The Pakasa, or Cat-folk, are a race mixing the features of Men and felines. Soft fur covers their bodies, tails sway behind them gracefully as they walk, their large ears are ever-alert for odd sounds, and small (but sharp) claws tip their fingers. Like cats, they tend to be fast and agile, and have keen senses. All Pakasa prefer warmer, drier climates.
The companions have only encountered a single Paka, Jun-jun. They discovered him in the City in the Dark, brought to that dark place from Aarn by a wizard Jun-jun subsequently killed. The heroes took the Paka with them from that dark place, and he has traveled with them ever since. His connection with the heroes grew deeper when they visited the island of the minikin, when Marcus saved the feline from death at the hands of an enormous stone golem, a life-debt the cat has yet to repay.