When there’s robots attacking innocent people, there’s only one solution: beat ’em up till they stop. We found where the first one must have come from though; it was a huge robot hive under the town.
What? I already told you, Bhima. We were looking for that “Connor” guy. You know, the one who went missing? No, that was his daughter Val. Can I just get on with the story?
My eyes were still a bit sore from that flashing frog, but I was just glad I could see. Having leapt down over all that frosty mold, I was on my own. I heard a strange clicking noise around the corner. I followed it to find a huge cavernous space. Below the ledge where I stood, there were huts made of hide, metal and wood.
A strange-looking girl with a see-through body was yelling to my friends. She was making a deal for her life, poor girl. Said her name was Lu-pell, from the Dark Sponge tribe, and that her people came from the caverns below. She brought us to the tribe leader Seff, who had taken over after the old one was killed by some adventurers. She must have thought we were going to try to kill them too. While she was distracted talking to Knee Root and Tenlow, I went off to check on that guy who was eaten by the mold.
Turns out he’d died huddled in that corner, too cold to move. Drank every one of his potions trying to stay alive, but that didn’t keep him going for long. The lockpicks gave him away as a thief. I doubt anyone’s going to miss him, or his crossbow.
We were told to go looking for goblins. Little beasts, always up to something. They were waiting for us, but luckily Knee Root wasn’t hit by the trap they set. I punched one in his big stupid rat face and took his potion. Knee Root tried to test it, but ended up spilling half of it. It’s okay, he’s not graceful like the wind. He did drink the rest of it, which seemed to do him good.
The next cave around the tunnels had a big metal wall on one side, with a circular door. Whoever put it there must have been really tall, because it was really high up. We couldn’t pry it open, but there was another door back in the big cavern, so we headed there.
In there was another robot! This one hurt a bit more than the last one, but we beat it up until it stopped. I knew we had to take out this entire hive to save Torch. Seff helped by giving us some more powerful healing potions, and all we had to do was give her the first pick of loot that we brought back. I was just happy to get to break some more robots’ stupid metal faces.
Speaking of stupid metal faces, we came back to some really weird ones. Both sides of the room had a strange mechanical man facing the middle, with tubes pointing out. But instead of a face, they had a spiral. Maybe these ones can’t see.
I don’t think it mattered though, since they were really dusty from just sitting there for ages.
Being a robot must be really boring.
Vayu is an easygoing human from Torch, who is obsessed with constantly proving to everyone around him that he’s “a good guy”, primarily by seeking out and beating up as many “bad guys” as possible. He is a swift monk who fearlessly dives into the fray whenever trouble arises.