|Type||Khazarkar cultural lore|
In 341, explorers found preserved Auhtai eggs in the ruins of Tal'tich. Taken back to Akann'ndâb, there were put under the care of the Athirbêni's special weapons division. Against a lot of objections, they were incubated and then raised and trained to serve as special guards for those rich enough to afford them. The ability to intermingle with others of kind restricted was highly restricted. This kept their numbers low, and their value high. It should also be said that the Khazarkars saw them as intelligent insects, that if left to propagate the Khazarkars might find themselves the minority in only a few centuries. Raised in military crèches, the Auhtai were trained to be be very effective fighters.
In the century leading up to the Domination Wars (995 - 1016), the Khazarkar Empire began a huge breeding program. They needed numbers for a great war in which they sought to bring all of the Gulimbor Region under Khazarkar rule. By the start of these wars, they had nine Auhtai legions. Two decades later, in 1016, only one remained intact. During the Great Exodus (998 - 1017), they went north with their Khazarkar masters into the Cinazan Region.
Not all Auhtai fought on the lines. The educated were sent to wealthy families of the Minâth-Nôrî, becoming Minâth Protectors. They were brainwashed, by way of psychic surgery, to support the government, and be utterly loyal to those they were bound to protect.
In the Third Epoch, the Sadar-Nizar entered the rosters of the Minâth Protectors. Unlike the Auhtai, they are naturally indoctrinated into the ways of the Khazarkar Empire, raised in military crèches they are soldiers for life.