Source: Honorbound Emissaries, pg(s). 10
Nelentus are a species of winged chiropteran humanoids who benefit from a mutualistic symbiosis with a species of telepathic fungi. They are one of the original member races of the Kreiholm Freehold.
The nelentus originated from the planet Agillae-2, in the Scoured Stars. Early in their history, the then-unintelligent nelentus encountered the telepathic fungi, who colonised their bodies and enhanced their brains. Both species thrived, attained intelligence, and consensually formed a society. Since then, nelentus have considered themselves a single species.
In the Scoured Stars, the nelentus lived under the protection of their domineering patron deity Kadrical, who isolated the Scoured Stars from the rest of the universe with the Godshield despite his worshippers' pleas. Eventually, when the shield faltered, they and the other residents of the Scoured Stars took the opportunity to escape and settle elsewhere in the galaxy. The nelentus came together with several other species, eventually settling on the planet Saaruq 5, founding the Kreiholm Freehold, named after the leader who brought them there, and integrating the indigenous syngnathrixes into their federation.