At the edge of the known world live the Souia-Vey, fierce warriors from the high steppes. Little is known of these people except that they were fierce and lethal warriors who sold their services as mercenaries and quick-striking raiders to the other nations of the Ironsea. Until recently it was widely believed that the Souia-Vey bartered or stole their weapons as they were thought to only possess rudimentary blacksmithing skills. The Bearded Axes of Souia-Vey, however, have been verified to have been smithed by the warriors of Souia-Vey themselves. Although the axes may appear primitive, they are of surprisingly sturdy construction and can easily penetrate the thickest of armors.