The Mind Worms are the natural defenses of the living Planet—the
white blood cells, if you will. In a world in which unassimilated
thought represents danger, the Mind Worm seeks out concentrations of
sentient mental energy and destroys them, ruthlessly and efficiently.
- —Commissioner Pravin Lal,
- “Mind Worm, Mind Worm”
and Advanced Ecological Engineering
revealed the physical composition of native life forms
, but did not explain the mysterious and terrifying psionic attacks
these creatures employ. Unlocking the mechanics of this directed, psychic assault requires intense investigation of Centauri Psi
—the method used by the Native life forms
to communicate and co-ordinate their assaults.