"The laws contrived by the proud are their security and their undoing. Such laws make disobedience a virtue, and obedience a sin."
Regeltavok Oorpah - Book 12, Entry 32, Item 134
The Guild of Maintainers were one of the more well known Guilds and one of the most popular and like other Guilds what went on within the Guild of Maintainers was carried out in secrecy. Around 8500 DE the Guild of Maintainers started a highly trained group responsible for advancements in Maintainer technology. This "special force" was housed upon Gahreesen, Guildsmen who were highly trained both physically and mentally, the elite within an already well trained Guild. It was from Gahreesen that many of the technological advances took place, with advancements in KI technology as well as Maintainer suit technology. Many of these advances were only available for the "special forces" some of these technologies made their way to the rest of the Guild and some to the general public itself. The KI is a prime example of this. Whilst the KI had been used by the Guild for a long time the device had started to be rolled out to the D'ni population with some of the D'ni elite obtaining a KI just prior to The Fall.
The Age of Gahreesen is designed to be difficult, the buildings within the Age constantly rotate making Linking in impossible save for a small handful of locations such as the Well. Any visitor that arrived automatically had any Books upon them removed until departure but even then visitors to the Age were extremely rare. The Guild of Maintainers were in the process of opening up the initial section of Gahreesen up to the public so that they could obtain their KI devices, however the fall of D'ni put an end to such plans.
Gahreesen is a vast forested Age with the main structures of the Age situated in a valley with a large lake fed by waterfalls and a river. Everything about the Age is built for security. From the rotating interiors (to prevent the writing of Links) to the harsh exterior filled with vicious creatures, the Age would have been next to impossible to mount a successful attack against. The Maintainers even went so far as to create an Age with no night, so as to not provide the cover of darkness for any potential enemies.
Building One is most commonly known as "The Well" it is the initial arrival area for people collecting a KI. The structure is partially underground and like Building Two is constantly rotating as to provide power and to make it harder to Link in.
The Link in point is an enclosed "well" with walls that reach up to an open sky and an observation window overlooking any visitors arriving. A single heavy door made of stone leads out to a reception area. It is here that any Books in the possession of the visitor is confiscated during the course of their visit. The Guild of Maintainers kept a group of beetles that were trained to react to Books, specifically the special paper used within them.
Wildlands & Barracks
Eder Gira is one of the Ages involved in The Journey set up by Yeesha. Unlike Ages like Teledahn or Kadish Tolesa which have their own Bahro Doors, Eder Gira shares its part of the journey with Eder Kemo with Journey Cloths in both of these Ages opening the Bahro Door in Eder Kemo.
The Creatures are dangerous animals that roam the lands outside the safety of the Gahreesen structures.
"The creatures. These things are something out of a horror movie. I've been up here a little while and I don't see them often but when I do they are scaring me to death. I'm beginning to understand the fences and structures a little better. Perhaps some of them were designed to keep creatures out more than keep visitors in." - Michael Simpson
Sightings of the creatures are extremely rare, so far it is believed that members of the DRC are the only ones who have seen the animals.
TallBoys are tall trees that populate the outer areas of Gahreesen. They are long pillar like trees with small foliage at their crowns. The trees are hardy showing to be able to grow even on rocky surfaces.
Gahreesen Notebook Building II, conference room.
Relto Page Logs & Rocks
Relto Page Waterfall
DRC Restoration Notes
Initial Mapping Complete Q4 2001 - K
Detailed Analysis Start 11/2001
Suspension based on Zone III
Phase Two Approval - 12.4.2001 - K
Architectural Analysis Complete - Approval - 1.2002 - Engberg
Analysis Complete and Transcribed 6/2002 - Simpson
KI Dispenser Functionality March 2003 - Laxman
Public 10-2003 - Sutherland
Initial Mapping Complete Q4 - 2001 - K
Suspended based on Zone III
Reinitiated - Voted 4-1 Vote - 4.2003
Estimated release for Q1 2004.
Initial mapping suspended - too dangerous to continue - recommend immediate suspension of Zones II and III
Unknown release date.