But fear not children for the Poah'ka are no more….. "
So begins hundreds of tales when other species are asked about the race known as the Poah'ka. They universally talk about a race of fearsome warriors, huge furry monsters capable of incredible feats of strength, armed with sharp teeth, and claws. Of a single figures who armed with fantastic weapons, blazing speed, and fury, seemingly appeared from nowhere to destroy regiments of skilled and seasoned warriors in a horrifying instant. An opponent fit only for the greatest of heroes, a monster, who finally succumbs to the hero's greater power, bravery or clever trick at the end of a long, epic battle. But when asked if they really existed, the story tellers almost always smile indulgently and calmly state, "they're just an old mother's tale used to make naughty children behave," or more commonly "Poah'kas do not exist".
But they are wrong. Poah'kas do exist.
Working in what they believed to be a secure dimensionally shielded and quarantined state of the art bio-hazard facility, Poah'ka scientists had developed the first of what they hoped would be a long series of advanced medical nanoprobes. To this day, the source of the containment breach has never been discovered. But the results were cataclysmic. The contagion spread like wildfire. Within 72 hours, every Poah'ka on the planet had been infected and transformed into the form they retain to this day, soft, extremely cute and sexy humanoid bunny girls. Seemingly overnight, the mighty Poah'ka were no more.
For the relatively small number of Poah'ka scouts and scientists studying the other races, and trapped off planet due to a hastily imposed quarantine, they faced terrible choices. Should they ever return home, it meant instant infection and the inevitable transformation into another young, winsomely, cute supermodel bunny. To their credit many of the older scientists returned and attempted to work in protective isolation laboratories to find a cure, ultimately succumbing to the nanoprobes when the inevitable mistake or slightest breach in quarantine occurred.
The Poah'ka have since changed their homeworld into the greatest pleasure planet in the galaxy. Nicknamed Dowd’s Pleasure planet, or Bunnyworld, it quickly became a favorite stop for weary space travelers for its ample relaxation and entertainment opportunities, ranging from sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, luxurious spas, hotels, casinos and brothels that can cater to any desire. But the greatest attractions are the legions of pretty bunny girls, known as Tulmurians, named after the continent used for the spaceport, who staff all of the attractions. Having been transformed into an all female race, the Poah'ka created a secondary nanoprobe virus that allows them to utilize any male for breeding. Volunteers working at the resort are highly skilled in the arts of pleasure and quite enthusiastic about carrying out this collateral duty. Besides with their ability to manipulate their appearance to be attractive females of any race, they seldom lack for willing partners. The resulting children of these unions are inevitably female Poah'kas.
The other darker secret is that the original nanoprobes are still active. Originally designed to work on Poah'ka biology, short term visitors are generally safe as the nanoprobes lack the necessary time to analyze their genetic structure, reprogram themselves and convert potential new host. But for those who remain for an extended time, approximately consecutive 6 – 8 weeks on planet, and often sooner for those who have extensive intimate contact with the Tulmurians, the virus can complete its adaptation, gain a foothold in their system and begin the conversion process. Once the symptoms being to show, the change is unstoppable. Those infected by "Bunny Fever" are taken to a special hospital isolation ward for treatment, actually to avoid panicking the other tourists and sad reports are sent back to their home planet or ship that the victim met with an unfortunate accident during their stay and died. In addition to a slight persistent fever, the typical early symptoms of the impending change are elongated front teeth, lengthening ears, a twitchy nose, an increasingly sensitive chest, and the emergence of a cute fluffy tail. Over the following 7 to 10 days the patient’s body becomes increasing curvy and feminine as the fur spreads and the Tulmuarian characteristics become ever more pronounced. By the end of the process, the new Tulmurian is indistinguishable from any naturally born on the planet and after an intensive training regiment; ready to start work in their new career at the resort/casinos.
By Mad Scientist