The World Lore'un
The fierce hearts of the Hestrigard’s dwarfs is almost legendary within Lore’un as they have often been called “The Teeth of Embershot” by outsiders. Hestrigard’s warriors have always been the most trusted of the Cinderblood Thanes of old and they stayed by the side as a complete nation with Uldenoath during The War of the Shattered Thanes. Hestrigard often challenges the views and honor of any noble Dwarf house, demanding honor skirmishes; sometimes even Uldenoath officials are called out by the zealot nation. Hestrigard doesn’t possess the best armed nor the largest fighting force within the Embershot Mountains but the unbridled levels of tenacity within any dwarf who lives within their lands. Because of that Hestrigard are considered horribly sore losers when beaten at their own game. It is said they can hold grudge until the end of days because of it. To this day negotiations are immediately denied between the Mingorian Dynasty simply due to the actions of prior wars. The banner Hestrigard is blood red with a golden griffon standing upon the fresh kill of a horse. This is to represent the temper of Hestrigard’s people and the drive to achieve anything, even chasing down a horse.