Smiling Ranin and his Oseram business partner Lorund buy and sell machine parts at their stall in Meridian Village. Despite their partnership, the two constantly bicker, with Ranin complaining about Lorund's lack of appreciation for aesthetics, and Lorund disparaging Ranin's emphasis on art rather than utility.
The Nora Brave Aloy encounters Lorund and Ranin while visiting Meridian Village. The duo are split on which machine part they should request and the disagreement devolves into their usual bickering. Aloy becomes exasperated and gives up searching for clarity.