"Where we going? Where we going?" - Pipe
"Scavenging." - Salsworth
"The usual? Alright, boss!" - Pipe
Salsworth the human scientist and Pipe the mole are an unlikely duo that work together to bury their opponents while digging up treasures for themselves. Salsworth uses technology shoots up those in their path and makes the most of what he can get. With his self-made gun, he can fire Scraps
to knock back enemies and scrounge up more pocket money. These extra funds are primarily spent on items that he can further Upgrade
, making his arsenal more powerful and unique. Meanwhile, Pipe enthusiastically follows him around as she provides the team some much needed damage and disables until they get stacked. As a subterranean animal, Burrow
lets her litter the battleground with Holes, simultaneously creating a deadly labyrinth for enemies to tread and a tunnel network for them to engage and escape with. As a kleptomaniac, she may rumage through and steal items with Ransack
in order to expand their combat options. Despite relying on cheap tactics and not being too formidable on their own, good Scavengers know that results are all that matter in the end.
Ganker, Disabler, Support, Escape, Nuker
18 + 2.4
Agility: 21 + 2.8
24 + 2.8
28 - 35
LoreYears ago, a band of desperate biologists embarked on a journey to the Scintillant Waste. With their research funds dwindling, they decided to risk their lives in order to discover any new species they could find in the vast desert for fame and money. Among this crew was Salsworth, not a biologist by trade but acted as their technology expert. Weeks came and went without any result which slowly corroded their morale. The breaking point was reached when a particularly devastating sandstorm hit their camp, with an imposing arachnid creature at its center. As it ravaged and slew one scientist after another, only Salsworth managed to escape in the chaos.
Without advanced machines nor companions, he had only his wits to survive in the wild. Scavenging through wreckages and abandoned buildings to create water distillers and weapons, Salsworth roamed the lands in isolation. Months passed before he finally met humans in the form of a travelling caravan, though he rejected their offer for dinner. By that point, he had unknowingly become committed to the lone scavenger lifestyle.
One day while sleeping in the Riftshadow Ruins, his rest was disturbed by the sound of his bag shuffling. Pulling out his personal firearm, the culprit was revealed to be a mole that was native to the site. When it spoke, he was taken aback in surprise. Introducing herself as Pipe, she offered to work for him in exchange for sparing her life. Though he rejected her proposal as well, she would keep eagerly insisting despite him already agreeing to just freely let her live. It was clear that all she desired was companionship (And some trinkets to collect). Finally, Salsworth accepted the deal if only because of how useful her talents are when it comes to scavenging. But deep down, perhaps he wanted to be sociable again. Even if it had to start with a talking mole.