Created from the poisonous mist that emanated from the Black Pit formed by the massive crystal that was summoned down to Erridose by Balki; the Skab People were once normal people who happened to be living in the regions near what is now known as the Badlands, domain of the Black Pit. When the crystal crashed and its tainted mist began to spread, however, the mist made it’s way to the towns and villages of these people, and forced a horrible transformation upon them. These unfortunate souls began to meld with the multitude of local insects, fusing with them and then transforming into hideous human-insect hybrid abominations!
At first, there was sympathy for these poor creatures, but soon though it became apparent that not even the strongest magic in the world could save them or return them to their original forms, as their minds became too corrupted and evil after their exposure to the mist, thus they were abandoned and shunned by the rest of humanity, and from that point onwards, they became forever known as the Skab People. Now sealed off from the rest of Erridose, this drove the Skab People into a mad frenzy, causing them to hate and despise all those who were unaffected by the mist. The Skab People yearned for nothing more than to rid the world of all it’s humanity, and so this lead them to pledge their allegiance to the Pit Lords at the near-by Black Pit.
The Skab People are now a lawless and godless race. Feeling abandoned by the gods they used to worship, they now only believe in themselves and doing whatever it takes to survive another impossibly harsh day in the Badlands.
When left on their own, the Skab People are highly segregated and choose to not interact with other Skab breeds or tribes lest a fight breaks out between rival breeds. When united by a strong leader or cause, however, they are able to put aside their differences just long enough to fight together against a common enemy.
Skab People breed at an enormous rate with females capable of laying hundreds of eggs. This means that their army will never shrink in numbers. The downside is that very few breeds within the Skab People are born with parental instincts. Eggs are laid, fertilized, and abandoned until they hatch and continue the cycle of life, left to fend for themselves.