A large number of Barrowmen have Adarian, Bretonian or even Norse blood. Most are loyal Barrowmen with the usual Barrowmen outlook. Tough, streetwise, always soldiering on grimly.
The Tellirani were a typicial tribe of nomadic gypsies who did what is considered a very unusal thing for gypies. At Barrow weakest, with the Chaos Hordes landing and with the chance to abandon Barrow and its people to the tender mercies of chaos, the Tellirani joined in the defence of the city, fighting on grimly, their women using their magic.
It was a very near thing, but Barrow survived, in large part due to the heroics of the Tellirani. The city elders offered the Tellirani citenship and allowed them to claim the abandoned land of the slain if they would homestead it. Some objected to allowing the Tellirani to stay, afraid of the taint of having Tellirani blood in Barrow (many disliked the gypy race, believing them inferior), the enlightened city elders proclaimed that Barrow and Tellirani blood had been shed and had mixed on the ramparts and on the battlefields in honorable combat in defence of Barrow and that it would be an honor to have the Tellirani as fellow Barrowmen. Any who disapproved were free to leave. While many at the time grumbled, mainly because they wanted the land the Tellirani claimed, there was more than enough abandoned land to go around, as both the Barrowmen and the Tellirani had lost huge numbers of their adults.
So the Tellirani settled long ago in the town of Barrow and while they adapted themselves and in time have been accepted into Barrow society. They have retained their culture, their colorful and distinctive gypsy dress and their traditions. They also retain their gypsy restlessness. Many Tellirani youth develop wanderlust and leave Barrow to seek adventure. Other Tellirani become long distance merchants, travelling widely. Others server as messangers or envoys for the prince of Barrow. Some Tellirani travel in gyspy caravans and only return to winter in Barrow.
As with most gyspt tribes, Folk Magic is very common, and the Tellirani wise woman are important figures within Tellirani society as they are the gender which possess the "gift" most strongly. Their abilities to read palms and/or a Terot deck and many see the future with remarkable accuracy.
As in most gyspy tribes, the majority of Tellirani woman has some form of the gift, a few of which have great magicial skill. However, a large minority of Tellirani woman are quite simply con artists. All Tellirani of both sexes are taught thief skills. Their code of honor is to not lie or cheat fellow gyspies (and while not all, but most Tellirani consider their fellow Barrowmen as fellow "gypies." and will not practice their con and thief skills on them).
The minority of Tellirani women who do possess the "True Gift" of foretelling, are highly respected within Barrow and thier reputation of being honest seers has spread far and wide. All Tellirani characters are considered to be from Barrow and if one is encountered outside of Barrow.
Tellirani woman perfer simple tunics, often white or a solid color, brightly colored head scarves, headbands, long skirts. Gold jewelry of many sorts. Tellirani men often wear vests. Tellirani generally favor light weapons which they prefer to keep hidden but within easy reach. Most men will learn knife, throwing knife and or crossbow skill.