|Type||Khazarkar cultural lore|
In 341, explorers found preserved Auhtai eggs in the ruins of Tyn'calli. 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 the In the Domination Wars (995 - 1016), the Khazarkar Empire put in play a huge breeding program. They needed numbers for a great war in which they sought to bring all of Gulimbor under Khazarkar rule. By the start of these wars, they had 9 Auhtai legions. By 1016, there was only one legion left, the remnants of the other shattered legions. They escaped Gulimbor in the Great Exodus, heading far north to the lands of Cinazan with their Khazarkar masters.
Not all of them fought on the lines, other Auhtai, the educated , were sent to wealthy families of the Minâth-Nôrî where they took on a role as a Minâth Protector. They were brainwashed, by way of psychic surgery, to support the government, and be utterly loyal to those they were bound to protect.