The eldest race, Narem are living people made from stone. Resolute and contemplative, the Narem are divided into two groups. The smaller, thinner Narem, still around six or seven feet tall, are Speakers, historians, priests and storytellers. The large Narem, Guardians, protect the Speakers and most other life forms. Their slow ways lead to an almost hibernation-like state when surprised and a great deal of patience is needed when dealing with them.