The Shadow of the Ordragul
These are a short, fat, lizard-like people with tortoise shells tied to their backs are in the loyal service of the Gray Ones. More commonly called Turtle People or the Great Priests, Turtle People are largely telepathic, but also have a spoken language known colloquially as Trutspeak. They are almost always wearing a Tortise Shell on their backs, which are often extravagantly ornamented, with compartments for storage inside the shell. The shells are revered as impressive trophies in Viryanor, and can be exchanged for an attractive trade.