The Kingdom of Mondwargh, founded by the Shapeshifter Lord Finsternis was a short-lived werewolf monarchy, that lasted from the 1804 to the 1810 a.a.H, until the dead of Finsternis. Afterward, it will become the Land of the Werewolf Clans of Mondwargh.
Pre-werewolf Mondwargh: Orc kingdoms, human settlements and Western KonolardiaEdit
The Werewolf Kingdom of MondwarghEdit
The Land of the Werewolf Clans of MondwarghEdit
Mondwargh during the First War of the PowerEdit
Mondwargh after the First War of the Power: Settlers and the War of the ClansEdit
The Werewolf Council of MondwarghEdit
With the return of the Demon Lords at the end of the Middle Human Age, the Dark Legion black banner was rised again, and so they wanted to reunite once more time all the demons under this banner, which would mean the end of the indendence of the clans, who had fiercely keept it. For this, was send the Fallen Knight Rippien the Tasteless, a werewolf, to gather under the Confederation of the Free Peoples the reluctant werewolf clans.
Using a mixture of charm, coercion, diplomacy and violence, making alliances with some clans while facing others in battle or defeating their chieftains, Rippien was able to gather all the werewolf clans of Mondwargh under his banner. Knowing that the clans would never accept a king, instead was formed a Werewolf Council with the chieftains of all the Clans, which Rippien will lead. This left much autonomy to the clans, but the disputes between the clans where to be discussed in the council to avoid unnecesary bloodshed, and as well the problems with their neighbours: however, the main function of the Werewolf Council was to organize and provide the requested legions, forces and supplies of the Dark Legion, to be able to keep their independence.
Geography, climate and environmentEdit
Mondwargh bordered to the north to the swamps of Polforia, to the west the Dustlands of Brûm and Reivelin, to the south the Dargoina mountains and to the east Konolardia and Entartea.
In the north there where the lowlands, meanwhile to the south where located the Highlands and the Dargoina mountains, these being not only geographycal configurations, but as well a cultural border.
While Mondwargh is known for being the land of the werewolves, there existed many other inhabitants, which many times during it's history outnumbered the werewolves.
Aside of the werewolves, rulers of Mondwargh, in the highlands there where important polforian green and High Galaw orc settlements, being found aside giants, ogres, goblins and vampires. In the lowlands, there where many kanov farms, with some human and elven minorities, along with some representants of other classes of demons.
These other peoples lived under the rule of the Clans, paying tributes to them, and often the werewolves saw them as (unwelcomed) intruders, who they only tolerated in their lands -even if many times these populations where older than werewolves settlements-. Because of this, during the history of Mondwargh it will happen many times that some of the clans chased out, hunted or extermined non-werewolves, often this determined only by the mood of werewolf leaders.
While as said, they weren't necesarily the most numerous inhabitants of Mondwargh, they where their undisputed rulers since the Kanovhook wars. The Werewolves organized themselves in clans -or packs-, varying in size from a few dozen members to thousands.
There where 13 main werewolf clans in the Werewolf council, but they weren't always the same. In the same way, some clans where founded and others dissapeared. Some of the werewolf clans where:
While the werewolves recogniced territories and had clear boundaries for their lands, historically they weren't sedentary, as they wandered in their recogniced territory, as they where hunters. However often, they will make use of refugees -mostly for winter-, such as caverns. They made as well use many times of ancient ruins and castles, but normally didn't built anything themselves. Many times, instead, if they wanted something new built or repaired, they made their non-werewolf vassals to it for them.
Therefore, the largest settlements of Mondwargh where the fortresses and villages of the orcs, in the highlands and dargoina, while only dispersed kanov farms and some castros and ruins where to be found in the lowlands.
This will be the case at least until later in the second war of the power, when the need to organize and mantain several legions made the werewolves order their vassals build for them some larger fortified fields, that will become "seasonal cities", as they where garrisoned. However, this was out of necesity, and from culture, the werewolves wouldn't be of urban nature.