Horteka is the tribal village past the South Ocean in the region known as Ixa'Taka.
The local people in Horteka do not trust outsiders. The village consists of many people which have varying ranks such as a shopkeeper, a tavern keeper, a dancer, a lookout, and their leader the Village Elder.
Horteka seems to be behind in the technological revolution. They often refer to the Valuans as attacking them with "fire-breathing ships" and such. The weapons merchant also comments that before outsiders came the only use for weapons was for defense against wild animals. The people of Horteka themselves do not possess steel ships and cannons. They seem more at harmony with nature and living humbly as a tribe.
One common thing about Horteka and the other nations is that it too has a monarchy. Horteka has a King and high priests that seem to keep the government in check. However, they are not tyrannical or consumed with greed. The King is actually very humble and wants the best for his people to protect them.
Later in the game Vyse can recruit Crew Members. Three of them can be found in Horteka:
- Merida the dancer can be found in the tavern.
- Hans can be acquired as well after getting back from Yafutoma.
- Tikatika (the man in the bird outfit) can also join, but you have to discover the Ixa'ness Village first.