A Reign of Toads
The Brindled Men are a race of man-like creatures.
Maester Yandel describes the Sothoryi as massively muscled, big-boned creatures—not men—with long arms, sloped foreheads, huge square teeth, heavy jaws, coarse black hair, flat noses that suggest snouts, and thick skins brindled in patterns of brown and white, making them seem more hoglike than human. The Sothoryi that dwell closest to the sea have learned the Trade Talk. The Ghiscari considered them too slow of wit to make good slaves, but they remain fierce fighters nonetheless. The Brindled Men destroyed the first colony of the Valyrian Freehold in Basilisk Point. Similarly, during their occupation of Yeen, the Rhoynar had to face attacks from “brindled ghouls” of the jungle deeps.
There are reports of other races and forgotten peoples in Sothoryos that were driven out, destroyed, or devoured by the Brindled Men. There are also tales of lizard men and eyeless cave-dwellers.