Divinity War Worlds: Avalon
As a human visitor once remarked, "The entire planet of Avalon is one bad hallucinogenic trip." On Avalon, both plants and animals emit psycho-active pheromones. And evolution has spurred a massive escalation of the biochemical warfare waged beneath the jungle canopy of the idyllic world, where the diminutive, but nimble faelings have emerged as the dominant species.
With hiss, or a kiss, a faeling can emit hundreds of different pheromones in tens of thousands of combinations. While averaging only four feet in height, their dominance in the natural world is unrivaled, particularly the Avalonian queen who can send waves of pheromones to control nearly all animals within a half mile radius.
The faelings native homes are netter trees, which co-evolved and respond to faeling pheromone commands. In the evening, on command from their hosts, the trees lower their branches and wrap the faelings snuggly in protective blanket leaves. In return the faelings keep other trees clear of the area. Faelings can even command the netter trees to drop their branches to attack enchroaching enemies. Their control over other species can be just as complete, with effects ranging from control of emotions to chemo-hypnotically suggested acts of random kindness, violence, or more commonly stupidity.
As a human, it is unwise to wander the forests of Avalon. A traveler will quickly lose their sense of direction and every other sense their mind offers. Most wander onto carnivorous lilly pads or into a colony of feisty bat chickens--the ultimate culinary delicacy of Avalon, and arguably the galaxy.
Avalon was discovered by Believers and the queen of Avalon found a strong overlap with their own beliefs. Like no other world, Avalon rallied to the cause of the believers. By the time ASP arrived, the planet was unified in its response to their baited offers of technology and wealth.
The answer was an emphatic no, complete with blown raspberries, rude gestures, bum wagging, and childish taunts...from the queen's court.
As persecution from ASP across the creator's twelve worlds ramped up, the Believer high council took up residence at a secret location on Avalon. Fearing a vision of the future, they recalled all security forces. When Believers discovered the location of the ninth planet Xahna and refused to share its location with ASP and its greedy corporate members, the tension finally came to head. ASP declared an interplanetary extermination order on Believers and anyone who harbored them.
An ASP battlegroup arrived at Avalon, and after refusal from the queen to turn over the Believer's high council and the location of the ninth planet, the ASP warships began a planet-wide nuclear bombardment.
Believer security forces arriving from Rodor succeeded in evacuating the high council, but the queen and the rest of Avalon were destroyed in the greatest mass murder in history of all inhabited planets.
Avalonian survivors have joined in the Believer's fleet en route to Xahna, the ninth planet and the last hope for those seeking the prime star and the creator of the twelve worlds.