Clan Grimward

Clan Grimward

Clanleader: Haygreth Grimward
High Priestess: Freydis Blackwing
Warleader: Khulgar Graytide

Packs

Pack territories are measured in “Walks”. This is approximately the amount a warpack can walk from the main settlement in a day. The larger the Walk territory, the more fierce their warpacks are. This is why some more war like packs have larger territory than their numbers would suggest, and some smaller.

A rough Map of Clan Grimward Territory is here.

This clan is second largest on Mardrun. It has recently pushed for a more stern response against the colonists. They have lobbied that the rapid expansion of the colonists is not favored by Gaia and has angered the Great Wolf. Their lack of respect to the land will spell disaster to the Ulven culture and that the colonists cannot be trusted.

Pack Graytide, one of the Pack’s responsible for several fights and battles against the colonists (even after the truce) has not been reprimanded or dealt with by any form of leadership from Clan Grimward. Many suspect that the Clanleader and High Priestess intend to turn a blind eye to their actions in order to fuel their campaign against the colonists and sway the support of other clans or packs.

Recent/Current Events:
264:
Fueled by the conviction of their Clanleader, Clan Grimward ramped up their assault in terms of both military and political actions during the year. Beginning with Clan Watchwolf, moving quickly to Ironmound, and maintaining their assault on Stormjarl, Haygreth Grimward cut a path across Mardrun, demanding his fellow Clanleaders stand with him as brothers, or against him as enemies and traitors to the true Ulven way. With minor assistance arriving simply too late, Clan Watchwolf’s western settlement fell to Grimward advances early in the year, though their fair and respected treatment surprised many in the Coalition. When next his sights were set on Clan Ironmound and their production of high quality steel goods, Haygreth sent his daughter, Wargah, to negotiate terms with them directly, eventually being willing to settle for a signed declaration of neutrality with the Clan, forcing them to trade fairly with both sides in the war or to remove themselves from it completely. Despite popular support for neutrality, emotions got the better of many Coalitionists in attendance at the summit where the declaration was presented, forcing Ironmound’s hand into joining the Coalition instead. Hoping to divide the Coalition forces by splitting their own, Grimward tried unsuccessfully to eradicate Clan Stormjarl, though they did succeed in conquering fully a third of Stormjarl territory in the process. As the year came to a close, Haygreth saw his territory bordered on all sides by enemy clans mounting a unified defense against him, and he knew he would have to gamble everything to emerge victorious, leading a surprise assault directly into Nightriver territory. In the battle now known as Pyre Hills (named for the staggering number of warrior who lay dead by the time the fighting had ended), Haygreth’s forces were routed, ending his visions of conquest, at least for the time being. With one final trick up his sleeve, Haygreth made a personal appearance at the drafting and signing of the treaty to end the war, using his presence and clout to intimidate his way into a better deal, including being allowed to keep all lands taken during his campaign.

268:

In early 268, a series of raids by Stormjarl Warriors attacked the coasts and borders of Clan Grimward territory. Their ostensible goal was to free the Thralls that Grimward had taken during the Ulven Civil War.  While being understanding of Stormjarls motives, most on the continent held their breath at the thought of another Civil War; especially when the combined Ulven forces just were routed from the War in the Dirge. After a tense standoff at the yearly political dinner between Grimward and Stormjarl representatives, a series of negotiations over the summer brought the hope of peace event in the Fall.

In September, the two sides met to discuss terms, arbitrated by Clan Nightriver representatives. Once again, Haygreth Grimward made his personal appearence. Though it seemed that neither side would give, the appearance of the Clan Chieftain seemed to damper Stormjarl’s fighting spirit just enough. By the end of the day, terms had been decided. Stormjarl’s thralls would be returned, but so would Grimward’s Honorbound. Both sides being made whole, the only other issue was a promise to meet to discuss the conquered territory. With Stormjarl receiving a much larger amount of people in the first part of the deal, Haygreth declared at the meeting that the territory known as the Scar would stay in Grimward’s hands to make it even. Stormjarl did not seem to want to contest this action; especially with their assimilation of former Clan Squallborn lands into their Stormborn Coast settlements.

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