The Mammoth Lords—a term used not as a rank but to collectively refer to all of its members—are a collective of nomadic Kellid tribal groups that roam their frigid, hostile namesake realm in central northern Avistan.1
- See also: Following
At its most granular level, the Mammoth Lords are comprised of Kellid tribes as small as a few families in number. These tribes form larger groups called followings, which themselves can include hundreds of tribes. A following is when two or more tribes join together to follow a particularly powerful warrior or leader, known as a herder, who has proven themselves through acts of great courage, strength, or guile, and is backed by a following's most prominent family.12
When a herder dies, often while attempting another epic feat to impress their followers, each tribe of their following either elects to either follow a new hero who must have achieved similarly spectacular feats, split into their original family tribes, or try to join another following.2
There are normally anywhere between 10 and 30 large followings at any one time. There are also typically around 200 smaller followings comprised of only a couple of tribes banding together for survival's sake, or are outcast families or bandits.23
The most prominent followings include:
- Bearpelt following: The largest and most powerful following numbers in the thousands, makes its winter home southeast of Icestair, and is led by Mighty Kuldor. Its bloodspeaker is Gurrak.1423
- Flameblood following: These nomads of the northwestern Realm near Icestair are considered subversively modern and open. They prosper through trade with Po La and are led by Urif Flameblood.4
- Greattusk following235
- Ice Chasm following235
- Night Hunt following35
- Raptorscale following235
- Slothjaw following235
- “Mammoth Lords” in Adventurer's Guide, 126. Paizo Inc., 2017 .
- “Chapter 2: The Inner Sea” in Campaign Setting, 94–95. Paizo Inc., 2008 .
- The Inner Sea World Guide, 107. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- “Mammoth Lords” in Adventurer's Guide, 127. Paizo Inc., 2017 .
- “Mammoth Lords” in Adventurer's Guide, 133. Paizo Inc., 2017 .