Arms Merchants are a group of people who hunted the Ohmu for their shells to build weapons of war.
Some consider them responsible for the Daikaisho that destroyed the Kingdom of Eftal 300 years ago . The descendants of the Arms Merchants are the Worm Handlers.
The "Arms Merchants" mentioned by Nausicaä  at the beginning of the manga may not be related to the Arms Merchants that were the ancestors of the Worm Handlers.
- ↑ DE1a pg 216
- ↑ DE1 pg 14
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