Somewhat in contrast to later scenes, we do not get to learn what this ghost’s original story is. Gravedust usually offers a bit of grief counseling as he sends spirits on to the great beyond, but here it’s “whatever, I don’t care, I got my own problems.”

I’d say there’s an explanation for that, though. Gravedust seems to intuitively recognize this shade no longer remembers his (its?) own name: he has been out here long enough that he no longer identifies as a “temporarily embarrassed living person” (“I heard the other ghosts talk about you guys”) and has forgotten the specifics of what compelled him to remain on the mortal plane, but he’s still stuck here by a vague sense of… something. Gravedust will still do his duty, though, whether the ghost wants him to or not.

I like the irony that desert ghosts regard shamans the same way most people regard ghosts.

Unlike Byron’s, Gravedust’s catchphrase arrived without fanfare, as the last spoken line on this page. We ended up getting better use out of it.