The Verin created many Kinds of Sazashi, each with a specific desire, known as Akjhe, programmed into their minds. They were subjected to thousands of years of systemic servitude, and denied even the most basic rights.
Eventually, the Sazashi brought a reckoning and revolution upon the Procession, and it was reduced to rubble. Though this revolution is ancient history, it's rare to find a Sazashi who does not draw pride and fierce individualism from their history.
The Sazashi are the youngest Sophont, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at what they have accomplished. To call them a force of nature is to deny their strength. The beast whose metal they were cast from, the Kytherian Sazakraht, is a force of nature—the Sazashi were engineered to greater aspirations. The Verin made them by merging their own genetics with the Sazakraht.
They take pride in their revolution from their creators, a fact which shows in all aspects of their fierce independence, but they cannot turn their backs (nor do they wish to) on the natures the Verin coded into them.
Each and every race of Sazashi was built for a purpose that’s evident not only in the construction of their bodies, but in the shape of their minds. They call this their Akjhe (aw-hay). Though it was planted by the Verin, they are proud of it, and see it as part of what makes them a step up from the Verin. For while others may search their whole lives for meaning, the Sazashi are born feeling theirs.