The Manoush are goddess worshippers who live a transient lifestyle. They travel from place-to-place, never living permanently in one place and always sleep under the stars (never sleeping under a roof). The few Manoush who marry outside of their people often give up their transient lives and settle down to live in one place.
The Manoush are distinct for their colourful clothing and are usually dark-skinned and dark-haired. Many of them are known for playing musical instruments like flutes, recorders, tambourines, and fiddles, and for singing. They also carry a deep reverence for horses, especially flying horses, which they refer to as zhou volou.
In City of Secrets around thirty Manoush are imprisoned in Padavia after the city's governor passes laws prohibiting occult practices, including goddess-worship. In spite of the risk, the Manoush celebrated the Day of the Dead with the worship of the Goddess, which lead to the arrest and sentencing to burning of all the Manoush men, women, and children. They are saved by the Stravaganti who were present in the city and given refuge in Bellezza by the Duchessa. As thanks, they play music at the wedding of Marco and Barbara, considering the couple and all the others who saved them in Padavia as honorary Manoush.
- Aurelio Vivoide
- Raffaella Vivoide
- Ludo Vivoide
- Indro Vivoide
- Daria Vivoide, the leader of the Manoush seen in Fortezza shortly before the walls of the city are built.
- Ottavio Camlo, the speaker for the Manoush who are arrested in Padavia for violating the anti-occult laws. He is roughly the same age as Antonio, the governor of Padavia.
- Grazia, married a Remoran man and settled down in Remora, though her children have chosen to retain their Manoush heritage.