Thousands of years ago, giants under the leadership of the titan Stonefang ruled the southern mountains of the valley. Then their dwarven slaves rose up against them and overthrew them. The largest group formed the Glintshield Clan, and took up residence in the halls of their former masters. No empire or king ever conquered the Glintshields, and many warriors died in futile attempts to take Stonefang Pass. The first king of the Schoff Valley led the last assault on the Pass, and in the end retreated after the Dwarves agreed to pay tribute to the crown. When the kings of the valley were replaced by the Council, the Glintshields cut all ties to the new government. Trade continued, but no one was permitted to approach the Pass.
A century ago, civil war split the clan. The caravans of gems and precious metals ceased to arrive, and no one in the Valley heard from the Glintshields. When the dragon attacked the valley, emissaries to the Glintshields returned empty-handed.
Recently, the Glintshields had begun to make their presence known again. Their numbers were returning, but they were suddenly attacked by the Severed Eyes clan of orcs. Those that were not killed were captured or fled. Rangrim Glintshield made his way to Overlook, and hired the Entourage to free his people.