FROM THE JOURNAL OF LUCAS REMUS NOBLE
May 9, 1892
SUBJECT: How the Jahlcian Rippers Came to Be
My good friend & colleague Dr. Arthur Kintobor read my entry on the Jahlcian Rippers and asked me to tell him more about their origins, so I obliged and decided to also write their origins into my journal.
Many years ago, the Jahlcian was more or less similar to humanity in terms of basic culture, until a religious movement was founded. The move believed that as everything in the universe was connected, they had to reuse everything, from containers to the dead, but the latter obviously presented a problem.
That was, until a scientist named, and you must understand this is the closest I could get their language translated into English, Lkhgfe proposed his idea of the "Scavenger" machine, a robot that could be employed to do basic labor, yet run on the remains of corpses and scrap metal.
So for a long time the Rippers were basic drones, until the Jahlcian government decided to modify them into being surgeons, law enforcement, and coroners. So they were upgraded with better parts, higher level A.I, and a brainwave scanner to detect if someone had done a crime.
A while back, a Jahlcian spaceship had been flying above the planet, and due to the cargo inside I assume it was a cargo ship, perhaps to make some trades on a neighboring planet. But the ship ended up crash landing in the River Thames, the cause apparently a meteor shower which breached the hole and damaged the engines. Any organic survivors of the crash would have suffocated, since my studies suggest that the Jahlcians breath a mixture of ammonia, nitrogen, and sulfuric gases instead of the oxygen that makes up this planet.
A Jahlcian Scavenger, now called a "Ripper", seemed to have used the crew to fix itself and then left the ship, coming onto shore and hiding out in the sewers. As for what it did next, well... the rest you know.