Ghosts of Fallen Stars (Iron Gods)
Among the tribes, members of the Black Horse tribe are the most proficient equestrians. Traditionally, Black Horses favor the Numerian Plains when not raiding in the Sellen Hills, since their animals require grasslands in order to survive. Keltus-Kant was a member of the Black Horse tribe when he conquered Starfall. Over time, the Technic League gradually encouraged or compelled most of the Black Horses to return to the wilds, though a small cadre of the Sovereign’s cronies elected to remain at his side, and those who did now revel in abandon alongside their leader. Tolerated by the League, these loud, brawling sycophants provide another obstacle to anyone who seeks to get near the Sovereign. Yet Keltus-Kant has missed an entire generation among his people, so young kellids who convincingly feign membership in the Black Horses and invoke the laws of hospitality may have a chance at gaining an audience with the monarch.
Out in the plains, the Sovereign’s first cousin Kagreth-Kol is the current Black Horse chief in all but name.