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12.2.10.7 THE KEPHERA HIVES

The kephera are a strictly matriarchial society ruled by the powerful and
clairsentient Hive Queens, yet these Queens cannot abide the presence of
one another and thus they live in hives spread across the entirety of the
vast Undervault. There are nine known Hive Queens of the kephera, and it
is rumoured that there was once a great Queen of Queens who ruled all the
Hives, and some kephera persist in the belief that she is destined to
return one day and help seal away the illithoid, who are the great enemies
of the kephera.

Each of the Hives has a specialized role in kephera society, including the
great Fungus Gardens where the food for the entire race is cultivated, the
Breeding Hive on the shores of the Undersea of Keph, the ordered Vats
where their sacred elixir is brewed, and the five Nodal Queens' hives -
who maintain the psychic web that imprisons the illithoid.