Blimey, this game is dull. I killed the tree man (saving Uncle ForgotHisName), and then made it back to The Badlands, where I had to kill two tanks using one half of the technique used to kill the tree. Then it was off to Waterfall Place, where I found another Shadow Thing, which I had to kill using the exact same method as the previous two I’d found. I’ve now got Major Ruin back, in addition to Ash the dragon given to me by Kameo’s uncle.
I’m now en-route to the next Shadow Thing, having to light loads of torches on the way. No skill involved, just lots of torches to light. Joy.