Nagaks were wide-hulled canoes, powered by oars, used by the stabmen, or styanax hunters, of Tralus, most commonly on the Sea of Jarad. Nagaks required a rowing crew of about a dozen in addition to between two and four stabmen with harpoons. Because of the necessity of stealth, a nagak did not use a repulsor or propeller engine. The styanax were clever hunters and also clever prey and could sense powered watercraft.