The party takes a rest on the bridge after their encounters. Before they rest Bumble receives a shock of some sort from Goredard and begins to feel little flickers of memory. While he sleeps Bumble has dreams of his childhood and parents. He remembers a happy time playing and sees glimpses of both his parents. The woodsman speaks with the Talex a bit more but learns nothing useful. Testing out his new phasing control Gerard phases out a bit too far and is unable to fully solidify himself for the rest of the session.
Leaving the bridge the party discovers the large dark space is now light up dimly and looks like the open inside cavity of a huge animal. There is a large orifice in one wall that they fly the moth through. The travel down a tunnel and encounter another closed orifice that does not open for them. Returning to the large cavern they land and explore a very large metallic rectangle resting on the floor of the open area. Unable to find a way inside they abandon the object and return to the moth production area. The drones have cleaned up the area some and built 3 more moths. They explore the idea of bringing a moth through the gateway but the wings extend far beyond the gateway radius so they abandon the idea.
They dial the address gleaned from the gate and return to the place that Gigerotta came from. They find themselves in a mossy forest that is marshy in areas and dominated by reddish twisting vines in many areas. They follow Gigerotta and encounter a few others of her clan that are living in a dense vine snarl for shelter. They are directed by the group to a place where the “bad people” are located that have attacked them previously. The woodsman navigates them through the dense forest to a tall metallic tower to the west of the stargate.
Goredard scouts ahead and finds the tower is being circled by large flying blades. They send a blue drone toward the entrance in the tower it is encircled by the 3 blades, a light from the tower shines down on it and a robotic voice is heard from the tower. The drone continues to walk and is quickly cut down. Goredard and Cook sneak inside the tower. Bumble is discovered trying to reach the tower by the blades and they encircle him. The woodsman jumps from cover and activates his visual displacer to distract the blades. Two blades attack the woodsman but are mislead by the visual displacer and smash into each other doing severe damage to themselves. Bumble and the woodsman make it safely inside the tower and the blades take up a spinning position blocking the entrance.
Inside the tower they find a blue beam of light in the center of the single tall narrow and otherwise empty room. Goredard throws a stick into the light and it floats upward. He then steps in the light and floats to the second floor where he encounters and robotic form that immediately fires at him. Cook leaps into the light and travels to the upper floor to assist. As the woodsman tries to enter the light he encounters another robot dropping down the light and is forced to jump back as the robot lands in the middle of the beam barring the path. Goredard and Cook take out the robot on the upper floor and then look to aiding the woodsman and Bumble on the lower floor who are having a little bit of trouble. The woodsman steps in front of Bumble as he throws an energy sphere causing the woodsman to turn quickly raking Bumble with his weapon. The woodsman is a little off his game after that, but they together are able to take out the remaining robot.
Ascending the tower again and they find 4 robot docking ports on the 2nd floor and on the 3rd floor observation windows with augmented reality interfaces and zoom enhancement capability. They utilize the observation tower and Goredard finds a town he figures to be only a full day’s journey away. Goredard also gets the idea to strip out some of the equipment from the robots to fashion a converter for Bumble’s port to the robot docking interface.