I just seriously considered scraping a huge section of my current campaign setting Belladonis, deleting the Mant (a thri-kreen like race) and simply linking to this race and thread. I could adapt this entire race into my world. The map would then have to have thri kreen in the desert underground away from the acid rains. My skale race would get shifted to the jungles to make room for the Thri-Kreen in the desert. Although... they could share parts or even contest over it. The Skale are diggers and could make quick work out of making new tunnels for the Thri-kreen if such an alliance would open up such negotiations.