Lux said defiantly "I won't spoil any military secrets!"
"I don't care about those! No, what I do care about is... What do you eat?" the guard asked.
"Ummm..." Lux started, mostly out of confusion "The uhhh..."
"What is your culture like? How long do your people live?" he continued rapid-firing the questions, yet his dead-serious tone didn't change "Do your people use stones for currency? Do your people know the concept of love?"
This is one chatty Crystal... she thought to herself.
"I um...well wish ask for your aid. You see these humans and other aliens have control of the galaxy but there is a war of their own humans who wish to destroy all other alien life. They created a powerful weapon that could wipe everything out."
"I also learned the truth of the metal eaters, they pose no threat to us, they in fact were created by us, they see us as their creators still after all this time"
The old Crystal looked to the side and tapped his cane several times "Enough... I do not care much for the petty squabbles going on outside this sector. I'm just an old man conducting a survey of one of our old worlds."
He gestured towards a large table where several small liquid metal shapes flowed about inside crystalline prisons. One of them formed into a spiky creature with glowing red eyes only to then turn back into a puddle and keep flowing within its containment.
"We're very much aware of the origins of the Metal-eaters. We created them to serve our needs, then we went to destroy them when they overstepped their bounds."
Another Crystal approached the two and started with "Doctor Newar, the results of..." "Chulet, we've got a guest from our early history here."
Newar looked to Ruwen "Residents... they think they know everything once the leave the Academy..."