"I am a drone. Humans and wraith see us as incomplete, ugly creatures. They know nothing of us, because we cannot speak. We live side by side by our commanders, following their orders. We defend them, year after year. No one really knows what we are, what we think, what we feel. I am one of the elder. I'm over ten thousand years old. I grew up on the hive I was born on. We do not get born as you do. We are "created" from the queens DNA in giant egglike pods. We grow there and when we emerge, we get this mask on. After that, training starts. Our strong rigid bodies are covered up by clothes fit for a drone. Every drone dreams about being a blade or a clevermen once. Some just move on, others don't. I couldn't. I wouldn't. I hated the impaired vision the masks gave us, just to cover up how ugly and deformed we are."
Chiron stood side by side in the Wraith in the Lantean war. Born in the pods of a new breeding facility, he was made to withstand the gun rifles and prote