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Nov 11, 2019

Salutations! In our latest installment, we explore the expansive accommodations of the Yggdrasil, muse over whether or not Bart has actual respect or ironic respect, suspect Old Mason made an unwise investment in higher education, and receive another heaving heaping helping of lore from Mason and Citan. And then, our first boss gauntlet against Gebler's finest knuckleheads. This podcast is brought to you by —Drive—®. —Drive—Life Is Pain. Drink It Up®

00:24 - Intro / PlayStation 2's improvement of the PlayStation experience
02:00 – “The JRPG Protagonist Is Me Paradox”
03:31 - All aboard the Yggdrasil. "Yggdrasil" and "Leftovers from the Dreams of the Strong" (music samples)
08:00 - Fei's Gear has some blackbox parts, man
08:47 - On-board medic seems suspect
09:48 - The bunkhouse boys
12:00 - Engine room super smash brothers
13:02 - Old Mason's Elegant Gun Room
15:20 - Yggdrasil bridge
16:00 - The importance of Franz and secondary characters
17:35 - Arrival at Pirate's Lair
18:50 - Bart Fatima, hero of the proletariat
20:24 - Fuel source speculation / Big Slurp
21:25 - Tea time with Old Mason / Mason's Info Dump
26:00 - Fei the incurious
27:40 - Margie and Fatima Jasper info dump
29:26 - Planning room logistics
32:43 - Why we fight (ourselves)
35:45 - Sigurd and Citan provide the latest rationale for Fei to kill things
37:29 - Gebler Special Forces' procession of portraits
40:30 - Boss gauntlet
44:40 - Fei performs a CheckSum and resolves to help out
46:40 - Outro

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