The Marciak are a small furry yet highly intelligent species. They were descended from burrowing mammals and they were extremely diligent record-keepers, and it was said that they had recorded every trivial event since the dawn of intelligence. Libraries were among their greatest forms of entertainment, as were story-telling sessions called Ta'sharr.
Like Paxans, Marciak society was clan-based. The head of each family was usually the oldest female, called the Duchess. The Duchess worked with all family matters and held a daily Ta'sharr with the children of the clan. Marciak family members supported tourism in areas like the Boiling Sea, they also worked as scholars and trinketsmiths. When a member of a Marciak clan reached 18, the members of the clan gathered together and the Duchess awarded the Septar of Ciak to the person.
Marciaks rarely carried weapons and were usually peaceful and quiet. Marciak police officers wore medallions around their necks and carried flashsticks to disable criminals. The Wingriders were a division of police that rode ibbot mounts.