For centuries, the people thought that the swamps of Skau Skal were an uninhabitable wasteland. A few decades after the Rise of the Nine, however, a group of explorers found a civilization deep within the heart of the swamp. Calling themselves the Urmani, this group of people had tasked themselves with keeping with the ancient magicks, and with harnessing the power of the Spark. While there has been debate about whether or not they actually wield this power, none can deny that they wield some strange and powerful magic. Since their discovery, they have been adopted into the country of Ittairea, their power earning them their own representative on the Council of the Grey King. The current ruler of the Urmani is King Grohan. His daughter, Princess Penya, represents Skau Skal on the council.