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Rhythm Encounter 37 – Foliage Ocean in St. Louis

Fall is just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time for Rhythm Encounter to talk about our favorite forest themes! But be careful! It’s a jungle out there and we’re not out of the woods until the last track is over. So be sure to make like a tree and get outta here leave your listening device on play until the very end!

Forests are an interesting mainstay in RPGs today. So many games have them and there are so many different types. The music accompanying these locales is just as varied, giving us bright, happy forests; dark and sinister jungles; and mystical yet mysterious woodlands (to name just a few). Join Caitlin, Mike, and returning guest Stephanie Sybydlo as they explore the music of some of the best RPG forests out there! We also discuss some less-than-common musical instruments — the nyckelharpa and uilleann pipes — so it’s a learning experience for all!

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 27, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Stephanie Sybydlo


0:04:30 – Forest of Elrit – Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
0:07:13 – Into the Woods – I Am Setsuna
0:09:50 – “Antipyretic – arrange -” from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS – DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY -Arcade-
0:25:10 – Extensive Forest Green – Ys SEVEN
0:27:16 – Totems of the Grizzlemaw – World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
0:32:53 – Rain in the Dried Up Valley – Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
0:50:10 – Moogle Woods – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
0:52:36 – The Venerable Forest – Star Ocean: The Second Story
0:54:00 – Eruyt Village (FINAL FANTASY XII) – The ETHEReal String Project
1:22:12 – Kingdom of Ixa’taka – Eternal Arcadia [Skies of Arcadia]
1:25:10 – Yakou Mori – Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:30:37 – Lost Forest – Legaia Duel Saga
1:55:04 – Makna Woods – Xenoblade Chronicles
2:04:32 – ???Guest’s Choice

Bonus Background Tracks
0:00:23 – Back Alley in Titania – Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
0:19:58 – Antipyretic – Final Fantasy Tactics
0:23:33 – Antidote – Final Fantasy Tactics
0:48:40 – The Bibliophile’s Good-Looking Legs – Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
1:02:48 – The Sacred Haven – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
1:05:50 – Field of Exper [Expel] – Star Ocean: The Second Story
1:10:08 – Field of Nede – Star Ocean: The Second Story
1:18:43 – And Thus Fate Becomes Cruel for String Orchestra (HEROES OF MANA) – The ETHEReal String Project
1:45:40 – Re:Arr X – Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:59:50 – Makna Woods / Night – Xenoblade Chronicles
2:00:57 – Coming Home – Heavensward: FINAL FANTASY XIV

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Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin joined RPGFan as a podcaster but has since expanded her collection of hats to include reviews, features, and proofreading. When she's not writing for the site, she's saving the people of Eorzea in FFXIV, slaying gods in the Xeno series, and globetrotting across Zemuria in the Trails games. Oh, and petting every sweet cat and good dog she comes across.

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