October 2nd, 2014

Pirahnay… I just…wow…
We’ve been working on this Age, exploring it for months now…but this…

This explains Fehnir’s House. Why…how did I not piece this together sooner?

There must be more of them in the cavern.

I yearn to explain the discoveries we’ve made on this Age but I can’t, I shouldn’t. The others should learn for themselves they should have the satisfaction of it. I want to find others…

August 12th, 2014

As cold as Venalem is I find it rather pleasant in comparison to Dahtahmnay. As fascinating as Dahtahmnay is the coldness of the Age puts me off wanting to spend any length of time there.

Venlam is quite frankly remarkable, all the little components in the Age that lock together to build an ecosystem that works remarkably well for what the D’ni used it for.
Whilst I sadly did not discover any specimens of the beetles I did get chance to study the machinery there and how the process worked. I think with some experimentation I may be able to duplicate it on a smaller level.
The machinery needs some work before it is in working order again, but if we can get it repaired and the Age released we could have a source of ink for the community providing we can find a source for the beetles.

In the mean time I have set aside a Korteenea and bottle of ink for study, perhaps I can unwrap some of the mysteries of the manufacturing process. Small brush strokes to reveal the larger picture.

August 11th, 2014

Locating ink and Korteenea continues to be an issue. We have gone through multiple locations in both Ae’gura and the City Proper in search of both. But over the last 200 plus years the stocks have been plundered by various groups and by other explorers looking to Write their own Ages. In the mean time our own meager supply is slowly dwindling as is my own personal stock.
Without new sources of Ink and blank Books they will soon become an even rarer commodity.

I am hoping one of the Ages passed on to us by the DRC will help with one of these problems. Venalem is an arctic Age where the D’ni bred beetles to be used for the manufacturing of ink. Despite my tiredness I think a trip to this Age is required, if I can learn more about the beetles and how the ink is formed perhaps I can start making my own.
The D’ni used pods native to the Age in a machine that would spin them slowly with the beetles inside, this would speed up the life cycle of the beetles and bring them to maturity faster. I just hope there are live specimens of the beetles to be found would they be on Venalem already or did they import them from another ink Age I had heard of?

Tosholek

I’ve been following the restoration of Tosholek closely, Whilyam has been talking about it frequently, along with the troublesome issues that arose during the restoration cycle.

It was only this morning that I had a chance to check it out. I sat at my desk in Sul, drinking my morning cup of English Breakfast looking at the Book he had left me. So I decided I should go take a look finally, I had been anticipating venturing into the area.

I linked into a long walkway which sat above the D’ni lake water, and was enclosed by cliffs. I noticed the water here was a lot brighter than elsewhere in the cavern and wondered if Whil had been experimenting with pellets there. But that wasn’t the only thing I noticed.

As I had Linked right in behind Diafero and Blake.

Tosholek

Not long after I arrived a young lady Linked in, Ri’ana, who was Blake’s fiancé.

Tosholek

We wondered around for a bit, looking over the work Whil had done, checking out the damaged areas. The walkway leads up some stairs to a balcony, which contains a notebook regarding Sholek and the location we were in. The balcony lead off in two directions, one of which was blocked off the other lead to an auditorium. In the auditorium was a balcony, which I am guessing is where Sholek spoke from to his followers (that or played Julliet).

Tosholek

I spoke to Diafero for a while as I read the notebook, Blake and Ri’ana wandered off to explore the lower levels, eventually ‘Fero left me to go join them.
I was half way through the book when I could hear laughter coming from below, I glanced over the balcony wondering if I could see the others, when I noticed they had all decided to go for a dip in the Lake.

Tosholek

I figured I could leave the book for now, I plan to come back and transcribe it for the Archive anyway. So I decided to go down and join them, it’s been a while since I last ended up in the lake (thanks to a damaged Linking Book).

Wonder if I can get this glow out of my clothes…

Exploring Fahets – Day 1

It has been a while since I was last in Fahets, the stark contrast between how the Age looked then and how it does now is shocking.

The basin hadn’t changed a great deal, lichen was spawning across the rocks, new plant-life was weeding its way through the grass.
mushroom and flowers were spreading out making their homes, along with some odd circular plants.
The air was thick with a hazy veil of fog like substance, musty in smell, a bit like old books, I have taken samples to test to see if I can analyze what is in the makeup and if it’s safe or not.

Indeed it was the upper levels of the basin where the changes had more of a profound effect, the skyline littered with towering pillars of what look liked rock, but were on closer inspection a bark like substance.

How had these things grown so fast?

Norapod dot the upper levels, jutting out from the swamp waters below. There are no means to venture out further without laying some decking down and building some walkways. But from where I stand on the basin’s edge, I can see what appears to be another land mass. Below fishes swim around, with strange lights following them. I shall have to catch a sample for studying.

Above a shadow stirred, accompanied by a deep buzzing sound, the fog obscured what it was.

It’s like this Age was stuck on pause, waiting for someone to come in and press play…I’ve visited a great many Ages, I’ve never seen a boom in wildlife on this scale…is it seasonal or something else?

Walkways need building, I would like to visit that secondary landmass, it could be a prime location to setup a small area to work in, and to protect the books.

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