Transcendents are found throughout Qet, they are humans who— through alchemical mutation or other means— have entirely replaced their human physiology with that of something else. Becoming greater beings as a result. They are often wise and well respected, sought out by people seeking answers and guidance throughout the world.
One transcendent may have the body of a fish, fifteen legs from several different mammals arranged in a ring, a head of stone, and the mouth of an ape— while another may have a snake's body with greater mass, the carapace of a beetle, and the arms of a cichetet. Some are formless, some appear as if they were statues— there is no standard form for a transcendent. Transcendents, while found throughout the world— are few and far between. Most commonly, they transcend via myriad alchemical mutations— and due to the nature of alchemy, mutations become more and more dangerous as one transforms themselves further and further. This means that, those seeking transcendence more often than not perish or are severely disfigured in the process. Those who survive long enough to transcend are few in number, often being either incredibly lucky or alchemical prodigies. Most are nigh immortal.