The Vykathi Hive is an underground complex beneath Chyolvea Tayeu'a, an ancient fortress in the Dragon Spine Mountains.
It is home to the Vykathi, an infamous race of carnivorous insects. It is a maze of tunnels and passageways constantly under construction by vykathi builders and excavators. Some hive passageways are too small to walk through; they must be crawled through. To go in such directions; first LIE down, then go <direction> whereby you will squeeze into the narrow passage and crawl <direction>. This may lead to a crawl space where you must remain prone and continue to crawl until you reach a tunnel spacious enough to STAND in.
Accessed via Xykvit's Egress, hive intruders should be prepared for immediate resistance as vykathi harvesters are poised to quickly swarm those passing through the portal. Additionally, hive explorers should be aware that the gwethdesuan extrasensory perception (ESP) "thought network" is inaccessible from within the Vykathi Hive. While in the hive, you will not receive messages sent to any thought channels you are listening to nor will you be able to send messages via the thought network. Attempts to THINK or SEND will only result in: You are unable to project your thoughts here.
The area is not suitable for foraging, lumberjacking, or mining.
How to reach Chyolvea Tayeu'a and subsequently gain access to Xykvit's Egress and enter the hive are secrets. Those unconcerned with spoiling the adventure of discovering these secrets on their own can access them here.
Upper Air Tunnels
Top floor. Entry level.
Hive entrance/exit. This is the only room with access to Xykvit's Egress.
Air Tunnels - One Down
Air Tunnels - Two Down
Oddly, security thins two levels down; only workers appear on this level.
Note: The apparent absence of security (harvesters and soldiers), might allow for safe hunting of builders and excavators on this level by those unable to defend against the more challenging vykathi.