Of the five Centaur people of the Southern continent the Uinnarpok who can be found migrating across the planes alongside the southernmost coast are thought to be the oldest. It is hard to verify this fact for the Uinnarpok keep no records outside of their songs and sagas and even moreso than Centaurs generally do not deem the counting of days and years a worthwhile or useful pursuit. During their short life spans (the average age of death is in the 30s). However they are a simpler more primitive people in many respects so that it is theorised by many scholars that it was the migration North that caused the sophisticated nuances between the Centaur people.
The Uinnarpok are physically indistinguishable from any other Centaur, like all of their species they will grow to be between seven and ten feet tall with the legs akin to those of a horse and a torso and head akin to a large human. Capable of feats of strength two or three times greater than a human and with greater stamina allowing them to run and act tirelessly they also have nibble fingers and are capable of works of great skill with them, The centaurs of the Kakituyok are famed for their intricate clockwork mechanisms but the Uinnarpok use their skill towards weaving intricate tapestries to sell to other peoples. Realistically the only way to identify a Uinnarpok from another centaur is that they will forgo the use of clothes or armour for culturally the shame of nudity has not developed amongst the Uinnarpok/
The Uinnarpok are more migratory than most other Centaur peoples, travelling in “Herds” across the plains carrying with them Yurts with which they live. They will go about hunting, fishing and foraging off the land, trading their tapestries, or their physical labour (a Centaur can work a plough and do the work of two men and a horse) or their famed songs with their legendary voices of beauty when they come across settlements and have want for what they can offer.
When two or more Herds meet they will engage in a marriage, whereupon the young males will compete in a series of tasks to determine their worth and a trade will take place where males of equal merit if not number will be exchanged between the herds so as to provide mates for the women.
Like all Centaurs the Uinnarpok despise being far from the ground, having some sort of sense when the floor they are on is not true earth. This sense will cause them distress and eventually push them into a murderous rage if they are too far from the ground. For this reason centaurs do not go on boats, bridges, flying craft or swim deep seas or cross rivers at deep points. Nor are they often to be found above the ground floor of a building, some have been persuaded into the first storey of a stone castle, but not an Uinnarpok who find the concept of such buildings distasteful.
The lack of infrastructure and development means that the Uinnarpok haven’t the means to mine and quarry the magical elements of Lore. Instead relying on the open veins to the ground and the little that forms naturally in accessible areas or can be obtained via trade. For this reason their magic is not very advanced, however scholars suggest that even more sophisticated centaur nations who obtain greater quantities and quality Ki and other elements are also fairly simplistic in their approach to magic. This is reasoned to be because of a lack of imagination within the Centaur communities, nature and the natural order is so well respected that breaking the laws of nature and mastering them is an alien concept that the Uinnarpok at any rate cannot comprehend.
Whilst not as aggressive as the Angusuktok; the famed warrior people of the Centaur race who are taller, stronger and clad themselves in iron and steel. The Uinnarpok have been known to be involved in violence with other peoples. The King of Tassar famously declared that the Uinnarpok had to pay taxes or be put to death in a cynical attempt to exploit the traditionally peaceful people to pay for his military endeavours with neighbouring kingdoms. However after news of Herds being attacked by armed tax collectors and foals being slain spread across the Southern more Herds entered Tassar seeking to right the wrongs. Whilst not advanced militarily their increased strength compared to the men of Tassar made the Uinnarpok are fearsome opponent with their short bows piercing steal easily. Eventually word of the foul slaughter spread and a Warherd of Angusuktok ventured south and lay siege to Tassarstel the capital of Tassar for two weeks before the King relented and allowed the centaurs free passage amongst the lands again.
The war in Tassar has for the time being reestablished the tradition of the Southern kingdoms to ignore or tolerate the migrating herds of the Uinnarpok, though it is not uncommon for minor lords or mayors as well as great kings to act in an unfriendly manner to the travellers.