Beneath Issues

If you had dropped by Beneath today you would have found yourself in a pool of 404 pages.

Sorry about that.

Turns out lastnight one of the tables in the database got corrupted so all the posts and pages vanished. Thankfully it’s all back now and working fine and I actually remembered to take a backup of the database for future potential issues.

May Wallpaper: Eder Kemo

Running a little late, lots going on at the moment. Haven’t had a lot of time to deal with extra things. Here’s the May wallpaper depicting Eder Kemo.

Eder Kemo

You can find the new wallpapers over in the download section.

April Wallpaper: Eder Gira

Posting this a day early as I have a tendency to keep my head down over the course of April first. Easier than dealing with the sharp increase in idiocy as people try to be clever and fail spectacularly.

So the April wallpaper depicting Eder Gira has been added to the downloads section.

Eder Gira

You can find the new wallpapers over in the download section.

A Series of Experiments

As promised a quick summery of some of the experiments and studies that I am currently working on.

Fahets Stability

The stability issues are on going, I’m continuing to monitor the various Ages (especially Fahets) for further signs of trouble.
I have decided to use a couple of my precious blank Books to Write a couple of simple test Ages where I can monitor degradation of the underlying structure and implement any possible fixes.

So keen was I to put pen to paper, to Write an Age. I don’t think I was ready.
I have been spending countless nights pouring over Descriptive Books from other Ages trying to understand the various intricate concepts used in Age Writing, to see if I had overlooked something or if I could find a solution.

Water Studies

My work on the water studies continue two fold. On the one hand I have been continuing to work with the water on Sul, and on the other the D’ni lake water.

The properties of the water of Sul continues to interest me, I continue to learn more and more about the algae in the water. I have also been running tests to see how it reacts with the algae in the D’ni lake water. Whilst I figure this will serve little purpose in helping the lake light levels return, it has none-the-less been an interesting study.

D’ni lake water studies continue with sampling of various pellets. Whilst I am now convinced that I have a nice formula for the pellets that will give the algae a healthy dose, the sheer mass of the lake means that fixing it will take many years. Especially after looking at the data provided in the rest of the community.

I’m hoping to take the pellets to a new stage an introduce new elements into the make up or perhaps work with Sophie on a better means to feed the lake…perhaps something airborne? I’m not sure.

Age Viewer

The idea came after Sophie and I had been working on the new imager model. The Third Path archive contains some interesting notes from a third party, relating to the experiments Atrus had done. So we had been musing if perhaps we could take a look at the concept, a fact made easier with the KI and Lattice technology, and see if something could come of it.

This was a couple of years back now, we have both been working ahead with it in our spare time. A few of the preliminary tests have yielded positive results.
Hopefully when some of the other issues have died down we can focus more on it and hopefully develop a solid working test.

Todah Berries

The berries have been the subject of some small scale studies. I’ve been curious as to the potency of the effects after the fruit has been prepared in numerous fashions.

As a result I roped Steven in to giving me a hand testing this and being a lab rat.

So far I’ve discovered the following.

  • Juiced – Unsurprisingly the potency of the berries with the juice is almost as strong as eating the fruit itself. I plan to run some tests regarding shelf life of the juice. I have some ideas about using it in brewing in a very small amount just for an extra kick like the Absinthe of old.
  • Pulped – Similiar result, a little more potent give that the flesh of the fruit is contained, it still seems to loose something in the process however. Perhaps something reacting with the air?
  • Dried – Drying it out reduces a lot of the potency of it. Ingesting small samples resulted in a more subtle reaction. Steven suggested the concept of drying it out and leaving some in the bottom of the bottle which would likely give the small trace kick we would be looking for.

I have gone a head and placed small amounts of the dried batch in a couple of bottles of Norapod brandy to see what results.

Site Tweaks

The plan, was to have Kehrahn finished up for release today. And at the same time push the new updates to the site layout.

But like most plans, it somewhat fell through. A few last minute set backs have delayed the release of Kehrahn.

So I decided to push the update anyway. It’s mostly cosmetic and back-end changes, mainly expanding the header area so it serves more of an advertisement that new Ages/areas have been released to the public.

You may notice the link to the forums has vanished. The forums were there for TTP dicussions and for people to report issues with the areas we have released. However TTP has better forms of communication these days than forum software and reports of issues have been few and far between. So we are going to be archiving the forums and setting up a new means for people to report issues.

It will take a while for the forum topics to show up in the Archive due to the reworking of how archived forums are structured. Currently they are just quotes after quotes, my plan is to recode the format so it is more forum like and easier for people to read.

Finding time to do that between Kehrahn, Sul, Ahryahn, and the many experiments I’m currently running will be tricky.

However, for those who are interested I am planning a quick round up of what I am working on which will be posted over the next few days.

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