The term "Islanders" is used by men of Achaea to refer to the many various peoples who dwell on the so-called "Sunset Isles" far out at sea to the west, beyond the mainland of Midgard. Precious little is known about their cultures, which seem to vary wildly from place to place. On average, however, they have copper skin, with straight black hair and dark eyes. Since most of their cultures are comparatively "primitive" and undeveloped, other Empires will sometimes make war with Islanders to capture slaves. Such attempts are not always easy, however, as many Islander cultures are experts at setting up deadly ambushes, using terrifying poisons and dark magic, and summoning great beasts to devour their foes.