Tribes of the Saahel
These nomads cluster around oases too small to support Claacos permanently. When Claacos invade, they flee and wait for the majority to die off before swooping in and finishing off the rest. They raid abandoned cities for iron and trade them north via the Tapey Mountains to the Shomaal and Gharb Islands. They also harvest obscure plant products from the limited vegetation in the Saahel including the prized resin from the Elemi tree used to produce the incense Enhaemon said to induce divine visions.