saved state over my latest state. So my latest save became not with Dirten in my party and all the things I had mentioned last post, but rather, the title screen of the freshly loaded POR ROM.
F*ck me with a chainsaw.
Anyway, I managed to locate a backup that is... well, who knows at what state it's at? Dirten is still in the party, so it's after I cleared Sokal and got Dirten to join up, but Dayum. Whudded I havva do that fer? /*head slap*/
So, well, anyway. More frightening adventure to follow!