In the ancient past, many races barely survived under the oppression of the
ruthless dragons, while the expertly trained dwarven warriors of Grimforge
ignorantly mined and engineered in the caverns deep within the mountain.
There was a time when it would be unimaginable that the dragons would face
their demise, and that the dwarves would be driven from their homeland.
However, an extinction event eventually befell the dragons, and as Serins
began to recover, a new team of evildoers that came to be known as the Eternal
Army marched on Grimforge mountain, determined to overthrow their underground
kingdom. Under attack from the Eternal Army's clerics, the mountain itself
cried out, transforming itself into an active volcano. Its detonation wiped
out the entirety of Midgaard, most of the dwarves, and left the Eternal Army
badly decimated. That volcano came to be known as Redhorne mountain.
Time passed, and a Great Purge eventually befell Serin. The Eternal Army
were forgotten, none dared approach the volcano, and in the meantime, minor
cabals feuded petty wars with each other while many Serins watched, talked
and wrote poems.
There are those who believe it is only right for the dwarves to take
back that which was once theirs, and return to their seat of comfort under
the mountain... and then there are those who long to return Serin to the
same oppressive shadow of its age of dragons. They are the Jotuns, the
original incarnates of the Eternal Army, an alliance that has since broken
due to internal war.
Roleplaying with other races
The Jotuns are a race of giant-like men. They are both master strategists
and effective warriors, reknown for both their strength and wisdom on the
battlefield. But their cold evil hearts has taken a heavy toll on their
physiology, giving them a frost-like constituency that is vulnerable to
all piercing attacks. This had led some jotuns to repent and seek a new path.
- Because of high strength but low dexterity, consider wearing extra +hitroll armor and less +damroll armor (strength adds damroll while dexterity adds hitroll).
- When fighting a Jotun, use a piercing weapon.
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