Originally thought to be coastal barbarians due to the primitive dress and decentralized activity around the region, it is now known that they are of a tribe named “Solobo”.
Thanks to scouting parties of rangers sent to investigate, it is confirmed that they are not simply a war party, but that the families and elders have taken up settlement in the rocky plateaus of the southern wastelands. They have horses, a caravan of wagons, and not much else.
No one is sure why these displaced people are encroaching northwardly, but conflicting reports tell of fires, war, and disease beyond the boarder. Their men seem to scavange the countryside in loose bands unless summoned for battle by their Warchief to fight. It appears they are well adjusted to the subsistent nomadic lifestyle. Though small in numbers and poorly outfitted, they fight voraciously knowing defeat means almost certain doom for their tribe.
All attempts to trade or communicate by locals have been met with aversion. It is likely that if they gain a foothold within the harsh canyons, not even an imperial legion will be able to dislodge them from the natural cliffside fortifications. Most of what is known about them comes from their proclivity for wall paintings and the occasional abandoned hunting camps.
It is estimated that their numbers are <200, meaning they pose little threat to larger factions. However, multiple skirmishes have shown that they can apply their limited warriors to lethal effect tactically. This is what promted the rumors they were a barbarian raider horde.
For now they are little more than a minor player in the region, but who knows what may become of the Solobo tribe if left unchecked.
“Everything begins and ends in the mind,” ~ Shaman Ruxxus