The Black Lion tribe was a group of Uthgardt barbarians from the Moonlands region of the Silver Marches. Unlike most of their fellow tribes, the Black Lions abandoned their typical lifestyle of nomadic hunting and raiding to establish a village around near their ancestral mound in Beorunna's Well.
Forsaking their barbaric heritage, their agricultural advancement allowed the tribe to become a source of trade in the region. It was within the Black Lion community of huts and long houses the tribe found some contentment living as farmers and herders of livestock. They no longer faced violence and warfare on a regular basis.
In the mid-14th century DR the Black Lions had tired of constant fighting and sought less-violent lives. Under the leadership of Chief Andar Heartwood, they changed their lifestyle from migratory hunters to that of loggers, trappers and tradesmen. They opened trade with the cities Quaervarr and Sundabar to strengthen their hold as a regional power.
By the time of the War of the Silver Marches, in 1484 DR, the Black Lions were known to raid poorly defended homesteads for food and supplies during harsh winters. The tribe was known to prowl the northern Silver Marches and the Druarwood. The great chief at the time, Stellok Kolraavi, wore armor made from orc hide and had a fearsome reputation. His younger sister, Tysis Kolraavi, was a shaman and Stellok's only trusted advisor. The siblings venerated Uthgar, and had no tolerance for diplomacy or for the trappings of civilization.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 96. ISBN 978-0786966004.
- ↑ R.A. Salvatore (July 2003). The Thousand Orcs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 1. ISBN 978-0786929801.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.