The natives of the Iron Principalities, a harsh and unforgiving people. During the Sunset Era the Ironbred were contaminated by Nibelung blood more than other regions, resulting (over time) in an unexpectedly welcoming atmosphere for persons who found it hard to fit in elsewhere in The Mandate. Their strict culture has more than made up for this small tolerance by trending the people’s religious beliefs further toward fundamentalism.
The Ironbred are strict Goletes, a strange sect of Davidians that believe David and Goliath (traditionally held to be one of the first Dwellers, rather than a religious figure) are two faces of the same being. As a result of this philosophy, Goletes are reluctant to believe in physical ‘good’ and ‘evil’ as forces, choosing instead to judge each action by any being as good or evil.
see also Half Orcs