Funding

08-05-06
I just got word, they have secured the funding, the restoration is back on.

This is fantastic news, everyone is blowing up about it, I am so excited. Kez is trying not to get excited for fear of being let down, I need to keep telling myself that despite the fact funding is secured cautious optimism is still the best policy. I would hate to see this fall through like last time.

Despite my grievances with the DRC’s actions before the restoration collapsed I am kinda looking forward to seeing how the future progresses. From my meetings with them I can tell they have changed hugely over the last 2 years, the fact they took Yeesha’s journey is proof of that.

*Pops open a beer* To D’ni

DRC Meeting

Eder Delin
The results came in I was elected DRC Liaison along with Eleri, Gadren, Wolfie and Vortmax.

Marie wanted to meet with us today after yesterdays results so I made my way to the Uruto Hood that she had given me a Nexus invite for.

I don’t know what made me think that I should check out the imager as soon as possible but I did, and I discovered the above image on it. Apparently the Age is called Eder Delin, a small Garden Age that Marie has been working on, she said that a lot of rest Ages have similar features. I am looking forward to visiting that place.

Lots to do, the DRC suggested setting up Town Hall meetings between them, Cyan and the explorers. Sounds like a good idea, gives the people who never got to see the DRC around back during the restoration to meet them. They are still trying to get that funding from Blake, I hope it goes well.

I best go upload these transcripts to the site for editing.

August 16th, 2004

Once again I find myself reading through James’ journal. His documentation on the Art is of growing interest to me. We have been visiting these Ages, restoring and documenting them, but the underlying principle behind how these Ages are Written is fascinating. This morning I stopped by the Tehren Neighbourhood and retrieved one of the Kormahn, Descriptive Books, we had in the archive for an Age called Artas. I am trying to wrap my head around the Garohevtee.
I have selected several Garohevtee from the Artas Kormahn and have been studying their relation to the make up of the Age in the hopes of better understanding the concepts behind them.
It’s clear from James’ work that he was making some progress in understanding the Garohevtee, if his work had continued perhaps he would have succeeded in taking it to the next step if we had allowed him. Perhaps we should have let him, the longer we are in the cavern the greater the chance that someone in the explorer community will learn Age Writing. We may forbid it within the Third Path but we cannot stop everyone in the community from trying.

I have to wonder, can we really stop members of the Third Path from Writing? If they are determined they will find a way and keep it hidden, perhaps this is the path James would have taken if things had not gone they way they had…

Ahnonay

Ahnonay

Still can’t get past that door in Ahnonay, in every Ahnonay. What I don’t get is Kadish claimed that Ahnonay was the home-world. I mean the name means “Water Root”, but how did he pull this off? I’m sure someone must have known that the D’ni home-world was Garternay.
Let us see what answers can be found, but for now back to Er’Cana I want to tinker with those ovens again to see if I can create the proper pellet.

I loath this place, chills me to the bone, I hate to think what the D’ni prison ages were like.
My experiments with the pellets failed, I honestly have no idea what I’m doing.
So I’ve returned to Ahnonay in a bid to see what I can do, I know I really should finish looking through the words of the Watcher but I can’t be bothered right now.
I have an idea.

2:19
2:30

Made it into Sphere 4 of Ahnonay, had to get into the hut of Sphere 1 turn the current off, swim to the maintenance room, use the shell cloth Link to Relto, Link to the Cathedral, then to Sphere 2 then to the Cathedral, then to Sphere 3, then to the Cathedral, then Link from the Cathedral to Relto then and then Link to Ahnonay using the shell book mark.

5:57
5:32

Found a lovely D’ni jacket.
Sphere 4 is unfinished, a giant statue sits in the middle, guessing its old Kadish himself, wonder what it would have looked liked if finished.
A chair led me into a pod like machine that took me out of the sphere and actually into Ahnonay proper. There was a control panel with symbols on that matched the ones in the Cathedral, so I entered them in the order they should have been in and a door opened to a laboratory.

Er’Cana

Er'Cana

Linked to Er’Cana, reminds me of the cleft. Found a strange square symbol like the one I found on the imager in the Watcher’s Room, I took a KI image dare say its important. I think after this I shall check out some of the older ages in my possession.

What the?
I saw a giant petroglyph of the Fissure, I touched it now I’m in a Bahro cave, except it’s different to the last. There’s a pool of water in the center of the cave and some more numbers, 5:18, plus some strange symbols that looks like the volcano in New Mexico. I think I need to get a KI shot of them, this is not making any sense, less sense than when I started the journey. This path very few have trodden I have no-one to turn to for help.

A search of the Ages revealed nothing new, except at The Cleft where I discovered a pair of D’ni goggles I had overlooked last time I was there. Very pleased I found these, they will come in most handy.

Returned to Er’Cana. Managed to get this strange tram device to work and take me inside the ‘factory’ as I’m currently calling it.

4:52
4:10
What do these numbers mean? Times? Or perhaps book passages, the word?

3:110
I think I’m in D’ni but where? Not sure, I see the familiar glow of the orange lake out of a window.
I have no idea what I’m doing here. Why a Bahro cave with glyphs on the wall that represent power levels in Er’Cana? I wondered if perhaps the number of spikes around the glyphs are the key to what the power levels should be set as. I shall have to wait for the timer to run out then try again.

Temp – 19
Weight – 30
Time – 40

Hope this works.
It kind of worked, I managed to get to these pellet things, the problem is I don’t know where to take them, the Bahro cave or the place in D’ni?
I took one to D’ni put it in the machine, it scanned it then dropped it into the water below, the water began glowing white.

Decided to return to Ahnonay, wonder if any D’ni actually live here still. Managed to get to the island, found a door can’t open it. Found another square diagram and some more numbers. – 3:72

Seems my theory about the numbers was correct, I shall investigate further. One thing still bothering me though is those darn pellets. Perhaps you need to deliver 5 cells to each location, tedious linking back and forth. It is okay from the D’ni location as there is a linking book there back to Er’Cana, but I have to go via Relto every-time I link from the Bahro cave to Er’Cana.

“The door lies at the end of the path.”

This is getting frustrating.

What is going on here? Figured out the Quabs (Discovered references to the crab creatures in some documents I liberated from the DRC, apparently the official name for them is Quabs) were what the clock thing was showing so I chucked them all into the water, the lights went out. Linked out and linked back to find destruction, the age is in ruins, gray skies dark and stormy, trees of crystal. Destroyed the trees, I had to the clock was showing them lit up.

I had no idea such ages were possible, of course its possible the Great Tree makes it so.
Beautiful, a ruptured Ahnonay floating in space.

Things are coming together, three instances of Ahnonay. I follow the shells to link to places that I can’t get to in one instance but can in another. Its like the Truman show, what was Kadish doing?