For centuries, the Earth Caste has been entombed in
xenosathic hibernation chambers deep in the bedrock of
Samaria. They submitted to putting themselves there by
the will of their leader San’triahn, the Arbiter of Purpose,
in protest against the chaos and madness that took the life
of the last Grand Arbiter so long ago. Trueborn and slave
alike entered hundreds of crystalline cocoons and fell into
a deep, comatose slumber. The plan was to awaken every
decade to check upon the state of the inter-caste politics of
the Dragyri, rejoining the world when Secktess had chosen
a new and suitable Grand Arbiter.
Unfortunately, this was not to be.