Kale: . . . okay, I was hoping you’d have some horrible misapprehension that I could feel good about clearing up, but all of that was pretty accurate.
Thorn: Sorry and/or thanks. You still have a lot of details to fill in, right?
Kale: Yeah — you didn’t even mention Montmere.
Thorn: Is that the city with the famous cheese festival?
Kale: It’s the city where Northwind used to have its headquarters.
Thorn: Ah! That makes more sense.
Kale: The thing about Montmere is — everyone there was connected to Northwind. If not you, then someone in your family was a miner. Or a doctor using their products. Or a sales rep. Or an accounts manager.
A lot of the executives were Sønheic, and it’s right across the Barrier Mountains, so it’s also a really bicultural town.
. . . and this is where I grew up. That’s why I speak Sønheic. And how I’m familiar with other things that . . . uh . . . aren’t as well-known, this far south.