4.14: Second Citadel--The Mad Mirages (Part 3)

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There is very little that the regions of the Universe can agree upon. The Northern Wilds has their monster-hunting furor, the Western Wastes are known for their scholars and scientists, and in the Southern Frosts survival against the elements dominates daily life. But in all three regions of the Universe, children are taught the same lesson: do not enter the Wayward East, for that way lies madness.

But every region has its rebels. So here they stand, at the Eastern gates -- two Northerners, two Westerners, and a Southerner -- prepared to venture into madness themselves.

The truth is worth a little madness, after all. Unfortunately, it won't be a little madness meeting them out there in the Mirrored Plains; it will be quite a lot.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)

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You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

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On staff at the Penumbra:

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team

Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist

Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Grahame Turner -- Script editing team

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

Recorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage

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Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba

“Electronic Tanpura 6” by sankalp https://freesound.org/people/sankalp/sounds/155494/

“Ambience, Wind Chimes, A” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/353501/

“Desolated Lands Ambience” by original_sound https://freesound.org/people/original_sound/sounds/365153/

“Cinematic Pulsing Atmosphere” by PatrickLieberkind https://freesound.org/people/PatrickLieberkind/sounds/415330/

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Trigger warnings:

- Sudden loud noises

- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces

- Violence and threats of violence

- Threats of warfare and genocide

- Religious persecution

- Starvation and torture

- Sexism and xenophobia

- Discussion of illness and death

- Deception by authority figures

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