Update 57: The Moon

You've seen this already.
♪ The Spirit Dais ♪

Adan's time to shine has finally come.
♪ Fódlan Winds ♪

Mm... Not the best start, Claude.

♪ Guardian of Starlight ♪

Leicester forever.

Is what I'd rhyme if I was actually Leicester forever.
♪ Words to Believe In ♪

Wait. What?! Are you really our new homeroom professor?
Is that true? You aren't quite what I had pictured... Oh! Sorry! I didn't mean that the way it sounded.
I was sure you'd be roped into joining the knights!
Don't tell me. You chose this class just to get to know me better, right? I'm flattered, really. Heh, whoops. Now that you're our professor, maybe I should choose my words more carefully.
I don't mind.
Oh? Well, then! Since we're pretty close in age and all, I suppose formalities aren't all that necessary.
One must truly marvel at the exceptionality of this appointment. Becoming a teacher to students almost the same age as yourself. How...unusual. I've heard you are a skilled mercenary, but I cannot shake my discomfort at your new position.
Are you really as strong as they say? Let's see your biceps! I bet I've packed on more muscle than you!
I doubt that. Apparently our new professor was personally recommended by Alois, one of the knights.
As far as skill goes, I saw it with my own eyes. What's more, Teach here is the child of the most renowned former captain of the Knights of Seiros.
I heard! There's no way a child of the captain isn't worthy. It's simply not possible.
The captain? Who are you talking about?
Captain Jeralt, of course! The most notable captain of the Knights of Seiros and a peerless mercenary.
He's not that well known...
Hmph! It doesn't matter what you think of him. Captain Jeralt deserves nothing but respect.
Hm. Well, after working as a mercenary alongside a father figure such as he, I have high hopes for our professor.
Just because someone is special doesn't mean their children are special too, Lysithea. Assuming that a child is going to be exceptional just because of their lineage is a bad idea. Don't you agree, Marianne?
Huh! Oh... Um, yes. I suppose so.
Well, we can find out for ourselves in battle. I can't wait to see what tactics you've learned from the captain.
A battle? Shouldn't we have a welcome party or something first? I'll get the meat!
How savage. I propose a nice conversation over tea instead. I am more than willing to procure some high-quality leaves.
Tea? You can't get to know someone over tea. If there's no meat involved, it's not a party!
Your common sensibilities are grating to my noble ears. Please quiet yourself.
Sorry for the bickering, Teach. As you can see, the Golden Deer House is a rowdy bunch. We're not especially unified. You'll find nobles and commoners alike here. Those who are dedicated to their studies alongside slackers.
But, hey, that just makes your life more exciting, right? I really hope you're looking forward to the year ahead as much as I am.

I mean, Claude, you call the Golden Deer rowdy, but that's no less chaotic than my first meeting with the Black Eagles.
♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

Adan's academy uniform is very sharp, I'm sure you'll agree.

Anyway, we're on New Game+ now! I know I said I wouldn't be doing that in Update 0, but, well, circumstances changed.

In New Game+, you can spend renown to unlock things you gained in previous playthroughs. Most importantly, right at the outset, is professor level. Instantly going to A+ before you've done the initial quests is a waste of 500 renown, though, since you're guaranteed to be at E+ by the end of the day if you're doing everything right.

Also, if you're wondering where all my renown suddenly came from, you get 10k renown per run you've completed across the entire game, up to a maximum of 5 of these bonuses.

So, of course, wasting 500 renown is what I did. I wasn't that great at budgeting my renown on this run, I've never done NG+ before.

You can also pay 400 renown per rank to regain support ranks you gained in previous runs.

Also, you can pay 500 renown to make a unit master a class immediately, which gives them any abilities and combat arts the class learns upon mastering. It does not unlock the class early, though.

Also, you can pay 1000 renown a piece to get a crest sign for a given crest. Crest signs are odd little items. You might think they're equipment, but they aren't—a unit merely needs to have one in their inventory for them to have the chance to activate. Their activation chance is 1/4 what a major version of that crest's would be, or 1/2 of a minor version's. For example, the Crest of Fraldarius has a 40% chance to activate for a major version, but the sign version only has a 10% chance. Oh, and units who do not have crests innately can hold a Crest Sign to negate the 10 HP drain after combat from using Relics. Crest Signs also count for activating bonuses for specific types of crest—for example, a unit holding a Crest Sign of Fraldarius will be given Aegis and Pavise by the Aegis Shield.

You start automatically with a number of crest signs. Some are given based on what run this New Game+ is just coming off of, and they're...roughly based on the units you started with on the last run. In this run, we start with the following crest signs:
You're always given crest signs for the crests of the Four Apostles (Aubin, Chevalier, Noa, Timotheos), plus Ernest and Macuil.

Crest signs aren't worth spending renown on, but I did it anyway. I want to slap my past self. That was 11k renown down the drain!

And now, the biggest gameplay renown sink: rebuying skill levels. You can pay 500 renown per rank to increase a unit's skill level, capping out at whatever max they've reached in that skill before.

Here's another waste: rocketing a skill level to S when you can very easily get that unit to a C rank (if they don't have a strength) or a B rank (if they do). Again, I don't really learn how to spend my renown wisely until Crimson Flower, irritatingly. So now it's Chapter 1 and Lysithea already has Dark Magic Range +1. And Dark Spikes Τ. And Hades Ω.

Also, I got 10k extra renown from picking up my Cindered Shadows completion reward.

This is an extra big waste, even if battalions do carry over from your previous run.

At least I can justify this by wanting to get her Movement +1 before the run is over.

Aaaaaaaagh this hurts to watch!

Mercifully, I reset the game and undid some of the more ridiculous purchases, such as Reason A for Marianne, buying professor level A+ without even getting E+ first, and buying all of the crest signs. Blowing 20k renown by Chapter 1 is still unconscionable, though. I'm leaving my folly in here as an example of what not to do.

As a fragile maiden, I'm useless in battle. I'll just cheer everyone on instead!

The Golden Deer House isn't exactly what you'd call an elite group just yet, so you may want to whip everyone into shape with some extra training. After all, competition is only fun if you win. To that end, I'd better prepare as well.

Here at the monastery, I have had many great learnings from many great people. I am hopeful to have learnings from you too. As forever, I will do my best trying!

Enjoy the thrill of anticipation while it lasts. Soon you'll wish you had chosen to lead our house instead.

Joking, of course.

I knew that before the first day of class. Those people are simply exhausting.

I'm Ignatz, in case you forgot. I'm looking forward to learning from you.

♪ No music ♪

Like I said in the thread, Part 1 will be heavily abridged in the Verdant Wind run. I won't be showing the actual battle aside from levels gained during it.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

Well, you'll be our commander, that much is for sure. Just don't screw it up and everything'll be great. Got it, Teach?
Leave it to me.
Right. I'll do whatever I can to help too. I mean, I'm kind of obligated to. For example! If I add a little something to their food to upset their stomachs...
Don't even think about it.
Yeah, yeah, wink, wink. I read you. You can't officially condone that sort of thing, right? But say, hypothetically speaking, students from the other houses started racing to the infirmary... As far as anyone knows, it could just be a harmless little stomach bug making the rounds.

Claude, I can't believe you would stoop to such crooked schemes to gain the advantage. Have you no honor?
If that was really my scheme, I wouldn't be talking about it out in the open. I'm afraid you'll have to wait until our battle to see what's really in store.
It's irrelevant anyhow. Whatever you have planned won't save you from a crushing defeat.
She has a point. Still, I'm rather eager to see what sort of schemes that mind of yours conjures up.
You heard 'em, Teach. We can't let these fine folks down.
It will be a fair fight.
Heh, of course. A fair fight, as all fights are. Good one, Teach. Play innocent now so they won't see it coming.

While I am pleased that you are taking the initiative to acquaint yourself with the students, I'm afraid it's about time for the faculty strategy meeting.
I'm sorry, Professors. It's about time I returned to my training anyway. Claude. Edelgard. Until we meet again on the battlefield, farewell.
I look forward to assessing your abilities. I hope you don't disappoint.

♪ Fódlan Winds ♪

Raphael will never be fast, so I'm going to do my best to make him a big meaty man.

Leonie's going to be one of my prime bow users for the rest of the LP, not just this run, so she gets the snowmelt drop and moonstone.

...What the fuck?

Ugh. Please tell me you're not going to be like this for the rest of the run, Leonie.

Well, if you're only going to get two stats...


♪ Words to Believe In ♪

I'm glad we won.
I've been anticipating that magic moment when your tactics and my schemes entwined, and you did not disappoint. That composed expression you always sport like a permanent mask is a perfect complement to my ruthless schemes. That's a joke, of course. Mostly.

I noticed that too! We just did what you told us, and we won! I love it!
As expected from a child of the former captain of the knights. Thank you for today, Professor. I have much to consider.
I never doubted that our professor would be amazing! It was way too obvious. Don't you agree, Marianne?
Huh? Me? Oh, um, yes. Of course. Well done, Professor.
Captain Jeralt taught his child well. It would have been more of a surprise had our professor proved lacking.
Don't you think it's a bit harsh to give Jeralt all of the credit, Leonie? In any case, it's clear that we only won because of our new mentor's guidance.
A mercenary's wisdom and techniques are forged in battle. Those are the sorts of things you can only learn through experience. Right, Teach? But more importantly, it's time to celebrate our victory! Teach here has yet to try my well renowned home cooking.

♪ Tactics ♪

Our students have been learning about combat through study, but this is a precious opportunity to provide them with practical experience. The knights will support your mission and are prepared to offer their assistance if necessary. In short, this is no mock battle. You must be prepared for anything. You will receive a message from the knights when it is time to depart. Until then, use your time wisely.
More bandits? Not very original, Teach.
Not interested?
Well, as long as you're with us, at least things won't be boring. In fact... It may take a turn for the interesting. And with that, I take my leave to make my final preparations.

There's a second part to this scene, as you may remember, but I'm skipping it for the sake of brevity. There's no difference in it between the routes.
♪ The Forgotten ♪

Wait a minute... Ah, got it. You're that new professor, aren't you? I suppose that means I have to let you pass. I guess...welcome to Abyss! This town is full of rough-and-toughs, so watch your back down here.

You don't strike me as the thief or merchant type. I don't owe you money, do I?
No, I'm a professor.
Ah, you're that new teacher everyone's been yapping about. And yet...you look younger than me. Weird.
The name's Balthus. Formerly of the Alliance.
Now, what happens if we try to recruit Balthus?

Look, I get it. You're the new professor. You've got a lot on your plate. You need backup? I'm your guy. Fine, you've talked me into it! But I'm gonna need you to sweeten the deal, if you catch my drift...
I would appreciate your help.
Beautiful! Now, about that sweetening...
I'll need to attend your classes whenever the mood strikes. I get bored from time to time, all cooped up.

Well, that was easy! The Ashen Wolves's only recruiting requirement is that you have finished the CS chapter that unlocks them.

If you're gonna ask me for help on the surface, it better be real important. I try not to go up there unless I absolutely have to.

Oh yeah, renown investment in Abyss also carries over in NG+.

Have we met before?
Nah. Even here, people have been talking about you. Not that the gossip got everything right. I heard you were beautiful, but obviously that was an exaggeration.
Let's recruit her!

I've got time, but I don't want to spend it all serving the church. Don't make that face. Fine, fine. I'll back you up.
I would appreciate your help.
Yeah, sure thing. You know, I've never really had a teacher before. And it'll be my first time at the Officers Academy. Sounds like fun.


By the way, odd time to mention it, but I'm recruiting all of the Ashen Wolves on all of the runs from here on out.

I'd prefer not to visit the surface, if I can help it. I don't wanna run into any knights.
I don't exactly blame you.

A visitor from above, perhaps? With what purpose?
I'm just looking around.
I'm sure I must have misheard you. Either that, or you haven't the slightest inkling of where you are.
Oh...but of course. You must be the new teacher specially appointed by Lady Rhea. That is it, yes?
Rumors have been flying underground about you. Well, then! I am Constance von Nuvelle.
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Ahaha!

Then rejoice, for you have the aid of a Nuvelle! You did come seeking my aid, yes? Hopefully with something befitting my station.
I would appreciate your help.
An assignment for the Officers Academy? How splendid! I was a former attendee there myself, you know. I shall be a model of grace in my duties.

I prefer not to be aboveground during the day when I can help it. Unless there are storm clouds above.

Unless you've been sent here under someone's orders. In which case, I'll happily show you a good time. Heh heh...
I'd heard about Abyss, so I came to find it.
Well, I do like people with a healthy curiosity. You are aware of how dangerous it is down here, yeah?
Hmm... You're that mercenary turned professor, aren't you? The one who showed up at the monastery kinda recently. Yeah, you're the one I've heard so much about. Well, I guess it's fine you're here, then. You can call me Yuri. You'll want to remember that, if you ever come down here again.

Yuri's the one who normally has the "talk to that mysterious teacher guy" quest.

Sure, sure, why not. But I don't do anything for free.
In exchange, let me attend the lectures you give those noble kids, yeah?
I would appreciate your help.
It's a deal. Come on by whenever you need me.
If you're wondering why I won't come up to you, it's because I've got people to watch over in Abyss.

And that's all four.

I'll be helping you out now, but just so you know, my life is still down here. If you can't find me in the classroom on the surface, you'll likely find me here instead.

Each of the Ashen Wolves comes with an Abyssian exam pass for free. Four of them is probably more than I'll ever need.

They had to have known the knights would be after them the moment they entered the monastery's turf. Fine by me, though. I'm raring for some real combat experience. Any chance to grow is a good thing.

Reminder that, when you're playing as Adan, the correct response to Dorothea telling you her underclothes got blown away is to say you'll tell Manuela.

I'm...not very confident. I'm afraid I'll just hold everyone else back. I should probably stay behind for this one. Or help plan the attack instead.

Another thing New Game+ introduces: the ability to enter the Holy Tomb from the amiibo Gazebo.
♪ A Lonely Figure ♪

You can pick up a lot of valuable stuff in here—including stat boosters. Energy drops and the like, not the stuff you get at the greenhouse.

Sothis is also here...

Talking to her unlocks a NG+ only mechanic, the Sothis Shield. Once per battle, Adan can spend his turn on giving all of our units +7 Res—the same buff as a pure water or Ward, essentially.

Told you there's full stat boosters here.
♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

Such a shame you aren't leading our class...

I've heard your class is hunting thieves. That mission is very different from the one we were given.

Did you miss supports? I sure did.

Claude/Lorenz C.
♪ Spiderweb ♪

Well, if it isn't Lorenz!
Yes, it is. Try not to sound so affronted. And you're just whimsically wandering the monastery grounds again, I suppose?
Oh, naturally. After all, I really do adore the Garreg Mach Monastery.
No, I think not. That impish look on your face does not suggest innocence. You are up to something.
Lorenz, control yourself. Let's not start throwing around baseless accusations. It's not proper. This monastery is packed with a thousand years of history. Well, five years shy of a thousand, if we're going for accuracy. Those pillars, these walls, even the floor... They've all seen more than we can possibly imagine. Our distant ancestors may have walked these very halls. Doesn't that excite you?
Perhaps, if this were a discussion about art. But I'm afraid walls and floors are not sufficiently interesting to hold my attention.
Nor will they suffice to distract me from what is plainly suspicious about you. House Riegan was on the brink of collapse until they suddenly revealed you as their legitimate heir. That was only a year ago. Where were you before then? Are you even a true heir to House Riegan?
If I weren't truly of House Riegan descent, how do you imagine I acquired my Crest?
A Crest is insufficient! I am referring to your noble disposition—or lack thereof!
Well, that's what I came here to hone, after all. I can only hope that you will assent to instruct me in the art of snobbery, Professor Lorenz!
I do not think you grasp the significance of the responsibility you bear. Do you even know what it means to lead the Leicester Alliance? I take no pleasure in saying this, but much of the chaos in our ranks right now is due to the failings of House Riegan's leadership.
I intend to set things right. And once I expose you for the fraud you are, and reclaim my rightful place, that is precisely what I will do. To be blunt...it would have been better had you never shown your face here.

Sheesh, that guy. He just can't be reasoned with.

♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

Talk about a bad first impression.

Raphael/Leonie C.
♪ A Gentle Breeze ♪

Sorry to be a pain, but could you help me out?
I'm happy to help! Where'd you go to get all this stuff?
Well, first it was just the cloth scraps from the tailor, and then it was the used oil from a restaurant in town... After that, it was the books the scholars didn't know what to do with. I mean, that was just on the way.
Whoa. It sounds like you did a lot of running around today.
It wasn't so bad! I just figured it would save time if I did it all in one trip.
You planned all that out? Impressive! What are you gonna do with all the stuff you got?
The scraps will be good for dish cloths, and I can make soap from the oil. The books are just to help with my studies.
You really can't let anything go to waste, can you?
Nope. Can't stand the idea.
Who knew you were so thoughtful! I mean, with actual thinking ahead. You're so generous to everyone and always making me food. I never knew how much thought you must put into it!
I cook to relax. And it's nice seeing how enthusiastic you get about eating what I make. Whatever I give away is just the stuff that isn't useful to me. I pick up all sorts of things when I'm in town. Giving things like that to people who need them, or who can actually use them, makes sure they aren't wasted.
That makes sense. You've gotta use up the stuff you've got, after all.
Hey, do you think you're like this because you didn't have much growing up?
I guess times were tough, now that you mention it. The folks in my village definitely aren't rich.
My dad had to go through a lot of trouble to get the recommendations I needed to attend the academy. That doesn't mean I've grown up to be stingy. It just means I don't like to squander. Anyway, enough of that. It's in poor taste to go on about your own hardships.
I've always got time for a meal with a friend. And it so happens I picked up some choice meat today. Why don't we share it?
Now you're speaking my language!

♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

Ignatz/Lysithea C.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

Ignatz—hold still, will you?
Uh, sure?
Your shoes are untied. It looks sloppy. Let me just fix it for you.
Oh! Thank you for letting me know, but really, I'm perfectly capable of tying them myself.
Pfft, clearly that's not the case, otherwise this wouldn't be an issue. Now, hush.
There we go.
You've also got awful bedhead.
What?! But I examined myself in the mirror before leaving my quarters!
It's the back of your head. Quite unkempt. You really should get it together. I mean, really. You're born to a noble-adjacent merchant family, aren't you? You really should be more presentable.
Sorry, Lysithea... You're always so perfectly put together.
In fact I'd say you're perfect in all respects... I don't think I've seen you fail at anything.
Well, consider that if I make even the slightest misstep, everyone will treat me like a child. There's nothing I hate more than that...
I see! Well, I think you're very mature. If anything, you may be overdoing it somewhat. I mean, people treat me like a child sometimes. But I like it, because it reminds me that other people care about me. You know?
No matter how much we stretch, some things are always beyond us. I think it's fine to be vulnerable and ask for help sometimes.
Ignatz, are you really lecturing me about how I conduct myself right now? You're a sheepish, unreliable scatterbrain who can only ever think about what others think of him! Perhaps you should worry about your own maturity before you start questioning mine. Although you certainly look the part of a baby, so maybe that's asking too much. Anyway, I've got things to do, so I'm going to go now.
Uh, Lysithea, wait! Hey!
Outta my way. You're such a child, I swear...

♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

Hilda/Balthus C.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

Slow down, Baltie. You can't be asking for money without so much as a hello. You're kidding, right?
Kidding. Yeah... Thing is, I was deadly serious. I don't joke about matters of gold.
Ugh. Your request is denied. You didn't use to be like this, you know.
I get the feeling you don't mean anything good by that. But come on, I'm the same as I ever was.
No. You used to be dependable. Like that time in the woods near Fódlan's Throat. You remember?
Thinking, thinking... Are you sure that was me?
Yes! Ugh. I had told Holst I wanted to go on a walk in the forest.
Heh, Holst never could tell you "no."
Hm, few can. Anyway, when the three of us got there, a horde of monsters appeared. I started wailing.
Uh-huh, uh-huh. Then what happened?
My brother started hitting one of the beasts with a wooden sword. You hoisted me over your shoulder. Holst told you to get me to safety, even if it killed you. So you ran the whole way from the forest to the estate with me on your back.
Ah! I remember it now. Toughest run of my life. I was so exhausted, I threw up about a month's worth of lunches afterward.
And then you turned right around and started running back. You said, "I've gotta save Holst!"
A good thing too. Holst was moments from winding up in that thing's stomach. Had to slam into it, then Holst and I kept punching till the deed was done! Truly a fight to remember.
It was impressive, especially considering you were just teenagers. When you came back...you were just bruised boys in tattered clothes. But to me, you looked like heroes.
And now, here you are, a scrounger who can hardly open his mouth without nagging me for money.
What happened to that brave little boy who saved me from a monster?
Wow. Way to shame a guy. I feel awful...but I still need gold. Can't live without it in this cruel world.
Oh, come on. We both know that when you have money, you drink or gamble it all away. But I suppose I could ask my brother to help pay off your debts. Get you back on your feet.
Don't you dare speak to Holst about this!
He's a close friend. I'd hate to ruin what we have by borrowing gold.
Oh! But you have no qualms about using his little sister? Figured I'd be an easy mark, is that it? Unbelievable.
That...coulda gone better.

♪ Life at Garreg Mach Monastery ♪

People generally don't like it when you just ask them for money, Balthus.
♪ Corridor of the Tempest ♪

Eh, it'll do.

...Of all the stats you could've gained...

Well, I won't complain about Str.

I will complain about that, though.

Hello, now.

Adan/Ignatz C.
♪ A Gentle Breeze ♪


OK. I've decided on the composition.
That's right, the composition for my next paint— Wait! Professor?!
How long have you been standing there? You haven't been watching me, have you? Uh, no, I misspoke! Did I say painting? I meant to say, uh...
You paint?
Well, I've thought for a while that it might be nice to paint the scenery here.
The contours of that tree, set against the stark shapes of the faraway peaks... Of course, I only paint after I've finished my chores. I'd never put my art before my responsibilities!
My studies are paramount. I shall always uphold my duties as a student of the Officers Academy! Whereas art is...a hobby of mine, you might say. Everyone has hobbies, right? I'm sure you have one.
Nothing comes to mind.
Oh! Well, perhaps it's different for you, Professor. But it's perfectly normal for people to have hobbies.
Reading, for instance. Or fishing, or taking midday naps. For me, it's making art.
Hobbies are healthy! They're a good way of relieving stress. You might consider taking up a hobby, Professor. Anything to clear your mind. Think about it. It's much easier to focus if you're feeling refreshed.
There isn't a rule against hobbies, is there? If you tell me to stop, I'll stop. I shall never again put brush to canvas!
Paint as much as you like.
Really? It's OK for me to paint?
Well... I mean, if you're sure.
But really, it's nothing more than a little diversion. A frivolous pastime.
Um, I think I ought to go back to my quarters now, if it's all the same to you.

♪ No music ♪

I'm kinda jealous of you, Ignatz! I wish I could paint...

Another one!

Adan/Raphael C.
♪ Funny Footsteps ♪

I came to check on you.
Check me out! Are my muscles bulging?
I guess so?
Another day of training and my muscles are ready to burst! Bulging muscles mean strength. I have to be strong if I want to be a proper knight.
And I have to eat if I wanna keep training. Time to feast!
Isn't studying also important for a knight?
Ah, way to hit me where it hurts, Professor.
I know I'll be in big trouble if I don't train my brain too. Anyone who can't get tactics, can't be a proper knight. It's just... I'm no good at remembering that kind of stuff. And training my brain instead of my body makes me sleepy. What if I start training twice as hard? Then I should only have to study half as much, right?
You'll never be a proper knight if you don't study.
You really think so? I can't let that happen!
I guess I have no choice. I'll prove I can do it!
Wish me luck, Professor! For my training and for my studies!

♪ No music ♪

And at the end of the month...
♪ Tactics ♪

It seems the knights have our foes cornered. They are in Zanado—the Red Canyon.
It's bandit time? That sounds like real knight work. Let's get to it!
I'm itching to put my skills to the test as well. We have to win so Captain Jeralt can see how much I've learned!
I thought Jeralt wasn't coming with us. Either way, I'll give it everything I've got.
Um... Even if I go, it's not like I'd be of any use...
That's enough of that. If we don't work together and give it our all, we are doomed to fail.
You can be pretty intense sometimes, Lysithea. But I agree! Let's do our best!
Everyone is so eager.
If we fight half as well as we chatter, we'll be fine. C'mon, Teach. Lead the way.

And then we went to Zanado and killed the bandits.
♪ Dwellings of the Ancient Gods ♪

Some good levels in there, but also some mediocre and bad ones.
♪ Spiderweb ♪

It's nothing.
Nice try, but you can't get anything past me. You saw something...or felt something. I'm sure of it. But hey, if you don't want to share, that's fine by me. Everyone has their secrets. Although, I'll admit, there is something about that canyon that has me captivated as well. How did Zanado come to be called the Red Canyon? Nothing there...was actually red...

Names don't have to be literal, Claude.

In the interest of not overloading everyone, I'm cutting the update here. Next time: more of this. I don't know how else to describe it.

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