The Votanki are the Children of Votank, a hunter gatherer people of the Elder Wilds. Later known as Balazarings when Balazar Lightson became their King, the Votanki venerate their ancestors and worship the Gods Foundchild and Hearthmother, who taught them survival in the darkness.
The clans of the Votanki, and the Tribes to which they belong are organised as such.
Triloi – The Tribe of Trilus
- Hopping Antelope Clan (Impala) – Ruling Clan
- Barking Deer Clan -
- Brown Boar Clan – Famed trackers and foragers.
- Thunderlizard Clan – Famed for the whole clan hunting their Totem in an annual ritual.
- Riverlizard Clan -
- Sable Clan – They winter at Two Stone, good traders.
- Red Sable Clan -
- Silvertail Clan – Silvertail is the small hill dwelling Silver Hawk
Dykeneans – The Tribe of Dykene
- Tree Ghost Clan – Ruling Clan, loose ties to the Aldryami
- Snakehorn Clan – Sell Markhor horn to traders.
- Black Lion Clan – Fierce Warriors, Trollfoe.
- Great Bison -
- Griffin – A clan with many shamans.
Elkoini – The Tribe of Elkoi
- Black Dog Clan – Ruling Clan – Famed for group tactics & selling slaves.
- Great Sable Clan – Now often capture and sell live Sable to the Heartland.
- Blue Bear Clan – Called the Eubuck hunters.
- Grey Wolf Clan – The hunters of this clan are famed for wearing Wolfskin cloaks
- Daggertooth Clan – A tribe with a proud tradition of solitary hunting.
- River Snake Clan – Famed frogers and eelers.
- Cave Bear – Said to draw strength from the spirit of King Bear