The Chaams are a people living in the Land of Qa. They were the first to meet Varth, who presented himself to them as the god Ogotaï. Under his guidance they evolved from a small tribe of fishermen living on the coast, to the people of the proud city Mayaxatl, engaging in massacres and looting. They learned the art of war from Varth and planned to dominate all the people of their world. After Varth was killed by Kriss of Valnor, Thorgal stated that Mayaxatl would fall and be overgrown by the surrounding jungle and peace would once again come to the land.