- "The three of us, in Taxxon morph, exited out the hatch and into the air of the Taxxon home world. The first thing I noticed was that the sky was a pale gray-brown. The color of dust. The bright clouds were too high up even to be seen. [...] It was a huge, raucous, noisy place, full of steel and dust and the smells of solvents and Taxxon filth."
When the Yeerk Empire first discovered the Taxxon homeworld, they decided, rather than conquering the planet, to make the Taxxons a simple deal: in exchange for the Taxxons agreeing to become Controllers, the Taxxons would get an endless supply of new, exotic meats. Nearly all the Taxxons readily agreed. A small resistance movement of Taxxons did not join the Yeerks and apparently fought a guerrilla war with them for many years. The Taxxons that compose the Resistance are controlled by a sentient colony known as The Living Hive.