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.

Find a way

D'ni

Today was a day we knew was coming. Fortunes of the DRC have been looking ill of late so it was only a matter of time before they decided to pull the plug of their restoration effort, especially with everything that has happened lately.
We left the cavern, like everyone else. But whilst they frantically said their good byes and headed to the surface we were preparing to return. Gathering all our supplies and resources into our neighbourhood. On the surface I gathered some more supplies such as rope, water, food and so forth. We can make supply runs for other items later once a base camp has been established.

The DRC’s arrogance prevails until the end it would seem. They cannot keep people out of D’ni, they can try but they lost control of D’ni as soon as it started opening up to the masses. 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 Linked back to Relto with my supplies but my neighbourhood Book was missing. I must have left it somewhere but it was not a big issue there was a Bahro Stone in Gahreesen which Links to the balcony in the hood. From the balcony I was able to lower myself down the rope I had brought with me to the classroom roof then down again to the hood itself. The Book Room contained the Nexus Book still and surprisingly the Nexus was still active. I will have to see if David can get some of the base functions up and running to give us transport between the city areas once again. Looks like they have shut down most of the KI features as well, we may have to look into alternate communication avenues.

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Meeting New People

I met some interesting people today.

I had been sat for around 20 minutes or so studying the glyphs in Area Two of Eder Kemo when the sky quickly darkened and poured with rain.

I decided to warm up in Gira for a bit, dry my clothes out that the storm had soaked in minutes, before heading into D’ni and visiting some of the other Neighbourhoods I had seen listed in the Nexus.

Most of the ones I had visited were empty, eventually I stumbled into one of them which was populated with a few people sat around by the fountain talking.

Upon being greeted I wandered over to the group to introduce myself.

They had been talking about the Fall of D’ni, Keira Benson, an Archaeologist, had been studying the fall. She had apparently discovered a D’ni corpse in the Age of Kadish Tolesa as well as other bone fragments in Gahreesen and Teledahn.

I sat with them for a few hours, discussing D’ni, whilst people slowly faded into the hood and out, in the end all there was left was myself, Keira and her friend James Rofen, an Architect.

They asked how I had found my way down here, to which I explained that I was a D’ni Historian and had been studying D’ni for a number of years before managing to get down here. Keira said she had stumbled across some relic that had been brought up from D’ni and her interest in those items had lead her here. James said his friend had been contracted to do some work in the Cavern, upon last seeing his friend he had been told of the Cavern and had decided to come see it for himself.

I think we shall be seeing more of each other over time.

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