this was the term used to describe the collective hive mind of one of the Colony's hives. Each hive had its own Will, although the quasi-telepathic link between members of the hive only extended a short distance. Any single hive member who traveled away from its nest lost their ability to sense their hive and to communicate with other members. However, as long as there existed a "chain" of individuals, the Will of the hive was not broken. Thus, the collective mind could be extended well beyond the nest as long as the chain was unbroken. For centuries, individual hives moved as the Will of the hive dictated, and the Colony never overextended itself. When Raynar Thul joined to the Yoggoy and created the Unu hive, all this changed. UnuThul's deep connection to the Force seemed to create a Will of the Colony, which brought all the hive Wills together and allowed the Colony to expand almost exponentially. It was this expansion, and its implications, that worried the Chiss.