The Wet Roaders are one of the largest of the many tribes that roam the Between. They get their name from the system of rivers and canals, the Wet Roads, along which they travel.
The Wet Roaders are a nomadic tribe who eat and sleep on armoured barges that they share with their livestock – usually goats and a few chickens or ducks. Although the tribe comes ashore to forage, socialise with other tribes and to hunt, they nearly always stay near to the safety of their barges which are well-guarded.
The tribe functions as an extended family, the current head of which is Queen Bee. Queenie’s attitude to religion and rules means that the tribe does not follow the laws of the Few and young girls are welcome to remain with the tribe.
The Wet Roaders have their own, unique language. This language is often used to identify each other as true Wet Roaders, at gatherings and slipped into everyday speech. Below is a dictionary of a few of the most common words.