The society of Makuria and much of Christian Nubia is highly stratified, with the very limited rich exceptionally rich and the very abundant poor exceptionally poor. Little exists of a middle class, leaving the wealth that would go to those middle-of-the-road citizens in the hands of the Nobility. Their financial presence has afforded them access to the best that can be found. From their Christian Brethren in Outremer come Frankish Heavy Mail, Long hauberks that cover the whole of the body and whose glisten and glimmer of finely-crafted mail links seem to reflect the immense wealth of the wielder. Beneath which lies thick aketons of leather and cloth. Though the history of Makuria and the Islamic Powers of Egypt is rife with conflict, up until the arrival of Saladin there was much trade exchanged between the Nubians and the latest kingdom to prop up in northern Africa. From the Muslims come the ornate and strong shields worn by these Warriors, as well as the brilliant silks and cottons which further display their regal presence. Yet the weapons they trust in are not Frankish nor Saracen but firmly Nubian and Abyssinian, the extensions of their martial pride and spirit suited only to be born of the lands of the warriors who shall wield them.