...when a radio-like sound came out of nowhere: 'Help! Er, you can help, right? I'm stuck inside some sort of mining bot. This is my most desperate hour. Help me Trovian. You're my only hope. Smash some Steambot Drones to free me! We're stuck in a cave, building character through delayed grottofication. Get it? Ha!'
The plucky voice comes through the radio static. 'I guess I'm inside some other mining bot. It's really hard to tell which one from the inside! If you mine some formicite, I might be able to form a sight of where I am! Get it? Did you see what I did there? Say, I like you.'
The voice continues, happily oblivious to your needs, 'Oh! I hear spooky noises. And the lapping waves of the Drowned Worlds. And the echo of caves. Smash some Steambots here and soon I'll be free! And punch their miner buddies for me, would ya? Quick! Let's be pun-ctual about it! They're looking for something!'
'It sure is hot and cramped in here. I'm sure I will survive, but a few ground Crystallized Clouds sure would let me live a bit longer, if I'm lucky enough to be found by you. Seriously, I've got no children either, and how am I supposed to breathe with no heir?'
'I'm in a Steambot Overseer! Right below the brain-bucket. I'm sure of it! You're in the Cursed Skylands anyways, right? Defeat some by chopping them off at the ankles! Haha! No seriously, I'll crawl out the leg-hole and tell you about their plot to find sun shards and enslave the universe.'
'These guys are really on the move. We're in the forest now. Hurry! Smash more Steambot Overseers and I'll be free. I read the manual for how to build these things once. It was riveting! But really, these robots are digging up everything looking for some kind of sun shard. I don't think they'll find it though, because they are pretty shady.'
'Now I remember, I'm in a Gigas Minerbot! They drilled that into me actually, but I found it boring. Sorry, could've saved you some time. Time waits for no man, but I'm a little robot, and I don't want to rust in peace, so maybe we could hang out together after this?'
'Those miners were up all night looking for some kind of sun shard. It never dawned on them where to find them though. We'll find out what they were up to in no time. But I always say that time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Anyways, let's mine our own business for a while'