The Omec evolved as carnivores, dangerous hunters who took great pleasure in tracking their prey. When the so-called "lesser races" rebelled and drove the Omec back to their home planet, the Omec found themselves without a food source. They developed protoform (the synthetic protein upon which the Indogene were built) to suit their needs. Over time, the Omec tinkered with the Indogenes' genetic code to make them smarter, more entertaining prey. It wasn't entirely surprising that the Indogenes followed their comrades and fled planet Omec, once again leaving the Omec to subsist on whatever they had on hand. T'evgin has spent many hundreds of years in space, subsisting on the Omec equivalent of emergency rations. For him, something as simple as pancakes must be a real treat.