After weeks upon weeks of tile sweeping for items, all the while enduring increasingly caustic barbs from the denizens of the dungeons (in addition to the dungeons themselves), we finally loop back around to clear out some big baddies. It's a double header this week as we set out to take on Loki and Hecate before taking our first real steps into the fiery basement of Mazurka that serves as the foyer to the Sea of Flames. Oh, did you know you can learn Japanese simply by watching un-sub'd anime? Also, don't submarines just totally freak you out?
We discover that Mazurka is, in fact, THREE separate dungeons stacked in a trench coat masquerading as one, and every tile we clear brings us one step closer to a confrontation with the *ahem* naked thief, Gaia. Gaia does one of the worst things any video game character has ever done to us. The sheer scope of the map situation forces us to break out the pen and paper once again, as our musical chatter devolves into questioning the very nature of sound itself. Sometimes metalcore/post-hardcore bands write eerily similar songs so we take a moment to unpack a bit of that as well.