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Dec 9, 2019

It's Episode 11, our 12th episode. We open with Ramsus' nightmare and try to determine who's pulling the most strings. We battle with Elly's Loser Squad and watch Elly get dosed with space racism. We witness Vanderkaum realize his destiny, watch Ramsus transition from Powerful to Pathetic, note strong directorial decisions with archaic assets, identify who desires the power, and wonder if there really is a Mother God. Finally, the "Demon of Elru" debuts with monstrous, awestruck-dread energy.

00:36 - Intro, assembly of truth
01:41 - Ramsus' Red Guy nightmare
06:29 - Miang has a friendly chat with Grahf
09:00 - Identifying string-pullers
11:20 - Hot sounds with Franz
11:48 - Checking in with Elly & the Loser Squad (music sample: "Knight of Burning Fire (slow version)")
16:10 - Fei dungeons up a mountain with his disposable buddies
19:29 - Fei/Weltall vs Loser Squad x2, Loser Squad x3, Elly/Vierge (music sample: "Tears of the Stars, Hearts of the People")
29:18 - Old Mason, Omen Mason
29:35 - Bledavik ambush
32:57 - We must play an awful shoot 'em up to penetrate the border fleet
35:59 - Vanderkaum's questionable credentials, Fei/Weltall vs Main Gun
37:55 - Fei/Weltall vs Vanderkaum/Dora
40:16 - Grahf thinks no one man should have all this power, shares it (music sample: "Grahf: Emperor of Darkness (20th Anniversary Concert)")
43:44 - Ramsus demands surrender from Yggdrasil crew, considers Sigurd
47:03 - Ultra Vanderkaum
51:45 - Demon of Elru - or - The Coolest Shit in this Videogame (music samples: "The One Who is Torn Apart" , "Fuse")
01:07:10 - Outro

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