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"maybe i should check out
ThE aN THil l again, surely it has to have a new clue there."
good idea. follow that detective's intuition of yours
I think I ended up at the same spot as you. Since the tapir god's salt is what lets Storm purify the tree, my last idea was that it would also let him exorcise/cleanse the ex-husband, but no dice. I also have no idea what's up with the slug. What even is the trigger for that? I only got it once, and it seemed like it came from re-visiting the colonel's estate before going to the tree but I'm not certain. And what would the significance of the slug be? afaik, you can only visit the tree on the last day so there's nothing to do with the slug after you get it because there is no "after." Hm.
i've seen 4 different iterations of the slug scene:
- revisiting the colonel state will have P kill it
- revisiting the state and returning the pelt will have P relocate it and get bitten
-doing neither, it will give up before doing anything
-just returning the pelt, and learning of the sleepwalker brand P is protected from it
i might be off about some of the conditions but those were what i took notice
if only i'd stop to read the files, in my defense they weren't easily accessible as they aren't updating to the global list. anyway, the sea slug is a familiar to protect burial grounds
All the variations and different lore drops for the many variations are so fascinating. Though I still struggle to decipher what any of it really means. Maybe re-reading it and giving it a few days to sink in will help.
it's a fascinating form of story telling. it's simutaneously frustating and engaging from not having it all spelled out for you, but allowing to infer your own conclusions about what is really happening.
the missing children is refering to the shed. if that shows up in the short version, it means you already done that.
it would seem we are 3 now that didn't find this new achievment
Ok so that achievement is bugged. I figured out what the problem is and will release a fix soon. Thank you for reporting it
Well, my guess is visit all the new location or complete all 3 task at the same route.
Spoilers for the achievement below:
I did a little bit of digging into the code to see what the locked achievement is and it has the internal name 'all_hinterlands'. As far as I can tell, it is supposed to be unlocked when you have visited all of the locations in the hinterlands across all runs, but it fails to unlock because it checks if you have visited as many locations as there are total locations, but there are two unused (?) locations in the game files, the "Strange shack" and the "Truck stop" (which was mentioned to have been scrapped in another thread).
So it doesn't seem like a lore achievement, I think all of the main paths in the new content have been found and discussed here!
Following the fix, if have previously seen everything as I have, reloading a save and going anywhere in the hinterlands seems to unlock it now. It's called This Darkened Earth.
Based on wat i read past events, luke can be anything he can by bunch up some one liners to get laid, kota seem to jokingly flirt him in the wrestling event, while robert and themba... i cant find any or forgot if they ever approach him that much
Something else I thought about that I forgot to mention. I started to wonder if Grandpa P's death wasn't just some random act of violence. I'm not sure what the timeline of his death is but I feel like it might have occurred before the Coronal's death. Had it been around the same time as the Coronal's death, I might have dismissed it more as an opportunistic killing since the Coronal isn't around to protect Percy and was killed by someone who was prejudice at him just being a mythical. However, I'm starting to think that maybe Percy was getting closer to the truth of the missing children if he was still investigating or was maybe deemed to know too much. While I don't think this will become a murder mystery or a vengeance story, I'm wondering if Percy was killed by Zezé. If Nini wasn't bed ridden, I'd suspect her as possibly having something to do with his death as well. Based on the feather memories, it seems possible for Nini and Zezé to conspire, even if Nini doesn't know Zezé's true identity.
There's also the possibility that Percy's death was an assisted suicide, knowing that he would never be able to find the hotel and thought that this might give Pedro a chance at finding it and at least making his life better. I don't really think this is likely.