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The Red Tiger Tribe was an Uthgardt barbarian tribe active in the Silver Marches of Faerûn.[5]


They were more traditional than the other Uthgardt tribes. For example, when people living in the Silver Marches mentioned the wild and savage nature of the Uthgardt barbarians, they were usually speaking about the Red Tigers.[5] Like their snow cat totem beast, the tribe acted aggressive and solitary. They hunted in very small family groups, roaming the North, but primarily in the Cold Wood.[6]


The men of the Red Tiger tribe were strictly hunters and left the gathering and trading to the women, elderly, and children of the tribe. The Red Tigers believed the true test of a hunter was to bring down their prey unaided.[3] Members of the tribe were very suspicious of magic, which they did not understand. To demonstrate their fighting prowess, many Red Tiger fighters preferred to fight unarmed than wield a magic weapon taken from the hands of an arcane spellcaster.[5]


In 1372 DR, the tribe numbered approximately one thousand individuals, and these warriors roamed their hunting territory in small groups of eight to twenty men. They carried all they require with them on sturdy hill-bred horses, while they hunted throughout the Cold Wood, which they considered as their personal hunting grounds.[5]


Suspicious of the unknown, Red Tigers fought unarmed. Their favored weapons were tiger claws, which consisted of short wooden handles embedded with three sharp stone daggers. The hunter held the blades between their fingers like claws.[3]


The Red Tigers were loyal to King Gundar Brontoskin of the Thunderbeasts, who won their respect during a Runemeet Runehunt by bringing back a leucrotta, slain with only a pair of tiger claws.[3] The Red Tigers' ancestor mound was Beorunna's Well, which they shared with the Black Lions.[5] In 1372 DR, the Black Lions gave up their nomadic ways to settle down in a rough stockade town near the well, and the Red Tigers did not think much of their kin choosing to take up the ways of the soft southlanders. Quarrels between to two tribes turned deadly on more than one occasion.[7]


For many years, Adalwulf Longfang was the wise leader who ruled the Red Tigers. He trained his son, Shinoras, in the ways of the Uthgardt tribes in hopes he would proceed him as ruler, but Shinoras was killed during a hunting trip. In 1368 DR, Thradulf Longfang, Adalwulf's nephew, became leader of the Red Tiger tribe. Many tribesfolk feared his wrath, because they suspected he had something to do with the death of Shinoras, but no one dared accuse him of murder.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 168. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  6. slade, Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  7. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.

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