The skat'ra is a termite species. They are not the most numerous but the most successful termite subspecies. During the Rending, the Matriarch started to grow, and her scions were born as large termites too. Evidence shows that other termites grew with the Matriarch, probably all the termites in her hill. Nowadays, only the Matriarch survived, and the skat'ra has become one of the most prominent intelligent specie in Tacillia.
There are quite a few types of skat'ra. We have the Matriarch, who is revered as a holy figure. She is the biggest of all skat'ra, but she isn't taking part in the day-to-day activities of leading the skat'ra nation. Then we have queens. They are those individuals who hold together and rule the skat'ra. Next come the princesses, who will be future queens. Then we have a couple of extraordinary skat'ra types. The drones fertilize the princesses before the princesses establish their hills. We have the envoys, who have the most unrestrained will among all the skat'ra, and they are the emissaries to other nations. And we have the conduits whose mouth is changed to speak different languages perfectly. They are the mouthpieces of the queen when they need to talk directly to a foreign leader. Plus, there are the regular termite types, the warriors and the workers, with some workers having specialized functions, like weaving.
Most of the skat'ra hills are located on the Itk'reth continent, while a few are on the Gibora continent, next to the Dominion of the Hobgoblin.
A skat'ra hill tends to care only for itself, and they rarely have contact with non-skat'ra individuals. However, the queens are intelligent politicians who know that having a good relationship with the other powers of Tacillia is paramount to the skat'ra.
Their language is unique in Tacillia. Like the qat, they use their telepathy to communicate, but they can't use it to communicate with other species, only within their hive mind. And even their actual communication happens only among the queens. The queens command the rest.
We are allies. For now. But we have to watch the hills next to our borders