Introduced by the author, explaining the genesis of the setting, its connection to other stories including “Pheth’s Aviary” in BCS #133 and to a forthcoming novel, and the story’s tone and exploration of relationships between a demon and her subservients.
Mielbok stared at the boy. "I'm Mielbok the White Worm! Mielbok the Foul! Mielbok the Eater of Minds! What can you do for me, human? To me, you’re just food not yet ripe. A fruit just waiting to be plucked! Quiet yourself, before you wake the Lady. She'll make a mockery of you!"