Fahets Released

Fahets

It’s taken a lot of work, and a lot of time, but my first Age, Fahets, is finally open to the public.

Hopefully the pumps will continue working and keep the Age dry. Sophie is still fine tuning the pumps, so there will be some changes there over time.

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A forum topic has been set up so that explorers can report any issues that may arise, a specific topic has been set up for Fahets which can be found here: Fahets Topic.

Fahets Wildlife

The last few days have found me returning to Fahets. Met again by the constant tiresome rain that the Age is known for amongst the Third Path members. The pumps we were using to keep the water out haven’t been able to keep up with the onslaught, as a result Sophie is now looking into something that is better suited to the job.
She’s been looking at the heavy duty ones we used in Cass along with some that the teams found in D’ni in the past.

She tells me we may have something to put in the Age tomorrow if we’re lucky (by lucky she means if she pulls an all nighter).

Currently work is hindered by a bout of thick fog, which has made it hard to see more than a meter in front of oneself, not to mention the dank musky smell and taste it leaves in your mouth.

My focus during my return has been to the wildlife that has grown remarkably quickly in the Age. The most curious of these plants are some strange pods (that I have named Norapods) that have grown, akin to cigars in shape. They have a mottled blue/yellow coloured skin which at first appears firm, but when touched you can feel that they are softer inside. We cut one of the ones near the Link in point open to investigate further, the inside was indeed a lot softer, juicy one might say, which a structure that reminds me of a tomato. We took the top half back to be tested to see if it contains anything dangerous.

Back to Fahets

It’s been a while since I have been back to Fahets, the Age has changed dramatically in the last year or so.

The constant rain had filled up the area surrounding the Link in point, it’s now several feet deep, as a result dormant wildlife has flourished, growing all over the place.
Unfortunately the Roseleaf tree we had implanted into the Age had not been so lucky, the ground it was planted in became so water logged it had nothing to cling to and toppled over and slowly died.

We spent the day looking over the basin, and constructing some wooden decking that we’re thinking of extending out into the rest of the Age, the problem being the rest of the Age is blocked at the moment thanks to the wildlife so we’ll have to look over that.

Seeming that there is technically not that much to sort out, we should be good to release the Book for the Age soon. We just need to run some tests on the wildlife, and we can always release the Age in stages and just allow for visits to the initial Link in point.

Tochoortahv/Cass

Work has been progressing well lately despite the set backs like flooding.

Cass

The room has been cleaned up and I have added a book of commentary.

Thankfully the fire hadn’t cause as much damage to the structure as I had first thought.

I’m hoping we can get the hall all sorted out and opened up soon for people to explore.

Given its new purpose, I have renamed Tochoortahv, Cass. Seeming Cass will serve as my home, I thought it appropriate that it should be named after the street where my wife and I got our first house together.

Future of Tochoortahv

We couldn’t decide what to do with Tochoortahv, that said we did decide that trying to remake the Age to fit the initial concept once again would be folly. Chances are the same thing would happen again and we would not what that, it’s a waste of our time, energy and resources.

So Tochoortahv has been handed over to me, not quite sure what I shall do with it yet, I have a few ideas mulling around.

We’re still not sure who did the actual damage, and thus far we’re out of leads and the investigation has hit a dead-end. A few people have been assigned to keep checking things out in the hope we find out who did it, but I’m not expecting much. In the mean time we’re returning our focus to the other projects we’ve got going. And I’m turning my focus to the new Age I’ve been working on for a few months now, a simple place which serves as an experiment to some concepts I had thought of.

I must confess I’m pulling a bit of a Gehn on this one, and working with some concepts pulled from other Descriptive Books. Hopefully however I’ve set a good foundation for these borrowed concepts to work from and the Age will be stable. The next few days will see as I am about to put the finishing touches to the Age which I called Sul (named after the Goddess Sulis).