The Gaerdhrim race are Vanyar and Limwaith beings born of Karos, the Emir and Tairis, a minor Maia of Yavanna. They generally have teal or turquoise skin and heliotrope and crimson markings. The Emir rules the Emirates of the Gaerdhrim from Minas Gaer. The Emirates lie close to the Coast of the Harad and the atoll of Ka'ax 'Minas' Toliath.