The Lanuam are one of the great clans of Minerva. They are believed to border Skarmer territory on the west and to share no borders with the Omalo. The Lanuam are one of the few seafaring Minervan civilizations. They sold designs for their boats to Hogram's domain so that Fralk's army could use boats to cross the Ervis Gorgeen masse during the Skarmer-Omalo War. This provided them with a huge advantage of surprise, since Omalo Minervans had never seen boats before, and because they considered crossing the Gorge while it was flooded impossible. Nonetheless, Fralk felt the Lanuam traders had gotten the best of the Skarmer in the sale.