The villagers are tribes people that specialized in trading and merchandise over time.
They are a long forgotten indigenous and ancient race that once roomed the lands of Minearchy. The population is still somewhat booming but they are not as widespread as in the ancient ages.
Each tribe of Villagers has numerous specialists. They are very good tradesman but they lack in craftmanship compared to humans, elves and dwarves.
Villagers prefer to stay in one place and set up shop at a central location. They will make trade routes with other nearby merchants and do whatever they can to help the local economy.
At first sight communication and trading with villagers might go rough but they seems to understand money and somehow always carry and know what you need.
Trading inventories of villagers are slightly different with each specialist or region.Language
The language of the villagers can come across as simple and blockheaded but it's actually quite complex.
It consists of a communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, but also body gestures, mind to mind communication or including written symbols.Sentience
Not so long ago, it was thought that only humans, elves and dwarves had minds and animals and villagers only demonstrated the appearance of mind but were actually nothing more than complex machines. However our understanding of the minds of different beings is constantly evolving.
Villagers have been extensively researched and analyzed in the great villager subjection that happened around 600 years ago.
Some of the knowledge got lost over time but our basic understanding was written down in the lore-books.
We can only guess why the villagers population went down, taking into account the enslavement and killing of villagers in the great villager subjection.