Chapter 4- Jewelry Heist
I’m sure that, in peacetime, the gardens were as lovely and spacious as Gardon described. Now, hedges had been sliced and burnt through, flowers were trampled in the dirt, and trees laid broken at their trunks, to say nothing of the grass kicked up in clumps and flung behind deep, robotic footprints. Dozens of robotic bodies laid strewn about the gardens, with people buried among some.
Across the grounds, catapults that hadn’t had time to set-up in position were smashed in pieces. The only defenses were atop the outer castle wall we had passed through, as troops manned the cannons and fired at falling robots, while more joined the defense of the wall.
The castle loomed over us as the knight and I neared it. It still stood, untouched, its blue-gray stone impervious and its sea-blue tiled tower tops daring the airships to attack. However, Nega wouldn’t risk blowing the castle to smithereens. He couldn’t, not with the Sol Emerald ins