Call of the Vigilant
While not as large a realm before the Scourge as others, the story of Vorst, a nation of humans, is well known among Barsaivians, as are the Vorst themselves, despite their low remaining population. Their kaer was breached by Horrors, but in an unlikely series of events, the Vorst managed to defend themselves against the intruders, fighting Horrors over space to live, food gathered, and for sheer survival. In this time, the Vorst learned to finish the job, and finish it with utmost efficiency of result: undead and Horror constructs are hard to kill, and easy to revive, so they have to be burned or hacked to pieces. A wooden door will hold off a Horror, but a steel-reinforced one will do so for much longer, even if it takes more time to build. Vorst are known today as no-nonsense people, crafting weapons to kill and maim instead of just disabling, never following occupations they consider a luxury but always those that show results. And often the desired result is a dead Horror, as many Vorst turn their talent to hunting down the remaining Horrors throughout Barsaive.