Rise of Nations
The Sootscale Tribe has lived in an old silver mine (leftover from the last Taldan expansion) in the side of a hill just north of the Shrike River for several decades. The Sootscales all have dark gray or black scales, and have a particular fondness for swimming and catching fish with their tiny teeth. The entrance to their lair is partially obscured by an outcropping large boulders emerging from the weathered face of a nearby hillock. The dark interior feels warm and close despite the size of the caverns, and thick with a reptilian stink mixed with smoke and burnt meat. Due to Tartuk’s machinations, the Sootscale Tribe is currently woefully diminished; more than half of them have already died or been killed by his hand. Chief Sootscale hopes to rebuild his people and lead them to a new era of prosperity in the coming months, now that the horrible shaman is gone.