After the Day of Scythes
, Cethlenn, the Den Mother
Herself denies heirs to the Fomorian Empire
for its blasphemy until restitution is made and the balance restored.
Most Clan Lords scoff. Some try to assert their conjugal rights aggressively. Those who do either vanish, or meet with horrible accidents.
As birth rates plummet, the Fomorian Government progresses from dismissal, to concern, to panic.
The Sisterhood distributes contraceptive herbs to every Clan Lady, and as many Orc
women as possible, then conspire to spread the story of Cethlenn's wrath to topple the social order.