Returning to Tochoortahv

Delayed my trip back down by a day seeming we had a lot of stuff to move on the surface.

First thing I did upon arriving in Tehren was to stop by Tochoortahv and see how the work was progressing. I must admit I was astonished in what had happened in a few days, the room is completely finished. We still have a few things to bring in, all the documentation we have is being assembled and is almost ready to go, Sophie’s had some issues with the imager which has delayed it slightly. But the 3 Ages; Tailehn, Orth and Artas are ready and waiting for the Book pedestals to be brought into the Age so they can be placed upon them.

Finally got around to adding a project page for the Age yesterday which can be found here: Tochoortahv Project Page

Tochoortahv

Tochoortahv

Tochoortahv

I think the Age is almost ready for Phase 5, might hand out a few links to some folks in the Cavern like Whil and all, before initiating a wider release.

Will have to have a meeting with the others before doing that, see if they’d rather everything be in place before limited release or to hand out books as it is currently.

Tochoortahv

More and more explorers are turning to The Art, hoping to craft their own Linking Books, others are looking for the resources to learn how to Write.

It’s a long process, even more so for those who had to scour the ruins of D’ni looking for information, piecing together fragments of documents and, at times, just guessing what certain Garohevtee do.

It’s a topic that comes up frequently in the TTP meetings. It was in one of these meetings that Keira raised an interesting concept, a location with documentation and help for learning how to Write. She suggested a place where people could come and find documents on how to start out with Age writing, guiding them through what we know (sketchy at best) about the Garohevtee, there they could see examples or lesson Ages.
Sophie suggested perhaps having recordings there that people could watch and listen to that could also help explain the concepts listed in the documents.

An excellent idea.

We spent the afternoon discussing it, it would only need to be a small location. It was an unamanous vote, all 5 of us wanted to go ahead with it so Keira and Sophie have set up preparations for the project to go ahead.

Fahets Book

Success! Took several hours of search but I managed to find the book out. It’s been 2 years since I last stood in that Age, thankfully it wasn’t raining, skies had brightened up but the place was flooded out, Nexus book had been destroyed by the rain so I shall have to replace that.

Fahets

Fahets

Will need to build up some shelter for the book, raise it up to keep it out of the water too, shall have to work out how much wood I’ll need for walkways and such.

Fahets

Fahets

Fahets

I seem to be living down in the archives these days. The interesting thing is I discovered some old KI images of my first Age, Fahets.

Fahets

Fahets

I can’t even remember where the Linking Book for it is now, it should be in the archives with everything else but I have yet to see it, that said there is still several boxes of stuff to go through.

I need to take a look through it and see if it is around, if the Age is stable I might see about making it public.

Staying Put

Been hearing whispers about people leaving the Cavern lately. Some feel the DRC won’t be back with funding.

I’m not going anywhere, I have long felt we over rely on the DRC and although I find myself not being too fond of Yeesha these days, her words “find a way” has been a mantra that our group have worked with since the DRC first pulled out.

Back in 2003 we did just that, we made plans to meet up at The Cleft, Link to one of our Reltos before Linking back to our hood Tehren. From there it was just a matter of using the Links in our possession to extend our access into the City and Ages.

Course this time such actions are not needed, as over the years we have continued to gain access to areas and retain Links to them.

Some of the Archivers have been out finishing the documentation we had started, the Linking Books to places like Minkata, Jalak Dador and so forth have been put in the Archive in Tehren for storage just in case the books are removed from the Cavern (which has happened before).

Keira and Steve are off on a supply run later, Rob will be coming back with them as he will be joining us “full time” down in the Cavern. A lot of changes coming to the group, yet at the same time a lot remains the same. Same old crowd, sans Dave and James of course, same old projects, mind you Rob isn’t just helping with the funding he is taking a more active role in the group.

Sometimes I wonder if we could attempt what Yeesha did with Kadish to bring Dave back to us.