Yix is the Acting High Technocrat of Popsprocket (normally the Head of Maintenance), and one of the few gnomes standing against the army of Cyklon robots.
Yix: I'm glad that you're here, <Character>. I will not rest until our city is ours again.
<Yix's random quests are coming very soon!>
Yix: With your help, we'll win Popsprocket back from those robotic monsters yet!
Yix: Oh good! You have questioning! Ask anything that you want!
- Who are you?
Yix: I am Yix, acting High Technocrat of Popsprocket.
Yix: Our normal High Technocrat has fled the town along with most of the other residents and researchers.
Yix: So have the other 37 people ahead of me in the chain of command...
Yix: Actually, I'm the head of manteinance normally but this is my home and I won't abandon it!
Yix: I'm not much of a fighter but I know every project underway in Popsprocket...
Yix: And if one of the nozzles is clogged in the soup machines, I'm the gnome for the job!
Yix: You've never seen a gnome before? What do you do with your time?
Yix: Gnomes are similiar to dwarves physically... we're a little shorter and not as stocky, but our brains couldn't work more differently.
Yix: Gnomes are impossibly curious. Naturally inquisitive minds make us excellent researchers, engineers and inventors.
Yix: Sadly our curiosity tends to lead a lot of us to... unusual ends. Did you know that more than 70% of all gnomes die in mechanical explosions?
Yix: Popsprocket is our main city in this part of the Lore but gnomes aren't afraid of travelling. We have camps and towns all over the Lore.
Yix: We may not be the tallest race but you'll find that most of us are as loyal and fearless as we are curious!
Yix: You're almost always in good company if you have a gnome for a friend.
Yix: Popsprocket is the main gnomish city in this part of the world. It is a center for research, scientific and technomagical study.
Yix: Most of the residents are gnomes but we are open to all races who wish to further the cause of understanding.
Yix: Not too long ago we have a human inventor studying us but he turned his back on us when he dedicated his life to dentistry.
Yix: You may wonder why the city is flying. Well, the Aeris Battlespire came to us when they wanted to become a floating city.
Yix: A team of researchers found that heating Ahzite ore gives us anti-gravity properties... but they went a little overboard.
Yix: Now we have to keep Popsprocket chained down or we'll fly off into space. Wouldn't that be fun?! But we're not prepared yet.
Yix: Mechagius Balthar... That wease! He was a low level researcher here in town only a few weeks ago.
Yix: He was doing grunt work for Section 13, mapping the old steam tunnels that worm their way through Popsprocket...
Yix: Suddenly he starts making these robotic minions that he calls his Cyklon Army. These machines are WAY out of his league.
Yix: Personally, I believe that he found the long lost Elemental Orb of Energy.
Yix: The legends say that it was found when Popsprocket was built on the remains of an Ancient Guardian Tower.
Yix: Anyway... With the power of the Energy Orb who knows what kind of calamity that boltbrain might cause!
Yix: The day I sent you the letter asking for your help a few flying eyeballs were seen around town.
Yix: I can't say for sure who was behind these Eyeballs, but if Sepulchure is looking for that orb too...
Yix: ...Then this situation could be even more dire than I first thought. We need to get to work!
BECOME A TECHNOMANCER!
Yix: A working knowledge of gnomish magitech will take lots of studying, <Character>...
Yix: When you're ready to become a Technomancer, I will be proud to have you use some of my inventions... But you're not ready yet.