The Migration Period is obviously a major inspiration. That's where the thing with the human mercenaries comes from. I think I'll look up on that part of history, as I don't actually know that much about it.
Spriggan's Den - Thoughts on Sword & Sorcery, RPGs, and some of my personal creations.
Originally Posted by Galloglaich
DnD is basically a comic book superhero game set in an alternate reality more related to a Renaissance Faire than any actual history or mythology from the real world.