Sun 25 Oct, 2009
Sun 25 Oct, 2009
Well, been restoring the pub, tests have all come back positive, pretty much ready to fast-track to Phase 3 Restoration, with Phase 4 following shortly behind, unforeseen issues not withstanding. Not much lighting around, though. Might need to rig up some Firemarble lanterns. Not entirely sure where this pub is located, at the moment, might have to knock down one of stone slabs that seem to be blocking off the doors.
I assume when this place was used, there used to be some sort of mechanism opening them. Don’t see anything here, now, though. I’d really hate to set a sledgehammer to them, though. Maybe there’s some sort of D’ni tool I could use to remove them, without damaging it too much? Plus, who knows what its made out of, a sledgehammer might not even be enough. Anyone else tried to remove these kind of things? and if you have, have you had any luck? I wish the KI co-ordinates system was at all reliable, that, and I wish I had configured my KI, too. Been meaning to do that for a while.
Fri 23 Oct, 2009
Well, first up, I have a twitter account, I modded my KI further, I can now post to twitter. Seriously, D’ni tech is down-right *strange*. Link to twitter: http://twitter.com/kaelisebonrai
I’ve been down in the city, checking out a district I’d heard about. Lo and behold, the district had one of those “public library” things, most of the books there were destroyed, unfortunately. Well, except for a couple of ones hidden pretty well. Must’ve been a fairly new library, at the time of the fall — it had a Nexus terminal outside. I reg’d my KI, grabbed one of the ages, and linked back to my Relto. I didn’t want to risk the link without some protection, of course. Glad I didn’t. More on that later. Still shaking. Grabbed a maintainer suit, put the sucker on, took a deep breath, and linked.
Well, no searing heat or brightness, at least. Thanked my lucky stars, and had a look around. Looks like someone’s family age. Pretty non-descript. Looks like the surface back home in Western Australia. Not terribly exciting. But, I found a book back to D’ni, looked like some sort of.. I don’t know what, really. Linked anyway, perhaps not my smartest idea ever. But, I did what I did. Ended up, well, linking onto — well, nothing. A big gaping hole. Fell for a while, damn I *hate* heights, and that didn’t help one bit. I’m shuddering from the thought, and I haven’t stopped shaking since that drop.
Anyways, fell smack dab in the middle of what must’ve been a pub made by the same d’ni builder as Kahlo Pub, if not, well, they must’ve liked eachother’s work, because its almost exactly the same. Except, well… On this one, the door in is damn well sealed, isn’t it?
Well, I’m kinda thankful that I’ve been reading up on writing Linking Books, of late, so, well, I’m going to give it a go.
I always bring a empty book, and some ink with me, in my backpack, along with my other gear. I gave writing the linking book my best shot, and hoped for the best. Stuffed the book into my backpack, hoping to God that it’ll work, and I don’t have to go through the falling ordeal again to get back there.
Anyways, right now? I’m really thankful my relto book is always with me, too. There didn’t seem to be *any* exits out of that place, other than my Relto, and the great big hole in the roof. Actually, come to think of it, there was no roof.
I didn’t look around much, but, there seem to be a bunch of imagers, which is great, but, other than that, I just saw the similarity to Kahlo Pub, and then tried my hardest to get the linking book written. Damn I hope I got it right.
I seriously need some rest… I’m shaking all over, that REALLY gave me the hebe-jeebies. Ugh.
Thu 22 Oct, 2009
Well, I decided to head back to Relto, and was surprised.
It looks far more like the Relto I had in ’08, just after most explorers headed back topside, than it has at any point since then. Maybe things are stabilising? Most of my books were missing, though. Odd thing was, though, I had the Words books back on my shelf, along with the City Yeesha-Commentary book.
Linked to Ae’gura, and re-registered the Nexus terminals. It felt different this time, though. It felt like an adventure into the unknown, for a change, it felt, well, new again. I felt the thrill of exploring D’ni, the place the Ronay called “New Again”, a place that felt like it was named to me, something I haven’t felt since I first came down in ’06.
I went down to the Kahlo Pub, and wondered how many others like it there are down here… I know Keith has one, the D’ni Jazz Club, and the offices of the Firemarble. I don’t know why, but, I’ve always had a fondness for the pub…
Maybe I should see if I can find one of my own, for my own office. Hope it’ll have its own imagers, working ones, at that, though.
Hms, Actually, I might just know where I can find one — time to get to work, I think.
Wed 21 Oct, 2009
I’ve been thinking about instances a lot lately. Seems like most people have fairly constant instances, they don’t change much for them. Me, it seems that every time I turn around, the cavern “instance” I visit, has reverted, and all my work is for nothing.
Sometimes it is a bizarre mix of the restoration periods, a strange mix of the 2007 Restoration attempt and the Cavern at the time of the DRC leaving the Cavern in 2004.
Sometimes it feels like nothing has changed since 2004.
Its odd, really. I wonder how Keith Lord’s instance stabilised, sometimes.
I recently went back down again, and found that the pub I was working on had been reverted to its original state, all the work I had done, for nothing.
Hell, there’s even a slight drizzle here in Eder Delin, no snow, as yet, though.
Got a question for all you explorers out there: Has this sort of thing happened to any of you? Or am I just going crazy down here?
Not sure what to do, since doing anything seems to revert sooner or later, in this place… Let me know if any of you have the same problems, fellow explorers!