Ants are awesome. They are the reason I wake up every morning. Rosa 13th, year 1 was the best day of my life! It was the day, I started my first job.
I was to work with newly established kingdom of Emma. The peculiar nature of ant biology dictates, that in Ant Mounts the leader is always a dantu, and all of his subjects are his descendants. Ants are so old fashioned, in their society they have clear status distinctions between a singular dantu at the top, a bunch of junior dantusi and guntusi,and all the worker ants being ersta. Among Kadjari, the genitals do not matter. We are all equally masculine. We are all Kadj Tengosi.
Ants they are more backwards then Terrans. However, it’s not their sociology that fascinates me. It’s their universality. The workers can be assigned jobs of multiple kinds, and they do all of them equally well. They are not bipedal apes with their division of labor.
Another thing that I like about the ants, is the fact that they communicate through smells. That could never work with humans. Some of us use perfume too much. Freaking Martians. They don’t have any natural smells left in them. As an honorary goblin, I don’t understand why humans do it, at all.
However, that day humans did not matter. Because I put my doctor suit on and headed towards the Ant Mount ready to run some medical exams. There I met with the King, glad that I took ant language class at college. Well not a class, it was a study of how ants communicate.
Ants do not have vocal chords so they can’t communicate with sound. Instead they communicate with smell. The pheromones can convey complex meanings however they are easily contaminated by other particles in the air.
To ease our communication with the ants, the clan of La Vey has invented the ant communication device. Those were little pistols which shot pheromones, so there are a bunch of capsules attached to the gun and you could push buttons to send the pheromones into the air.
It took 4 months, but the research team did create the Ant-Kadjari dictionary. So, all species of Diatama would be able to communicate and build an understanding.
Dantu- Kadjarian word for vagina, also refers to biological females. Word only used to sentient beings in the context of sex and in medical circles.
Si- Kadjari plural ending
Guntu- Kadjarian word for penis, also refers to biological males. Word only used to sentient beings in the context of sex and in medical circles.
Ersta-Calpuri word for a being without the means of reproduction. Also used in Kadjari and common tongue.
Kadj Tengosi-Kadjari Children of the dragon.