The Forbidden Lands

Summer grasses —
the only remains
of warriors’ dreams.
Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

This vast collection of forest, desert, plain, plateau, lake, cave, and canyon is difficult to reach, only accessible by the large bridge connecting the region’s entrance with the central cathedral. Waterfalls cascade into the sea along the southern span.

“The bridge is a perfect microcosm of the world of the game as a whole; beautiful but lonely, enigmatic and foreboding. It seems like an unnatural part of the environment, and yet somehow an indelible part of it.” — Jacob Geller

Track 18 The Farthest Land

By Kō Ōtani.

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