Brothers of the Tor
Trade Unions of Ord and Renner
The sister cities of Ord and Renner were unimportant backwaters until nearly two centuries ago they decided to forge a destiny for themselves and set sail east to discover new lands and open new potential for their cities. After decades of trial and error they eventually discovered the bright and vibrant east, complete with all its magnificence and all its terrors. The rich silks and spices they brought back made the cities of Ord and Renner rich beyond their wildest dreams, but they brought back more then they bargained for. Not long after the first complete voyage returned home the first voyage from the east arrived on westerner shores, and they founded the great city of Nal-Dîn. Additionally news of their expedition reached the ears of the Emperor of Dalin, a cruel man who sought to bring all the world to his feet, and he soon sent an expedition of his own west, but not an expedition of trade, but one of conquest. When the city of Renner learned what was marching their way they knew they had a duty to prevent it, so with their new found wealth they built fortresses throughout the High Edge mountains and swore an oath not to let the Dalin menace invade the west.