Immortality through Remaking
Fearing the extinction of their race, dark elf cultists, now known as the Remade, turned to the forbidden art of flesh shaping.
The Fleshsmith stitches together the bodies of the fallen, using genetic material from the cave spiders, beasts, and other humanoids to replace any missing limbs or organs. For the Remade, the reshaping process has become a way of achieving immortality, though the side effects that corrode the mind and twist the form are more than most would sacrifice.
Over time, as this process is repeated, the individual loses more and more of themselves, their bodies turning ever more monstrous and their minds becoming crazed. In their twisted form, they are known as the Necro Spiders.
An infested mine, a dwindling race - the underground home of the remade is a domain of skittering terror.
The caves that the Remade call home are infested with enormous cave spiders, vicious arachnid predators who would be the apex predators of the tunnels, if not for the unnatural remade.
As the Dark Elves were driven deeper into the tunnels, they grew a symbiotic relationship with the blind and pallid creatures, adopting behaviours first, then their twisted octopedal forms. This relationship soon grew to a mad obsession with the Cave Arachne that first drove the Remade to intermix their genetics. Obsessed with what they perceived as the perfect biological form, they searched for ways to attain their agility and natural toxins.
Now, the caverns of the Remade are a nightmare of skittering silence and sudden violence. Any foolish enough to brave the tunnels would do well to bring many torches and mind their guard, for there are now worse things than spiders in the caves.