The Heroes of Travia
The Coronates are civilization of large, sentient mantids that live near the center of Travia. Corantes have a large variety of appearances, with the color of their exoskeleton determining their class in life. Almost all members of the species are psychically linked to the God-Emperor, guaranteeing unflinching loyalty to his will.
Some members of the species have tried to escape the Empire and sever their link to the God-Emperor, believing the plans of the current empire may result in the destruction of their civilization. Though the majority who try to escape fail, a growing number have succeeded. Small communities of Coronates can be found almost everywhere in civilized Travia, and are almost universally treated with disgust and suspicion, especially in the lands closest to the Coronates, such as the Dwarven Empire. Drawn by the promise of equality and freedom, a small number have made it to the People’s Republic of Steel Forges.