Clan Trollbane is a highly regarded clan from the dwarf kingdom of Baldorak. Known as skilled strategists and tacticians, they make up a large portion of the military leadership and advisors. During a particularly tumultuous period of Baldorak’s history, the Trollbanes contested for the throne. Although the rightful heir of Clan Ironstar was found, it is believed that the elders of Clan Trollbane still covet the throne. While they are loyal and would not work against their liege, most Trollbanes are proud and will take any opportunity to extend their influence.
Once a lesser, unknown house, Clan Trollbane can trace their ascension over 700 years ago to the deeds of a dwarf hero named Torfin. At the time, a series of fruitful harvest caused a spike in the troll population. Groups of trolls started banding together in ever growing numbers, eventually attacking larger settlements. A dwarven war party was assembled to hunt them, but they underestimated the trolls’ numbers and ferocity. Many dwarves were killed before the creatures were driven back into the hills.
When the surviviors returned, Torfin found himself the last living member of his house. In a fit of wrath, he named himself Trollbane. Over the next few years, Torfin proved himself time and time again, developing new tactics to hunt and kill the hated trolls. Since then, Clan Trollbane have garnered a reputation as strong and cunning leaders in battle. In times of peace, however, they are often possessed of a restlessness that may hamper their ability to lead.