The Lost Seas
Ssurrans (also known as sandscale lizardfolk) are nomadic reptilian humanoids who travel the wastes in small packs or tribes, raiding isolated settlements (and occasionally caravans) for food and water. Though they do not hesitate to kill those who resist, they usually do not pursue fleeing villagers and are content to loot consumables before disappearing back into the sands (though, on Athas, taking a man’s food and water is condemning him to a longer but just as sure death).
Ssurrans occasionally turn up in cities to trade, gawking at the buildings and moving awkwardly through crowds, speaking broken (if any) Common. More often they are seen in cities as captured slaves, used as exotic gladiators or particularly fearsome guards.
They are led by shamans who worship spirits of sun, sand, and salt.