Damgari

Of the hundreds of nomadic tribes wandering the surface of Mahid, none is more well known to outsiders than Damgari. Peaceful desert guides and traders, this large clan is continually scattered across the globe in service of transequatorial travel and trade (and, by extension, their own fortunes); continually, that is, save for one month every six years, when the whole tribe gathers in the ancient city of Ibiri to exchange gossip, mercantile intelligence, promises, and women.

The Damgari are descended according to legend from an ancient Szeren hero, their namesake, who after a life of battle had an epiphany, swore to never again draw his sword save to prevent the destruction of his family, and settled down to live for another thousand years, during which time he had about as many wives. Curiously, the manner of his death is one of some dispute among the Damgari; each sub-family seems to have its own version where that is concerned, but all agree that he was a great and particularly prosperous man, and that striving to emulate him is their birthright and duty.

This strong sense of familial and community obligation is the root of Damgari’s reputation, which their decentralized mercantile empire depends on. Inevitably, there are rumors of some who take advantage of this reputation for good business to do bad business, or even rob and murder, but if these are true, the Damgari tribe as a whole has been good about rooting out such individuals and covering up their actions.

Damgari

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