Tomes in Amber
The Ooskar of the Hether Hills
The Ooskar have lived in The Hether Hills since the Hether River was a rushing rapid of cold mountain water. Nomadic out of necessity, the Ooskar have been largely and inexplicably left alone by the monarchy. They are a self-reliant and enigmatic people, trading spices and powdered dyes for various supplies in Galadale and other nearby communities.
Long ago during the Unity Wars the Ooskar chieftain Drothe Kolor led her people to war against the fledgling Webrian Monarchy with two other leaders in the region. After the clouds of poison were released throughout the Hether Hills, killing a large portion of what little flora and fauna dwelled there, Drothe surrendered herself to the king’s army and was subsequently executed.
Little is known of the king’s current relationship with the Ooskar. Only his closest advisors know the reason behind his occasional consults with the quiet nomads.