These human tribes have existed on the island as far back as their stories stretch. Descended from the once-great Olman theocracy of the sprawling city-state of Thanaclan, their capital city is now nothing more than a mist-shrouded ruin filled with horrors that have driven mad the stoutest men. Their “deities” of old are now worshiped as powerful totems, granting these dark-skinned natives power over life and death. Seven tribes live southeast of the Great Wall on the Isle of Dread: Burowao, Dawa, Kirikuka, Mora, Panitube, Tanaroans, and Usi. Other Olman exist beyond the wall, but no peaceful contact has been recorded with these cannibalistic savages whose war drums herald only slaughter and madness.
The reception strangers receive at Olman villages varies, but awareness of each tribe’s culture increases the chances of avoiding violence and gaining the favour of the elders. While all Olman share many cultural proclivities, each tribe has its own distinct culture as well.