In the caverns that dot the shore lines of the open seas of Ozul, the Majalam have created a vast city of trade. Being an amphibious race, they are comfortable in both the water and land and, with their sensitive filters on their faces, they are able to “hear” any language and it is automatically translated to something that they can understand. This ability for quick translation has led them to be known as the excellent traders across all of the races. They will trade in any commodity and for any information...for the right price.
The cavern system of the Majalam is a vast network of tunnels that always ends into a central trading area. This is designed for two main reasons: Reduce congestion within the central trading area and, more importantly, provide security and control violent outbreaks. When situations get out of control in the market place, the Majalam will summon various elementals in their employ to alter the market place layout and herd the trouble-makers out. These elementals are able to erect walls quickly and a maze is created to push those individuals out into the connection pathways.
For the most part, the Majalam always seem as open and friendly people. They will chat about any topic and have the ability to speak any language that is needed. However, during this entire time, they will be sizing their contact up and determining what essential value they have... whether it is in terms of information, connections, goods, or just pure friendship (rare). Their reactions and how comfortable are based on what they determine to be your use to them is.
Due to the fact that they are extremely good traders, they tend to have a wide assortment of weapons and armor for their use. They are typically not fighters and would prefer that those in their employ do the fighting.
In situations where they must fight, the primary choice of weapon will be any long-range one that they determine to be the most accurate. They would prefer to complete the task as possible and get on with their work.
Naturally, the more affluent the Majalam is, the better weapons and more protection they tend to have.
Image Size: 8” wide x 10” tall
Matted Size: 11” wide x 14” tall
Original Pencil Drawing on Bristol Paper
Signed by Doug Hoppes (artist)
Provided with separate Bainbridge Clay Coated Archival Foam Board (1/8” thickness) with archival matting