Ashes of Empires
Scattered across the steppes of the western lands, loosely organized tribes of humans and humanoids have long made their living among the wind-swept grasslands. Some war-like, others simple shepherds, and some merely vagrant bands of wanderers, these tribes were the first to encounter the Hundkin and the first to fall to the military might of the horde. Today most of the nomadic tribes serve as slaves to the Hand in one way or another. Nomads are occasionally pressed into service as translators for their masters, or are simply employed to raise crops and cattle to feed the hungry armies of the west. Some rare few tribes have managed to elude capture and continue to pursue their old ways, on the fringes of the badlands to the north and the foothills of the mountains to the east.