Motihauls are a humanoid species that inhabit the Basement. They stand about as tall as a human, are fully dexterous, and wear clothing. They tend to be inclined towards mercantile pursuits, and are known for their shrewdness and cunning. They are not particularly adept at fighting.
Male and female Motihauls are very different in appearance, and spend almost no time together. Indeed, they seem barely able to stand each other's presence. Reproduction takes place only by arrangement and is a purely business matter.
Although they are the second-most human-like inhabitants of the Basement and Forest (after the Nomes), their internal anatomy is completely different.