No lineage is more directly connected to their parent World Aspects than the formicids. Creations of Forest, Hill, and Valley, they were made to defend the land. Most hives choose to interpret this as territoriality, but the Myrme Colony (named for the current queen) believes that their anointed duty is to protect the Purity of Land. Although formicid, these are Aemise, a term that literally means first. Extremely aggressive, they routinely strike at and decimate neighboring colonies to put down threats before they can form. Outsiders are not permitted in the colony, and no one who has attempted it has returned. As a result, all that is known about them comes from a specialized worker, called Aeskul – bred to serve as scouts, they have evolved into envoys with neighboring lineages.