The Benthists are a path followed by a significant part of the society of the Sea kinden. They are nomadic travellers, in a similar way to Pelagists, but always travel in groups, or Caravans. They appear to be primarily Onychoi, meaning that their caravans are mostly limited to crawling along the ocean floor. Benthists are frequently aggressive, and take what they need from smaller colonies by raiding them. However, large established colonies of Obligists are beyond their capacity and they instead trade.
The name of this path likely comes from the word 'benthic', which is an adjective used to describe the bottom of a sea or ocean.