Here's another piece from an r/worldbuilding thread asking about "Your Norse-like/"Viking" races? With five random bits of info."
The Wolves of Illana were once a nomadic people that used to live in the middle of the continent of Shandar. In the beginning there were tweleve tribes, but over time between some smaller tribes merging with the larger ones or whole tribes just vanishing without a trace, there eventually came to only be four tribes of impressive size. They were peaceful with each other and traded and intermarried frequently amongst each other, but were in a perpetual state of cold war with the Jackals which involved sporadic battles whenever the Jackals could find them, since they were otherwise very good at concealing their settlement locations. They were skilled fighters, capable of deploying small groups in the field that engaged in guerilla tactics with larger groups of Jackals.
In the year 445, the Dragons attacked, thus beginning the Dragon Wars. The four tribes had gathered in the place where they would hold their annual inter-tribal games and formed a confederation, with the tribal leaders taking various governmental positions.
There was Riika, the queen of the tribe who lived to the west near the border of the kingdom of Renoji. She was well liked amongst the four tribes, and possessed great beauty, grace, kindness, political intuition, and great magical ability. All of the tribes had agreed that she should be the first Wolf Queen, and the leaders of the other three tribes became her council. Kenna, the queen of the seaside tribe, became the war chief. Thel, the king of the tribe that lived amongst the great cliffs, managed the logistics and resources. Andor, the king of the tribe that lived in the plains managed the confederation's finances and resources. Andor would also later go on to become Riika's husband and the first Wolf King.
There was also a fifth Wolf that would be brought into this group, a powerful arch-wizard named Saos. He had once been a devoted follower of the fallen Demigod Crius, and had been a general of his armies. His use of dark magic that led to the death of thousands and in particular, his use of Necromancy, had angered the Demigod Mirrikh, who was the god of death and the underworld. Mirrikh placed a curse of immortality on him, and making it so that everyone would know his shame for future generations, made it so that black fur would only belong to those of Saos' bloodline. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.