Ages & Areas: Fahets
Author: Keith Lord
Date Written: 02/03/06
Date Released: 19/10/09
Book location: Nexus, Relto
Designation: Human Age
Fahets is a small Age situated in a small valley. Heavy rainfall causes the Age to frequently flood causing a swamp like atmosphere if left to stagnate for to long, as a result the Age houses a large heavy duty pumping system to keep the water to a minimum and allow the wildlife in the Age to thrive.
Pod like fruit plants dot the grassy area that surrounds a green Lilly filled pool of water.
Fahets was the first successful Age Written by Keith Lord and was given the name Fahets which is D’ni for First. After initial visits were made to the Age, the Linking Book was misplaced in The Third Path’s archives and remained missing for several years before being discovered again. In that time the Age had flooded badly from rain and the water needed to be pumped out before work could progress on developing the Age for public release.
The frequent flooding caused a lot of headaches for the development team until a new pump was hastily constructed to deal with the large amounts of water, as a result the Age has remained relatively dry and is starting to flourish into a charming garden.
Norapod: A curious pod like plant from which it derives its name. These plants are actually fruit like in nature, with a firm outer skin which can withstand the constant rain, yet allow the water in to help itself grow. And a soft juicy center filled with seeds.
The inner core greatly resembles a tomato in nature, however Norapods are a sweet tasting fruit with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Small at “birth” they resemble small bluish balls on the ground until the start growing, causing the skins hue and texture to change. It is currently speculated that when the fruits get over ripe they burst spreading the seeds within.
Rusteart Plant: Small leaved plants that are dotted around the Age, named after the words Rust and Heart due to the rusty colour of the leaves near the center of the plants formation. These plants thrive on minimal rain, but to much will easily kill them, which is why currently not many are found on Fahets and have only recently started growing as the water had been pumped from the Age.
White Star Lilly: So called due to the small white flower that sits in the center of the lillypads, White Star Lillies share the Norapods nature in the sense that both live extremely well in very wet conditions. The Lillypads themselves can reach a large size, big enough to support human weight, currently only the small ones can be found. The flowers themselves lend a sweet delicate scent to the pond that combats the musky scent of the waters algae nicely.
- Fahets Book of Commentary
- Located: Book pedestal next to Link in point.
This Age currently contains no Linking Books.
19-10-09: Issues resolved thanks to a group of outside helpers, thanks goes to you.
Age passed Phase 5, Linking Book has now been publicly released.
18-10-09: A few issues pushed back Phase 5 approval.
17-10-09: Some minor repairs have been made to the piping for the water pump.
Authorized explorers “Vid” and “Paradox” stop by for a visit.
Age is up for review to see if it passes Phase 5 and reaches approval for public release.
13-10-09: Minor cleanup work commencing.
10-10-09: Age passes Phase 4 approval, Phase 5 commencing, limited access has been expanded to those authorized.
09-10-09: The results from the Norapod sample sent off for testing have returned, the plant, or fruit has it turns out, is apparently safe for consumption, members are now flipping a coin to see who gets to try it first.
A pedestal for the Ages book of commentary is being crafted to be placed in the Age, due to the high water in the Age the book will be placed under cover.
07-10-09: Sophie and her team have managed to construct a crude pumping system that will be better equipped to deal with the heavy rainfall. The pump has been installed next to the pond, her team will continue to refine it as time goes by.
Supply crates have been brought in to aid in the development process.
05-10-09: Water has built up again due to the recent rain, Sophie’s team is looking into developing a new pumping system following some D’ni examples found in the cavern.
Studies into the “Norapods” that grow within the Age have commenced.
11-09-09: We’ve returned to the Age to inspect it since the last visit. It has been determined that the battle against the rainfall is a loosing one, as a result the pumps have been removed from the Age.
The next few days will involve testing the new wildlife that has grown to see if it is safe for the general public, we may then see about giving the Book out.
30-06-09: Work temporarily suspended.
25-06-09: Work on the Age recommences after a long hiatus. Pumps has forgotten to be turned on during the hiatus, as a result the heavy rain fall the Age is prone to has once again flooded the area.
As a boon however the wildlife has flourished from all the rain. The Roseleaf tree was not so lucky.
23-08-08: A Roseleaf Tree has been selected for transplanting, and has been moved to Fahets for replanting. Tree was successfully moved without damage, we expect the tree to flourish in its new location.
22-08-08: Plans for development have been given a complete overhaul. Water levels have lowered significantly. Trips to one of The Third Path’s harvest Ages, Woodharvest, was made to assess which tree to transplant into Fahets.
21-08-08: Descriptive Book rediscovered after being missing for about 2 years. Age has been badly flooded due to the heavy rainfall over the years. Nexus Book has been damaged to the point where it is unsafe to use, the Book has been removed. Assessment of the water revealed that it has become stagnant, pumps have been brought in to remove the water. Plans drawn up for Age development.
02-03-06: Copying the Age text from the practice book to the Korteenea has been completed. Initial visit to the Age has taken place and samples taken to assess for safety. Results returned as clear, exploration and mapping commencing