain by the Cinderlander are robbed of the ability to find their way to their afterlife.

The Cinderlander

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