Mutes are a race that are genetically predisposed to telepathic communication and psychic tendencies. All other means of communication for them is alien, and for all their brilliance, the concept of other modes of communication is difficult. Because of this, very few races understand their ways, and those few who have come to grasp an aspect of what and how the Mute are understand it to a finitely small degree.
The Mute do not, however, have the innate ability to telepathically communicate by themselves. Communication with other Mutes is made possible by one Mute – the Queen – and she acts as a communications hub for every Mute. The connection the Queen gives to her people is the strength of their race, as they have developed a sort of Hive Mind. Distance is not a limiter to a Mute’s ability to communicate with another Mute – on an individual or mass scale.
Despite their ability to work in perfect unison, on even a global scale, each individual Mute develops his or her own personality. They feel emotions, feel deep love for one another, reproduce monogamously (the “Queen” is not a title of motherhood, but one of importance to the race. Mute are not a race of all males that have one large orgy with the one female of the entire race), they discuss philosophy, play games, graze together, etc. They aren’t without their personal problems or disagreements between one another, but owing to their ability to communicate not just with thoughts like we do with words, but with understandings and emotions – Mute problems are quickly – and often easily – resolved. If, by some means, their connection to the Queen was severed, they would loose all ability to communicate to one another (on any level. They really know no other means of communication other than telepathy, even the idea of a sign language is a difficult and foreign concept), but would still retain any intelligence and personality.