This Kacheek magic user played a minor role in the first Neoquest. He was a student of Margoreth, and travelled with her to the Jungle Ruins. He became separated from his teacher, and hid from the mutated Meepits.
Ah! You look like a reasonable person. Perhaps we can talk.
I am Tylix. I was a student of Margoreth... but I haven't seen her in some time. I think she's somewhere else in this accursed dungeon. I myself have been trapped in this... well I guess it's a classroom.
It's hard to say... there isn't much in here aside from the table and chairs. I found a few dusty old books, though... biology texts. I'm not much of a scholar yet, I'm still learning... but I was able to make out a few words. The books talked about `experimenting' and `new kinds.' I get the impression they were creating new creatures here, though I haven't found where they might have done that -- everything I've seen down here has been old classrooms, except for the garden outside that corridor.
That's what I thought when I saw it. Yes, it's an underground garden, right outside the hall. Grass, plants, ponds, walkways... it's amazing. I don't know how they got all those plants to grow, and keep growing for all this time, without sunlight! That would be amazing to learn, wouldn't it? There might be something in the big hall beyond the garden, but I'm a bit frightened to go over there.
I've heard some... strange sounds coming out of there. Ever since that I haven't left this classroom. I even once glimpsed a... monster. I mean a REAL monster, who makes these knights and pygmies running around look like nothing. He was huge, and wielding a great glowing staff.
You defeated that brute? Excellent. Maybe now I can find a way out of here. Assuming these warriors and pygmies get out of the way. There always seem to be more and more of them roaming about.
Yes, more. Every day I've been down here, their numbers have increased. It's a miracle they haven't found me yet. I don't know where they're all coming from, though I overheard one of them talking once. He said something about `the lake' and `growing new ones', but I've never seen any lake down here... though if they can keep plants alive for hundreds of years with no sunlight, I've no doubt they could make an underground lake if they had to!