This army page represents only bare bones information, and will be expanded with more details in the future.
This army was formed from orcs who had originally been slaves in Dawn, The Marches and the southern and eastern cities of The League. Their uprising had taken part in the rich heartlands of the Empire, and they did not need to deal with the harsh northern climate that troubled orcs in Varushka, Wintermark and Highguard. They also tended to be better equipped; they were more able to loot weapons and armour, and were in a good position to deal with the 'war profiteers' from The Brass Coast and League cities. Perhaps just as importantly, the southern slaves were often surprisingly well versed in tactics, subterfuge and trade than their northern cousins - many more of them had spent their time as bodyguards, bouncers or gladiators than in the north.
Today the Summer Storm pride themselves on their military acumen. They are the hammer of the Imperial Orcs, well armed and armoured, versed in strategy and tactics, and supported by cunning bonesetters and thief-takers. They tend to be richer in terms of wealth and crafted items, and the first smiths and artisans were part of the Summer Storm.
Shortly before the Summer solstice 380YE, while fighting the Jotun in the Mournwold, the soldiers of the Summer Storm experienced a profound moment of connection with a Jotun ancestor, Sjöfn of the Bittenblade. Apparently an ancient Jotun who appears unconcerned by the nature of the Imperial Orcs; her voice encourages them to fight heroically, gloriously, and revel in the clash of steel on the battlefield. (OOC Note: Any Imperial Orc who might have been present during that campaign can hear this ancestor if they wish; she encourages them to take actions that are in line with the five things of the Jotun.)
The second Imperial orc General leads the Summer Storm, and is appointed (or re-appointed) at the Summer Solstice.
Army Quality : Relentless
|Winter Solstice 383YE||Zerk|
|Summer Solstice 383YE||Irontide Jarn|
|Autumn Equinox 382YE||Irontide Kragg|
|Summer Solstice 382YE||Irontide Skar|
|Summer Solstice 381YE||Irontide Skar|
|Summer Solstice 380YE||Irontide Skar|
|Summer Solstice 379YE||Irontide Skar|
|Spring Equinox 379YE||Irontide Skar|
|Summer Solstice 378YE||Irontide Braka|
|Summer Solstice 377YE||Irontide Braka|
|Winter Solstice 376YE||Irontide Braka|
This title is currently held by Zerk; it will be reelected at Summer Solstice 384YE. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold the title of General of the Summer Storm in the years since Empress Britta died.