The parshmen have black skin mottled with red, they are not of a muscular build and appear almost completely mute.
They work as servants through out Roshar performing menial labour tasks. Parshmen almost never speak though they are able they appear as docile and controlled. It is said they are made to serve and that if one was to leave a parshman in the woods he would simply sit there until someone came along to tell him what to do.
They hold a particular horror at the tampering with their dead much like their Parshendi kin.
Despite not being very vocal they often hum a tune to themselves as they work and appear to have a possbile form of telepathic ability to communicate with each other, evidenced by two parshmen working seperatly humming the same tune in time with each other.