The i.R.L. is the first chess move in a battle for the hearts and minds of the human population. The battle? Against sugar. The GRIMBLES know their efforts will face skepticism (and they know humans are liable to doubt the very reality of their existence and the authenticity of this extraterrestrial institution). So, this is where they prove themselves. Each artifact has been preserved as a relic of victories past, both minor and massive, in the war against Sugar. The GRIMBLEs are ready to fight against SUGAR for us sugar-addled and weakened humans.