The Mantids are a bold race of humanoids evolved from insects and living in perfect symbiosis with powerful insect companions. They live in teeming, filthy cities crowded with chitin-skinned bipeds and their gigantic insect counterparts. Mantids have the intelligence and adaptability of humanity, married to the sheer physical might of the giant insects. Much of the race’s military might comes from the trained vermin that every adult Mantid bio-bonds with- impressive beasts that boast flight, venom, exotic senses and nearly invulnerable armor…. All powers of the insect kingdom shared by their Mantid masters.