A History of Extinction and Domination Part B
As the insectoid species grew weary and desperate for food, with a cannabalistic nature inevitable of forming, one nest began to display signs of greater and deeper thought. Something apart from instinct had come over one of the nests, which will be referred to as Nest Prime for simplistics sake.
An actual leader took charge and demanded that the nest members obey their command. There was hesitation at first; none of the hedonistic insectoids had ever needed to listen to a commanding nuisance before; they all did what they desired as long as it had not endangered the nest. Well, truthfully, sometimes risks with safety and life were taken due to overwhelming desire. Nevertheless, one of the insectoids in Nest Prime displayed their strength of intellect by migrating to another insectoid nest and killing the queen-mother. This leader uprooted themself and left their diminished nest, traveled for days, and sought out others of its on creed, only to slaughter the insectoid which provided offspring. It had seemed that fresh and inexperienced intellect favored oblivion over the self preservation of reactive instinct. Wisdom is found in hindsight however.
More mouths to feed was not the option that would guarantee survival. The Nest Prime leader, an insectoid with an intellect and plan, realized and understood this. The only logical result: the leader had forced two nests to become one. A larger pack with fewer offspring meant that the insectoid would not need to provide all nourishment to growing young. Change was not complete however, it had only just begun.
With the Nest Prime leader calling the shots, life for the insectoid began to take a drastic turn for what had appeared to be for the worst. The insectoid determination and prowess and strength tripled, as the leader forced the removal of the weaklings within their nest. Instead of abrupt assassination though, the Nest Prime leader would assign the weaklings the grand honor of destroying the massive predators of their territory. Almost always it would end with the leader returning alone after the attack failed. It left the insectoid with the reputation of relentless aggression lacking fear of death. The other creatures of the island began to fear the foolish insectoid that seemed to enjoy throwing their nestmates to destruction.
The insectoid leader had also not allowed any to challenge their authority, swiftly responding to the slightest of opposition with fatal determination and vigilance. Nothing could hinder their soon-to-be pilgrimage. Times were changing fast and the fiery red insectoid needed to be well prepared; soon, so very soon, the world would make another change and the insectoid had to maintain their claim as apex predator.