“Well... What kind of help?” You say, approaching the bears. They greet you with a wretched tale of oppression, highlighted by a genocide of gummy meltings that makes your blood boil.
“It’s easy,” says the Orange bear, in conclusion. “All we need you to do is create a distraction at the West side of the Castle, so King Kandy and his Gingerbread Guards will be drawn to it. Then, we exploit the weakness of the East Gate. It’s got a gummy base.” He raised one gummybrow knowingly.
“Won’t that hurt you?”
“We have a plan, I can't say more than that.”
“Do you have a distraction in mind?”
“Nope. It’s dealer’s choice.” He draws a brief map of the Candy Castle in the soft ginger-sponge-cake of the riverbed. “You just need to draw everyone here,” he marks an X, “This is the Molasses Swamp. If you can get the guards here, they will start sticking to the toffee cake ground. But, be you have to be careful. No one who gets sucked into the Molasses Swamp has ever come out again. It's guarded by Gloppy, and he's a foul beast. We've lost gummies to his appetite before.”
“Don’t worry about me, I'm not made of gummy. And, I have an idea,” you say, running your thumb across the lighter in your pocket. “I just need to get something...”