The Rjurik Highlands
The winter wind screamed mercilessly outside the tribal longhouse. Inside¸ the clan huddled comfortably around a blazing fire and heard the heroic legends of the skalds. 'On a night worse than this¸' began the woman's tale¸ 'our ancestors defeated the ice giant Gruumvok. The creature had already devoured their herds¸ smashed their village¸ and crippled some of their best warriors. But through their Rjurik cunning¸ the villagers tricked Gruumvok and sent him to his death. Gather close and learn from the wisdom of out ancestors....'
Sprawling endlessly beyond the northern borders of Anuire¸ the Rjurik Highlands harbor undiscovered wonders¸ secrets¸ and dangers. Tracts of untouched mountains and forests offer breathtaking vistas; riches in the form of trade goods and untapped magical sources lie quietly for those brave enough to seize control of them; extreme weather and hostile humanoids await their chance to test any who might venture into these pristine lands. The frozen north offers challenges and prizes beyond compare - but only the most ambitious and stalwart will persevere!
This expansion to the BIRTHRIGHT campaign setting contains: The Rjurik Highlands - A 96-page book covering the history¸ geography¸ political alliances¸ major characters¸ and tribes of the northern regions. A full-color poster map of the Rjurik Highlands. 110 War Cards of new Rjurik and humanoid armies. Six cardsheets of major Rjurik cities and player aids.