The Askarki are ethnically Makabaki, descendants of the Silver Kingdom of Makabakam. The Emuli are a certain tribe of the Askarki people.[1]


The Askarki-Emuli are dark skinned. Their women favor gowns and head-wraps; robes are favored by their men.[1]


Their way of greeting an old friend is by holding the left forefinger to the forehead and bowing in respect. To them, the need to strike a man personally is crass.[1]


They wage war in the opposite way from the Alethi: the sword is not a weapon for a leader; a halberd is better, then a spear, and best of all a bow and arrow.[1]