"While little-known to the population of the greater galaxy, Doctor Sannus Lorrick is a figure of nightmares throughout the Tion Hegemony. Taking advantage of his noble birth and honored position as Royal Science Advisor, Lorrick carried out illegal experiments in gene splicing and viral modification for more than a decade before the horrifying products of his work were discovered. Fifteen specimens–twisted, unidentifiable creatures that defied scientific classification–were found locked away in Lorrick’s secret personal lab. Although he was arrested immediately, authorities could not prove that the creatures had once been members of any sentient species, so the doctor was acquitted of the heaviest charges laid against him and avoided imprisonment. Instead, he was exiled from the Tion Hegemony and vowed revenge."