|Creation||15 Saunas 1275|
Scorpionfolk are native to the desert Athurrâm. They are a nomadic people, viewed by most as an uncivilized, barbaric and predatory people. They are not a product of divine creation, instead created by powerful magic gone awry. They came about in Second Epoch when magical emanations from the Cube of Arcane warped the centaurs of Athurrâm into something entirely different. Those that remained too long in the area during its desertification became Cube Tainted. This caused their equine lower body to be replaced with that of a scorpion and their upper body, though still humanoid, became covered in chitin.
As scorpionfolk, they proved more useful and obedient than when they were centaurs, so they became common targets for slave traders. Normally only the young are taken, with their primary market being the holds of the Khazarkar Empire. These young scorpionfolk slaves are raised in military crèches and often become elite guards for government officials or sent to special units of the Athirbêni. Some scorpionfolk tribes participate in this slave trade, selling captured young off as slaves.
Khazarkars call this race the Sadar-Nizar, which loosely translates to "scorpion-folk". In the Khazarkar Empire, the scorpionfolk have a pretty good life, limited though to security or military affairs. Much like some Auhtai served as Minâth Protectors of the First Khazarkar Empire's top families, the scorpionfolk now serve in a similar capacity to the Minâth-Nôrî.