On Reliance

With the growing concerns about the Bahro War, people have unsurprisingly been searching for answers. The human tenacity for survival can be immense a tenacity which, I feel, could surprise the Bahro.

And yet, in times of trouble, everyone looks outwards to Yeesha, Phil or Dr. Watson. I guess I am not to surprised, in times past people frequently looked towards figured like Jesus and God. But seldom do we look to ourselves, draw up on some of that tenacity we hold inside and use it to face the on coming storm.
That said when we look to Phil and Dr. Watson we are in a sense looking to ourselves, they are our people in terms of race. I guess Yeesha is too in a way as she has human blood within.

But as the Bahro War spills over, as the Arch of Kerath is encircled, I find myself feeling the need to step away from “The Grower”. Years ago during a conversation with James, he said to me that explorers are forced to follow her path. I asked him howso, as I could not see it and he said that The Called are taken from The Cleft and arrive in Relto, how do they get back? I could see what he was getting at, explorers end up with no way or returning, lest they complete The Journey and return to The Cleft via the fissure. Of course, it could be argued that they could just return via D’ni and its tunnels to the surface.
But how feasible is that? Ae’gura is the point of arrival, from there to the tunnels you would need a boat, not every explorer has a boat. From the tunnels you need to navigate a labyrinth of tunnels stretching out for miles, tunnels which have collapsed in areas thus needing to be circumnavigated.
How many people, especially people new to D’ni would be able to do that? Not a great many I warrant.

Thus in most part, the explorers are trapped.

Now adding on top the fact that it is only really at the end of the Journey that it becomes clear what you have just done, and the fact that some of this information is dismissed by Yeesha as irrelevent. Now we have a war in our house, the result of Yeesha’s journeys. Don’t get me wrong the Bahro should be released, but we hear nothing from her, for a year some claim when in fact to some it has been even longer.

And now, destruction coming, we hear from her. Congratulations she says, we have seen a prophecy that has no bearing on the situation fulfilled. That’s it? That is all you have to say?

Pathetic, we went out on a limb for you Yeesha, and we had little choice in the matter.

Do we really need her? Ah she has knowledge for sure, knowledge of D’ni, of the Bahro, of The Art. But at what cost does that information come?

We should look to our own for strength.

K’veer

First thing I saw was that fantastic window, the blue into orange. A combination that is a great favorite of mine. I strolled over and pressed my hands against the cold window, looking out over the great lake to Ae’gura. Seeing this area of K’veer is amazing, previous visits to the area has seen me confined to the room in which Atrus was imprisoned by his father.

K'veer

The architecture of this hall is beautiful, there is a cathedral like atmosphere to it all. So very similar to what was described in Watson’s tale of freeing the Bahro. I can almost see Veovis and Rakeri walking these hallways…

K'veer

K'veer

Stairs leading down are blocked, I shall have to go upwards…

K'veer

Top of the stairs is blocked, alas I was hoping to explore more of the mansion. Wait! I see another doorway. Aha, familiar territory, Atrus’ prison room. I must admit it has been a while since I have walked in this room, brushing my fingers over the carved stone..

K'veer

This place is stunning.

K'veer

Splling Over

As soon as I Linked here I knew something was wrong, the usual infrequent cries of the Bahro had multiplied, rolling out over Ae’gura, crying, screaming.

Then I saw them to many to count swooping and circling Kerath’s Arch. The war has spilled over and finally we are witness to it.

Bahro In Ae'gura

Dr. Watson said the deception the Bahro had created to protect us was failing, it is an awesome sight to behold, if not frightening. I saw first hand how fast the Bahro can move, if they are wanting blood I know I am no match for them.

I wonder if they have noticed me watching them from the Library courtyard? If they haven’t what happens when they do?

Back From Noloben

Short trip, would have stayed longer but I don’t think it is safe now. We used the DRC’s ladder to get up on the edge of the Tokotah II roof top then after a few attempts attached a line over to the Tokotah building, pretty unsafe so I went over first and set up the secure line for Marein to use.

Ae'gura

Ae'gura

Ae'gura

Was pretty quiet when we arrived, was a little eerie to say the least, given the state of the Bahro war I don’t think either one of us was to comfortable being there.

Noloben

Noloben

We headed in doors to see if Esher had left any documentation or notes about his studies of the Bahro. Was in luck, there was some notes left around which I copied into my journal, shall have to publish them later.

Noloben

Spent some more time outside wandering around looking for signs of the war, or anything else to help in my studies. That is when we saw it, not sure if it was one of the Bahro or the Bahronoir but it gave out a loud scream and we figured that it was our cue to leave the place. If it was one of the Bahronoir sticking around would have been unwise to say the least. Was fortunate to catch a picture of it with my KI though, course looking at it now it is hard to see it.

Noloben

DRC PR week isn’t until the start of November, I think I could borrow the Noloben book until then without them noticing. Would like to go back in a bigger group and have a better look around if possible.

To Noloben

Heading over to Ae’gura later tonight, got the equipment we shall need, Sophie is going to be helping us. We figure there is a book in the Tokotah building so we’re going to go and look. If there is Marein and myself shall use it and check the Age out.

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