Academy of Truth, Zeno Corporation--Selected items from the Report by
the Problem Description Squad--
1. We have walked down the pathways of the Skull Garden, running scans
on the sacred artefacts as they appear--We have interviewed the gardeners
as they tend the dreams of the Founder--We have witnessed the dream creatures,
all the sweet desirable phantazeens playing there. All is good.
2. We have stood before the viewing panels that bring pictures from Degree
Zero. We have spoken to the Thermostat Kid--the Founder lies suspended
within the chambers of ice--and all of our most beautiful instruments
attend his sleep--
3. The Dream Channel remains open--the one million invisible wires feeding
upwards into the roots of the Skull Garden planet. The globe floats serenely
within the Founder's head. All is good. The Founder creates the world,
even in sleep--
4. We have followed the Collecting Officer into the dream world, passing
through the vapour gate to the bower where the Sparkle Horse is tethered--For
our education, he turned the metal tap that protrudes from the horse's
neck, extracting the Morpheus Juice--We have seen the precious teardrops
of fluid in the sealed vial--
5. Morpheus Juice is the chief component of the latest Charisma drug,
with its seven variationsEffective duration now extended from one
day to one hundred years, or full extent of User's life, whichever
is the shorter. See attached report on the Chemical Fantasy project.
6. We have visited the Black Lab and spoken with the Chief Orchestrator.
Doctor Cage showed us the test results of Charismaximus on both animal
and human subjects--Rogue Data--Cage has demonstrated the malign side-effects.
7. Specific detail pertaining to Lady Diana Spencer variation--see attached
vomit, blood and urine samples.
8. The Problem Squad agrees entirely with the Doctor. The Charismaximus
launch should be postponed--Gentlemen, Ladies, we cannot allow the Morpheus
Juice to penetrate the market place in such a strong concentration. It
would do the Zeno brand identity untold harm--
9. True nature of the Problem. Operatives report that one complete set
of the Charismaximus product line has been stolen--Perpetrator unknown.
We believe these fantasies have now made their way to the downWorld.
10. Scenario by the Scenario Mistress--Proposal--that the perpetrator
stole into the Skull Garden at night, breaking the security vapours on
the inner zone--that the perpetrator tapped the Sparkle Horse--that the
perpetrator smuggled the Morpheus Juice from the garden, under cover of
11. Parallel narrative--limited edition phantazeen product line, My Little
Scorpion, went missing from the Skull Garden the same day as the Juice
was stolen--seven creatures in total--they are the perfect carriers.
12. We are reminded that Zeeny creatures are characters who have no Reality
Engines--merchandise of the id--they can only be sold through licensed
13. Concurrent Action--a Deathsquad Operative has been sent downward to
retrieve all illicit Morpheus. Operative codename: Aura. Operative under
the personal control of Doctor Cage, via use of the Mesmeric Implant--
14. Primary Desires: Identify Perpetrator--Exterminate all Leakage Zones!
15. Agent's special licence--Permission granted to deal death to the dealers!
16. Collateral directive--Erase all pirated Image Hosts.