Hexworm & Incarnation Moth
The dance of the Incarnation Moths in the light of the full moon is a quarterly event that brings observers from around the world. It's one of the busiest times here at the Kirinal Pit.
They end their lives pretty, but most people forget that the hexworms work for us throughout their lives. No construction could get done without them, and we wouldn't have our hedrons without them either.
Incarnation moths are enormous wyvern-sized insects native to the strange land of Lost Sollo, Valley of Monsters. Their larval form, the hexworm, burrows through the earth before cocooning and emerging as beautiful, gigantic moths that live to mate, lay eggs and die.
The dwarves of the Turtle Conclave have domesticated the hexworms. These enormous caterpillars are the size of a large dog when they hatch. Eventually, they grow into 8 foot tall, 20 foot long behemoths. Relatively docile, they tunnel through the earth guided by the dwarves.
The dwarves have adapted to the flatlands around The Kirinal Pit by becoming earthmovers. Dwarven Worm Wranglers dig subterranean homes, create artificial hills, and carve grand underground vaults.
After two years the hexworms are ready to form their cocoons. The worm wranglers herd them onto The Tortoise and the Cocooning Chambers. The silk is studded with magically infused Hex Crystal. They are the result of processing and metabolizing the magic-rich earth of the Kirinal Pit.
These crystals contain magical energy and their power refills every day at dawn when the Pit manifests. They are the source of power for magitech worldwide and the raw ingredients used for Ident-a-hedrons, the ubiquitous soul identification carried by every intelligent being in the Zone. They can be harmlessly harvested from the cocoons without harming the creatures inside.
Season of Mega-Moths
The moths emerge from their cocoons every equinox or solstice. They find a mate and on the next full moon, the pairs fly in the night in a mating dance. They land, lay their eggs, and die shortly thereafter, having fulfilled their life's purpose.
The motorized city of the dwarves travels on rails. Here the dwarves mine the hex crystal used for ident-a-hedrons and to power the magitech revolution.
At the center of Erathia's magitech revolution, hex crystal is the by product of the hexworms life cycle.
Crystallized soul shards used as identification and for communication in the Concordance Zone.