HQ Security Update
Gineya Isle has recently seen a lot
more trafic due to it's close neighbour Lantessama Isle's resurface
into the Nexus. Added visitors means added threats to the wildlife and
endangered species hosted within. Which led to the realisation that a
security upgrade was in order.
Precisely at that time an invite was issued from a certain Mystic who
was looking for places where she could house a hive of Fey, small
winged fairylike dragonoids. The hive on itself would claim all of
Gineya, and maybe even the entirety of Syl'Neriss as it's own. One
individual per hive, a sentinel that has been created for this
purpose, can interact with other species and can learn to identify
threats. Once identified as a threat, the sentinel can summon the hive
to relentlessy hunt the offending individual.
At the next meeting of the different Gineyan regions, this option was
discussed. All agreed that it would be a cost effective and
low-maintenance way of getting security. After all, all the fey demand
is a secluded spot with access to fish and bugs - the Ryvern marshes
seemed to be a likely spot to house the hive. But some people did have
some reserve concerning the relentless hunting of offenders. To which
the administrators answered that anyone seeing the swarm leave, could
probably summon one of the Wicena to calm the swarm and take the
offender into custody.
The project was deemed viable with more information and Gudrun took it
upon herself to contact Mystic to get all the data needed.
After extra information, it was
decided that the hive would be housed between the Ryvern marshes and
the Crescent Vale Heights so the Wicena could keep a good eye on it
and the area would still be pretty abandoned. Additional warning signs
were posted and the Isle awaited the arrival of the new species.
Description: She's a tall redhead with a direct way of doing things.
Job: Head administrator
Description: A bit scruff-looking with curly hair and a beard. Calm
Dynamic: Gudrun is in charge,
but she values Zayne's opinion so in effect they are partners who run
Gineya Isle as a tandem with the regional leaders to support them.
They hold regular meetings and vote to decide on things.
Stance against the Fey Sentinel
and Hive: Gudrun will most likely keep a more distant stance, with
Zayne being the one who'll have the most contact with the sentinel but
both will make certain that the Sentinel is loyal to them. They will
treat it and the hive right to ensure the least amount of trouble. Any
svarpian that dares venture close will learn soon enough that a part
of their swamp has been invaded and shouldn't be messed with.
Name: Aqua Leaf
Colour: Iriscident Green
Origin: Tris'hath, the
* Will Bite Anything
* Expert homing and tracking system
* The only fey who'll be able to go far from the
* The only fey to make a connection with
individual(s) from another species.
* Can be trained.
"So this is the
sentinel?" Gudrun asked Mystic.
"It is, it's a male. You just have to give it a name and it will
respond to you."
Zayne examined the little creature, his hide was scaled, shimmering
bright blue and green. His fangs looked appropriately sharp and though
he was small, bites would not be pleasant.
"He looks a bit like an Aqua Leaf." Zayne remarked.
To which the fey sentinel reacted with a little nudge.
"I guess you just gave him his name." Mystic remarked dryly.
'As long as it works." Gudrun shrugged.
The fey form hives made from plant
material, mostly wood pulp, supplemented with mud, resin and their own
secretions. The hive is constructed around multiple brood cells that
are hexagonal in form and functions as a protective envelope.
Sometimes they use an existing structure as base, such as a hollow
tree (but not the one the svarpians nest in), a rock cavity or
openings in an under buildings. The Gineya Hive is located in a
veteran tree that's close to the mountains so it isn't all that easily
accessed. Not even the administrators get out there often, the
sentinel comes to them.
A Fey hive consists of a few
1. A queen: 18-24cm large, about as large as the
sentinel. She never leaves her hive. Except right after she is born,
taking a part of the existing hive with her to start a new colony
somewhere else. This will only happen when the hive grows too large.
It is advised against and measures have been taken to ensure the hive
will maintain a healthy size that can be supported by it's
environment. Any attempts to interact with the queen will be met
with immediate attack.
2. Soldiers: 5-8cm, the fey who guard the hive. With the
introduction of the sentinel, they come to listen to it and will work
as one to protect the hive.
3. Drones: 5-8cm, the few fey who are born male and are
meant to fertilise the queen so she can lay eggs to make future
generations of workers.
4. Workers: 5-8cm, the fey that support the hive with
their work. Infertile and willing to lay down their lives for the
greater good of the hive. Probably the only fey you have a chance to
observe without coming too close to the hive and being labeled as a