Welcome to dniexplorer.com

Well what a couple of entertaining days it has been.

I decided to get Beneath a domain name, unfortunately beneath.com was taken so I opted for dniexplorer.com.

I put a splash page up with some numbers referencing some lines in Words, whilst I worked on moving the site over and implementing the new layout just in case someone discovered it, I figured they’d transcribe the numbers and read the messages.

Word spread out into the community, and I watched as some people got close to figuring it out but not actually doing so, until someone finally did.

So I figured I’d continue and add some more puzzles, watching people solve them. I’m not really a puzzle person myself, I like Professor Layton but that’s about as far as it goes. But I thought I’d continue a narrative of sorts, on a certain subject leading up to a final puzzle and solution with a few red herrings thrown in.

There have been better puzzles in the community, but I enjoyed setting them up and I hope people enjoyed solving them.

To the people in the various, threads, around, I tip my hat.

Marein has posted a nice summery of the puzzle.

So to the old, welcome back to Beneath, to those new, welcome to Beneath, my journal of my explorations and discoveries in D’ni.

Exploring with Kehra

True to her plans, my wife returned to the Cavern lastnight after 6 long years of being away.

We wondered through most of the old places, Gira, Kemo, Teledahn, Ae’gura and so on. It was nice to see her remaining upbeat through the experience, if not excitable at times, I’ve not seen her feel this way about the cavern in a long time.

Gahreesen

Eder Gira

D'ni Ae'gura

D'ni Great Zero

D'ni Great Zero

Overall we spent several hours exploring again, like old times, although she wished not to visit some of the newer area’s released by the DRC’s last stint in the cavern, nor did she want to visit any of the explorer restored/developed Ages.

Perhaps in time she will change her mind on that, who knows.

Returning & Possibly Returning

Thursday found our family driving 6 ours across several states to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. Friday found us attending a wedding of Jen’s cousin. Saturday found us attending the birthday of Jen’s grandmother. Sunday found us driving the 6 hours back up home.

To say I was tired come the new week was a great understatement, as a result I spent a few extra days up top getting my energies back, not to mention the slight feeling of being burned out was not a great motivator in my returning.

However the work proceeds so I returned back today.

Interestingly Jen indicated the interest in perhaps returning herself. After the DRC left back in 04 her relationship with the Cavern has been a troubling one, often leaving her upset about the restoration ending. Whilst we restore ourselves, it isn’t the same as the work the DRC was doing in her mind, and I am in agreement with her views.

However, with a memory of Gahreesen, a memory that didn’t upset, she felt perhaps it was the time to make a visit, I must admit I miss her company greatly in the Cavern, I miss the discussions and theories we used to weave, but one step at a time.

Break Time

So much work to do still, it just seems to build and build, despite when we complete projects and release them.

I am still worn out from working on Fahets, upon completion we threw ourselves straight into the pub.

I was planning on heading up to the surface for a few days later anyway given that it is my wifes birthday tomorrow, so now would be as good a time as any to take a few days out.

Some Surface Time

Returned to the surface earlier this week, we’ve been working on moving house and after things being dragged out we finally got the house and have been working at moving in whilst the kids are away.

Will be taking a quick trip back down to the Cavern tomorrow to just check over some of the projects that are in the works.

Hopefully by the weekend most of the moving will be done and I can return to the cavern for an extended time period.

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