Fall of the Frozen Empire
The Icehand emperors are Tarren Icehand, Nacen Icehand, and Devon Icehand. The Icehand family derives from an ancient clan of northern people. Through violence, wit, and marriage the Icehands managed to slowly grow in prominence from a small mercenary clan into the kings of The Ice Peaks. Plagued by low birth rates the family succession managed to hold on for several generations until the birth of Garrok Icehand. He was not satisfied with the land his fathers had left him and began another campaign to expand the power of the Icehands. His efforts brought together a loose coalition of kingdoms under his one rule. This combined power, after Garrok’s death, allowed Tarren to expand his control over an ever increasing area, creating the first three states in the empire, Magnacore, Kuluth, and Thane. This initial expansion insured the continued succession of his line to the imperial seat and saw the continued expansion of the empire for two more generations.