Valley, you have just headshotted me with an epiphany. Thanks. I'm working on a fluff post for the Affariata, and I think i will have a political interaction between the humans and Gnomes much like colonial equatorial Africa, where the European people were slaveowners, and some of the natives sold their neighbors into slavery. I think I'll have the Affariata be slaveowners, and some Gnomes selling others into slavery. Maybe the Affariata sell their slaves up the coast to Soleh and the Sunshani. I like it.