Hivers are the name given by humans to the this insect-like race that resembles the communal insects of the Terran homeworld such as Ants, Termites, and Bees, and are also given the name Bugs. Their own word for themselves translate closer to "The Children." The Children to not have a hive mind, though all the children of a particular princess or queen are driven by hormones, genetics, and social structure to be fanatically loyal to their mothers, and to a lesser extent their fathers. Hiver Princes stand apart from the average worker or warrior in that their first loyalty is to themself and to the hive that calles him father, rather than to his mother alone. Hiver princes are unique in their society in that they are allowed to choose their own destinies, and some use that advantage to walk along the stars or among alien races. Princes with a powerful reputation for being strong or cunning can become a huge prize amongst the princesses back in hiver space. And while wandering is acceptable, hiver princes do still have a responsibility to marry and spread their genes. 'Divorce' is not unheard of and Hiver Princes can live for over 300 years, so some hivers leave children scattered over known space. Hivers are large creatures, around 250 kilograms, with four 'arms', two of which are deadly 'Dueling Blades', and have large but non-fuctional wings.
Hiver Princes are Armored, Large (Strength 3d6), Natural Weapons (Dueling Blades), Slow Metabolism.