To Stand Against the Red Moon
The Malani are one of the smaller tribes of Sartar. They are located south of the Creek and occupy the northern end of the Thunder Hills and the Arfritha Vale. They settled the region around 1350, about a generation after the Colymar arrived. Their first king, Mad-Blood Malan, was a violent and unpredictable man who was eventually killed at Malan’s Last Battle, when King Barngradus of the Colymar ran him through with the Black Spear.
Perhaps because of their founder, the tribe has a reputation for violence. They are the ‘Sword Tribe’, famous for settling their disputes through warfare and feuding. They will fight over almost anything.
For a long time, the tribe had six clans: the Isolating, the Orlevings, the Blue Foxes, the Pelaskings, the Arslog, and the Blackfeet. When Sartar founded Jonstown, he made the Arslog the residents of the town, removing them from the tribe. The Blackfeet were devastated during the Zarran War in the 1440s and two of their bloodlines became part of the Antorling clan of the Colymar. After Starbrow’s Rebellion, the Lunars forced the Colymar to give the Malani two clans, the Lysang, and the Namoldings. So currently there are six clans in the tribe.