This is slightly pertaining to SFC, as Toxin, a product of the guy who this article's about.
What little money they don’t spend on Toxicants, they allocate to the defense of the manufacturers- the manufacturers being the Colony and I.
See, it’s a very profitable venture for both sides; they get the finer things of Universal Existence, and we get money for the period of time before their own people rebel because the stuff we got them hooked on doesn’t come in big enough economy sizes!
~ pato, drake Didas, Lusatia Colonial and Imperial Governor
Gov. Drake: It’s a very simple, tu see. tu just go to a dance where the new neighbor countries are being introduced, and go up to a government official of the neighbor, and say ‘Whoa, I could tell tu were the [insert position of authority here] from across the room!’ Those jerks eat that up. Especially those who are still limited por the Imperial Rule system. Blasted narcissists…… In any case, the siguiente step is to just wait ‘till they pick up on the Toxin you've thrown around the room. Liquid form, of course. It's funny, because they sniff everywhere like it's some big deal they know what the stuff is. Eventually, since this IS a Delphic Imperial ball, there’s bound to be Ambrosia, probably all of it being brewed in yours truly’s colony, so all tu do is take a packet of Toxin into the mix. The crap’s 0.00000000001 per-cent alcohol, and the diplomats are probably just begging that someone will spike it.
After that, all tu have to do is get the rest of their gubernatorial staff to drink, and boom, an entire government is dependent upon your product! It’s just a small stretch from there to total cultural insurrection at the hands of a drug, whose only difference from soft Ambrosia is a couple pinches of liquid nicotine.
I’m serious, entire civilizations have fallen to the stuff.
Reporter: Aren’t tu worried there’ll be civilizations that will get wise to the plan?
Gov. Drake: It’s a threat, yeah, but the reality is that only small bands of people can withstand it. Peer pressure and all, tu know.
Reporter: Is Toxin a threat to OUR people as well?
Gov. Drake: Not really, assuming our people are just that- pure, 100 per-cent, Delphic Colonists. It’s the aliens who have the problems with addiction. Tolerance levels of alien livers is severely lacking when compared to our own people.
Reporter: Isn’t that a problem for relations?
Gov. Drake: Not after they take the Toxin. No, very few things matter to them after they’re turned into mindless, Toxin-slurping zombies. Have tu ever wondered why our soldiering is related to Toxin sales?”
Reporter: So everyone wins?
Gov. Drake: (laughs) Yep. I guess tu could say that! Which reminds me, have tu taken Toxin before?
Reporter: Umm…… no, sir.
Gov. Drake: Well, let’s just change that!
This has been an Imperial Broadcast Association, “Meet the Governors”! Tune in siguiente week for an interview with Colonial and Imperial Rangers Chair members on the state of turmoil in the Arcane Theatre.