From The Human Clans
Once the greatest of all Human Clans... no, the greatest of all clans... Ram Clan's glory days have long since faded. Once one of many others, Ram Clan existed millennia ago. There was nothing truly remarkable about it -- that is, until Akroeg was born. Akroeg became the Chieftain of the Clan, and it was Akroeg that made it something remarkable. Under the banner of the Ram, he proceeded to conquer other clans, masterfully winning battle after battle, in diplomacy as well as on the field.
The Ram Clan soon found itself centered upon the ideals of justice and unity. When Akroeg died, his son Verek became Chieftain, and later, founder of the Seven-Star Empire. But that was not the end of the Ram Clan. Its people remained part of the Empire, as virtually every clan did, for ages. But when the Empire began crumbling... when that hideous time known as the Kin Strife came about, the people of the Ram grew outraged. It was they who had originally struggled to bring about the Empire, and to see it decay so brought pain to their hearts, and the honor they had held. This was under the time of Kaegath the Chieftain. The Chieftains of the Ram Clan were always given a special place of honor within the Empire, due to the stature of Chieftain Verek -- they had special rights. So Kaegath marched directly into the hall of the Emperor within the Palace, unimpeded by soldiers, until he came face to face with the Emperor, the massive hulk of a man that was Grudish. Drawing his sword, Kaegath threw it down at Grudish's feet. Drawing off his ramshide mantle, he threw it at Grudish's feet. And then Kaegath swore before the startled assembly of the lords and the Emperor, quivering with rage, that the people of Ram Clan would no longer follow the Empire -- they were free, they were leaving.
And they did. The Ram Clan separated from the Empire, traveling deep into the impenetrable forests of southwest Therengia. They no longer have much in the way of glory, having been forgotten by most history texts. Except for some trade here and there, they interact little with the rest of the world. But in those woods, the people of Ram Clan still follow the old ways. They still hope to see those ways return.
From Historian Zelka, building upon the work of Zuebara Pulan in the book The Human Clans
One of the very earliest of the Human Clans, Ram Clan was originally established when Humans still lived in the West. For much of its history, it was but one of many, many Human Clans, and not a very remarkable one at that.
When Akroeg became the Chieftain of the Clan, however, he proceeded to conquer several of the other Clans, masterfully winning battle after battle, in diplomacy as well as on the field. Ram Clan grew to be focused upon and dedicated to the ideals of justice and unity, and was a sprawling, powerful Clan.
When Akroeg died, his son Verek became Chieftain, and later, founder of the Seven-Star Empire. Its people remained part of the Empire for much of the Empire's history, but during the time of the kin strife, the people of the Ram grew outraged. It was they who had originally struggled to bring about the Empire, and to see the depths to which it had fallen caused them a mixture of outrage and grief so profound that they could not bear it any longer.
Kaegath, the Chieftain at the time, responded to this by removing his Clan from the Empire. They then traveled deep into the forests of southwest Therengia, where they remain to this day.
While nominally Therengian citizens, modern Ram Clan is largely isolationist, and the Barony has had little reason to intrude upon them to date. Except for some trade here and there, they interact little with the rest of the world, instead holding fast to their traditions, awaiting a time in the future when the world might be inclined to their ways once more.