The Moon

Food: 10!

Lodging: 10!

Service: 10!

Scenery: 10!

Monsters: 10!

Overall: 10!

Here I am on the surface of the moon!
Hey, fellow travellers! I'm Laguna Loire, and I'm really happy to welcome you back to The Travelling Companion. Since my last column, I've travelled to the majestic and alien moon! The one above Baron.

Getting to the moon was really hard, because there aren't any regular passenger flights. I was really glad I noticed the unlucky number 13 on the local spaceship I was going to take, because it had technical difficulties and had to come back! Instead, I got a ride on a Big Whale. It was really neat in there, because it looked like a ship and not at all like a big whale... weird, huh?

When I did get to the moon, I had a great time. I visited a Nameingway village and had my name changed to Laguna L. Loire, because I thought it sounded better. The actual Lunarians are kinda quiet, though - none of them even woke up to greet me.

Fortunately, there are lots of places to camp out on the moon. I was amazed that I didn't even need a breathing mask or anything in the depths of space - it just goes to show that you can't trust everything you read. The local camping sites are marked by glowing save points, just like back home, so that was really nice.

I thought food might be a problem, since the moon kinda looks like a barren wasteland and all, but I encountered a creature called a Pink Puff and fried it right up - it was delicious! I found some strange armor, but it seemed worthless, so I threw it away.

Random monster-wise, there are some really nasty things around here. I saw dragons, behemoths, even an Ahriman. If you aren't a pro monster hunter like me, I definitely advise you only come with a licensed tour guide - maybe two!

About the only thing I didn't find a lot of on the moon was good souvenirs. I thought about picking up a rock, but I figured, "Who'd want some crummy old moon rock?" Then I thought about taking back some of the equipment I'd seen in treasure chests, but it didn't look all that valuable to me.

All in all, I give this place a 10!