Personally, I see no problem with this being where it is.
It is very interesting and brings back some of my first experience with roleplaying. Have not had a campaign run any where near as long this one. Also, I didn't start roleplaying until Grade 7-8, around 1988.
I think we need more of this. Perhaps less useful for those of non D&D derived systems, it still presents an excellently detailed scenerio that can be adapted. Details of the tactics should be translatable to other systems,and the function of some of the items deduced. That Pathfinder's rule's are available online is a great help:
I have long considered Attack On Titans a great idea for a campaign - and I really need to push back against the reception this post received.
I want to put to bed the idea of the Golden Standard being the be-all and end-all of content. What we should be doing is bringing and sharing ideas, and if some of us want to produce polished works which can earn HOH's and Goldens, and 5 votes, so be it. Don't look at everything with that eye - it should be fairly obvious if a submission is of the 'share the idea' variety or the 'fine art' quality. Consider the default to be 'share the idea'.
Especially from a new poster. The feedback here turned someone who could have been a promising member into a 1-day wonder.
A good treatment of the subject - Faith as mentioned seems to be a fairly common mechanism. The need for physical avatars to act is a good one.
This chasing of faith has one side effect - it essentially predisposes gods to be selfish and capitalistic in nature, which somewhat precludes truly 'good' gods. Those gods which hold to 'good' principles will , barring some major change in humanity, be at a distinct disadvantages to those gods who will do anything they can to obtain Faith.
A memorable location, though there are some nit-picky logistical details that spring out at me. I'm not sure how there could be enough fuel to burn for two years, unless it was an exposed coal seam or a tire dump :)
I'm also curious on what the goblins eat that they would thrive in such a region, where no live trees are. Did the massive deposits of ash provide fertile soil?
The fact that they have any desire to obtain ore implies they have a good source of some type of fuel, for carting firewood to smelt ore would be rather expensive. This points to the coal seam as being possible.
In cultures and langauges with very few acceptable personal and family names, nicknames will be used. These nicknames will be based on their physical traits and personalities. So instead of five Ryon Khans, you have Big Ryon, Little Ryon, Fast Ryon, Ryon the Priest, and Ryon with coin. It will make finding people, for an outsider, difficult.