Makari means “Broken ones” in the Old Tongue, and is used to denote a person with mixed Dyar and Human parentage. Unions between Dyar and humans are usually forced and this, coupled with the inhuman traits of the children, mean that Makari seldom live happy lives. They are particularly detested by the Church of the Founder as “abominations”, although with nowhere near the ferocity reserved for Felkin and other abyssal creatures.
In the years before the Lament Makari were often enslaved, forced to perform unpleasant tasks without pay for their human “masters”. In some parts of human society this is still the case, but with the establishment of the Daykar nation by the hero-king Galrath in the years directly preceding the Lament many Makari now journey to the south to live amongst their kin.
The dyar blood in most modern Makari is much diluted. First generation Makari tend to suffer from painful or disabling deformities, whereas the later generations are more stable. Although in theory all dyar have human ancestry and can procreate with humans only unions with Black Dyar and White Dyar have ever been recorded.