In the desert lands, humans are widespread throughout Rekkar-Sarrat but their distribution outside of them is sparse. All of the twelve Sarrats are dominantly populated by humans of three cultural identities – the Pharaosi, the Nomadi, and the Dwahani.
The Nomadi lived in the river lands for thousands of years in what is now known as the Vagrant Age, a time of nomadic survival bereft of cities. These nomads followed game around the river and gathered food that grew on the seasonally-flooded plain. In this age, the Nomadi had contact with other races of the floodplain, particularly the Shuka and Halflings. Their interactions were sometimes friendly and sometimes not, but all of the races generally shared the bounty of the river.
Two thousand years ago, the Pharaosi appeared in the riverlands, having fled their homeland across the Dunes of Endless Sun. The Pharaosi were conquerors, and they claimed the river and its lands as their own. These newcomers were not so friendly towards the other races and drove out or subjugated each one they came across. They assimilated the Nomadi and made them subjects of their God-Kings and built cities across the floodplain, beginning the Age of Pharaohs. Over the next two centuries, the Pharaosi established controlled irrigation of the floodplain, allowing for permanent sustained agriculture and did everything in their power to rebuild the glory of their homeland of Pharos.
Three hundred years ago, the Dwahani arrived in the floodplain, having fled their own lands to the north. They arrived during a particularly heated period of conflict between the kingdoms and the Azrak people and sided with their fellow humans. Following the conflict, the Dwahani were granted lands to settle in the sparsely populated north, which have now developed into three nations heavily influenced by old Dwahan.
Humans can be found in the lands surrounding the floodplain, but not in any great number. Some nomads have expanded their range of vagrancy past the borders of harsher realms, and explorers, travelers, and caravaners sometimes brave them as well. It is said that there are humans who do live permanently in the fertile areas of Lavagout, but such claims are unconfirmed.