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First sighted by the Fyros during an expedition into the Prime Roots, the insectoid beings known as Kitins have become the most feared, deadly, and reviled enemies of hominkind.

History

The Great Swarming

This interminable struggle between species began when the militant Fyros, taken aback by the first encounter, slaughtered the creatures without thought. The revenge of the Kitins was swift and devastating: the Great Swarming of 2481 eradicated the unsuspecting homin civilizations within days. Were it not for the efforts of the Kami and Karavan, hominkind may have never survived these horrific times.

In 2490, Kitins were spotted arriving in the New Lands, no doubt in pursuit. They have established nests in remote areas such as the Tunnel of Woe in the Verdant Heights and Desertstock in the Witherings, though their greatest numbers still reside in the Prime Roots. Since discovering the new location of homin refugees, the Kitins have launched several invasions against their fledgling states. Entire regions swiftly fell beneath their massive formations while cities faced grueling sieges. Each time, however, hominkind united and wielded its collective strength to successfully turn back the waves of invaders. Even with these astounding accomplishments, the Kitin threat still looms over the homins of the New Lands.

The Kitin are well organized and their ranks can be divided into three different castes: Worker, Soldier and Elite.

Known species

Name Type Description
Kiban Kiban Worker A large, predominantly white omnivorous arachnid with a large abdomen, this kitin harvester collects resources for the colony. Like the kincher, analyses resources and marks the most valuable with an inky secretion. This worker kitin occurs all over Atys.
Kidinak Kidinak Elite This kitin drone mates with and protects the queen. Without straying far from the queen, the kidinak will attack predators on sight flicking out its front hoe-like appendages to slice away at the aggressor. In kidinaks the front pair of legs are modified to form small pinchers used for cutting up and conveying flesh into the mouth. This elite kitin occurs all over Atys.
Kincher Kincher Soldier This kitin hunter is recognizable by its huge mandibles and small abdomen and dorsal excrescence. The kincher precedes other kitins into unknown territory to pinpoint precious resources. Munches and analyzes everything in its path, selecting and marking the best materials. This kitin fighter occurs all over Atys.
Kinrey Kinrey Elite One of the most virulent predators on Atys, the kitin royal soldier is a gregarious giant living in community protecting the queen. The kinrey sprays acid at its victims and will attack and pursue any homin or beast venturing too close to the nest. This elite kitin occurs all over Atys.
Kipee Kipee Worker he kitin worker is the only true plant feeder of the kitin family. This great placid arachnid builds nests, cares for larvae and can often be seen in herds munching away on the bark all day long. The kipee occurs all over Atys.
Kipesta Kipesta Soldier A six winged, highly colorful kitin scout with an elongated abdomen. The kipesta seeks new territories for migrants to establish new nests. Projects a potent flaming pollen-based substance at its prey. The venom is stored and produced in a pouch which deflates as the substance is thrust up through its proboscis and blazes into flames on contact with air. Kipestas occur all over Atys.
Kipucka Kipucka Soldier A migrant protector, establishes new nests, its large abdomen allows it to carry resources and larvae to new territory. The kipucka has a deadly dart at the end of its tail which it will use to lethal effect for attack. This great three meter tall elite kitin occurs all over Atys.
Kipucker Kipucker Soldier A kitin resembling the kipucka, it can be seen during kitin invasions.
Kirosta Kirosta Soldier This huge kitin soldier, recognizable by its long streamlined abdomen, is a terror to all fauna living within its vicinity. Its venom, one of the most virulent on Atys, is injected into its prey through the spine situated on the extremity of the abdomen. The kirosta occurs all over Atys.
Kizarak Kizarak Elite No enough specimens were seen, in the fond of a nest, but they seem to guard the kitin larvas.
Kizoar Kizoar Worker The kizoar is a prudent kitin scavenger whose powerful wings, with a span of 2 meters, allow it to flee swiftly at the slightest danger. Collects resources for the colony. It will hover over agonizing prey until it is safe enough to finish it off with its lethal sting. This worker kitin occurs all over Atys.

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