I unlocked the machine, and went to talk to Brimstail after the cut scene that reveals the little creatures being spys. The dialogue wasn't the same as the guide, so i talked to the king, and that updated my quest log, and everyones asking me if i killed the creatures. Problem is they are unattackable still. there are also 7 now. 1 in brims cave, front gate, spirit tree, infront of the kings room, in the kings room, top of tree, and the pen. I've tried logging out, and talking to everyone. Any ideas?