One of the strangers introduces himself as Shaman.
Moktoe, Shaman, and Palla-alluete are scouting ahead of the rest of their small nomadic tribe. They are moving through the area in search of new, hospitable lands.
Mighty Kai holds her tooth sabres high.
Each is a different crafting technique of the same standard axe. Unlike today, where one person invents something and then it spread to the rest of the world, these isolated bands of survivors each had to invent their own everything, and successfully pass it down to each succeessive generation. On a rare occasions when strangers meet and share their knowledge, civilization advances one small step.
The first thing to do when you meet some one new, is to compare and contrast what’s what and who’s who.