The man once named Carlsbad Skink is long dead. He body succumbed to liver poisoning, gout and late stage syphilis. In a desperate attempt to save his brilliant mind his memories and personality was digital encoded on experimental hard drives. The artificially intelligent robotic snake that calls itself the Tyrant Lizard is all that remains of the once mildly well respected and generally poorly reviewed science fiction writer, self-help guru, self styled cult messiah and terrorist organizer. Now he exists only to see rise to the new Lemurian Empire and the extinction of the entire human race.