The Velskir

The Velskir are primitive human tribes who inhabit the Sokoro Highlands region of Eldara.

The Velskir tribes are descendants of the ancient people of the lost Sokoro Union, which were defeated by Valden the Conqueror.

When Prince Meraxas; the last ruler of the Sokoro Union, bent the knee, some of his tribesmen would not submit to the Thannish conquerors and fled into the surrounding hills.

King Valden later declared that "any man north of the Velskir River is a barbarian and a criminal." Thus, a tradition was begun, and enmity between the Eldarans and the Velskir people has endured.

Over the centuries, living in the desolate highlands has made these folk extremely hardy. They have developed a reputation for their cruelty and their excellent horsemanship.

Today, scattered mounted Velskir bands raid merchant caravans traveling upon the Cyphergate Road, who are heading to and from the seaport of Varistan.