A Couple of Thoughts

The other day I had a thought as I was looking through my research on the Bahro. This thought pondered the use of the Bahro in the construction and writing of an Age. What kind of Book/Age would be produced if it was bound in Bahro hide, more specifically the section that Esher used to Link at will, and if Bahro blood had been mixed with the ink when the Age was written.

My second thought, was if one was to Link to an alternate D’ni (say from using the Bahro Stone in the Hoods) and then journeyed across the lake, up the tunnels to the surface then made your way back to “your house”, would you be there to greet you? It would be an alternate version of you after all (akin to what Yeesha did with Kadish).

I’m curious as to the views on this by the people who read my Beneath journal online.

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.

Site Update & Other Things

The last few days has found me back in the Office working on some side projects. The Guild of Fine Artists site is slowly coming together, with the news of WordPress 2.5 being released today I should be able to implement the new version and improve some features.
Also launched a newer build of Beneath that will eventually tie into the D’ni Jazz Club site more when the new DJC build is released.

Need to sort the forums out and add more means for people to locate the posts they are looking for.

I had been trying to contact the members of the DRC in order to get some interviews with them for a special issue of The Firemarble, unfortunately they were unable to be contacted.

Some structural issues have cropped up in the pub downstairs, nothing major or life threatening, it has presented an opportunity to work on enlarging the area and adding new things. Joe has got a team together to head up the project hopefully they will be along soon with the equipment needed.

Area 0003 has been under continued observation and seems to have stabilized. Designs have been finalized and are up for approval by the council. I am expecting it to pass and work can begin, I shall need to organize a supply trip, given the nature of this Age we are going to need some specialized materials, hoping I can find information on Nara to work with.

Cleft Window

Work is progressing nicely with the window for The Cleft. Had to re make the symbol for the Journey however, the version I had envisioned in my design did not work out as I had expected.

The Cleft Stained Glass Window

I have been having some trouble trying to acquire the pieces I did for Eder Tsogahl and Eder Delin back from the DRC. In the end I decided that I would rather use all new developed windows for the Age and not include the restored windows. Which works for me seeming the new windows take a different approach to resembling the Ages/Areas, instead of being a representational view that was deployed in the Delin and Tsogahl pieces, I am working from actual KI images taken in the various locations.

I think the initial count of 15 windows was incorrect, I have a feeling if all the pieces are made as planned it may be more.

The Journey

  • The Cleft
  • Relto
  • Gahreesen
  • Teledahn
  • Kadish Tolesa
  • Eder Gira
  • Eder Kemo

To D’ni

  • Bevin Neighbourhood
  • Kirel Neighbourhood
  • Great Zero
  • Ae’gura
  • Phil’s Relto
  • Descent

Path of Co-operation

  • Eder Delin
  • Eder Tsogahl

Path of Observation

  • Negilahn
  • Dereno
  • Payiferen
  • Tetsnot

Path in the Stars

  • Minkata

Path of the Shell

  • Watchers Sanctuary
  • Ahnonay
  • Ahnonay Cathedral
  • Er’cana
  • K’veer
  • Myst

There should be 26 windows, maybe more if we included the Quest that Dr. Watson took but I am not sure whether that should factor in or not.

Final Pellet Experiments

I think photo documentation of the Ages is complete, not a 100% sure though, guess I never will be.

Keira stopped by to tell me the materials for the windows has been delivered to Tehren. Need to stop by and take a look to see if everything is there and start working on them.

Last batch of pellets that I have been experimenting with went in to the ovens, need to run them to Ashem’en later and see where they stand with the rest of the pellets. I have a feeling they won’t match up to the pellets I have been using frequently but I guess we shall see.

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