At the start of the first encounter here ask:
Why does so little grow here?
Learning this place’s name unlocks:
What do you grieve for?
A Melancholy Place
Express your sadness to gather awareness.
Some places just naturally don’t support much plant life. You can see them today, where very little grows even when left alone. Other places might carry pollution that will inhibit growth even after the passing of centuries. The embalming chemicals used in modern burials may make graveyards desolate for a long time to come. So, too, might the ruins of industrial sites remain desolate even in the Fifth World.