"Squiddy wasn't a problem anymore...he was...elsewhere." haha
I avoided spoilers about the LR as it's amazing to discover on your own. Well done. I did let slip the "Cove Tree" which you've found. My fourth base was there.
You're at the business end of the game now. I hope you can see it through. As always, I really like your updates. Nice writing and great pictures, especially of the nasty denizens. It's cool you're unruffled enough to snap shots of them
Animals flee this hell, the hardest stones cannot bear it for long. Only men endure