Song and Steel
Shamanistic and nomadic, the Haari travel the world looking for new psychoactive substances to explore. They travel in tribes and settle for one growing season each year to restock their stashes and find new plants to add to their collections. Natural alchemists, they concentrate the season’s harvest into very potent forms that are easy to carry while traveling. Haari disdain violence, and their excellent mobility allows them to flee from adversaries effectively. They are fiercely protective of their yearly gardens, however, and they employ a wide array of poisons and psychoactive agents to deter attackers.
The Haari are covered in fur with long, slender heads. Their eyes are narrow and set on the side of their heads. They have four ears which rotate to give them excellent perception of a sound’s location. They are extremely curious and willing to try anything twice, which often leads to their untimely deaths. Their lifespans are fairly short anyway, and the Haari rarely live into their thirties. During each year’s growing season, Haari females give birth to around 6-8 children in a single litter.
Haari are quite fond of their concentrated drugs, and they even sign their potions and paraphernalia. They are usually buried in hidden graves with their stashes. Their concoctions are far too strong for most people without being heavily diluted, but these concentrates can be worth a hefty sum on the black market. Being simple folk who live off the land, the Haari consider it to be in bad taste to sell their drugs. They are quite willing and insistent about sharing with friends, however. They are quite fascinated with pretty baubles and trinkets. Since they carry such valuable commodities on them, the Haari are often hunted. They dye their fur and adorn themselves with many brightly colored cloths and objects, so they are usually easy to spot.