Juju decides to travel to the Mechon-occupied Colony 6 alone because “EvERyoNE ElSe iS CoWArDs!!” and complains about driving into a barrier that prevents him from sailing directly off the side of a bridge.
And, with Juju charging headlong into mortal danger, I instead decide to explore Gaur Plain for a time while chatting about: instant death attacks in Xenoblade 1 & 2, Elma from Xenoblade X being added to 2, and a little bit of Super Smash Bros.
I continue through the remainder of Tephra Cave on the way to Gaur Plain, the worst Sm4sh stage, and unlock the Monado’s Shield Art. After rescuing a boy named Juju from angry cow monsters, he leads me to the rest of the Colony 6 refugees along with his sister, Sharla.