I looked around the grotto and contemplated my fate. Turned into a merman and set to guard against "Plunderers" until someone else could be found, and when that person would be found, I'd be killed. Great.
What plunderers would want was beyond me. I didnt see anything worth anything in this little cave, and I doubted people could swim down this far to get here anyway.
"We're closer to the surface than you think." Said one of the mermaids, she'd read my thoughts. "If you swim out that tunnel, then you will see the land where the humans live." I frowned, but ignored her mental intrusion, instead choosing to flip around a little clumsily in the water and swim towards the tunnel she indicated.