Heathens also have a place in the Zandalar tribe, and are known as freethinkers among the Zandalari. Freethinkers do not fear oppression and die for what they believe in. Battle gear gives one power in the tribe. The freethinkers are honored in this way. They are zealots and imbue their breastplates with powerful mojo. If their beliefs falter in the face of the enemy, their breastplate will not. Ancient Zandalari were branded as heretics when the Gurubashi Empire was strong. Heathens dared to challenge the priest of Hakkar, but were hunted and killed as vermin. Those heathens never wavered in their fight against the Blood God and so the tribe honors the price the freethinkers paid.