Supply Run

Heading up to the surface with Keira in an hour for a few days, need to get some more supplies for Tehren.

Communications

Quick access to the city was restored today, Dave’s great work got the Nexus working, although access to the Great Zero has been presenting a problem.

The KI is still being worked on, Dave has decided to set up hidden communication stations around the Cavern running on a wireless connection to allow for us to communicate when in D’ni, this solution will not work for the other Ages which is an issue.

We know the DRC ran a similar connection at one point, as evidenced by the “Hood Cam”, shame Victor isn’t around for us to consult with, but I have faith in Davids abilities.

Company

D'ni

Been busy setting everything up, decided to take a break and head into Ae’gura. Nexus is still down so I had to take an alternative route, using the Bahro Stone in Gira I arrived at the Tokotah Rooftop, I knew the DRC had an alternate way of getting down as there is a wooden ladder up there. Using the ladder to get to the adjacent building then used the rope I had packed to descend into the alleyway.

All very tedious, I think the Nexus and KI needs to be the first thing we get sorted, even if it only had the base functions for Ae’gura access.

For some reason the DRC decided to put the barriers back up, maybe they had anticipated people returning, not that it matters as the barriers failed to stop us from entering closed areas in the past, at least back then you had the chance of being caught by a DRC member, now of course the city is open to us.

The others arrived today, after meeting them on the surface we moved the supplies down to Tehren and started planning what we were going to do next.

Make a home

Tehren Hood

I spent the day moving all the supplies into the hood and setting up a camp of sorts. It will serve as a central location for our activities. The others will be joining me soon, bringing down some other equipment needed for our stay (like generators).
The silence in the cavern is immense. For so long there were the sounds of the DRC working on areas of the city, of people running around, yelling, talking, and laughing. Now all I hear is the gentle “whump-whump-whump” sound of the fans, the occasional splashing of the fish in the lake.
At first it was peaceful, it allowed me to think without distraction. But soon the silence became almost deafening, I took to talking to myself aloud just to hear some noise.

I managed to regain access to the city today, although through tedious means. I had to use the Bahro Stone in Eder Gira to Link to the Tokotah II rooftop, and from there use the DRC ladder to move to an adjecent building then climb down with rope. It will be nice when David gets down here and can take a look at the Nexus, not only that it will be nice to have someone to talk to and break the all consuming silence.

This silence is playing with my mind, I keep hearing whispers echoing off of the rock and down the streets. Now and then I swear I can hear footsteps and laughter..

No…it’s not the silence playing tricks on me. Silence cannot cause the shadows to move…

I’m not alone down here, there are other explorers here!

Is it really suprising? Am I that arrogant to assume that I would be the only one to return? Of course I wouldn’t be, D’ni holds sway over more people than just myself.

I shall have to keep a quiet eye on the neighbours and see who followed me back down to the cavern.

February 12th, 2004

We knew this day was coming, it had been on the lips of both explorer and DRC member alike for weeks. The DRC’s finances have been running out and the incident at the Guild Hall with Phil Henderson was the final nail in the coffin. As everyone was frantically running around and saying their goodbyes and heading back to the surface, we were preparing to return. Utilizing the Tehren Neighbourhood as our base of operations we stockpiled resources and supplies.
When the DRC left everyone else went with them, us included. Whilst on the surface we picked up more supplies we would need over the coming months, food, water, and the like.

I often found a degree of arrogance surrounding the DRC. I understand that they have been in the cavern longer than us, especially Doctor Watson, but they seemed to have this attitude that they owned D’ni as a result. The closed the cavern and honestly believed they could keep people out, but they lost that ability long ago when Jeff Zandi opened the floodgates. You cannot control all the Linking Books, all the tunnels that lead to the cavern. We will find a way, we will make a home, and we will continue with our work in D’ni.

I returned to Relto with the supplies and proceeded to where we had hidden the Tehren Book. The Nexus is still functioning although at a reduced capacity, I will have to see if David can take a look at it and get it working as it was before the DRC left. The KI functions have also been reduced making communication currently impossible, we will have to look into an alternate solution to that if we can’t get them working again