Umahanbad

CategoryEmpires
WorldBal-Kriav
RegionGrashakh, Imgangreth, Northern Hordelands
GovernmentOligarchy
CapitalNaram-Gunal
Population700,000+
Races
Turkûn-Khâl55%
Mîmêk20%
Goblin10%
Drow5%
Maeluth5%
other5%
Alignmentnon-good
DeitiesDispater, Graz'zt, Neld-Rac, Torog
EnemiesBazandaggûl, Vynnendar
Established12 Temporal 906
Maps
InirthakZyrathGarathral

In 901, over 2,000 criminals were exiled by Phlehorn. These criminals were of the worst sort, so Phlehorn's king had them teleported to a distant bastion built in the Demon Spawn War. Fortunately for those sent there, the demon built bastion Hezvix was largely unoccupied. Hezvix proved to be hard living with the area around it for many miles too rugged and devoid of resources. The exiled criminals, pruned from in-fighting and murders, packed up and went east and south into the foothills of the Giant Steps. In this area, these ex-cons, mostly Mîmêk out of Unaraggumak, ended up becoming very rich with all the gold and iron coming out of the hills and flanking peaks. In 905, they established the settlement Naram-Gunal to control the area and serve as a permanent home.

In 906, the leaders of Naram-Gunal formed a ruling council of clan heads called Umahanbad.

In 959, an exploratory expedition into the subterranean chambers of Kangjald led to the group being charmed and seduced by Dispaters Concubines. The charmed were sent back to Naram-Gunal where they spread the word of Dispater and founded cults dedicated to his worship. are the source of spreading his influence among the nation's populace. They also task others with bringing female dwarves to their labyrinth under Kangjald. In this place they either willingly, or forced into having intercourse with devils. The outcome of this are a crossbreed of devil and dwarves called maeluths. By the Second Epoch, the maeluths have come to form the core of the nation's leadership with them holding high positions in government and the military. The maeluth have influenced all aspects of Umahanbad society and are the main reason for it being non-good.

The dwarves of Umahanbad are more commonly known as the Bloodbeards. This name comes from the Umahanbad custom of dying their beards a blood red color, and not as is commonly reputed - of dipping their beards in the blood of the slain.

The evil dwarves of this empire are ruled by a confederacy of clans. The leaders are typically maeluths. The empire is spread along the southern reaches of the Giant Steps. They battle the many giants dwellings in these mountains, the Orchish Empire, and any other belligerents on the surface and beneath it. The greatest war fought by the Bloodbeards was the Blood Offensive.

During the Black Tide War, 20,000 Bloodbeard mercenaries served under the Black Tide general Pinth Blackstrike. They comprised one army of the Kazurâg-Gulan.

The Bloodbeards are composed of many clans of evil dwarves. The slave population of Umahanbad is mostly composed of goblins, Mîmêk, derro, drow, and Githirmil.

The people of Umahanbad are masters at forging and crafting armor and weaponry. Umahanbad craftsmen invented the manufacturing process called Elem-Guard.

In the Year 1795, the worship of Neld-Rac began gaining momentum.

Umahanbad's has holdings in the southwestern tracts of Grashakh and in the Underdark region beneath - Imgangreth. They have four cities, two on the surface and two underneath.