When Pitch said “Look at what we can do” and pointed to that massive ice sculpture, the first thought in my head was: “Ok… but… wtf is that”
That ice sculpture looks like something Jack could do if he had tons of more power, if not do better. So I started to think and kinda realized the potential of what Jack and Pitch’s powers combined could lead to.
Jack’s power is ice, and Pitch’s “power” is nightmare sand. Nightmare sand is easily dispersible, and easily changed into dreamland, but with ice, it gives the sand a protected coating; so it can be transformed into something else very easily, and it will surely take more than one hit to destroy it.
On the other hand, ice melts. Nightmare sand is basically shredded rocks that can’t be melted until 1200 degrees C / 2192 degrees F, so perhaps the nightmare sand protects the ice from completely melting away so easily?
When I thought of it that way, it makes way more sense as to how impressive the potential between Jack and Pitch’s powers are.
The ice and sand sustain each other, keeping a tight bond, and become almost indestructible. If my head canon actually is a canon, then that ice sculpture will never melt and probably stay in Antarctica for all eternity
Believe it or not, I’m still finding places and things I’ve never seen before in this game.
Or at least…it’s been a long enough time for me to forget that yes, I actually HAVE been here. 😅 This is The Hollow, a nightmare section in the southeastern corner of City of the Sun God. Access it by hitting that Anima well and heading around southeast (don’t jump down into the canyon).
It may be associated with a mission but I can’t remember which one if so. But in any case, the enemies here drop lots of signets–I found three aux weapon signets in one go, so if you are looking for those in particular, why not pay it a visit?
Oddly enough, the “boss” at the end is a regular difficulty (not nightmare) pile of wet sand named Sutekh, which went down like a sack of…well, wet sand.