Freelancers of Jackson's Hole
The Nomads, or the Forgotten as they are known are collections of gangs or tribes of people that live in the wastelands of Kar-Lissel. These are the decsendents of the original colonists who came to to Kar-Lissel back when Sterling had founded the world as a colony settlement.
Nomads operate in tribal, or gang like units of around forty or fifty people and sometimes as many as two hundred when a particularly charismatic chieftain manages to unite a number of these groups. Some of these Nomads are peaceful and have managed to build water extractors and collectors and even managed to sow and grow crops, while others are nothing more then wandering bands of marauders who prey on the mining settlements, travelers or the more peaceful Nomads.
Nomads seldom trust the city dwellers and miners, and those from the population centers also avoid and often look down on the Nomads with fear and hatred.