The Enlightened Of Mount Nessa
The Enlightened are a pacifist group dedicated to the pursuit of happiness. Pleasure and serenity are the key words in their society. Normally, pacifist and peaceful societies end up as fodder to the powerful and the unjust. Luckily, the Enlightened have been able to sustain a high positive mutation rate. This makes for a powerful race of beings.
The defense of their enclave is the responsibility of the Defense Guard. All members of the society must serve long term shifts in the Guard. The members are treated with alchemical substances that enable the pacifistic tendencies bred into the people to be suppressed. Other chemicals are added to raise their aggression level. This combination ends up producing attitudes more suited to military duties.
The breeding rituals used by the Enlightened are a melange of Roman Caligula style orgies and mad science worthy of Nikola Tesla. But it works. The gestation period of The Enlightened is down to about 3 months and their society is growing quickly. The positive aspects of the high mutation rate has meant the citizens have a low workload and increased time for their hedonistic activities.