To The Surface

Heading up to the surface in about an hour, going to be gone for a week or so whilst I deal with moving house and some wedding items.

Winterbloom isn’t going to be ready in time for the wedding, which is greatly disappointing, I’ve never known and Age have some many set backs it is infuriating.

Searching Lehns

Headed back to Lehns, didn’t get much searching done though, there was a storm front moving in and by the time I had finished searching the area around the Link in Point I could barely see a meter in front of me.

Lehns

Lehns

When the blizzard passes I’ll trek down to the village and see if there is any signs down there.

Returning to Lehns

I spent the morning stocking my library. I decided to move my books of commentary into the actual Ages they belong, it’ll free up some shelf space and it’ll give people who visit the Age something interesting to read.

I find it somewhat sad that I go through Books and forget we even had some of these Ages. One such Age was Lehns, which contains the Mahri, a small village of natives to the Age. We built up a friendship with them awhile back, traded some food items and some of their artwork which I was particularly fond of.

I’m surprised we never released the Lehns book, might have to do something about that.

Given that I had been collecting some artwork for my new office I though I might stop by and see how they are doing, see if I could take a look over any pieces they wished to trade.

Lehns

I could tell something was wrong right away, the Great Watcher was no longer in the valley, I can’t see why they would ever move it, it is a sacred place to the Mahri. The entire place is empty, no Mahri, no village. The only signs that they had been there were their ancestry stones and prayer ties. It has been a long time since we stopped by, where everyone had been so busy, perhaps they moved, it seems unlikely unless something drastic forced them to (dwindling food supply perhaps?), but leaving their ancestors behind is highly unusual for them.

I think I’ll scout around tomorrow when the sun is back up and see if they had moved on.

New Downloads Section

I’ve decided to add a new section to Beneath which will eventually house screensavers, wallpapers, iPod Touch/iPhone wallpapers and so forth.

The section is now up with a small selection of iPod Touch/iPhone wallpapers for downloading.

Art Movements in Ages

Work has been continuing in my absence.

Today I was thinking about Age styles, and art movements on the surface. A lot of the Ages we have seen thus far have been of a certain style, even though they are different there is a core values that is shared which is born from the D’ni style, both in art, architecture and design. Even some of the newer Ages my fellow explorers have been writing share these traits, not surprisingly. We have ventured down to discover D’ni, it is only natural that their culture is going to have a strong influence on us and we are going to mimic it in our development.

But what of our culture, what of our design aesthetics, what would an Age be like with a design based on periods of our societies growth, minimalism, modernism neo-classicalism. Would Age building have movements like art does so you see a wide array of age styles and aesthetics.

I also wonder if the D’ni had something like this, Kemo, Tsogahl and Delin all share similar elements, was this down to them all being Written by the same person? Stock elements that were used in many garden Ages? Or were they inspired by each other in some sort of Age movement? Was the Garden Age binge just a period in time where Garden Ages were plentiful, or was it a movement in Age writing where Gardens were the fashion?

What caused this train of thought was the trip I made to Tre’bivdil earlier in the day, it was such a fresh style to an Age it amazed me, I am hip deep in modern and minimal design all day every day, why did I not think about applying it to an Age instead of mimicking that of the D’ni design. Tre’bivdil inspired me to try applying a modernist aesthetic to an Age.

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