Dolorav tribe

Dolorav tribe
Organizational information
TypeTribe
BaseIothia Moorland
Leader titleSkyspear
Membership
LeaderJadek (as of 836 PD)
Notable members
DemographicsHuman
Relationships
AlliesKoshtask clan (occasional)
EnemiesKryn Dynasty

The Dolorav tribe, also called the Dolorav clan,[1] is a tribe based in the Iothia Moorlands of Xhorhas. Yasha Nydoorin is a former member of the tribe.

Society[edit | edit source]

The Dolorav are are one of the largest human societies in Eastern Wynandir. They are a matriarchal warrior tribe, whose fighters prove themselves through rituals and through dangerous feats. They also choose their leader, whom they call the Skyspear, through trials of both strength and mental acuity.[1]

The clan is tight-knit and stands together against the hostile landscape of the moorlands. They, like the neighboring Koshtask clan, are resistant to attempts by the Kryn Dynasty to convert them to worship of the Luxon.[1]

All members of the Dolorav tribe take a blood oath called the Marking either in their teens, or upon joining if they do so later in life, after which they are given a tribal name.[2] The oath also requires that members remain celibate until the Skyspear assigns them a mate. The punishment for violating this oath is death.[3]

Known members[edit | edit source]

The adventure hook "Necromancer's Army" also describes an necromancer who had been banished from the tribe.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

The Dolorav tribe is comprised of descendants of the Vukan, a formerly seafaring group who attacked the Ki'Nau around 400 PD and who were nearly wiped out themselves by Uk'otoa.[6][1] The tribe occasionally allies with the Koshtask clan; in 835 PD, they were considering doing so to fight the Many Hosts of Igrathad.[1]

By 834 PD, the Skyspear at the time discovered that Yasha Nydoorin and Zuala had secretly married. She sentenced them both to death, but Yasha escaped.[3] Yasha returned to the tribe in 834 PD and killed the Skyspear. The tribe was still recovering a year later.[1]

Campaign 2[edit | edit source]

Yasha and Beauregard Lionett visited the Iothia Moorland to pay respects at Zuala's grave, leading to a confrontation with the Dolorav that was only averted by Kord's lightning. Jadek, the current Skyspear, told Yasha where Zuala was buried along the Seepfeed River and told Yasha not to return.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer: Wastes of Xhorhas: Iothia Moorland", p. 139.
  2. "A Dangerous Chase" (2x64) at 29:28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "A Storm of Memories" (2x46) from 2:21:01 through 2:25:04.
  4. "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 6:20:46.
  5. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 3: "Wildemount Gazetteer: Wastes of Xhorhas: Many Hosts of Igrathad", p. 141.
  6. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount: Wildemount after the Calamity: The Menagerie Coast: The Marquesian Alliance", p. 18.
  7. "Fond Farewells" (2x141) from 6:18:45 through 6:26:54.

Art:

  1. The Dolorav tribe village, by William Kirkby and Diana Sousa from The Mighty Nein Origins: Yasha Nydoorin. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.