Baker sits on the edge of an aquarium shop porch in Hamilcar, looking into the eastern part of the Punic Woods (Ysthyalm).
Turning to his right, he then notices a darker tree that seems out of place in the woods; a different species from all others there.
He walks toward it, and is mildly surprised to find a Nautilus sculpty cypress. Although these kind of trees are very common in Nautilus City, this is the only one in these woods as far as he can tell.
And it also seems irregularly shaped in comparison to all others he’s seen of this species. More jagged.
Then another surprise: the tree is solid instead of phantom. All other Nautilus sculpty cypresses appear to be phantom. That is, you can walk/fly/run right through them. Not this one, however.
Baker checks the title: “LDPW non sculpty big cypress 2”. *Non* sculpty. Perhaps that explains why it *doesn’t show up* as a discernible object on the in-world map — again, in seeming contrast to all other of its species. And another kicker: it lies on the *measurable diagonal* of the Thuulech sim, positioned at coordinates 244, 244, 24 or so. In finding this, I immediately thought of Rubi Forest’s famed Diagonal. Is there a direct psychic link between the two Linden woods? My gut feeling is that this is so, however illogical the connection appears on the surface of things.
An inspired Baker examines more of the Thuulech diagonal. He stands in a tall fern along this line, looking back at the quirky and out of place Nautilus cypress.
Further in the woods, this green cypress tree also lies along the line, as does a brown cypress (not pictured). At 100, 100, 20, Baker encounters the sea.
His thoughts also return to that small pool with dark fish also in the Thuulech half of the woods, more toward its western edge.
He uses his disable camera powers to look underneath it, and discovers that the rock looming over the pool has an unseen, central hole penetrating all the way through. Is it a holy rock, then?
There are apparently many mysteries of this forest yet to be explained.