She pulls some preserved fruits and salted piece of meat out of the barrels and sets they on a tray. She turns around and stops when she sees you, then her headset sparkles in the torchlight again.
"Oh, silly me. I forget to tell master that I had the chair made especially for him. That rotten old couch is only fit for a slave to sit in.">>424068
You could try setting the heart into the green gem. Of course, you would need to cut a few more green gems and fasten them together because the heart is silight bigger than the grreen gem.>>424069>Sawdust
"I live to serve, Master."
One of the other carpenters steps away from the bed and pops his back.
"She has learned very well, Crunch. I hope you don't mind, but we have been teaching her to use her claws as detailing tools.">Hunter
You find your squad watching as two members each try to hit each other while avoiding the paws of the other one. One of them leaves the group when you enter the barracks.
"Hello, boss. Have you come to train us or help you find members for another squad?">>424070
You have all the mechanisms you need: levers, gears, locks, etc. You could use chains if you wanted, but gears hidden inside the earth and attached to the bridge could let it be raised as well.
"Master, the books you gave me to read say the first thing we should do is find a place to keep the lever that will raise and lower the bridge. If you will pardon me for suggesting things, but I have heard there will be a barracks overlooking the bridge area. Placing the lever there may be a good idea."
She bows her head and hoofs at the ground apologetically.
"Any place out of sight of the bridge would be good though, so long as invaders can't reach it."