Wandering Tribes

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The Wandering Tribes are a group of dark-skinned human nomads who live in the Hadarac Desert and support the Varden.


The Wandering Tribes that have been mentioned have dark skin, such as Ajihad and Nasuada, who came from them. Striking features uncommon in the Empire, such as broad shoulders and almond-shaped eyes, are also observed among members of the Tribes.


The Wandering Tribes arrived in Alagaësia by ship several years after King Palancar arrived, and immediately began settling across the continent.

Settled areasEdit

The Wandering Tribes dwell primarily in Surda and the Hadarac Desert. They are also found in the imperial city of Belatona.

Skills and advantagesEdit

The Wandering Tribes, with their dark skin, are well-suited to hot areas like Surda, better so than most humans or elves. They were also renowned for their craftsmanship, which rivaled the dwarves at its best. Many of the leaders were also quite wealthy.


The culture of the Wandering Tribes is only glimpsed in the cycle but such rituals as the Trial of the Long Knives, the Drum Dance and the Calling of Names are mentioned or witnessed.

See alsoEdit

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