The Duwa people live in a dry, mountainous area, always in danger of drought and starvation. Nevertheless, they have gained a reputation for being welcoming to anyone. Trade plays an important role in Duwa society, and not haggling over a price is considered rude. Duwa can be found in towns and cities far beyond their homeland, usually as merchants. At home, the Duwa are divided into many tribes, each led by a religious official. All of the tribes are nominally united under a single king, but in practice they are mostly independent. The Duwa mostly live in small towns, although the capital, where the King lives, is almost city-sized. The Duwa king is famously wealthy, controlling the largest gold mines known to the time. Duwa buildings are mostly stone with thatched rooves, with more exotic materials used to show wealth and importance. Art, mostly depicting animals, is nevertheless rare, but everyday items may be very ornate. The Duwaid diet typically consists of wild fruit and meat. Yak and llama are fairly common; pigeons are important in both the Duwaid diet and their religion. These animals are usually hunted, but domestication is becoming more important, especially near the capital.