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True Guertena Exhibit
Soul-Sapping Throng is one of Guertena's paintings located in the Red Area of the game Ib. It depicts a tree with its leaves scattering about and surrounded by black silhouettes with red, glowing eyes, which are sapping the soul of the tree. It only appears in later versions of the game. The image is set against a lavender background, mounted against a black matte, and surrounded by an ornamental purple frame.
In the Red Area, the painting is located in the middle of the first room. While it is a hidden painting, it can still be seen by the player, even if the player doesn't know how to have Ib find her way to it. In the hallway on the right side of the room, there will be a somewhat noticeable break in the left side of the wall, where the entrance to the hidden path leading to the painting is located.