Before he even reaches the outskirts of Fandom Jophan meets Disillusion, who complains bitterly that the denizens of fandom did not welcome him despite all he had tried to teach them, and even seemed to ignore him unless he would descend from his High Horse.
These insidious creatures are small and blend almost invisibly into their surroundings, and inexperienced fanzine editors may fall victim to savage hordes of typos unless they proceed with care.
Some fans will sink their life savings into their collections and never have the wherewithal to do anything else in Fandom. The Kolektin Bug will drain them dry.
At one point along the journey, Jophan sees fanzine editors devastated by crushing missiles from the dread Magrevoos. Sometimes even their Shields of Umor are insufficient to prevent the damage, but in other cases a well-polished Shield will turn the stones back on their hurlers.