Poor gang. It seems Kyro and a few others went out for a simple walk on the beach and ran into some of those rubber kelp floating seeds. Upon approaching, they exploded and coated the entire group in latex... and it's slowly working them over.
Forge takes surfing time quite seriously And soon Forge will bond with Kyro and give him many continuous days of surfing. Will Kyro's sanity hold up under the enslavement? Did he ever have sanity to begin with? Time will tell!
Poor new rubber orca slaves. I'm sure they'll learn to like it soon enough.