(As overheard and transcribed by Avily Jerome)
Greetings! It has been awhile since we’ve had one of our chats. Of course you recall our conversations on Subtlety and on Sabotage, and I know you haven’t forgotten our discussions about Misdirection and Psychological Warfare. I’m pleased to hear reports of your progress in these areas.
It has come to my attention, though,that you’ve gotten into a bit of, shall we say, a turf war with a swarm of mosquitoes.
First of all, I’m very pleased with your initiative. You’re shaping up into a fine young warrior. And, as a rule, we encourage battling other insects for dominance. Our feud with the cockroaches has been going on for centuries. The one exception we make, though, is with mosquitoes.
You see, unlike cockroaches or even spiders, mosquitoes have no desire for power. They don’t wish to rule or become greater, they don’t wish to coordinate or use teamwork to achieve goals because they have no goals. Like vampires in the human world. they are soulless bloodsuckers intent only on devouring everything in sight.
In this way, they are actually useful to us. As they have no thought for achievement, we don’t have to worry about them trying to take over our territory, so we allow them to roam free through our houses. The humans despise them. They’re quick and efficient, attacking and retreating, leaving much damage in their wake. They’re particularly destructive when it comes to human children. They love the taste of young blood, and children are less apt to notice their attacks until it’s too late.
I know you’re wondering how this helps our cause. You see, when the humans are so focused on warding off mosquito attacks, they have less time to pay attention to us. We can roam more freely and expand our reach more fully while the humans are distracted by mosquitoes.
So, what I’m saying is, don’t fight with the mosquitoes. We have an understanding with them. Let them do their thing, and you focus on the important work of terrorizing humans.