Work has been progressing well lately despite the set backs like flooding.


The room has been cleaned up and I have added a book of commentary.

Thankfully the fire hadn’t cause as much damage to the structure as I had first thought.

I’m hoping we can get the hall all sorted out and opened up soon for people to explore.

Given its new purpose, I have renamed Tochoortahv, Cass. Seeming Cass will serve as my home, I thought it appropriate that it should be named after the street where my wife and I got our first house together.

Future of Tochoortahv

We couldn’t decide what to do with Tochoortahv, that said we did decide that trying to remake the Age to fit the initial concept once again would be folly. Chances are the same thing would happen again and we would not what that, it’s a waste of our time, energy and resources.

So Tochoortahv has been handed over to me, not quite sure what I shall do with it yet, I have a few ideas mulling around.

We’re still not sure who did the actual damage, and thus far we’re out of leads and the investigation has hit a dead-end. A few people have been assigned to keep checking things out in the hope we find out who did it, but I’m not expecting much. In the mean time we’re returning our focus to the other projects we’ve got going.

Tochoortahv Status Update

It has been a long day.

Investigation showed that the fire had been set on purpose with the identification of an accelerant being used to burn the Books.

Steven has identified the two Linking Books remaining in the Age as being those of Artas and Orth, the Tailehn Book has been consumed by fire completely.

Thanks to Whil and Erik the text carved into the wall had been translated which said;


Outsiders will not learn the Art.

Spent most of the morning in Tehren with the others discussing what the next step will be. Given the text that was left in the Age, we believe that a D’ni survivor took offense at either us providing the means for people to start learning the Art or took offense to the fact that we “explorers” are actually writing Ages.

Whilst we haven’t reached a complete decision yet, we agree that cleaning the Age up and placing all the documentation again would be unwise and would probably result in a repeated attack.

In the next few days I expect we’ll decide what to do.

Tochoortahv Damaged

Stopped by Tochoortahv after a report on the forums about a fire in the Age.

A quick visit indeed showed the Age had been burned, and not accidental.

All that work, that documentation, up in smoke, lost 3 Linking Books too.




Not sure what the D’ni on the wall says, asked Steve to take a look at it.

All that work put into it and someone goes and does this, words cannot describe how angry I am about this.

Will have more to report later after Keira and her team investigate.

Tochoortahv Released

We’ve been restoring and developing Ages and areas for a great many years now, and to finally have something released to the public (internal release to members of The Third Path doesn’t count) feels great.

Tochoortahv was finally released to the public today. The plans for the Imager in the Age have fallen through for now, Sophie and her team tried to get it sorted out but it seems it will take a lot longer than expected and neither of us wanted to delay the release any more than it already had.

There is enough there to give people a decent step up for learning to Write anyway, between the books and the Linking books there to provide examples.

Decided to put the Ri’neref painting up in the Age to take the place of the Imager, seemed to make sense to me giving how Ri’neref was considered to be one of the best D’ni writers.

So the Age has been released, for those of you who would like to obtain a Linking Book, you can order one through our Order page