Before the Plague of Madness, many of Wati’s nobles settled upon this hill, but like the other residents of the current necropolis, they abandoned their estate s during the pestilence. A clan of dark folk known as the Xotl emerged from the Darklands into Wati’s necropolis more than a century ago, taking up residence in the subterranean wine cellars of the villas upon the hill.
The church of Pharasma tolerates the dark folk’s presence in the necropolis, as they help keep the more dangerous vermin in the district under control. As a race that leaves no corpses upon death, the dark folk are fascinated by the human mummies preserved in the necropolis, and their current leader, who goes by the moniker Unwrapped Harmony (female dark stalker oracle of bones), hopes to learn the secrets of mummification to share with her own people .
Over the years, some dark folk have splintered from the primary Xotl clan. The most powerful of these breakaway clans, the Ten Iron Coins, follows the twins Xikhai the Owl (female dark slayer rogue) and Xikhai the Ox (male dark slayer ranger) in looting the necropolis’s tombs to shower their adopted family with treasure. The Ten have slowly been working up the nerve to sneak out of the dead city by night and rob the living.