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The Unexplored Places

Dec 12, 2023

CONTENT WARNINGS: animal death, detailed description of injury to animals


Did our presence here transform the natural landscape of Antarras? Did our footsteps change the ground we walked on, which had never before seen human feet? It would be naive to pretend it didn’t, that’s for certain. But it would be just as naive to imagine that we could ascertain the exact extent to which we altered that environment, just as it altered us in turn. There’s no telling if the rivers would have started to run red in their own course, no knowing if the storms would have come on without us there to witness their thunderheads. It’s impossible to say with any semblance of certainty that Antarras became what it did because we interfered—just as it’s impossible to say that it didn’t. 

This week, on Ruin’s Gate: Not a noble deed, but a necessary one.




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