An Earnest Camp
You enter the camp to see a lot of Crimbo elves piloting mining machinery around, but they're not the jolly (or even the embittered) arbiters of Crimbo you're used to. The whole scene moves with an eerie, mechanical precision, and there's not a jolly song or violent curse word to be heard. They're almost eerily silent.
An elf spots you and approaches. "GREETINGS, ADVENTURER," he says, writhing uncomfortably inside a robot exoskeleton. "WE ARE ELVES. WE WORK IN THE MINE. WE LOVE OUR WORK. WE ABSOLUTELY ARE NOT BEING CONTROLLED THROUGH ROBOTIC IMPLANTS. ALL IS WELL. DO NOT INVESTIGATE FURTHER."
Occurs in The Crimbonium Mining Camp.