Planning a Trip

I’ve been working on and off on Winterbloom for the last month or so whilst on the surface. I would have put the Age on hiatus with the others but seeming I wrote it as a wedding present for my wife to be I figured work on it needed to continue.

Decided I am going to take a trip back down into D’ni, I have decided to take the long way down, down the tunnels. I have found that over the years spent in the Cavern I have lost my way a bit and I am hoping a long solitary trek down will help me find what I have lost somewhat.

Need to arrange to get some supplies and gear together.

Maw First Visit

Picked up the book for Maw last night after a couple of attempts at getting access to the Age.

I Linked in to a small cave lit by a firemarble. I could hear the faint crash of waves and bird call coming from outside of the tunnel that lead out of the cave.

Maw

The tunnel leads out into a deep chasm of rock which rises up to the open air and descends down into the darkness, not sure how deep it goes though might drop some firemarbles down and see at some point.

Maw

Maw

The chasm is broken by pillars of rock jutting out from the chasm walls, it is possible to use them to move around the chasm and access the other caves that seem to exist.

Maw

Maw

Maw

Spent some time climbing down investigating the other caves, seems one of the firemarble lamps is broken in one of the lower caves. Not sure what Whil plans to do with the place but the whole construct just makes me think of the Bahro and their architecture.

Fens First Visit

Fens

Should have packed my wet suit that is for sure. The Age is of a swamp classification, surrounded by rock face. Off the bat I can hear a selection of birds and insects which I should track down.

There seems to be 3 maybe 4 different plants that I can see.
“Fantails” which come in 2 varieties (male plants and female perhaps?) Small “Stonecap” mushrooms and the tall pillar like trees.

Fens

Fens

Fens

The fourth is a strange sack like object that clings to the side of these trees. Upon further exploration I discovered a fallen tree with 3 of these objects upon them. As of yet I have not determined if they are plants, seeds for the mushrooms or if they are a cocoon containing an animal or insect.

Fens

Upon further exploration I discovered a Stonecap which had the tendrils that glow red like the tall trees, which lead me to consider that the Stonecaps are the young versions of the Trees or Elder Stonecaps as I decided to refer to them as.

Fens

A thought just occurred to me, what if the Elder Stonecaps roots go into the earth, split off into many branches and resurface as the Stonecaps?

I’ll have to talk to Whil and see what he has discovered.

Fens

Last night Whil stopped by with a Linking Book to his new Age.

He had asked if anyone was interested in visiting and classifying some of the things in the Age, so I expressed my interest. The slowing down of the DZS of late has made me feel that my previous classification project should continue once more.

Have a few things to sort out before I venture off to check it out.

An End of a Journey

Been a bit hectic today, finished off my research on the Bahro that I picked up, took the body and gave it a proper burial.

Had a meeting with Rob and Keira to chat about the future. Now I’m in the office tidying things up and securing the area before I meet up with Sophie.

Not sure what research will be done in the future, but I plan to go though the Ages and D’ni and get as much of it recorded through pictures as I can.

It’s been 5 years since I first came down to D’ni, but now, I think it’s time for me to finish my research and move on.

Is that even possible? D’ni is, well, fantastic. A place where one can visit other worlds, how does one walk away from that? Can one walk away from that? Or will it begin to call again like it did 5 years ago?

I shall gather the images I need, and return to the surface, focus on other things and finish my research in my spare time.

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