Effie felt the connection too and was thankful for it, it helped her feel less alone in this strange place. And her new companion seemed to be willing to share what she knew.
"The seal? What exactly is that?" she asked, because it wasn't clear to Effie if it was a thing like a machine or a person or what? It must be powerful though to have trapped everybody here.
"Oh well that is reassuring, I was worried I may be homeless" Effie said though her smile dimmed a little at the mention of jobs. "I'm not sure I have many transferable skills" she admitted with a small blush.