For centuries, the Yautja have had a presence on earth and have quietly influenced our history and culture. Worshiped as Gods, these ancient predators taught humans how to construct pyramids and temples that served as ceremonial hunting grounds for young blood Yautja while hosting many dangerous prey. As tribute to their off world deities, the natives would sacrifice themselves for these hunts, voluntarily becoming breeding grounds for creatures such as xenomorphs.
Personally appointed by the clan elders, the temple guards (also known as "guardians") are chosen for their loyalty and fighting skill as they are the personal escorts and protectors of the clan leaders. These Yautja must give up the hunter's life to honor their leader as a soldier and defender, preventing everything from assassinations to clan wars. The temple guards are also essential for off-world escorts, as they are tasked with protecting their elder from the prey being hunted and keeping order among the alien civilizations they encounter.