Sul Developments

I admit it, I have no idea what is going to happen to Cass. Originally my plan was for it to become my lab, and whilst we were planning it I would set up a temporary lab on Sul whilst I experimented with the water there. But as time has gone on, I’ve been seeing Sul more and more as my little home away from home, and expanding the lab in Sul to a second room has done little to help the desire to stay put instead of moving to Cass.

So I have decided to keep it on Sul, I have a few ideas mulling around for Cass, it isn’t a top priority at the moment so there is no rush.

Speaking of experiments, my ongoing studies into Sul’s water continues, whilst I have since ruled out the possibility of it being used to help the D’ni lake water I am looking into the relationship between the two forms of algae and any potential developments they may yield in other areas.

I have also started looking into the KI technology, and how that works in relation to the Ages, borrowing from ideas mentioned in Catherine’s journals regarding some experiments Atrus did in the past. Sophie has been lending her technical skills with D’ni technology to help me conduct the experiments I desire.

I am finding it difficult to find the time between running my own projects and working on the various Ages we are Developing/Restoring. I am loathe to take time out more frequently, nothing will get done. But on the same note, I feel myself burning out and if that happens then nothing really will get done on my end.

Fahets Wildlife Growth

It was quite a shock Linking into Fahets once again, had grown accustom to the silence that greeted me, or the near silence. Sometimes a breeze would rustle the grass, or the slight creaking of the Norapods.

Today it was different, in contrast it was almost a cacophony of sound. In our absence the wildlife in Fahets has continued to grow, expand and flourish, the air was buzzing with activity from insects and the sounds of birds.

My desire to catalog the wildlife has me thinking about climbing out of the basin and exploring the surrounding area.

Not sure how long this will continue for, as thick clouds have gathered in the sky above and I can hear the rumble of thunder, sounds like it’s going to be a bad one. Hopefully the pump will continue working nicely until we install the new, less botched together, version.

Fahets

Need to remove the book of commentary for now so it doesn’t get ruined. Perhaps it is also time to look into protecting the Link in point and books with a structure or something to shield from the rain.

Christmas & Kehrahn

The Christmas holidays saw the majority of us heading up to the surface to spend the season with family and friends.

For us it was a double new, it was the first Christmas of me being a US resident and the first Christmas in our own place. Despite some issues in November and the chaos of organizing it went well, the kids seem to certainly enjoy themselves.

With the holidays over I returned to the cavern to continue the work we are doing, one project was Kehrahn. Upon seeing Cass my wife expressed an interest in having a Linking Book to a similar location albeit purple instead of blue. So for our one year anniversary that is coming up at the end of the month I thought I would Write a small Age for her, I may not be able to give her the world, but I can give her a world (sappy I know but I adore my wife).

Kehrahn

Work has been progressing nicely over the course of time, I based the design heavily on Cass with some changes (the Kehrahn Book is almost a copy of the Cass Book), I don’t plan to get into the habit of duplicating Books I feel it belittles the specialness of the Ages contained within, almost like mass production of a classing painting or something, not that I could deem any of my Ages to be classical, they simply are what they are.

Thankfully the project hasn’t been as much of a disaster as Winterbloom, which still hasn’t reached phase 5.

Changes Completed

I have completed the changes finally, I would have been finished yesterday had I not taken time out to work on that small side project, but it was worth it.

We’ve been going over the Book making sure all is in order, from what I can tell it should be right.

We will soon be getting ready to return to see if things have worked out as I hope.

Luminesce Stained Glass Window

Giles has been posting his journal entries recently regarding an Age he is writing called Luminesce. The other day he posted a map he had drawn out for what he hopes the Age will look like when it is finished, in my experience the Ages never quite work out the way you expect them too, but I enjoy the surprise in that, it takes on a life of its own.

The map however inspired me, more specifically the symbol for the Age inspired me, so today I took a break from Kehrahn and Sul and worked upon a small project which I have now finished.

Using the left over glass from previous stained glass window projects I constructed a new one based on Luminesce’s symbol.

Luminesce Stained Glass Window

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, given that it was rushed, there are some changes I’d like to make, some of the weld spots, some of the glass I used, I think the colours could be tweaked (the blue in the sky is a little too vibrant for my liking). I’m debating hanging this in the gallery on Cass with other works although I am tempted to see what Giles makes of it.

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