A short while later, Carson emerges from his place of business looking for you. By this time, Xenn and Patrick have returned from their walk about town. Finding you all loitering around, he beckons to you. "I got something for you to look at. You all being from the vault and all."
You follow the older man back into the inn and he leads you to a storeroom off to one side on the main room. Inside you see that Carson has acquired a broken down protectron robot. From you knowledge of living in the Vault, these robots were sold during the pre-war by RoboCorp, and were often used as protection and menial tasks.
Carson begins his explanation, "I bought this bucket of bolts from a passing caravan a few years ago, hoping to get the thing up and running. I figured I could use it as a greeter and a bit of protection. I got one Darrel and one of the other old timers to take a look at it, and see about fixing it up, but they didn't much luck." Opening a panel on the protection, Carson gestures to the insides. "See here, best we can tell is that this board here is fried, and that it possible needs a robot specific fusion battery to jump start it."
Standing aside, Casron continues "Now a couple weeks ago, one of the local scavengers was out by one the old shopping centers about a half-day's walk from here. He reported said he found another one things in it's charging station at an old supermarket. The problem is with the current bandit problem, no one is willing to risk heading out there to check it out and see if they scave spare parts. I'm not some young strapping lad myself, and I have an inn to run, so I can't go myself. That's were you all come in."
The old man says with a twinkle in his eyes."I'll pay you 5days room and board, as well as food if you all go out there and get the spare parts. Even give you a night and a meal as down payment. What do you say?"
asks Carson hopefully.