Heading back to the surface, the group headed south towards the village of Aukbal that they had heard about.
The spaceship Luveno came with a built-in vehicle for navigating cold, frozen terrain — the Ice Digger.
After passing over a snowy field for awhile, they came up against the side of an icy cliff.
“There’s two caves lined up next to each other,” remarked Alisa.
“They look like entrances to some underground ice tunnel. Both caves probably lead to Aukbal,” figured Tyrone.
Alisa and her comrades exited the cave of despair. Where should they go from here?
The party went inside the undersea cave.
“This place is kinda damp and spooky, it feels like something could appear…”
Alisa’s words were correct. They could hear the faint buzzing sound of wings. Large insects that dwell in the darkness – it was the sound of Biter Flies!
Group of Biter Flies: 18 + BATTLE P (1-J)
Alisa & Party: COMBAT P + BATTLE P (2-I)
Just when they thought they had smelled something odd, they noticed that this village has a scrap heap piled up like a mountain.
“Well, it looks like there’s nothing we can do here. Let’s go to that cave, then.”
Alisa peeked inside the entrance of the cave. Could it be that Medusa was really in there? With her heart pounding, she stepped inside.
The cave was dark, damp and musty.
She immediately came upon a fork in the road.
Rustle… Rustle… Alisa heard the sound of wings flapping overhead.
When she looked up, she saw a one-eyed creature glaring back at her. It was a creepy giant eyeball with two wings attached. A cave-dwelling monster, it was a Wing-Eye! Two of them!
2 Wing-Eyes: 3 + BATTLE P (1-C)
Alisa: COMBAT P + BATTLE P (2-I)
There stood a stone statue of a rather large man, nearly 2 meters tall. But just why was this in here…..?
“Tyrone?” Alisa murmured as she looked up.
But even so, it’s not like she would be able to carry him out of there. There was nothing she could do.
Alisa discovered a hole in the wall behind the stone statue. She could see light coming from it.
She crawled outside, and as soon as she did, a sudden landslide sealed up the exit behind her.
“That was close! …But what should I do from here? With the way things are now, there’s nothing I can do.”
After doing some thinking, Alisa decided on going after the “talking cat” she had heard about in Scion. If she wasn’t mistaken, she had heard something about it being sold to a merchant in Paseo over on the planet Motavia.
“Anyway, I’ve got to go to the spaceport.”
“What the? This is no good. I’m back at the start again. Jeez, it’s not like I’m bad with directions!”
Alisa once again went into the entrance of the cave.