Zerm is a Dorrilian "regular".
Exactly where he is from is unknown, because Dorrilian's never tell anyone
where they are from- they simply kill you before you get the chance to
All Zerm ever wanted to do,
as far back as when he was just a larva was to operate one of the new-fangled,
top secret, Dorrilian death devices. The supreme death administration,
however saw fit to assign him to the records collection department. This
was a dandy position for keeping your monthly kill record high by losing
the kill reports of other Dorrilians, but for Zerm it was not what he wanted.
He submitted his first request for transfer and since positions in records
are highly coveted was promptly moved. The Transfer department considered
his request to be a mark of insanity and for that reason, he was assigned
a job writing greeting cards.
Later he submitted another
transfer, this time specifically requesting duty in the Death Development
Division, or 3D as it is known. As with all bureaucracies, the supreme
death administration promptly confused his request and he ended up at Weather
Station 33D. This resulted in a series of transfer requests and saw Zerm
moved from Weather Station 33D to Guard Post D33, Observation Station 3D3,
Communications Sub-station D3, Transport Ticket Counter 3- on concourse
D, and finally the Target Towing Troop... or "3T".
Like most ants, Zerm never
knew enough to quit, and eventually was transferred to 3D. Once there he
was assigned to the hottest new death device, the P.U.162 flying death
sub. Unfortunately, just as his dreams were about to come true, he crossed
paths with Captain Krawlie who promptly washed him out of the program when
Zerm failed a multiple choice written test. You see, Zerm suffers from
written test anxiety, and selected "It depends" as the best answer to the
one and only question on the test.