" - oh. Gosh."
She thinks for a moment.
"So - decades ago there were three tribes in the region. There's us, and there's Pullid, and there's Kivi down to the south - Kivi would give us trouble but it was trouble we could handle, mostly, and by the time I was born Kivi never left their settlement anyway. And then - six years ago, now, I think, Drekar showed up. They're stronger than us, they have more men and better weapons, and Kukul didn't think we'd win in a fight against them, so we paid them off, like they wanted us to. And the people in Silos, they paid them off. And Pullid didn't pay them off. And - well they lost, because of course they lost, and now Pullid's all elderly people and women - if they even have any women left - because all of their warriors were killed. So now the power in this region is Drekar. And they - I mean they don't bother us too much, as long as we stick close to the camp so they know we're Lintu and we're paying them, because if you kidnap people and sell them into slavery then they can't pay you anymore, you see? But if they run into you and you're not Lintu or they don't know you're Lintu then that doesn't end very well."