They had now reached the High Mountain Road where Baker Bloch sat the night before. Of course, Baker had long left the scene. He could be summoned, but Wheeler and Buster didn’t see the point. They seemingly faced another choice: to go back down to Olde Lapara Towne and deal with the changes (the carnival had left town for one thing) or move upwards more into the high hills of northern Lapara to theoretically meet this Little Tonshi Ashokan spirit who dwelt there.
And boy was the latter quite a climb. 200 meters basically straight up between a waterfall and thick forest (!).
Feeling his little legs ache already and thinking about what lived inside the nearby tunnel, Buster offered a 3rd alternative.