I made a fancestor.
The Diophant was a psionic hatched into early Alternia. It was before organic technology was effeciently used to control and keep helmsmen alive, so psionics were snatched up young and barely lasting a few sweeps more.
Diophant was fatalistic and apathetic to most aspects of life. Knowing her only future, she morbidly began preparing for and even encouraging her ultimate fate as a helmsman. This happened to include completely revolutionising the system.
In order to better facilitate her service to the Empress, she had single-handedly fashioned the base organics for helmsmen - designing the apparatus to connect them to the ship, provide life support, and consistently extract power.
She was a technological genius.
After completing her work, she resoltely handed her creation over to the highbloods. Immediately she was taken in, where she expected to become the engine for some ship, but instead she was ordered to continue work on new, improved designs. So she did.
Without care she laboured on, not thinking of the impact of her work, but only concerned with the day it would constrain her. This naive and self-centered view condemned thousands to a slow, agonising service to the highbloods of Alternia.
It wasn’t for a couple of sweeps that the Diophant realised that she would not be joining her fellow psionics. And it took a few more before the horrifying epiphany of what she had unleashed hit her.
As this guilt consumed her, the Diophant eventually ran away. She forsook her powers as a sort of flimsy rebellion, and retreated into the wild. For fighting she resorted to using a simple staff.
From that point she rarely encountered any trolls, and the ones that did stumble across her were subjected to hurried and unintelligable explanations of ways to cheat the system she created.
Near the end of her lifespan she was finally cornered by the highbloods. They found her writing equations and designs in the dirt, mumbling incoherently to herself. When they tried to remove her, she was overcome with rage and attempted to strife with them.
At that spot, the Diophant was culled.
whoops that got really long