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The Unexplored Places

May 16, 2023

CONTENT WARNINGS: description of body horror [29:30-29:55]

Now the problem the specters faced, now that they’d found a use for the strange red stones they’d dug up out the earth on Antarres, was figuring out how to transport it. Raw hellstone, turns out, wasn’t just injurious to man, but mighty unreliable when it came to traveling far distances. It had a tendency, to put it mildly, of taking off the fingers of anyone who happened to be carrying it. And putting it on a ship back to Earth, where even the slightest disturbance to the careful alchemy that made spaceflight possible meant certain death for everyone aboard, and a loss of a whole lot of profit where that came from, meant that even trying it was out of the question. 

That’s when Eleanor Greer stumbled upon a solution: enough high heat and pressure, applied in just the right way, turned the stuff from a bomb ready to blow into a pane of stained glass without a chance of doing anything more dangerous than shattering mid-flight. Greer kept the secrets of the process close to her chest, except from those she sold it to for a mighty high price, high enough that she left Antarres for good and bought a ticket straight back home. 

This week, on Ruin’s Gate: The lonesome route home. 


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