Theramin is a delicately spiced drink which is highly favored by the Polpethtira and by the Vennans. Customarily served hot, it can be enjoyed at any temperature.

The Polpethtira

The Polpethtiran traders are easy to like, although their silence and hand gestures can be disconcerting. Burlon speaks well of them. I gather that we do not trade with them, but he says that they frequently purchase items from us — fruit and vegetables, mostly, and occasionally pottery. The goods the Polpethtira bring to Tradepoint […]


At the reception given by the Vennan delegation, the Polpethtiran traders presented us with a trio of hand-woven baskets they had made. Gredin admired them on our first trip to the Traders’ Market, where these broad, shallow baskets were used by the Polpethtira to display their wares. What they were selling was of no use […]


The Polpethtira number among the all-female tradeteams that come to Tradepoint. Although they have traditionally specialized in offering gel-tech, they also possess a fine artistic flair for basketry and related handcrafts.