The Scavenger Gods
Originally formed by Ardhamites as a group dedicated to the advancement of science, technology, and the Ardhamite race. The Dendrites had a particular focus on the idea of “the purity of iron”, that is, the desire to reshape the Ardhamite race into something purely mechanical, throwing off the weakness of their organic origins.
While the goals of the original Dendrites were successful, giving birth to the Enclavists and eventually the Inevitables, modern Dendrites have little or no knowledge of this original goal or its outcomes. Most modern Dendrites are humans, or other races, from the city of Karna. They dedicate themselves to repetitively following strict practices to keep the ancient Ardhamite machines in the mines of Karna operating.
A few modern Dendrites show a flicker of the order’s ancient origins, indulging their curiosity in trying to understand the actual workings of the mining machines and experimenting with new methods for extracting, refining, or working with the ores taken from the Karna mines.