The L’npei (the tall, slender reptilians which are the indigenous alpha life form of Atelon). The Gens bears some resemblance to the human clan or tribe, but with much stronger social and economic connection.is the basic political and social unit of the
Gens Tamroti is the northernmost of the three Banakur Forest Gens that were settled along the . Tamroti is geographically part of the open lowlands occupied by the Rapani, but isolated on the north by the barrier of the Banakur Forest and separated from to the south by the narrow valley called the . Soon after settling the area,Tamroti allowed the forest to grow back in the hill country to the west. Then, as moved into the heart of , Tamroti abandoned the pastures on the east bank of the Vari River and the forest returned there as well. Where the forest has grown back, it is inhabited by bands of .
Tamroti’s 292,000 L'npei live in an area of 58,400 km² in the lower part of the wide valley of the . , the administrative center, is located on the Vari, just north of where the Dunsta River joins it. It has 5,840 inhabitants, but is little more than a permanent campground, surrounding a few poor structures of wood and mudbrick. Like most of the , the Tamroti are primarily pastoral, tending of herds of livestock. A few small villages are scattered along the herding routes, providing bare necessities and simple entertainments for the nomadic bands. In addition to the herding bands, about 15% of the population live in . In other Gens, these camps are semi-permanent establishments. Among the Banakur Gens, however, these camps move from year to year.
Tamroti has been at war with the L’npei are aggressive but undisciplined fighters. They fight in which are formed from adolescent L’npei who are seasoned by the life of following a herd. Historically, the herds and the young warriors who accompanied them were small. In Tamroti however, the demands of war have reshaped the traditional custom. There, each herd is large enough to support a War Band and the traditional group of herders who guide and care for the animals. The War Band follows the herd for a number of circuits until it is hardened by the rigors of nomadic life, and blooded by conflict with .for generations. The
The Gradec Working maintains a trading fort, named , on the Dunsta River, at the edge of the Banakur Forest. There is a permanent Tamroti camp near the Fort, with a population of fewer than 1,000 occupants. Merchants from Gradec travel down the Dunsta to Tamroti to trade Gornarod metal objects for leather and wooden goods. There are no roads in the Banakur Genslands, so from Tamroti, independent traders and peddlers make their way up the and its tributaries to and and across the forest to the frontier settlements.