Our final day out here in the desert is sadly rather uneventful. The only real point of interest left to explore is the Dusty Dunes Headquarters located on the east side of the desert. On the surface, it isn’t much to look at, just a small shack and the start of a hole. Inside the shack they at least offer to let us stay the night, free of charge. I wish I knew about this sooner, I wouldn’t have wasted so much money at the Inn.
The dig site itself is also rather unimpressive. There is just a tiny hole with a ladder at the surface. Then inside the tunnel it looks like work might have only recently begun. The small tunnel has nothing of any real interest in it and doesn’t lead anywhere. Maybe it will be of use in the future, but right now I think we’ve seen everything there is to see.
During our exploration of the desert, Jeff unfortunately passes out. So we take a quick ride back to Threek to revive him. During this visit, I was quite surprised to see that Ness can have a hidden status effect of “Homesick”. I’m not sure what kind of effect this will actually have during gameplay, but it’s easily cured with a quick call home to Mom.
We return to the desert and spend the rest of the day searching every last corner for anything else we might have missed. Once that’s done, it’s time to hop on the bus and finally head into Fourside like we probably should have done ages ago. Fourside looks like a rather large city compared to the smaller towns we’ve seen so far. I’m actually really excited to see what it has to offer.
Unfortunately, that exploration is going to have to wait until next time. See you there!