In the annals of Forgeheim, Clan McAxebeard stand out for their destruction at the hands of Clan Snakebite. Page after page records in grim detail the events of the thousand long period of feuding between the two Clans, inflicting unthinkable suffering on each other. Through the dark magic of their god – Zehir the serpent of secrets – Clan Snakebite unleashed earthquakes, eruptions and floods that weakened the impregnable defenses of Clan McAxebeard; weakened, when Clan Snakebite attacked not even the unbreakable axes of Clan McAxebeard were able to turn the tide of battle. The holdings of Clan McAxebeard were shattered as countless beleaguered outposts, settlements, mines and temples were destroyed and occupied by their enemies. Now a handful of scattered survivors, it is said that Moradin refashioned Clan McAxebeard so that they are immune to the venomous bite of Zehir’s serpentine creations and follows.