The Satyxis are an ancient warrior race. At one time they were famous for their marital skill. Centuries ago they were tainted by the blood of Toruk and they were forever changed. The men became misshapen blobs of flesh and only lived for a few minutes before expiring under they own girth. The women lived and survived and were given powerful gifts. Over time the Satyxis women have mated with outsiders in order to strengthen their blood line. Males that are born are sacrificed to the Dragon God; the females are taken and trained to become powerful warriors. Satyxis today have powers to charm and beguile men in combat sunning them for a few precious seconds, just long enough to stick a blade between their ribs. Some Satyxis leave their island and the service of Toruk to become adventures, however they never quite find a home as they are hunted by their kindred and most of the people in the Iron Kingdoms do not trust them.