The denizens of planet Sapphirus share a hive-mind, each kingdom's consciousness linked with a Queen. Though Eirna was born into the Queen caste and was considered the most powerful of all her sisters, she also marked the beginning of a blight on their people. There had only ever been a small number of Queens, – seven, to be exact. Eirna was a Queen born out of the cycle, an eighth Queen, and her life brought about a strain on the collected network the Queens were linked to their people through. With Eirna placing extra weight on their collective Hivemind, their links began to deteriorate. Though revered, as was her birthright, she was seen as a curse by some.
When the Amaari requested a representative be sent to the Dredgion, Eirna was the unanimous vote. Her distance from the planet lessened the load, and the Fractal she was given allowed her to focus only her kingdom's thoughts into a separate Hive through her. So long as she remained far away from Sapphirus, they could halt the fraying connections. It fell upon her to find a way to undo the strain she had imposed without leaving her kingdom stranded and leaderless. Though anxious about leaving her homeworld, she is relieved to be among people who are, in some ways, more like her than any of her sisters. Perhaps, with Atlas under her command, she could repair her damaged Hive.