Skants are a peculiar race of large, winged ant-like creatures. Despite their appearance, Skants are a sentient race, able to understand other languages. Usually, Skants are also capable of speaking other languages as well, though it can be difficult to understand them. They are members of the third party alliance.
AppearanceEditAll Skants have yellow, orange or red carapaces and yellow or black mandibles. They all have two antennae as well as a pair of glittering wings. They are of course, six legged, though they can walk upright for short periods of time. The only difference between male and female Skants is the size of their mandibles. Males typically have larger mandibles than females.
Skants don't have much culture to share, though they are a very interesting species to study. Skants live together in a large colony known as a hive. In the hive, there are three major roles. The Queen, Princess and Matriarch are the most important roles in a Skant colony. The Queen is the leader of the Skants and makes all the major decisions regarding war, alliances and Skant life. The princess is the daughter of the queen, though she will never ascend to the throne. Instead, when the Queen passes away, the Princess becomes the new matriarch. The matriarch is a huge female who gives birth to all of the drones who work in the hive. If the princess passes away before the queen, the queen is no longer a queen and a new pair must be chosen. Since there are many drones in the colony, regular Skants will only have one or two children in their lifetime, despite their amazing reproductive capabilities.
Skants live mostly in their new hive, located in the upper void. Travellers and skants who are not allied with the third party can be found in most dry, sandy regions.