"Emperor Meningitis? You summoned me?"
"Ah. Cyclosporiasis. There is something I need to talk to you about."
The emperor glared at the guards.
The guards scurried out like startled mice.
"So", said Meningitis, "Syndrome X."
Cyclosporiasis was surprised. Syndrome X was the condition keeping the Furons sterile.
"What about it?"
"A certain researcher is coming dangerously close to curing it."
"But isn't that good?"
"I can control the people without the Council ever suspecting through the promise of curing Syndrome X. If it were cured
The emperor trailed off.
"Ah. Do I
make it look like an accident?"
"Oh no", said Meningitis, "nothing that drastic. It would attract too much attention. No, I have a better idea. Find this researcher and bring him to me. His name is Orthopox 13
Orthopox 13 was a very
organized person. Some would even say too organized. And by 'some', I mean everyone. Orthopox, or Pox for short, was the leading sci