The town could field a militia of 100 soldiers who were adept at defending against pirate raids. Several wizards offered magical assistance to the militia in times of need.
Sea trade was a major source of income for the town and also caused its population to fluctuate.
Masudi islanders had a love of words, opting to speak in colorful ways to alleviate boredom. Outsiders to the island often stuck out just because of the way they spoke.