|This is lame... just a sec... There's a really cool monster on page 37...|
|It had to happen sometime.|
|Date Published||March 29th, 2001|
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The pair have a discussion about the finer points of the day/night cycle until they're interrupted by a strange bunch of... things.
|Fighter and Black Mage walk towards Corneria.|
|Fighter||Ah, finally. I was starting to get worried, it'll be dark soon.|
|Black Mage||Dark soon? What are you talking about? It's never night time around here.
Well, until we stay at an inn anyway.
|The bush shuffles closer.|
|Fighter||(out of frame) Yeah, I always thought that was kinda weird.|
|Black Mage||(out of frame) Nevermind that now. We're almost in town.|
|Monsters suddenly appear. The bush shuffles away.|
|Black Mage||What the hell are you guys?|
|Monsters||We're monsters. Let's fight.|
|Black Mage||Uh... Why?|
|Fighter||Oh wait! I've heard about these. This is a 'random encounter'.|
|Black Mage||What'ch you talkin' 'bout Fighter?|
|Fighter||Y'know. Random encounters. You'll just be walkin' along and wham, a batch of monsters appear out of nowhere and you have to fight them to the death!|
|Black Mage stares at Fighter for a moment.|
|Black Mage||You're a looney.|
|Black Mage||Aw nuts.|