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On the world of Bal-Kriav, the Auhtai civilization originated in the Hive Region. More intelligent than normal thri-kreen, skilled mentalists, they were a people more interested in science than trade or interaction with the peoples around them.
In 155, explorers out of Mechantus trekked deep into Hive. The expedition's most interesting finds were carapace-like structures that once served as the homes and research centers of the Auhtai. The largest they came across was the great ruin of Cha-ka. It is here they found the records saying how the Auhtai were overwhelmed by their own creations.
After the escape of the first Hive Swarm, the rest came about naturally, and fast. Over half an epoch, they would come to fill up and devour the lands around for hundreds of miles in all directions.
- Ermikel the Balance, from his book - "Species - Auhtai"
In addition to Auhtai experiments to improve upon certain bugs and controlling bug swarms, they researched into ways of using bug parts in construction equipment. As the Hive Swarms increased, efforts were put towards military applications. The result of this was the development of sonic weaponry they named Päiki-Synhö.
In 201, Tragarans out of Lanirûk, explored the Ahutai ruin of Tal'tich ruin. It was a barren place, the land stripped of vegetation for miles in all directions. They found crystal obloids containing the psyche of those Auhtai who wanted to live beyond the ravages of their land. Known as Auhtai Obloids, these devices were instrumental in opening the minds of those with psionic potential; leading to Lanirûk and later the Borillisk Empire becoming centers of psionic schooling and research.
In 341, Khazarkars found preserved Auhtai eggs at Tal'tich. Taken back to Akann'ndâb, they were incubated. Several dozen surviving, they were turned over to the special weapons division of the Athirbêni. The Auhtai were raised in the military, with a breeding program started to increase their numbers. The fast growth rate of the Auhtai allowed the Khazarkars to build up their military at a rate that far exceeded that of their enemies.
In the Great Exodus (998 - 1017), like chattel, the Auhtai left with the Khazarkars, settling in the Cinazan Region. In this cooler region, and extensive inbreeding, their numbers dropped off. By the Third Epoch, they numbered only 10,000 in Cinazan and much less elsewhere. In the 1700s, their numbers began to rebound. This came from Thri-kreen, once home to Kalaran, brought in to strengthen Auhtai bloodlines.
Our birth rate is ten times those around us, in two centuries, we will be a people to be reckoned with.
- Kla'kik, head of the Tal'tich Brotherhood, executed for riotous behavior and bad military conduct in 1759