Spending Time

The last few days have seen me spending a vast amount of time in Jalak Dador.

Jalak Dador

It has been most enjoyable, and relaxing to take some time out from the grind to construct weird things with people like No’ga, “Nadnerb”, Curty and Marein. As well as constructing some new games and testing them out (my current favorite being Highball).

As a result I have added a Jalak Dador Games section to my Archives page. I plan to upload my notes and diagrams to that section of the games I come up with, Shifting Sands and Highball are already up and ready.

KI Images

Seems that Er’cana and the Watchers Sanctuary are slated for being released by the DRC, a lot of explorers gained access to those places years ago but it will be nice to see them officially open.

The images taken by “Robbie” the RG remote camera robot have been approved for release and have been sent to the guys over at the DZS.

Dereno
Dereno
Dereno
Dereno
Dereno
Dereno
Negilahn
Negilahn
Negilahn
Payiferen
Payiferen
(read this to find out what the KI serial codes mean)

All in all I think the bots worked well, had some issues with the submersible one though but that was only a issue with keeping it air tight which I believe Sophie has fixed now anyway.

Minkata

Spent longer on the surface than I expected to, just needed to rest after all the stress of the Rose and Wheely incident, plus the Guild and getting the Barracks set up.

Robert Lumely

Robert and myself headed along to the Library to check out the Minkata Age that the DRC released whilst I was gone. Nick was right, the place is huge, we got lost a couple of times during our explorations but managed to find our way back to “the cage”.

We found some interested rock structures there that seem to show something that could possibly be a reference to the Bahro Civil War.

Minkata

Indeed after working with the Bahro Stones for a while we managed to put together a symbol that bared a striking resemblance to the one Nick reported seeing in Negilahn, and Marie in Ae’Gura during the incident with the two girls.

Minkata

I believe it was Nick who said the symbol he found was one of “protection”, or at least that is what his guess is. I am not so sure, I think the meaning is something along the lines of torn, wounded, scarred, rift or separation. My studies on the Bahro have been neglected of late, I should really press on and get back to it, especially seeming the Classification Project I was working on has now been scrapped.

Rob wants to stay in Minkata to explore some more, I think I shall dash off to Tsogahl for a while and just sit and perhaps play on my DS before returning to the Barracks.

A War

Wow, I don’t know where to start.

So much going on and now this, a Civil War between the Bahro. With one side of Bahro protecting us and the other side (which I call the Bahronoir) content to kill us.

And poor Wheely and Rose, poor Michael..

I need to take some time out, head to the surface and breathe, get some supplies and head back down again tomorrow or Friday.

Trek to Pod 12

Well that was a crazy adventure, so hot with that sun beating down on us, picked up a nice sun tan though.

Took us a couple of days to plan out the journey and gather supplies. Course then Keira noticed our stock of books were missing so we had to venture up into the city in search of some more. Seeming Joe is staying behind (on account of his arm) he said he would investigate the books, has me a little concerned that they are gone.

Pod 12

It took us a couple of days to make the trek, I think it would have taken us longer if we had made proper rest stops, but given the issue with the animals of the Age we didn’t want to take even more of a risk.

Tell you what I am glad I opted to wear my D’ni glasses instead of my regular sun glasses, managed to keep the grit out of my eyes during the dust storm, Steven and Sophie were not so lucky.

Pod 12

We managed to get into Pod 12 without to much trouble, couldn’t see a Linking Book in there but we had brought our own. We took the opportunity to get some decent sleep in the safty of the pod and Keira saw to getting a Link to the pod sorted out.

Originally we had thought of lugging the equipment with us but then figured if we could get a Link to the pod set up we could just Link there with it, I can see why the D’ni enjoyed Linking Book’s they certainly can make life easier.

Pod 12

Unfortunately the generators we are using with the camera’s and laptops don’t last to long so they need to be dealt with every 24 hours. We hope to get some good footage with them though, we plan to set some up in Negilahn, Dereno and the other Payiferen pod.

Pod 12

Nice to be back in the cavern though, can’t say I am much fond of the heat in Payiferen. I should see about getting some armchairs put in Tehren so we can veg out.

It’s all go in the Cavern however, the Bahro have placed a stone allowing quick access to The Great Shaft. The Anti DRC Movement clashed with Cate and it didn’t do their reputation any good, esspecially with Sydney posting a log with Nick White, a log which looks like it has been messed with so I can’t say I trust it.

On another note I’ve been having some issues with the Photos section of Beneath as a result I have had to close it, hoping to get a solution worked out soon.