Of Kings and Dragons
Few in the western reaches of Avistan and Garund know much about the origins of the mysterious far-eastern merchants and traders known as Sweettalkers. Less an organization than a loose association of ascetic zealots, Sweettalkers are def ined by a religious paradox. To them, speaking any word less perfect than the true name of their mysterious god is heresy, yet so far none of the Sweettalkers encountered in the west have considered themselves worthy of the Name. As a result, Sweettalkers sew their own lips shut rather than risk uttering an impure word, communicating instead through a unique language of clicks, sighs, and whistles.