Interesting Concept

I spent a while sitting in Gira today, my feet in the water, the Tsoidrai swimming around them working on a new design for Beneath. I was thinking about the post I read on the DRC site earlier that John had written.

I’ve heard people talking about making a home in D’ni (some say its from a Yeesha speech but I don’t really understand where or how they hear it, but that’s really not part of this thread) and I think its a great idea.

However I haven’t done it. I feel more like an explorer or a tourist or a visitor. I don’t really feel like I’ve made a home. Even Relto seems more like a pit-stop to me then a home. And my hood feels more like somewhere to talk with people.

So how about people here? Do you feel like you’ve made a home somewhere in D’ni (or one of the Ages)? If so, what did you do?

It is an interesting thought, reading through its surprising how many people feel more at home in D’ni than Relto, I wonder if the nature of the Age has anything to do with this, high quiet place or the busy city?

Where do I feel at home? Aside from with Kehra that is.

Well I happen to feel at home with my first Relto book, I actually have two books. After the DRC pulled out of D’ni, I retreated to my Relto, for the next three years I visited and lived there, adding items chipping away rock to make more rooms, the Age even has a power source thanks to the Fireplace Relto Page. This Age is my home, it has a bed its where I work, as it is my home its not the Relto that most people visit.
My second Relto once belonged to my sister, she was in fact the person who first told me of D’ni, as a result it was I who introduced her to D’ni for real. She started to take the journey but later decided that D’ni was not for her she is now off in the world doing her own thing and she gave her Relto to me. So I finished her journey, gathered her pages and her Relto became mine.

Would I feel more at home if I had a location in D’ni to call my own? I guess thats something that will be answered in the future.


So its been 9 days since Steven went off to see if he could find out what Age the DRC were planning to release to us next. Course since then news filtered out that the age was going to be Eder Delin.
So I guess thats where he is..not sure he hasn’t contacted me like he usually does. The reason I am concerned is that some new KIimages of Eder Tsogahl was released recently, they are interesting shots showing a new version of a Journey Cloth and a new Bahro Door. I thought nothing of it until another explorer pointed out that the strange shape in one of the Delin images that we have been speculating about is very similar to the door seen in Tsogahl? A new journey? If its a door like in Tsogahl I bet thats where he has gone.. I’m sure it wouldn’t have taken him long to figure out how to open it.

It has been a long and stressful week. The DRCL structure is collapsing, Wolfie decided to step down the other day and I have stepped down myself today. I also decided to pull my membership from The Great Tree group, I don’t think cavern politics has a place in my life anymore…I thought I had learned from last time I guess not. Persuing knowledge is a far wiser path to take.

My parting “gift” for the community will be the notebook I have been writing, that will hopefully be left in the hood classrooms.

I guess that extra KI I obtained will come in handy, hopefully it hasn’t been damaged by the Bahro event on the 19th of was inactive so I don’t see why it should be.

How Things Change

Today I surprised myself.

More information has been filtering down about “Cate”, with many interesting and humorous theories on who she is. Some are complaining about her being “in control” of the DRC, some are mad at the DRC that Cate is there in the first place.


Well I am quite happy to just sit back and see what happens, to wait for the annoucement that is coming up. Now this is what surprised me, back in the day I used to be impatient about events going on in the Cavern, or with Ages/Areas being opened. Now I’m not, I feel that it’ll happen when it happens.
What caused this change? Was it the 2 years of being around the Cavern without the DRC? Was it the waiting for funding to return but expecting it to take more than 2 years? Perhaps it was a combination of all of these aspects.

As It Should Be

I have been spending some serious time in D’ni lately even if I do have work to do, thankfully I can steal into the RestorersGuild’s Hood and use their computer set up that they “liberated” from the DRC (as Keira likes to say). UruBlogs is getting alot of interest which is cool, will be even better when we move to the new domain. Currently there is a problem with “beta” Blogger accounts, the feed doesn’t work with our script so Denis is working on a new script which apparently works with Blogger feeds.
Anyway lots of people in D’ni as it should be, areas are still closed off after what is being dubbed “The Great Link” of the 19th. I managed to scale down from the Tokotah II rooftop into the courtyard today, registared the Nexus points I could access to make life easier for me.

The DRC have been making regular visits, Engbergs back in the cavern which is good. Have been a little disappointed by some of the behaviour of the explorers. Some of the comments have been rather immature and hostile. It’s been 2 or 3 days since everyones returned and they are expecting miracles, I know its christmas and all but for Keraths sake have some patience.

The rock is hard.
The rock cutter is patient.
~ D’ni Proverb

I was saying to Marten the other day that people seem to rag on the DRC because people were doing it the first time around (back in 2003) and so it must be okay now or it must be okay cause other people are doing it. Now I remember how the DRC used to be, I was there along with others, and I can tell you compared to how they are now, the DRC have changed drastically.
Before they were distant, they seldom shared information and they made some silly moves (taking Phil for example). Now they have taken on D’ni Restoration Council Liaisons to open up channels of communication, they have Restoration Engineers giving orientations to new explorers, they are more forthcoming with information regarding various subjects. Is it perfect? Proberbly not to be considered perfect people would want full disclosure, and even then people would complain that the information is being given to them and they want to find out for themselves.

Kodama said new books are coming, this will be good, the city will be opened up soon too hopefully the cap in the Nexus will be raised then.

An Ending

Today was proberbly the strangest day I have had within D’ni. I was in the Nexus when it happened, a loud Bahro screech and then I was linked back to Relto. Apparently this Bahro scream could be heard throughout the Ages and the Cavern at once, everyone was linked back to their Reltos.

There was a lot of people to witness it too, we had a Town Hall meeting with the DRC today and the turnout was huge, there were also people in Ae’Gura too. Due to the large traffic in the hood the DRC moved the meeting to another one which annoyed some of the explorers.

Tomorrow the DRC are reopening the Cavern, things will be hectic I think unless people end up being to scared to return after today.