Zhoom's mother was a Sand Elf.
She was the last true sand elf, her son got his ears from her. Sek-Duat XIV had all sandelfs hunted into extinction, the people of the village protected him and his mother. Her son Zhoom grew up in The Sandsea. After he lost his mother he had to survive on his own. He says it was an unhappy childhood. He knows of tracking from running from Sek Duat's guards when he was a young half-sand elf on the streets.