Characters are based in Dunland
Anglo Saxon names are appropriate and a male and female name generator can be found here for inspiration
Gods list can be found here with simple outline of "roles" .. more detail will be given upon request per god
Dunland was overrun 25 years ago by an invasion of Giant-Kin (think 7-8 f.t tall vikings) from the east and 6 months later by the undead armies of the Witch-King of Shadowmire in the west. Between them they almost conquered Dunland, however two significant towns held out against the invaders, Glynafon and Lingmell, long enough for support from the Dwarven citadels in the north to arrive. Unfortunately King Ethermund fell during the last great battle of Afonbury against the Witch-King. All the royal family were hunted and killed by the Witch King apart from his 14 year old daughter Godelind who was just about to take her vows as an 'Sister of Nelda' at their abbey near Lingmell.
In the west the city Afonbury was destroyed by the Witch King, with half of its populace becoming lost to his foul armies. The refugees fled to bolster the castle at Gleynafon, where the foul horde was halted and a terrible siege begun.
In the east, the Giant-Kin overan Nanton Abbey and pour down into the midford vallery to take the city of Nortwyke, Raping and pillaging across the countryside began as the giant-kin enslaved the population and prepared to occupy Dunland.
For the next six years the people of Dunland lived under the yoke of these two conquerors, with the terrible siege of Glynafon only kept alive by the brave river captains bringing supplies and reinforcements. In the east the horse tribes of the Orston cleft allied with the Count of Lingmell and proceeded to raid against the giant kin in the Midford valley. Being too large for almost all breeds of horse, the Giant-kin were unable to respond effectively against this mobile warfare. the bravest of these horse raiders was a daring young knight from Lingmell by the name of Yric. Leading raid after successful raid into the north, Yric's fame rose to eventually become a hero to the oppressed people of the north. He was known to the common folk by his banner of a black bird on a white background, earning him the nickname of the Raven. Everywhere the people needed help the most, the Raven banner was seen, bringing help and killing Giant-Kin. Everywhere the people needed help the most, the Raven banner was seen, bringing help and killing their oppressors.
The gods often take a hand in the affairs of man as can be seen in the tale of Yric the Raven. Two years into the rebellion he was wounded greviously, but rescued by his bannermen and taken back to Lingmell to heal. The young woman cleaning his wounds was a demure Sister of Nelda named Godelind. The poison on the blades of the Giant-kin proved resistant to the healing magics of the good sisters, it took weeks for a priest of sufficient expertise to reach the Abbey and cure Yric. During that time Yric and Godelind, as young people who capture the attentions of Arawn often do, fell in love. Interestingly Yric knew nothing Godelinds past and for her safety all around her in the Abbey were sworn to silence on the matter. Princess Godelind was thought to be dead in the sacking of Afonbury.
Even today the older generation of Dunlanders call him the Raven King.