This is going to be what fertilizes the end, as well as the beginning.
Make sure the imperative nature of its purpose isn’t lost on you, literally or metaphorically. But that is for later. Right now, we’re in a safe space in which the gravity of the situation isn’t weighing us down quite yet.
The initial plot dump is out of the way though; how about a joke to lighten the mood from serious consequence and introspection? I know you’re interested in the types of people who can do that.
Oh, I accidentally went towards introspection again.