For many years, the Loon Clan of Ojibwe had a whole reputation, but starting with the ascendance of Little Loon in 800, the clan has been increasingly riven between those that would trade in peace with the Nords on the southeastern corner of the lake, and those that would wipe them out to a man. At the moment, the clan is in throes of a civil war between the two factions; hundreds have been killed, and the arrival of Eagle Clan warriors from Michipicoten Island is adding to its misery. Its allies to the north, the Serpent Clan, have been silent since the Eagle Clan troubles began in 812. Little Loon's chief rival for dominance of his clan is Striped Cloud Woman, daughter of the former chief.