I know this doesn't answer your question completely, but hopefully it helps you grow some confidence about KoE.
You could select a Hrothi family and domain, and then have an alternate character move their family up to your area or even your own settlement. Dras will be quite difficult, as there won't be many families up there. But I could imagine some families would exist in the Neran and even Kypiq lands which are close by. Its definitely a possibility, it would just require careful planning.