There is a type of Martian as un-yet talked of as little is known of them. Plains Martians! These Plains Martians keep to themselves more than the Sky Martians and inhabit the deep deserts in roaming clans, never sticking to a single place for long.
It is said that they are descended from a few City Martian families who went in search of the cities that were lost after the Great Storm. It was feared that they were lost but rumours started to surface of a tribe of lost Martians in the great deserts. These rumours were not unfounded as contact was made between a Plains Martian clan and a trade caravan lost after a brief storm. The caravan were approached by the Plains Martians it seems from curiosity as no trade occurred.
The language used by the Plains Martians was different, yet understandable to the caravanners and some mysteries were solved and yet it seemed many more questions were left unanswered. The Plains Martians showed the caravan the way back to civilisation and they parted ways.
There have been scant few other meetings of Plains Martians and the caravans and they seem to want to be left undisturbed but are not hostile when contact is made. Plans are being discussed to mount several expeditions to seek out the lost brethren.
The Plains Martians are all mounted on Enk Anks, tall animals not unlike the earth giraffe and they use a large species of Naeek for their beasts of burden. They have no vehicles so to speak and seem to live on the saddle or in howdahs howdahs, only dismounting to collect water and food. Where they come by the food is a mystery but some have suggested a link with the Sky Martians...
They tend to wear many layered robes and coils of cloth on their heads as the deeper deserts can be deathly cold at nights. The weapons of choice are long glaives; longer than the Sky Martian glaive but shorter than the City Martian pikes and small but powerful 'crossbows' that can either be carried by hand or fixed upon small pintles mounted on the howdahs of the Naeeks.
Little is known of the Plains Martians family structure as the Naeeks are generally kept back from the caravans. It is assumed that the females and young ones are kept in the howdahs and that the family structure is similar to the City Martians.
With luck, more Plains Martian tribes will be encountered and the secrets of the deep deserts will be discovered in time.