Extremely traditional, Utopian society is made up of contradictions. From its indigenous origins, it retains a habitat on floating platforms, the balsa, and a clear division of functions. From its West Avalonian origins, it values innovation, exploration and navigation. Despite the centuries and the slow transformation of their past to legend or myth, Utopians have managed to maintain the egalitarian spirit on which the union of these two sources was built. They are egalitarian within the family unit. Women may choose to sail the oceans as far as the men, leaving the care of the children to their mate. They are also egalitarian in the choice of their leaders, the Majors. On the Great Island, as in ships, the entire population chooses its Major. Major of a balsao or major of a crew, their task is to be the spokesman of those they represent, and also to resolve disagreements.
Yet some cracks appear in the society. The unfortunate Pujlanar, mutation carriers which are totally distorted by the use of blue algae are kept apart on the islet of Chora under the supervision of Bokor. Moreover, Utopians who live on earth (some spend their entire lives without leaving the island) are considered second-class people. Yet both are a valuable aid to the crews who raid the coasts of the continent. Only Artefacters seem to have a renewed consideration, certainly due to the fact that they accompany almost all sea-expeditions.
Existence for the Naashti is a slow transformation to reach a perfect state. Sublimation of a Naashti into two Pes~Hat and their successive moltings in Rey~Mez and Der~Ash to the state of Ug~Sod which, in time, will sublimate into two new Pes~Hat, the cycle of life is perpetual.
Their life is orderly, functional and focuses on knowledge acquisition and skills. Young Pes~Hat receive a portion of their progenitor Ug~Sod’s knowledge and gain new experiences. Thus, each of their states progresses from the previous one.
The disappearance of almost all of their people during the Alchemical War was a terrible shock for Naashtis. They lost a large amount of lives and irreplaceable experiences and found themselves facing annihilation.
Since then, Naashtis are obsessed with the preservation of life. Lightning-Water gave them the opportunity to animate mineral creatures and alchemy offered the Tison, which preserves their consciousness. Now the Naashtis disappear no more. On the death of the body, their Tison is transferred to a techno-mineral body and continues to live as an Ouroboros.
Unfortunately, this is only a partial solution. The ouroboros is frozen in form and can no longer change. It can no longer evolve or sublimate into two Pes~Hat.
Some of Naashtis are convinced that a solution exists. Others think the easiest way is to get rid of the problem: Humans.