The word "mall" is believed to mean "mallet" and is thought to come from an extinct language. The Malls are a breed that are feared and mistrusted by most. They tend to stand around two meters tall and bred for strength and stamina, but they're not the brightest. Oddly, while they tend to be fiercely loyal to individuals who earn their trust, they have little use for politics or other forms of loyalty to society as a whole. Virtually all Malls have extensive combat training, but little military training. They mistrust those who are quick to resort to violence, a common source of confusion for others.

Malls have great stamina. They have somewhat better than average strength, but are not very intelligent.