Here is the usual mountain with the usual forest and usual yukkuri clan, led by the usual leader Patchouli and filled with the ubiquitous common types.
All those dirty yukkuri are enjoying their life.
Then came a Marisa on Suii packed with white plastic bag. Unlike the other yukkuri, Marisa is pretty. Her skin is still elastic and clean without any dirt or scar. Her hat is perfect.
Her appearance attracted the attention of the yukkuri clan.
This Marisa introduced herself as Merchant Marisa. She talked about a trade with the clan leader Patchouli. The deal is as follow. In the plastic bag, Merchant Marisa has a lot of sweets sweets.
It's the magic word. The clan got fired up and everyone wanted to claim the sweets sweets. Leader Patchouli and her council members are trying to calm them while Merchant Marisa watched with unchanging expression. If anything, Marisa's expression is what human would describe as suspicious smile.
After the clan calmed down, Marisa explained that she came to trade. The clan will give her the food they gathered such as vegetable and mushroom. In exchange, Marisa will give them sweets sweets.
Everyone in the clan came to their nest and bring out their food. Marisa then traded the food with sweets sweets. She didn't bring enough with her, so Marisa gave them papers.
The yukkuri are not happy. Paper can't be eaten, it's worthless. But Marisa ensure them, three days after she will returned with more sweets sweets and the paper can be used for trade.
As promised, three days after Marisa came again, now with Suii linked together and carrying even more bags of sweets sweets.
She asked about the paper, but only leader Patchouli still kept hers. Seeing Patchouli traded the worthless paper with precious sweets sweets, the yukkuri look for their paper and came back with it. Merchant Marisa took the paper even if it's already dirty and smeared with poo poo.
Again, those who doesn't get their sweets sweets are given paper for the next shipment.
After a month, the clan got used to this. Main diet of the clan changed from vegetables into sweets sweets and the paper found a value. The yukkuri even started to trade the paper with goods and services such as giving oral refreshing.
Criminality arise when the desire to have more of the paper made some yukkuri rob others.
In the end, the most brutal in the clan Marisa gathered power and killed clan leader Patchouli in a coup. She formed a new leadership with council members consisting of those loyal to her.
She demanded the clan member to pay tax to her and they have to work day and night to fulfil it. With the paper gathered into the circle of power, sweets sweets are food for the yukkuri on top and those that do job for them such as watching the workers. What's available for the other yukkuri are nothing more than grass.
But when casualty arise, even Marisa starts to feel worried.
Merchant Marisa suggested a better way. Why not sell slaves ? Baby yukkuri can be sold for good price, and if they have rare types, that can be sold for a fortune.
Life in the clan got better as the tax are removed. When living became better, naturally yukkuri starts making babies.
These babies are sold to the merchant for paper and sweets sweets. This is uneasy for the parents, but nobody dare to stand up against the leader Marisa. This clan has turned into a slave production clan until they self-destruct.
Now, readers should have noticed, there's human behind this. Merchant Marisa is agent of human.
At first, researchers attempted to give money to the yukkuri. Unfortunately, the yukkuri starts killing each others.
So, the plan is changed with more steps, using trade and sweets sweets. Finally after a new and strong government is formed, the merchant will starts with the suggestion to produce slave.
Yes, they're forming a totalitarian clan that produces slave. This is a new method to control population of yukkuri in the mountain.
It's said that yukkuri grows into the ecosystem. Even if exterminated, they will keep replenishing. So the researchers found another way. They will use the yukkuri to govern their numbers. After a time, the number will stabilize.
The vegetable and mushroom can be eaten by human, and thus can be sold. Sweets sweets in the other hand, is made by processing the slaves.
Smart slaves are trained to be merchant, while the strong slaves are sold to weaker clan as mercenaries.
Problem is with the top level, they will keep making children, right ? But apparently not. Besides, you just need to make a group became hated by the powers and that group will be demoted to slave.
This is a succesful case. In reality, there's also clan that falls early or good clan that tried to refuse. But it's rare and no way yukkuri can win against the poison made by human. Yes, the poison called capitalism.