Half-Men are a strange race of half human/half beast creatures that dwell in the snowy regions of Drakan . The Half-Men are notorious for their ugliness - one villager in Ravenshold stated that they are enough "to put you off your food". The second of the Ancients' Gates is found in their territory in Shiverbane The Half-Men are not familiar with using magic, relying solely on their primitive technology. The Desert Lords have rallied them to their cause to guard the second gate in return for their support and knowledge with magic, as well as in conquering the Northern lands. The Half-Men believe that the Northlands belong to them and have been at war with the Northmen.