The World of Aeternum
Tobs the Unfortunate
Tobs the Unfortunate is KIA.
SIX MONTHS AGO
Clan Warstein loves to have fun.
Their greatest love is fighting, going to battle for the fight itself as often as a cause, loving to throw themselves into the fray with a happy cry of glee. On the battlefield it’s not uncommon for them to crack jokes or cheer excitedly for their allies to join the fun. Due to this attitude, the primary job for healthy males in the Clan is soldiering, often hiring out as caravan guards and mercenaries. If there was anything that could surpass their love of battle, it would be their love of ale.
Fortress Warstein brewers provide the primary source of funds for the Clan, and are made up primarily of the Clans women. These women also control the clan’s finances, and their word holds importance to the entire community. The brewers constantly look for new and innovative ways to improve upon their heavy draft ales. Warstein brews are a hot commodity everywhere the Clan trades, selling for a hefty profit to supply their soldiers and fund their battles.
While the common bar brawls are vicious affairs, true inner-clan conflict is non-existent as there’s always someone or something else more fun to fight. No weapons allowed is the only rule for these brawls, but that only holds for conventional weapons. Chairs, tables, bottles and everything else at hand is often implemented as a make-shift weapon. Broken bones, loss of consciousnesses and hefty fines are all part of this pass time, and the majority of dwarves (male and female) participate as often as they can. No matter how grim things may look, the dwarves of Clan Warstein always have the nightly bar brawls to look forward to.
Tobs is on a mission for a very important woman in his Clan. Probably the most important woman alive. His grandmother. A well respected brewer, Breska the Brewer has come up with more original brews in the last century then any other dwarf in the Fortress.
Nearing the end of her long life, she tasked Tobs (not the favorite of her many grandchildren, but good enough) to go out into the world and search for an ale the likes of which she’d never tasted before. To make sure he knew what to look for, she gave him a crash course in brewing and made him get drunk on every type of ale they had available, and the variety was vast.
Tobs is now setting out on his adventure, to seek rare recipe’s and ingredients to bring home to his grandma. This ‘quest’ has him leaving the Clan Fortress with the new title ‘the Unfortunate’, as instead of going to war with the rest of his Clan, he’s doing chores for his grandma.