The Batu are one of the civilized tribes of Zadaa. Their primary rival in The Rivers of Zadaa were the Rokador, with whom they competed for water. The tribe's highest class of warriors are known as the Ghee. They are ruled by the Zinj family. At the time of the territory's turning point, their prince was Pelle a Zinj. The most prominent Batu in the Pendragon series is the Ghee warrior Loor. The tribe is known to hold tournaments involving fighting and hence are known to be savage in the eyes of the Rokador. The main city of the Batu and capital of Zadaa is Xhaxhu.