|Creation||22 Bloom 9024 GE|
|Native||Bal-Kriav, Ghífthauk, Osâchar|
In the God Era, the mind flayers of the moon Ráglauth, came into possession of an entombed primordial named Axinite. Still living, this being served Penumbra's mentalists like a regenerating battery, a massive storage tank for psychic energy. The city's Creation Creed used this in the making of many wondrous items of psionic nature. Similar to how psychic energy was drained from Axinite's body, which he welcomed, the illithids went a step further. They siphoned off a part of his life energy, creating the Dromite race. In so doing, Axinite planted his own seed of retribution in these creations. He fortified their minds with a hive mentality, making them immune to psychic viruses. As members of the Suellk Empire, they were laborers, soldiers, and lucky for them, never a mind flayer's favorite pastime; that is devouring a sentient's brain. The mind flayers behind the creation of the Dromites made the taste of their brains sickening to their kind, they wanted a population that would not be turned on when an illithid's desire for a brain exceeded its ability to control it.
In the Second Suellk Invasion (430 HE - 537 HE), under the leadership of Suellk's illithids, armies of githyanki, githzerai, and dromites invaded the world of Osâchar. One of the civilizations that fell in this conflict was the Horgon Empire. Captured Dromites proved the most useful to Horgon, their hive mentality something greatly needed when dealing with their foe's surgical strike teams. The end of Horgon's existence on Osâchar occurred in 537 HE. The remnants of the crumbling empire fled into the stars. One group of Dromites had risen so high in Horgon society that they were an elite force serving Rioch-Textrax; then a Saint of Maen. These dromites were selected to board the Spire of Rioch-Tetrax, saved from being enslaved and eventually farmed as illithid brain-food. Aboard the Spire of Rioch-Tetrax, 12,000 dromites, Horgon citizens of the 3rd privilege - borderline slaves, were taken on the long voyage to the world of Bal-Kriav. Three centuries later, Rioch-Tetrax's spire landed in this world's Chen'gom sector.
In the Durkoth Descent (995 HE - 1355 HE), the Durkoth abandoned their charges, departing the surface for the seas. The Laupha had no interest in continuing their ignoble tasks as overseers, leaving Bal-Kriav's Dromites to the fates. At Nagdúrzol, and settlements on the surface, their lack of medical skills and priests resulted in disease, taking a heavy toll on the population. Stubborn for decades, they finally took to religion. By this time, half the population had moved on, with many joining ships for faraway lands, or adding their numbers to the pirate enclaves dotting the Buccaneer Archipelago. One of the most important of these, an incubator settlement, is Zerot.
Back on Ghífthauk and her two moon, in the Incarsabec Rebellion (1531 HE - 1544 HE), the Suellk Empire suffered a devastating slave uprising that spread from Incarsabec to Ghífthauk's two nearby moons. Incarsabec became the center of a psychic storm that even today still ravages the world of Ghífthauk. Thanks to Axinite' boon, their hive mind physiology is credited with saving the Dromites while their illithid masters perished.
Those too far from others to link up, suffered the psychic burn and inevitable death that came with these mind-eating storms.
- Eko 12, dromite slave of the Suellk Empire - "Axinites Armor"
The largest populations of dromites are still on Ghífthauk and Osâchar.
|Axinites Armor||when another Dromite is within 100', both Dromites become immune to immune to psychic viruses|