Source: Doorway to the Red Star, pg(s). 86
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Ikeshti females, called congregants, are tasked with leading the community, while males, called brood-minders, watch over the carnivorous, nearly-mindless hatchlings. Males are taught about childcare from a young age and expected to conform to rigid, selfless behaviours, which can exert significant societal pressure.
Brood-minders who exhibit dangerous traits like violence often come into conflict with societal norms. Those who rebel against these norms might end up branded unsuitable for child-rearing, or even too dangerous to stay in the settlement. In the dangerous wilderness, their demand for survival can supercharge their adaptability, turning them into riveners, violent, instinct-driven brutes who possess hulking frames, hardened scales, elongated fangs and claws, and an endless frustration and rage carried over from their past.