Mostly nomadic clans of humans, Northlanders have a reputation as fierce warriors which stems from their ability to wield massive bludgeoning/slicing weapons named Hammerblades. All northlanders are suited to living in the bitter cold reaches of the northern mountains. They do not cut their hair, instead plaiting it into intricate designs, and decorate their bodies with tattoos denoting their clan and status. The more tattoos, the greater their status.
Northlanders tend not to deal with many of the other races, particularly with the Ulsines, who tend to think of them as scarcely more than White Dyar. Though they build little and are often warring amongst themselves they are numerous and widespread in the mountain ranges of the North.