The Barbarian Tribes of the north are many and all share a common ancestory. Long ago during the Golden Age of the Ronmar Kingdom after the fall of the Throne of Iron and the Retreat of the Elven King Ynnar a single human kingdom rose to accend to control all known parts of the civilized lands. After more then a thousand years of peace war, either Civil or against some outside threat shatter it in less then a decade.
Historians argue what the causes where, but no one argues that it was quick and no empire since has reached it’s power. The northern Barabarians are undoubtably decendents of a city or colony settled by the mighty Ronmar, but whether they were an outpost or a place of retreat is not known. The records from those dark days are sketchy and not to be trusted. What is known is these barabarians possess some very potent magic items and a fighting spirit second to none. They are a tough, proud and skilled people. But they are also harsh and very unforgiving.
They are broken into groups they call Kingdoms, but some constist of barely 100 members. Each leader is a king and expects to be treated as such. Their rules and laws are strange sometimes brutal sometimes just and fair.