The manner in which all hivryn view and are viewed by the people of the galaxy is largely dependent on their hive. There are three active hives across the galaxy, claiming more than than 10,000 systems. With the most expansive territory and by far the largest populations, they’re influence on galactic trade cannot be understated and it is only the role focus dominant in their civilizations and continued ability to expand into unexplored areas through the Lattice that keeps them from overrunning the galaxy.

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Expansive. Influential. Unscrupulous. Intrusive. The Hrendin (ha-ren-din) produce and sell more goods than anyone else in the galaxy; they are the Arren Congolmerate and BioFuel. They are constantly exploring and expanding, but are careful about avoiding border disputes, typically purchasing the territory they want. It is common for them to buy the resource rights of planets, moons, comets, etc, and exploit them fully, leaving only barren and overburdened shells behind.

By far the most progressive of the hivryn, Hrendin incubation chambers resemble production factories, with eggs incubated and hatched in a perfectly maintained, hermetically sealed environment to ensure a consistently healthy stock of niahni and hterig. Kreytin are rare in their society, bred only as needed, as such they have special incubation and training centers dedicated to that purpose. The locations of all their incubation and training centers are held in a strict confidence, with few hivryn outside of the Regency knowing the locations.

One Regent is selected from the fertile females, ruling each planet or area of space around the incubation and training center. Collectively these Regents rule the hive like a board of directors, and are referred to as the Regency. Dukes serve as the arms of the Regency, handling all the day-to-day operations and dealing with the representatives of the galactic community.

The Hrendin actively seek to convince talented rogues from their hive or others to join them, and have been known to integrate skilled and accomplished members of other races into their hive by association. There are groups dedicated to seeking out those whom the hive might find useful and convince them to join, but much like they do with territory, they are known to abandon these people once their usefulness runs out, which has given the hive a reputation for being unscrupulous. Many of the Hrendin rogues are traders, running their own shops or otherwise being directly involved in galactic commerce.