Zaxiri Exile & the Marixi Purge

At the start of 2023, hizak subject Wramtol attempted to ban zaxiri from residing in the settlements around the Femaki’xirpaxul. Armed with evidence that the young zaxiri caused social distraction amongst hizaki assigned to recover information from the Femaki’xirpaxul, Wramtol managed to eject the plump subjects, forcing them into the manufacturing villages and mining camps in the Gulidox Hills.

Sexually mature and somewhat promiscuous at age thirteen, the zaxiri clashed socially with the established subaki, most of whom were romantic companions of the bizaki living at Gulidox. Subaki leaders Veldag and Yiravi petitioned bizaki leader Pekada, to oust the zaxiri, prompting zaxir leader Jyrulix (coupled to a pair of hizak and still living within the Femaki’xirpaxul) to demand more respect for her caste; she suggested that subaki leave Gulidox and reside with the hizaki around the research settlements. When Pekada considered sending the subaki to the hizaki, her bizak sisters protested; many started rounding up zaxiri and forcibly turned them out.

Faced with mounting bizaki hostility, zaxiri leaders turned to Fusofitakil. The prime hizak sat with leaders Jyrulix, Crizatol and Lozkul, and shared a plan to send the subaki to the surface; she presented a fictional report from Femitokon, complaining about her marixi feeling lonely. Crizatol and Lozkul decried Fusofitakil’s plan (as she hoped they would) and declared it a zaxiri duty to care for the marixi. Jyrulix, however, did not believe Fusofitakil, and demanded to speak with Femitokon herself; but Fusofitakil ensured that this false narrative spread among the zaxiri by way of bizaki working on the surface. Many zaxiri ventured up on the ice without consulting Jyrulix; finding the pre-teen marixi on the surface exciting and unpredictable, they remained. Word spread, and soon nearly every zaxir migrated to the surface.

Femitokon was initially grateful; many lonely hizaki and marixi had considered returning below, but the arrival of the robust zaxiri caused social issues. Intellectually territorial and emotionally thick-skinned, hizaki insulted one another verbally without issue all the time, but marixi were fight-prone. Perceived rivalries and an unwillingness to lose face in the presence of the zaxiri, threatened cohesion.


In Bamx, 2023, the Femaki’xirpaxul detected pressure build-up in a super-volcano in the Northern Hemisphere. Fusofitakil anticipated the return of nonpolar helovx to the south; she ventured to the surface to formulate a plan with Femitokon on how to deal with the impending influx.

Fusofitakil’s sudden involvement in marixi command decisions disturbed the leading surface hizak, Ulatbant. Contention erupted between Fusofitakil’s tribe of surface devotees and Ulatbant’s peers; these power plays began sowing discord amongst the marixi close to them. Things came to a head in Ixax when Ulabant confronted Fusofitakil over a trivial plan to send temporary battalions to the western coast. Fusofitakil was not like other hizaki and struck Ulatbant during their argument. Tulaxakil, the marix lover of Ulatbant, assaulted Fusofitakil, who managed to hold her own against the marix, until the arrival of Balrusok. Balrusok attacked Tulaxakil, their fight intense until broken up by Femitokon and Dagitat.

Shortly after the incident, an attempt on Fusofitakil’s life killed her advisor, a bizak named Tavridox. Femitokon demanded Ulatbant to come forward, and when she didn’t, Femitoikon sought her out and found her in an ice cave. Tulaxakil denied Femitokon access, and those loyal to Femitokon rushed her and dragged out a defiant Ulatbant for questioning. When Tulaxakil and her followers demanded Fusofitakil brought before them, Femitokon lost control and killed Tulaxakil. This turn of events stunned witnesses, and sensing their apprehension, Ulatbant attempted to rouse sentiment among those loyal to Tulaxakil. Tired of the strife, Femitokon took hold of the hizak’s head and snapped her neck. The surface hizak demanded Fusofitakil hold Femitokon accountable, and when she refused, they turned against her.

In Jixak 2023, Fusofitakil recalled all hizaki from the surface for a meeting with those hizaki living below. Along the western shores of the Vosktulak, Femitokon arrived and decreed that the tribal warfare among hizaki must no longer involve the marix-caste. Though they all agreed, Fusofitakil sensed the issue unresolved; she purposely leaked a plan to cull Femitokon of her problematic sisters. Those hizaki she didn’t trust acted on the information, thus affording her spies a list of all surface hizaki planning a counter-move.

On Yulitat 15, 2023, all 18,425 marixi subjects, armed with a variety of weapons, marched to a secluded area on the ice. Here, pack leaders agreed to engage in hand to hand combat under the watchful eyes of the 4,085 hizaki living on the surface. The violence lasted over twelve hours, with Femitokon and roughly fifty-four hundred surviving. The troublesome marixi eliminated, Fusofitakil handed a written list of rebellious hizaki over to Femitokon. The surviving marixi set upon those unloyal hizaki until only a 1,000 remained. The hizaki elite below the glaciers never forgave Fusofitakil for turning on her own, but that surviving one-thousand swore their allegiance.

Fusofitakil’s fears of the helovx returning became realized when a helicopter sailed overhead, covering the carnage. Covered in blood, thirteen-year-old Femitokon, with Fusofitakil at her side, was the first femmar seen by millions of helovx.


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