The Doltrine race evolved on the planet Dortaalia, a garden world located in the Gascongue sector. Dortaalia’s lush vegetation and lack of predatory creatures meant that the Doltrine had their base needs met very early on but greed set in, and they quickly became their own worst enemy. Wars raged for centuries, with blood spilt for every reason imaginable. Eventually, a group of enlightened minds had enough of strife and took action. Together they formed The Mantel, a faction devoted to ending conflict and enforcing stability, they created a society of strict laws and cautious deliberation, and took every effort to not affect their world’s ecosystem.
As the Doltrine mastered the art of manipulating life, they found that hormonal processes were limiting their scientific progress. Gradual genetic modifications were made, until eventually it was impossible for them to view intimacy with anything less than disgust. They turned to science for a way around natural reproduction, and the cloning process was born. With each clone-model also came a predisposition to a certain worldview, eventually leading to the wish for equal representation. The Mantel gave way to The Mantelliad, giving each disseperate voice a place in the future of their race.