Page 25: Desert River
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Our lovely planet's surface isn't just all red sand and burning sunlight - it's just mostly those things! We Glydros may thrive in the heat, but it's rivers like these ones that make life bearable.


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Oh yeah! I saw those from space when I was heading there! They looked tiny from all the way up there, but they were squiggling around all over the place.


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This is probably obvious to you Nhimor, but for your hyu-friends watching: Rhiotara's name comes from our word for heartpulse... because these rivers are like veins that carry lifegiving water across the whole surface! We Glydros grew to be so fast and tough so that we could cross all the barren desert land between the oases created by the rivers.


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I wonder what having a heart is like, anyway. It always seemed like all that thumping sound would get distracting.


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From what I've seen of you today, you seem to have plenty of heart anyway!


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Hehe, I try!


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We really are pretty different, you and I. I've got THREE hearts, after all! All that blood has to keep up with how fast we can run. The doctors that grew me my new leg said that there were some extra difficulties in getting that kind of thing set up for my species, since our blood pumps so hard. Seems to be working fine for me so far though.


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Hey, what about your squid? You use it as your eyes, but doesn't it get left behind when you run as fast as you can?


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You know, I think I'll just let my bidenthead explain that part. The docs told me when I first got it installed, but I don't remember the details.


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Physician's Note: This unit's tractor beam functionality has been specially modified, allowing it to remain anchored to its user when necessary, even when moving at high velocities. In addition, the Bidenthead model was chosen as the basis for this prosthesis, as its faster image processing rate is necessary for this application.


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That's awesome! There really is a squid for every occasion!


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Hey, you know what? Standing in front of this river just reminded me how thirsty I am! Give me a sec.


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