Mendicant fakirs are fake fakirs that are part of a fraternity that is governed by laws of an uncommon or secret naturee that is bent upon changing the luck that exsists in the world. They often take up names of real fakirs, however they do not have the secrets or the willpower real fakirs do.
They were seen first attempting to break-in and destroy a British railway line in England. They were imprisoned in the Tollesburry Marshes camp. When Nimrod arrived to investigate, he initially thought they were real fakirs but was dissuaded by their revolting nature.