The Tree Ghost tribe were an Uthgardt barbarian band that lived in the High Forest and served as the keepers of the Grandfather Tree. While they were not often seen by outsiders, they lived in harmony with the native elves and Uthgardt tribesmen from other tribes.[2]

They claimed the Grandfather Tree as their ancestral mound,[3][4] and built a camp nearby.[5]

Activities[edit | edit source]

Under Chief Orcbane, the Tree Ghost tribe led raids against Iceshield orc settlements along the edge of the High Forest.[2]

Leadership[edit | edit source]

As of the late 15th century DR, the tribe was led by Great Chief Boorvald Orcbane.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Many years before the Time of Troubles, the spirits of the Grandfather Tree exiled the Blue Bear tribe away from its location in the High Forest.[6] The Uthgardt sought out their ancestral mound for years and years.[7]

In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, the Tree Ghost tribe emerged from those barbarians that left the Blue Bear tribe, when it was revealed they were being led by the annis hag, Tanta Hagara.[8][9] Later that year, on the day of shieldmeet, they rediscovered the Grandfather Tree and claimed their ancestral home.[6]

The tribal leaders refused to allow any former Blue Bear members to rejoin their tribe, for they believed that the destruction of their tribe was an act of divine punishment by Uthgardt for their wicked ways and that welcoming any former members would incite his wrath.[10]

Notable Members[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 58. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 168. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  5. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  7. slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  8. slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  9. slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.

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