One of the sweet things about the Centaur Village and the Winter City is that they're really starting to get into corruption content, which makes me happy. Not that I like corruption - quite the opposite, although I know others are and I'm glad that they're starting to see it - but instead I'm interested in how the game will handle cleansing corruption. Spoiler The tone of the 'taur dungeon pure ending is pretty optimistic. They weren't very corrupt, and they weren't corrupt for very long, and really all you need to do is talk a little bit of sense into Taldahs and he sets everyone right and there's a lovely "rebuild the village and have a fun party" scene. But you have to wonder how Genova handles the whole Tollus cultist episode, because she was into it and actively working to corrupt others. Does everybody just shrug their shoulders, say "welp, thank Lumia that that isn't happening anymore" and let Genova go right back to being the village wet nurse? Is she okay with that? How does she feel about her brief career as a corrupted seductress? Maybe the centaur village pure path isn't going to have any of those reckonings, which is totally fine. Not every bit of content in the game can or should emphasize trauma, and one of the salient points drawn out in the wrap-up to the dungeon is that the crisis was so brief that it might not have to be traumatic, any more than a bad dream. Admittedly, the word "might" does work in that sentence. Still, Tobs has pointed out on these boards that not every character who suffers, even those who bear lasting, disfiguring scars, needs to have an "I, the all-powerful PC, shall make you better and help you through this crisis as only I can!" arc, and I agree. Overdoing it feels trite and dishonest. Not everybody grapples with trauma in the same way. I could easily see the centaur post-dungeon content going either way. I can't imagine the boreal elves avoiding at least some kind of further trauma, though, because the dungeon and some subsequent talks place more tonal emphasis on it...and because the direct consequences of what happens in the Winter City are more dire. The nobility is corrupted or kidnapped-and-becoming-corrupted, Alissa is fuck knows where and still officially queen, and Ryn is handling things bravely but with difficulty. As for tone, where the Genova stuff is kinda "woo, big titty centaur lady is back", the Jael'yn stuff is "you used to be nice to me" and, even in the pure path, all about what changed. She was one of the only people in the palace who showed any empathy to Ryn; post-corruption, she's an insatiable rape monster. Is that who she is now? Can she become a functioning member of society again, when not imprisoned with a slave collar? Is the shade of Michel Foucault cackling at the prospect? I mean, we can't get too deep in the weeds here, because Jael'yn's non-corrupt content will, presumably, also be about the Frost Hound getting an extremely well endowed elven bar wench under the Champion's personal orders, at least for awhile. (I mean, Ryn's gonna need all the help she can get, and a loyal, non-rapey Captain of the Guard would be pretty helpful.) But I'm interested to see how Jael'yn goes about unfucking her head. I'm sure there will be plenty more examples to come as this particular part of the game starts to really get into gear, and I'm looking forward to them!