Prologue Heritage Night 5

Prologue Night (5)

(07/01 11:56:20) Chat.log started…
(07/01 11:56:32) H.N. Usher: Shorah! Welcome to Heritage Night!
(07/01 11:56:34) H.N. Usher: –begins at noon KI Time;
(07/01 11:56:39) H.N. Usher: in about 4 miniutes.
(07/01 11:56:42) H.N. Usher: Please head to the community room at the top of the stairs.
(07/01 11:56:48) Tom(Samoth): hi Usher… yes, I am on time.
(07/01 11:56:57) DimensionTravelerCalum waves hello
(07/01 11:57:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: hi everyone
(07/01 11:57:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: welcome to yet another round of HN
(07/01 11:57:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: we’ve still got some time
(07/01 11:57:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: so i’ll wait for stragglers to begin
(07/01 11:57:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: but i’m not expecting a large crowd today
(07/01 11:57:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: fun house and guild of healers events running ATM.
(07/01 11:57:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: so we might be on the small crowd size today
(07/01 11:58:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: though, since i just came from fun house on the HN avvie
(07/01 11:58:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: if anyone wants a pic of a bahro, feel free to ask
(07/01 11:58:31) Zyxia: OOhhhh me please DTC :))
(07/01 11:58:33) Tom(Samoth): Hmmm I can’t say we ‘walk over the heads ‘ today..
(07/01 11:59:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: before we begin, anyone else want that bahro pic?
(07/01 12:00:04) ahlisendar: Yeah, taming bahro is for the tablet days!
(07/01 12:00:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: no?
(07/01 12:00:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: ok then
(07/01 12:00:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: alright
(07/01 12:00:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: first off: announce ments!
(07/01 12:00:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: the current donation level is CavCon2
(07/01 12:00:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: so if you have any spare dollars, please donate to Cyan :)
(07/01 12:01:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: there are no real messages from the parking lot just yet,
(07/01 12:01:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: though we did have a three way link in pile up a while ago.
(07/01 12:01:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: so please be cautious when entering the nexus!
(07/01 12:02:06) DimensionTravelerCalum sees some more stragglers
(07/01 12:02:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: snacks and drinks are available,
(07/01 12:02:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: snacks on the tables and drinks in the fountain.
(07/01 12:02:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: also, pizza is delivered courtesy of our sponsors: D’nitos brand chips.
(07/01 12:02:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: :P
(07/01 12:02:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: i kid, we don’t have no sponsors!
(07/01 12:03:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: heh…
(07/01 12:03:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: alright, then,
(07/01 12:03:33) DimensionTravelerCalum pulls out a big, green bound book and lays it out in front of him.
(07/01 12:03:50) DimensionTravelerCalum opens it up and flips to a certain page near the front
(07/01 12:03:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: :)
(07/01 12:04:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: it seems like so long ago now
(07/01 12:04:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: that I first wrote these words, now printed in this one book.
(07/01 12:04:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: but, it was really only about six months ago by now,
(07/01 12:04:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was a quote I found in a history book
(07/01 12:04:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: by George Santayana
(07/01 12:05:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
(07/01 12:05:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: this quote really holds true,
(07/01 12:05:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: but that’s really what Heritage Night is for.
(07/01 12:05:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: preventing repeats.
(07/01 12:05:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: ironically
(07/01 12:05:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: through repeating!
(07/01 12:05:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: X)
(07/01 12:05:55) ahlisendar roars with laughter
(07/01 12:06:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Heritage Night started in 2010, and…well…
(07/01 12:06:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: I can’t even begin to think about how different D’ni might be today without it…
(07/01 12:06:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: some people that i’ve met over the years haven’t known
(07/01 12:06:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: about the events before,
(07/01 12:07:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: the events that we’ll be retelling here tonight and over the course of the next few weeks
(07/01 12:07:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: we’ll start off with the facts, really
(07/01 12:07:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: i’m sure you all know the story
(07/01 12:07:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: d’ni grew, died, and was reborn,
(07/01 12:07:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: a cycle of life,
(07/01 12:08:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: cycles are all around us
(07/01 12:08:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: whether we know it or not.
(07/01 12:08:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: here in the cavern, it’s especially noticeable.
(07/01 12:08:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: around the turn of the century, a group called the D’ni Restoration Foundation was formed,
(07/01 12:08:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: they rediscovered the cavern, feeling called to something…
(07/01 12:09:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: one man, Elias Zandi,
(07/01 12:09:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: was among those who discovered the land,
(07/01 12:09:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: the desert
(07/01 12:09:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: the cleft and the volcano
(07/01 12:09:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: the markers that labeled D’ni’s entrance,
(07/01 12:10:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: when he died, he left it to his son
(07/01 12:10:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: Jeff,
(07/01 12:10:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: whom we all know better as plain ol’ Zandi.
(07/01 12:10:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: he’s a funny man,
(07/01 12:10:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: not really changing over the years,
(07/01 12:10:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: and i think that’s a welcome thing in a place that evolves and changes,
(07/01 12:10:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: a place like this requires some constants,
(07/01 12:11:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: but enough of that,
(07/01 12:11:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: in around 1997,
(07/01 12:11:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRF changed their name to the D’ni Restoration Council,
(07/01 12:11:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: and five were elected to lead it
(07/01 12:12:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: Dr. Richard Watson,
(07/01 12:12:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: Victor Laxman
(07/01 12:12:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: Ikuro Kodama
(07/01 12:12:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Marie Sutherland,
(07/01 12:12:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: and Michael Engberg,
(07/01 12:12:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: these five would be the ones who would begin restoring D’ni
(07/01 12:12:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: the very first restoration
(07/01 12:13:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: the first “Great Uru” as Carl Palmner would put it.
(07/01 12:13:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: the cavern as it was after the fall was…
(07/01 12:13:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: dirty
(07/01 12:13:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: deadly
(07/01 12:13:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s of no surprise that it took them as long as they did (up to 2002)
(07/01 12:13:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: to actually open the doors just a crack,
(07/01 12:13:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: so that people could come in as they pleased.
(07/01 12:14:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Dr. Watson gave a speech
(07/01 12:14:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: and he said it best.
(07/01 12:14:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Fellow Citizens of D’ni
(07/01 12:14:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: “I realize that that salutation may sound a bit presumptuous,
(07/01 12:14:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: “but this epic moment allows for some extravagance and anticipation on my part.
(07/01 12:15:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: “For we find ourselves at one of those rare junctures in human history.
(07/01 12:15:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: “We stand on the edge of a precipice of discovery and enlightenment, and now we take the first step off the edge.
(07/01 12:15:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Welcome to D’ni.”
(07/01 12:15:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: he said much more than that,
(07/01 12:16:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: but i’ll paraphrase the rest
(07/01 12:16:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: rather than quote.
(07/01 12:16:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: Up until then, visitors had been limited to those who were academically inclined,
(07/01 12:16:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: and adept enough to contribute to restoring D’ni,
(07/01 12:17:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: or perhaps even those connected enough to be invited.
(07/01 12:17:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: but that would change.
(07/01 12:17:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: Soon enough, anyone who heard the call of D’ni would come down,
(07/01 12:17:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: the door was opening, and D’ni was beginning to wake from it’s long slumber.
(07/01 12:17:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: i, much like him,
(07/01 12:18:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: firmly believe that this place is meant to be inhabited,
(07/01 12:18:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: “it was meant to be growing, it was meant to be alive.”
(07/01 12:18:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: we still remain here because we still hear the call,
(07/01 12:18:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: still many more hear it
(07/01 12:18:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: and they come,
(07/01 12:18:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: and we come,
(07/01 12:19:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: and D’ni lives,
(07/01 12:19:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: so to end this prologue to a prologue, I’ll finish with Dr. Watsons’ quote and a raise of an imaginary glass
(07/01 12:19:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: “To D’ni!”
(07/01 12:19:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: i think that summs it up nicely, does it not?
(07/01 12:20:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: but, with such an opening, you’d expect lots of mystery and adventure
(07/01 12:20:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: i’m sorry to say, but the first few months of the first restoration from this point on are very uneventful,
(07/01 12:20:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: KI’s were upgraded,
(07/01 12:20:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: almost weekly,
(07/01 12:20:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: the original models were clunky, and most certainly broken in most respects.
(07/01 12:21:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: the displays were hybrids of english and D’ni,
(07/01 12:21:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: but they’re relics,
(07/01 12:21:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: even to that day
(07/01 12:21:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: there were always newer models being discovered,
(07/01 12:21:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: it would take a while,
(07/01 12:22:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: but progress would continue
(07/01 12:22:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: in the public eye was a man named Douglas Sharper,
(07/01 12:22:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: notable for his restoration work on the age of Teledahn,
(07/01 12:22:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s an odd age that,
(07/01 12:22:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: many secrets and mysteries,
(07/01 12:22:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: fitting for the man that would seek to restore it’s surface,
(07/01 12:23:08) DimensionTravelerCalum turns a page in the book
(07/01 12:23:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: sharper wasn’t a DRC member at all
(07/01 12:23:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: he was a hunter, by trade,
(07/01 12:23:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: but he knew enough about fixing things that he’d somehow gotten the job.
(07/01 12:23:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: …December 6th, 2002, some would say,
(07/01 12:24:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: would be the first real ‘start’ of adventure,
(07/01 12:24:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: a taste, some would say, of the story that was to come.
(07/01 12:24:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: a man named Phil Henderson,
(07/01 12:24:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: a DRC Restoration Engineer, or ResEng for short.
(07/01 12:24:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: would somehow manage to disappear on a survey of EderKemo
(07/01 12:25:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: a garden age then available like Delin and Tsogal now are,
(07/01 12:25:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: but since it was a friday
(07/01 12:25:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: people assumed phil had just gone home for the weekend,
(07/01 12:25:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: and so two days went by
(07/01 12:25:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: and come monday,
(07/01 12:26:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC’s Marie Sutherland was looking for him,
(07/01 12:26:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: saying that phil hadn’t shown up for work.
(07/01 12:26:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: cue the search parties.
(07/01 12:26:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: nobody knew what had happend to phil
(07/01 12:26:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: nobody could find any trace of the man,
(07/01 12:26:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: finally,
(07/01 12:26:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: just when all hope was begining to be lost,
(07/01 12:27:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: his KI signal reappeared,
(07/01 12:27:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: people went searching again
(07/01 12:27:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: but his KI signal disappeared
(07/01 12:27:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: this happened for a while,
(07/01 12:27:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: but while at first it seemed that nobody had gotten to Phil in time,
(07/01 12:27:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: someone did,
(07/01 12:28:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: phil said he was OK
(07/01 12:28:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: but wasn;t coming back
(07/01 12:28:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: (the liar.)
(07/01 12:28:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: from there, the restoration went on as quietly as it had.
(07/01 12:28:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers began finding their way into places that weren’t ‘offically’ opened yet,
(07/01 12:29:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC were understandably concerned
(07/01 12:29:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: but some of those areas opened up soon enough.
(07/01 12:29:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: but sharper…
(07/01 12:29:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: good ol’ sharper…
(07/01 12:29:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: he saw a darker side to the story
(07/01 12:29:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: he didn’t trust them,
(07/01 12:29:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: not really.
(07/01 12:29:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: he began suggesting openly that explorers forget and ignore the DRCs warnings
(07/01 12:30:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: but despite this
(07/01 12:30:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC gave him a pub to restore
(07/01 12:30:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: not the Kahlo pub
(07/01 12:30:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: but the one in J’Taeri
(07/01 12:30:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: the one that we now call Watcher’s.
(07/01 12:30:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s vastly different now
(07/01 12:30:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: walls changed
(07/01 12:30:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: doors locked
(07/01 12:31:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: still,
(07/01 12:31:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: tensions were rising
(07/01 12:31:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: the same day that sharper happened to announce his concerns, however,
(07/01 12:31:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: phil henderson had returned
(07/01 12:31:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: an explorer name Zardoz managed to get him out from behind the door in Kemo,
(07/01 12:32:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: from which he had SOMEHOW trapped himself behind
(07/01 12:32:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: come on,
(07/01 12:32:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: those of you who know the journey door in Kemo well enough should know
(07/01 12:32:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: it has a proximity sensor,
(07/01 12:32:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: the only way you could get stuck behind it is if you linked in BEHIND it.
(07/01 12:32:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: and somehow that’s what phil did.
(07/01 12:32:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: we should have taken it as a sign,
(07/01 12:33:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: something…big…was going down.
(07/01 12:33:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: those doors…
(07/01 12:33:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: they’re a part of a journey, as you may or may not be aware,
(07/01 12:33:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: one set up by a woman named Yeesha
(07/01 12:34:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: she’s the daughter of a man named Atrus
(07/01 12:34:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: son of a man who had survived the fall of D’ni when he was just a boy.
(07/01 12:34:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: Yeesha had set up a journey,
(07/01 12:34:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: via the Cleft,
(07/01 12:34:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: one which Zandi oversees.
(07/01 12:34:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: you may not realize it,
(07/01 12:35:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: but those doors are ominous,
(07/01 12:35:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: even though very benign
(07/01 12:35:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: if you stare at them long enough
(07/01 12:35:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: you feel that there’s something…off…
(07/01 12:35:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: that journey,
(07/01 12:35:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: that mystical journey,
(07/01 12:35:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: was one that many explorers were taking during that time,
(07/01 12:35:53) Zyxia makes a mental note to stare at the door
(07/01 12:36:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: the journeys…
(07/01 12:36:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: well,
(07/01 12:36:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: as phil would say later on
(07/01 12:36:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: the journey teachs you things,
(07/01 12:36:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: how to feel things
(07/01 12:36:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: i think that those doors are how you are supposed to know.
(07/01 12:36:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: but who knows for sure,
(07/01 12:37:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: beyond Yeesha and the Bahro,
(07/01 12:37:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: but the DRC, at this time, were not really pleased about this,
(07/01 12:37:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: the journey Yeesha had set up had created doors in places that shouldn’t have been there
(07/01 12:37:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: weird link stones,
(07/01 12:37:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: mysterious pages that added things to the Relto books that many explorers carried around now,
(07/01 12:38:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC didn’t like it
(07/01 12:38:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was chaos to the calm order that had existed,
(07/01 12:38:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: they tried removing the pages
(07/01 12:38:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: they tried removing the cloths and the stones
(07/01 12:38:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: but those things once removed….
(07/01 12:38:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: somehow made their way back.
(07/01 12:39:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: the cloths would re appear
(07/01 12:39:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: the stones would be snatched away from their hiding places,
(07/01 12:39:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: the pages somehow mended themselves,
(07/01 12:39:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: sides were begining to form,
(07/01 12:39:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: and…Phil emerging from behind a door?
(07/01 12:39:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: ominous indeed.
(07/01 12:39:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: it makes little sense even in this day and age
(07/01 12:40:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: long after we learned things from our own journeys.
(07/01 12:40:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: sorry.
(07/01 12:40:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: that was a lame pun.
(07/01 12:40:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: completely unintentional.
(07/01 12:40:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: ^_^;
(07/01 12:40:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: but yeah.
(07/01 12:41:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: i still don’t understand what happened to phil while he was gone,
(07/01 12:41:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: even though he’d returned,
(07/01 12:41:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: he left again soon after,
(07/01 12:41:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: another explorer though, “MrM3FaN”
(07/01 12:42:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: managed to combine efforts with the DRC to get him OUT of Kemo,
(07/01 12:42:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: into the city.
(07/01 12:42:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: and once and for all…
(07/01 12:42:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: i think the die was cast,
(07/01 12:42:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: phil and laxman’s conversation was….jumpy
(07/01 12:42:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: eventually, phil ran off again
(07/01 12:42:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: but now he was a loose cannon
(07/01 12:42:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: and he was drawing attention to himself now.
(07/01 12:43:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: DRC, Yeesha, and Sharper,
(07/01 12:43:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: three sides,
(07/01 12:43:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers were begining to fracture,
(07/01 12:43:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: and even then,
(07/01 12:43:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: some just wanted to be left alone.
(07/01 12:43:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: as you might be able to tell
(07/01 12:43:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: things…were NOT going well…
(07/01 12:43:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: but the conclusion to this tale…
(07/01 12:43:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: im sorry to say,
(07/01 12:43:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: will have to wait til next week
(07/01 12:44:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: thank you all for coming
(07/01 12:44:09) DimensionTravelerCalum bows
(07/01 12:44:10) Tom(Samoth) claps his hands
(07/01 12:44:15) Zyxia claps her hands
(07/01 12:44:16) DimensionTravelerCalum closes his book.
(07/01 12:44:18) moose 2 claps her hands
(07/01 12:44:20) Queen. claps her hands
(07/01 12:44:21) ahlisendar cheers
(07/01 12:44:25) …Chat.log stopped.

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