Magic, Spirits, and Mysteries
The Khelims are a mysterious group of people who wander Braided Shore, traditionally making repairs and solving problems. Once thought disappeared, they have lately been seen across the land again.
According to scattered stories, many generations ago there existed a self-ordained caste of travelling master crafters that people came to call “Khelims” – a word meaning “dandelion.” The word was chosen based on how the settled people saw the Khelims – seeds on the Winds, going where the breeze took them.
The Khelims went from place to place, serving with their crafting skills, leading the work of construction projects and the like. As towns and cities grew and the Councils formed during the late Halzhaan Age, the Khelims gradually disappeared. Now, however, the Khelims have reappeared, as if walking straight out of Braided Shore legend. Some point out a curious synchronicity between the Kasa Incident and the reemergence of the Khelims.
Khelims mainly communicate using a fluid sign language. They do not generally lack a voice, however, and use it if a situation calls for it.