On the banks of the Mogolla river in southeastern Vales lies the human nation of Zikuyu. Until three generations ago, the Zikuyu were nomads, following the herds of buffalo that roamed the wilderness. But their contact with the dwarves of Aurdrukar slowly settled the nomads, who chose this fertile valley to erect their first cities. The Zikuyu are fond of song, dance, and drink, and regard the dour dwarves as wise and learned, but boring. The dwarves, for their part, believe that the buffalo have more discipline than their human hunters, but do enjoy the richly colorful fabrics woven by their Zikuyu proteges.