To Stand Against the Red Moon
The Antorlings are a young clan of the Colymar, comparatively speaking, having been formed after the Zarran Wars, out of members of several other clans. When Antorlan founded the clan, he agreed that each blood line would always have a seat on the ring. As a result, whenever someone on the ring dies or steps down, the ring has to be reshuffled to fit the agreement.
He also performed the Orlanth Forms the Storm Tribe quest, to strengthen clan unity. It became tradition for each new chieftain to perform the quest to renew that unity. However, about 60 years ago, when Aeronwyn Redhair performed the quest on behalf of her sister, she was ambushed by Gagarth the Wild Hunter and lost an eye. Since then, all attempts by the clan to perform that quest have been disrupted by Gagarth, with the result that clan unity has been weakened.
They have traditionally made alliances and intermarriages with the Orlmarthings and the Ernaldori. They are famous for their apple orchards and their cider-making, and Red Blossom the Apple tree is the clan’s wyter..
Rangdan the Rainman, a skilled Heleri of their clan, sits on the Colymar tribal ring.
The clan has been feuding for a century with the Konthasos clan. As the story is remembered, the clan wished to use the Konthasos shrine to Esrola, and the Konthasos refused. So the Antorlings paid Vigdis Henriksdottir, a chieftain of the Orlmarth, to blight the Konthasos lands using Maran Gor magic and that started the hostilities.(It was also the beginning of the traditional alliance between the two clans, as the Antorlings agreed to support Vigdis in her war against the Hiordings.) More recently, the Antorlings have used magic to disrupt the Konthasos crops, while the Konthasos have tried to isolate them politically.
The clan is badly fragmented. Each bloodline holds one seat on the ring and tends to squabble with the others. Maelwynn tries to intimidate the clan into following her. Rangdan is ambitious and wants to orchestrate her murder. Theomakt the clan Champion openly ridicules her. The Brown Hare bloodline, including the Lawspeaker Cwenalda, have converted to the Lunar Way.
Recently, Sindri used his Sense Doom ability to sense the Doom of the Antorlings. He said “I see the Doom of the Antorlings. I see corruption from within and evil from below. Beware the Faceless Maw!”
The clan wyter is Red Blossom the Apple Tree.