Translated from Shelesh:
The question isn't how the kett genetically modify us, but why. If Exaltation is their reproductive process, kett are a model of inefficiency. If they can transform one lifeform into something so radically different, then surely the kett must also be capable of creating clones. Wouldn't that provide more satisfactory results, especially for such a xenophobic culture?
The goal of incorporating useful genetic material from other species into baseline kett genetic material doesn't fully explain the level of effort they expend. Exaltation is a lengthy and labor-intensive activity. What I witnessed at the facility didn't feel like mass-production. It was almost religious.
There's so much about our enemy I need to understand.