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Tephra

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"Tephra"
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Details
Race
Hearthian
Planet
Timber Hearth
Location
Village
If it isn't my favorite troublemaker.
~ the Hatchling

Tephra is a hearthian kid, they are outgoing and playful, contrasting with Galena, their sibling, who is shy and reserved. They often go play all over the village, somethimes getting in trouble for it. Their favorite game is Hide and Seek with a Signalscope and radios, and they will ask the player to play with them and their sibling, which serves as a tutorial for the signalscope. They are close firends with the Hatchling and behind their cheering attitude they are worried about them going to space and never coming back.
Tephra and their sibling can be found with their radios sitting on the front porch of their house.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Initial Conversation[edit | edit source]

  • "Hullo, astronaut!"
    • >If it isn't my favorite troublemaker.
    • >What's with the radio?
      • "We wanted to play hide and seek, but Moraine won't let us borrow their Signalscope because it's “really delicate” and “not supposed to be thrown around like that.”
        Hey, hey, can we use your Signalscope? Can we? Can we, please? We'll even let you be “it”!"
        • >Sure, let's play!
          • "Woohoo! Okay, here are the rules. Galena and me will hide with these radios, and you'll use your Signalscope to find us.
            Last one to be found wins! Okay, close your eyes and start counting!"
            • The player closes their eyes and the game starts, the 'Hide and Seek' frequency is added to the signalscope
        • >Sorry, can't today.
          • "Awww, really? But we can't play without a Signalscope... Play with us later, okay?"

Hide & Seek: Finding Them First[edit | edit source]

  • "Awww, you found me? But my hiding spot was super good!
    Don't forget, you have to find both of us okay?"

(talking again)

  • "I wanted to hide in the observatory, but Hornfels said I was “making a nuisance of myself.”"

Hide & Seek: Finding Them Last[edit | edit source]

  • "You got me, but I'm the last one. I win!
    Promise you'll play again when you get back from space, okay? You gotta!"

After statue pairing[edit | edit source]

After pairing with the Nomai Statue, Tephra moves on the way between the Observatory and the Launch Tower

  • "Hullo, astronaut! Are you going into space today? Are you going into space and never coming back like Feldspar did?"
    • >...What?
      • "Yeah, um, Hornfels says Feldspar went away into space and didn’t come back. Hornfels says Feldspar was the best pilot ever, but no one knows what happened to them."
        • >Hornfels probably shouldn’t be telling you stuff like that.
          • "Hornfels says that, too. But if Feldspar disappeared, you might disappear, too, right?
            You’re not as good as Feldspar, so you should be really careful not to get lost."
        • >That's not something I want to think about right now.
          • "But if Feldspar disappeared, you might disappear, too, right?
            You’re not as good as Feldspar, so you should be really careful not to get lost."
    • >Don’t worry, I’ll come back.
      • "That’s what Feldspar said, too, but they never did.
        Hornfels will be really sad if you don’t come back, like how sad it makes them to talk about Feldspar. So you should make sure you don’t get lost in space, too."
    • >That’s pretty disturbing.
      • "But Hornfels says no one knows what happened to Feldspar. Hornfels says they got lost in space even though they were the best pilot ever.
        You’re not as good as Feldspar, so you should be really careful not to get lost."

Followup conversation[edit | edit source]

  • "Hullo, astronaut! Are you bringing lots of mallows with you to roast on your trip? Mallows are my favorite!"