The Scavenger Gods
Ardham, also know as “The Transformer”, “The Pure Conqueror” or “The Bad Seed” is the ancient avatar of of Man-groves in exile from the Vale of Alder. His followers, the Ardhamites were self-modifying plant people, who believed in the transcendence from wood to steel. He is associated with metallurgy and conquest.
After the Ruination of Ardham, the remaining human Dendrites continued the practices and observations of Ardham in Karna.
His symbols are the axe and drum. He is often depicted as a half-plant machine, with his daughter Nashivara growing from his head.