Rod and Kauvara watched as the REAL Edna picked herself off the ground, muttering curses as she headed in the direction of the Spooky Petpet Shop with a dingy, wicker basket clutched in her hands.
"I'll go stop her." The Techo says to the Kau. "You go for the Brain Tree." He runs off into the distance, leaving Kauvara to head northwest. He didn't have to travel far. Before long, he was at the base of the Brain Tree, it's oakwood base and orange head towering above him. Bright red eyes gleamed at him in the darkness.
"I need my question answered..." A deep, rough voice booms. The Kau pulls the Brain Ice Cream out, then places it inside of the macabre plant's mouth. The mouth twists shut, chewing the ice cream joyfully before breaking into a full smile. "Why this is my favorite! How did you know? Nevermind that! Please tell me, sir, what you would prefer as a suitable reward for the completion of my quest."
"Brains a la Tree, if you'd be so kind." Kauvara says politely.
"Very well! Now for the quest. Bruce Gelert died a long time ago, and I need to know where, and when, for my records. You must go and find this information out. Return to me within 0 hours and 53 mins, and I shall give you your prize."
The Kau immediately started running towards the Esophagor, he knew he'd have the answer for him. Luckily the guy wasn't far off.
"II AMMM HUNGGRRYYY..... feeed mmeee annndd I wwilll reeewwaardd yoouu...." The blueish, red eyed mass requested.
"Sure I will find you food." Kauvara tells him.
"Thhhaannkk yoou foorr heellppinggg...I neeedd 1 moorree ffoodss.. 1 hour(s) and 16 minute(s). Please hurry!!!" The creature announces, as he holds a picture of a Festering Coffee.
The Kau pulls out the shop wiz and buys some for 1, 250 NPS, then he feeds it to the Esophagor.
"MMMMMMMMmmmmmm Nowww essoophagorr happy!!!!
The Esophagor says 'Bruce Gelert dieeddd innn thhee yeeear 26 BN. Geett mee morre foodd anndd I wwiill telll yoou thee pllaaceee..."
Now he could answer one of the Brain Tree's questions! Quickly he started the quest again.
"Thhhaannkk yoou foorr heellppinggg...I neeedd 3 moorree ffoodss.. 1 hour(s) and 36 minute(s). Please hurry!!!" This time he needed Pumpkin Pot Pie, Snotty Ghost Toast, and a Box of Skull Truffles. As fast he could, he made the purchases. Again feeding them to the blubbering mass.
"MMMMMMMMmmmmmm Nowww essoophagorr happy!!!!"
The Esophagor says, "Bruce Gelert dieeddd iinn The Haunted Woods."
Finally! He went back to the Brain Tree and submitted his answers.
"Thank you, you are correct!" The Voice booms as it gives him the Brains a la Tree and 1754 NPs. As soon as the prizes were in his hands, he pulled out a half made Strange Potion, removed the lid and placed the gourmet dish inside. Immediately the liquid absorbed the dish, then he watched as it turned silver. He began running again, this time he was going towards the Spooky Petpet Shop where he had last seen his friend go after the witch.
"Leave me be, you braindead moron!"
"Please ma'am! If you'd wait just one more second. He's bringing back your payment."
Kauvara clambered up the path to see Rod alongside Edna, at the entrance to the shop. The Techo was blocking her from going inside by holding his limbs out. He signaled to the Techo and Rod looked at him in utter relief as he pointed to the Kau. "There he is ma'am. Told you he would come."
Edna's glaring face turned around to see Kauvara, with the potions in his arms. She gave a small huff as she came to stand in front of him.
"Finally decided to pay me back, have you?"
"Yes ma'am! Sorry it took this long, but I'm afraid I forgot." The Kau answered honestly. She snatched the potions from his hold, then handed him the basket on her hip.
"Then I won't be needing this then. Your Slorg is inside it, no worries. We're done here fellas." She told them as she left, headed in the direction of her tower.
Kauvara popped open the lid to the basket to see the Slorg, and lifted it up to hug it.
"How are you going to fix them?" Rod asked, he felt happy they'd gotten the little guy back finally, but there were still questions burning in the back of his mind.
"I think in time, I could come up with a cure. Until that happens though, they will live with me. It's the least I can do." The Kau said thoughtfully. "I also want to say thank you Rod, you've proven yourself to be a great friend."
"Anytime! This is will be an awesome story to share with the tavern folk won't it?" Rod laughed and with that, they began their lengthy journey to return home, their newest friend in tow...