Britain At War
“Legends tell a tale of a clan that brooks no outsiders living in the Great Forest. They say that they walk between the Veil of this world and the Other. It is told that they are a people of great warriors, fierce in battle, fiercer than even the Paladins in their righteous anger were. It is whispered that they are demons, drinking the blood of mortals for their wine and eating their flesh for their meat. These tales… are greatly exxagerated.”
“This I do know of the people of Anderidh. They were once, long ago, Human, belonging to the stock of the Welsh and the Scots. They were a proud people, ruling this country aeons ago. Then came the Latin men with their Legions and the Anderidh were driven away, into the Forest that is now their home.
The Latin men brought Religion with them too, and these Holy men did not forget about the Anderidh. Resistant to salvation, they were left in peace. The Latin Empire crumbled, but these holy men stayed. Having brought salvation to Brittanica, they turned their attention to the Anderidh, who were more than happy to expand their head collection.
This affront to the men of the cloth could not go unpunished. The Paladins rose up in a mighty host, and marched on the people of Anderidh. It is not known what Dark Magicks were brewn deep in the forest, what Demon they summoned, but the people of Anderidh changed. Before they were proud, tall and strong, mighty warriors indeed. But the Paladins fought not warriors, but some kind of Frenzied Demons, warped half-men knowing only cruelty. That day, the Lord lost a great number of fine warriors.
Little is known of the Anderidh now, but this: of those that enter the Deep Forest, where the light does not penetrate the trees, few come back alive.