The Reign Of Winter
For some, there is only rage. In the ways of their people, in the fury of their passion, in the howl of battle, conflict is all these brutal souls know. Savages, hired muscle, masters of vicious martial techniques, they are not soldiers or professional warriors—they are the battle possessed, creatures of slaughter and spirits of war. Known as barbarians, these warmongers know little of training, preparation, or the rules of warfare; for them, only the moment exists, with the foes that stand before them and the knowledge that the next moment might hold their death. They possess a sixth sense in regard to danger and the endurance to weather all that might entail. These brutal warriors might rise from all walks of life, both civilized and savage, though whole societies embracing such philosophies roam the wild places of the world. Within barbarians storms the primal spirit of battle, and woe to those who face their rage.
Role: Barbarians excel in combat, possessing the martial prowess and fortitude to take on foes seemingly far superior to themselves. With rage granting them boldness and daring beyond that of most other warriors, barbarians charge furiously into battle and ruin all who would stand in their way.
Society: Most starting character barbarians would likely hail from the Land Of The Linnorm Kings, barbarians in their culture are not the primitve stereotypes associated with the class, they are in fact almost indentical to every other member of their brethren. Barbarians of the northen men are know as berzerkers or traditionally as Ulfhednar, and it is only in combat are these individuals trully distinguish themselves. Berzerkers are an accepted part of the Ulfen culture and is a praised trait by alot of the kings and seen by the populace as a gift from the nature spirits.
Barbarians from the kingdom of Taldor are likely to be individuals on the fringes of society, either people forced to live there because of the curse of their fury or developed as a defense mechanisim due to the harsh treatment of Taldorian culture.
Races: In the Land of the Linnorm King’s, barbarians are likely to be human Ulfen, however it is not uncommon to hear of the dwarves of that land embracing the tradition. In Taldor it tends to be the opposite and the non-human races that find themselves ridiculed and taunted into the fringes seem to adopt the life.