Pomanna is a character in the original Neoquest. She once worked as a the head cook in the jungle facility, but when it was overrun by lizards she retreated to the deepest level of the institute and has protected the one small chamber she lives in ever since. It seems she's gone half-senile, all alone down there.
Once, recently, as it seems, she met a Buzz named Korabric who claimed to know the secrets of the facility and why it was in such dreadful condition, saying that he had put himself into a thousand-year sleep and that he had been one of the original researchers, but she brushed him aside as a fool and never saw him again. She is actually nicer on the inside, though.
What do you want?!
Who am I? Who am I, that's a good question. Not like you really care. I'm Pomanna, what's it to you?
Minding my own business! Maybe that's what you should be doing. Of course with all these lizards around, you got to keep your eyes open.
They scrounge around, out in the caves. I don't know where they come from, but there always seem to be more and more of them... on the other side of the lake, I once thought I saw a lizard that looked like a man. But that's crazy... just like that old lunatic Korabric who I met once.
He's an old man... I only met him once, when I first found this wretched place. Pah! He said he knew the secrets of this place, why it was like this, but that he was powerless to stop it. The old fool.
You have?! Oh my... he was a scary one, that giant lizard-man... But one time, I heard him talking to his other lizard friends... he said something about `the lake producing more of us'... He was probably crazy, too! But there was that one time...
What one time?! What do you mean, `What one time?'?! The time that the lake out there turned green and hundreds of lizard-men came swimming out of it. How could I forget that? Thankfully, they didn't come in here... but that was incredibly frightening! I wish Korabric was here...
Well... he is a fool, but he did seem to know what he was talking about. When he wasn't talking crazy, that is. He said that this place used to be a research center, and they created new creatures here... but something happened, something terrible. One of the researchers went mad and created all sorts of monsters, and they took over this place. But here's the crazy part. Korabric said that HE was one of the original researchers, and when the mad one was wreaking havoc, Korabric locked himself in his study on the top floor and put himself into a magical sleep for thousands of years. I told you it was crazy!
I do wish he would come back. He could get me out of here.