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Just a question, has anyone else played "Age of Winter" for Civ 4, this setting (not the backstory mind you, the state of the world) reminds me a lot of it. Upon further reading I'm concepting a character with some of the unique characters from that setting as insperation.
Some little Bits from your insperation:
Amurites: Marching under a crimson banner of a black sun, the grim and magic laden Amurites were picked from amongst the ruined survivors of the previous age, who had devolved into cave men. They are lead by a wizard from the age of magic Kylorin, who has become their cultural father and wiseman. over the course of the game you play Kylorin as he leads them from slub wielding savages, to building a socity, the only socity to live on the frozen surface. They wield magical abilities akin to fire and have a disctinct "uplifted savage" theme to them. for obvious reasons. I found these struggling survivors turning into a nation, fighting off ogres, ice-goblins, and an angry god of winter to do so.
Mokka: a type of goblin known as a "frostling" frostlings are mischevious as one would expect, but fear fire. Mokka was the only one to discover magic, armed with shamanic mask, staff, and voodoo dolls I'm not going to forget the multi-paragraph scout report of him grinning like a child as he bent an Amurite crossbowmen in half using his doll, then snapped the other one's neck. Then goes off wispering about looking for "new toys to play with" He had a distinctly gollum feel to him.
Lulluth: the last surviving werewolf Lul was abandoned by her mother in the wilderness. She attacked amurite patrols as they moved north, killing and devouring them as they made camp in a mountian pass.
Some of the heroes have given me insperation for my own character.