|The Abyssian Sea|
|Resources||Coral, Fish, Pearls|
|Religion||Polytheism (thousand tidal spirits)|
The Maw of the Abyss is a volcanic scar in the otherwise reasonably level northern reach of Tepetl's surrounding coast, it is a deep rift valley were the trilobites (the Nix-durum amongst themselves) hid for unknown eons.
Another notable area is the Great Reef built to house the Nix before the terrible doom that nearly wiped them out. It was abandoned, but, being a living super-organism, it continued to grow, the thing is massive and now takes up a substantial part of the southern waters.
Finally to the west there is a gargantuan, inactive volcano known as the Spire of Doom. It is a place of worship for the Nix but as the name suggests it has been the doom of many a sailor as their vessels bottom is ripped through by the spire and they scream their last.
Physically the Nixdarum are simi-bipedal trilobites with brown or grey exo-skeletons, arched backs and 2 pairs of slim arms and legs. their head is wide and flat shaped with multi-facitited eyes for sight. they have fingers and hand live on land foe short periods of time, as well as communicate with their ability to mimic sounds.
The Nixdarum have an unfortunate history with other races. Long before than any mammal or reptile existed there were the amphibious Drexal and the Nixdarum; the Drexal were hateful evil things, while the Nix sought only enlightenment. the Drexal believed the poor trilobitic creatures weak and warred on them for centuries, that is until a heroic Nix managed to annihilate them both by cross-breeding several plankton breeds and letting the product go. Almost every Nix and Drexal died, save those who were lucky and outside the major population centers. They went into metabolic slumber, awakening only in the mid-fifth century.
The Nix practice a complex polytheistic religion focused on the reverence of the thousand tidal spirits, who protect that Nix from harm.
The waters the Nix inhabit are rich in various mundane but delicious fish. In ages past the Nix mastered the process to grow and manipulate the "material" called Nix Coral, which is a strong, flexible organism that naturally renews itself, now employed in toolmaking and building construction. Finally they harvest lots of pearls form the bivalves on the seafloor. The Nix do have a soft spot for gold, and it is heavily featured in religious ceremonies.