Heritage Night 45

HN 45

(08/12 12:00:19) Chat.log started…
(08/12 12:00:34) To DimensionTravelerCalum: controls at the ready
(08/12 12:00:42) From DimensionTravelerCalum: /thumbsup2
(08/12 12:00:48) TOOO: Hi Alien
(08/12 12:00:55) Alien: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
(08/12 12:00:59) TOOO: :)
(08/12 12:01:04) HN Usher: Please head down the Light Garden!
(08/12 12:01:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: can everyone see me okay in here?
(08/12 12:01:12) Alien nods her head
(08/12 12:01:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: i can try moving up to the stairs if not…
(08/12 12:01:16) TOOO waves hello
(08/12 12:01:39) Gay Hood bows
(08/12 12:01:44) Boywhith bows
(08/12 12:01:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: alright everyone
(08/12 12:01:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: i’ll wait for you all to crowd in while I do the announcements
(08/12 12:02:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: first off!
(08/12 12:02:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: snacks are on the ayoheek table
(08/12 12:02:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: drinks chilled in the fountain
(08/12 12:02:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: so a little bit of variation this week
(08/12 12:02:28) TOOO: And not the other way around
(08/12 12:02:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: you dont have to go so far to walk this time!
(08/12 12:03:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: if you’ve checked the imagers,
(08/12 12:03:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: you’ll have noticed a new card on it
(08/12 12:03:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: calling for *MANAGERS* for a weekday HN schedule!
(08/12 12:03:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: so, if someone’s interested in hosting a Heritage Night sometime during the weeek and not the weekend,
(08/12 12:04:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: just give me a KI or E mail!
(08/12 12:04:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: righty o
(08/12 12:04:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: so last time we left off
(08/12 12:05:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: (two weeks ago due to mysterium shenanigans)
(08/12 12:05:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: we told the tale of how two girls ventured into a place they shouldn’t have,
(08/12 12:05:36) NoorMax waves hello
(08/12 12:05:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: and….
(08/12 12:05:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: we learned of a bahro civil war.
(08/12 12:06:02) Alien hopes there was blood … lots and lots of blood
(08/12 12:06:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: it came as quite a shock to us,
(08/12 12:06:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: the bahro fighting?
(08/12 12:06:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: we couldn’t quite wrap our heads around it.
(08/12 12:06:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: but, time moves on,
(08/12 12:06:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: about…
(08/12 12:06:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: a month or so?
(08/12 12:07:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: I think it was around a month…
(08/12 12:07:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: after the event we now call “Scars Week”
(08/12 12:07:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC had decided to release another age
(08/12 12:07:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: -Er’cana-
(08/12 12:07:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: but before they did so,
(08/12 12:07:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: they had an announcement to make
(08/12 12:07:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: the Great Zero had passed initial calibration requirements
(08/12 12:07:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was to be turned on the following day,
(08/12 12:08:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: and explorers KI’s had been wirelessly upgraded so that they could now make their OWN marker missions!
[green light turns on]
(08/12 12:08:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: people went wild with the missions
(08/12 12:08:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: 1000 markers was a HUGE limit.
(08/12 12:09:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: sometimes you could squeeze in 2 or 3 more if you were lucky,
(08/12 12:09:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: but 1000 was the primary restriction,
(08/12 12:09:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: and we went nuts with it.
(08/12 12:09:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: have you seen relto huts filled to the brim with markers?
(08/12 12:09:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: yeah,
(08/12 12:09:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: 1000 markers in such a tight space is not a good idea
(08/12 12:10:07) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head to clear the ringing from his ears
(08/12 12:10:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: so yeah,
(08/12 12:10:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: moving along,
(08/12 12:10:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: to the main point of contension
(08/12 12:10:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: the Great Zero
(08/12 12:11:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers had been running marker missions for months now,
(08/12 12:11:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: and…
(08/12 12:11:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: when the DRC announced that they had passed the initial calibration mark?
(08/12 12:11:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: without signs of progress?
(08/12 12:11:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: many explorers felt mad.
(08/12 12:11:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: like their hard work hadn’t been rewarded
(08/12 12:12:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: that
(08/12 12:12:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: to them
(08/12 12:12:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: “The DRC can just flip a switch on anything, and BAM. Done.”
(08/12 12:12:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: this mentality was not good, especially considering the fractures that still existed in our community at the time,
(08/12 12:12:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: but even so
(08/12 12:13:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers crowded into the Great Zero courtyard,
(08/12 12:13:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: they wanted to see this thing *ROAR* to life.
(08/12 12:13:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: and roar it did.
(08/12 12:13:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: after what seemed like hours of waiting,
(08/12 12:13:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: the machine in the back sparked to life…
(08/12 12:13:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: it let off a bizarre noise,
(08/12 12:13:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: and then spat out a beam of blue light!
(08/12 12:14:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: neutrino particles!
(08/12 12:14:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: energy so fluid it could pass through most types of solid matter without fail.
(08/12 12:14:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: the beam surged down it’s track
(08/12 12:14:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: hitting crystals,
(08/12 12:14:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: charging them,
(08/12 12:14:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: and then it finally hit the main device
(08/12 12:14:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: there was a groan,
(08/12 12:15:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: and then the giant super crystal let off a large bolt of lightning!
(08/12 12:15:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: another
(08/12 12:15:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: and another
(08/12 12:15:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: then its emitter let loose a stream of blue light,
(08/12 12:15:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: drawing a whole line across D’ni
(08/12 12:15:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: then,
(08/12 12:15:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: when that was done
(08/12 12:15:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: the machine began to spin
[Blue light turns on]
(08/12 12:16:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was quite a sight,
(08/12 12:16:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: and as many people as possible crowded into that room to see it.
(08/12 12:16:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: there’s a video online,
(08/12 12:16:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: on the guild of greeters archive I believe?
(08/12 12:16:42) TOOO nods his head
(08/12 12:16:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: where you can see it in action.
(08/12 12:16:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: so yeah
(08/12 12:16:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: the great zero was activated
(08/12 12:16:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: and…
(08/12 12:17:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: those few explorers who were annoyed with the DRC remained so
(08/12 12:17:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: to be fair,
(08/12 12:17:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: it seemed like they were in the right
(08/12 12:17:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: there *WAS* a monitor in the Zero
(08/12 12:17:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: which *still* remains unchanged to this day,
(08/12 12:18:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC obviously never got it to work…
(08/12 12:18:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: a sentiment we would feel again.
(08/12 12:18:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: the Watcher’s Pub- home to the Great Tree model and the Path of the Shell puzzle,
(08/12 12:18:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: was released the next day
(08/12 12:18:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: repainted in a fresh, blue coat of paint.
(08/12 12:19:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: you could still smell it when you linked in.
(08/12 12:19:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: many of us wondered- having seen it briefly in the years prior- why had they changed the wall color from yellow?
(08/12 12:19:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: why remove the vases that had been decorative before?
(08/12 12:19:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: we had no answer
(08/12 12:20:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: oh, someone’s asking about the monitor?
(08/12 12:20:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was supposed to gauge how far we had to go to activating the Great Zero’s first stage.
(08/12 12:20:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: evidently we’d passed it without noticing
(08/12 12:20:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: the bar never went up.
(08/12 12:20:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: but yeah,
(08/12 12:20:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: we had watchers,
(08/12 12:20:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: and soon enough
(08/12 12:20:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: Er’cana as well.
(08/12 12:21:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: this was the third of our ‘new lights’ for which this week was named.
(08/12 12:21:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: it would work in a round about way.
(08/12 12:21:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: we would use the factory to manufacture pellets
(08/12 12:21:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: which we would then drop into the lake
(08/12 12:21:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: and they in turn would feed the algae in the lake
(08/12 12:21:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: which would make it glow
[Orange Light turns on]
(08/12 12:21:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: but,
(08/12 12:21:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: alas,
(08/12 12:22:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: despite the DRC telling us it would be a years and years project
(08/12 12:22:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: those who were annoyed with them still insisted that the DRC could just
(08/12 12:22:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Drop a super pellet”
(08/12 12:22:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: and the lake would be lit.
[Orange light turns off]
(08/12 12:22:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: they discouraged explorers who *wanted* to do the pellet runs
(08/12 12:22:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: often claiming- and this was my personal “favorite” of all the taunts-
(08/12 12:23:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: “It’s a waste of time. Only people without a life do this.”
(08/12 12:23:20) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head.
(08/12 12:23:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: in all the time that D’ni was open for the second restoration
(08/12 12:23:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: this continued on and on
(08/12 12:23:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: the mad would slap down those who wanted to do good,
(08/12 12:24:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s frustrating, in a sense,
(08/12 12:24:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: because due to this…
(08/12 12:24:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: when the DRC’s “lake light meter” was installed
(08/12 12:24:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: and subsequently removed a month later for ‘Malfunctioning’
(08/12 12:24:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: the thing never stopped flickering between the numbers 0 and 1.
(08/12 12:25:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: the lake would never be lit
(08/12 12:25:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: because not enough people would take the time,
(08/12 12:25:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: to do it.
(08/12 12:25:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: and those that did were scorned!
(08/12 12:25:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: frustrating frustrating,
(08/12 12:25:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: this week was called “A new light” for many reasons,
(08/12 12:26:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: but the simple fact of the matter is…
(08/12 12:26:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: we turned down the best one of all.
(08/12 12:26:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: at this time,
(08/12 12:26:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: there were discussions among the DRC with explorers,
(08/12 12:26:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: the restoration, as had been mentioned MANY times before,
(08/12 12:26:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: was very expensive
(08/12 12:27:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC’s main funding source, Cate Alexander, wanted to put advertising in the cavern
(08/12 12:27:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: subtle things, like mini-ads on the KI’s,
(08/12 12:27:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: or even a simple vending machine in the corner to quench some thirsty explorers thirst.
(08/12 12:27:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: but nope.
(08/12 12:27:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: we rejected THAT one.
(08/12 12:27:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Billboards in Ae’gura? NOT IN MY D’NI!”
(08/12 12:28:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Ads mid link? LOLNOPE!”
(08/12 12:28:20) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head
(08/12 12:28:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: even though Marie Sutherland, who was opposed to the idea of ads, thought that it might become a necessary step,
(08/12 12:28:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: we did. not. listen.
(08/12 12:29:09) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head again…
(08/12 12:29:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: it was a vicious cycle,
(08/12 12:29:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: people were afraid of change,
(08/12 12:29:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: while, at the same time,
(08/12 12:29:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: kept insisting that things *DID* change.
(08/12 12:29:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: the problem was,
(08/12 12:29:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: people weren’t getting the changes that they *wanted*
(08/12 12:30:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: we were a stubborn lot back then,
(08/12 12:30:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: still are to a degree,
(08/12 12:30:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: so seeing the events of the past repeat are something I myself do not want to see happen.
(08/12 12:30:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: we all sit here tonight, afternoon, morning, late evening,
(08/12 12:31:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: where ever in the world you come from originally,
(08/12 12:31:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: and we sit here without any actual *direct* funding source.
(08/12 12:31:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: the DRC are but explorers, hiding in the background now,
(08/12 12:32:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: and as we ourselves try to branch out, to try to join them on some hidden level of an invisible ladder,
(08/12 12:32:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: many of us stumble around in the dark *still* wishing for the olden days…
(08/12 12:32:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: the thing is,
(08/12 12:32:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: we needed a third light,
(08/12 12:32:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: we had been given two, without fail,
(08/12 12:32:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: but the third we rejected,
(08/12 12:32:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: in a sense
(08/12 12:33:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s ironic.
(08/12 12:33:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: the Er’cana ring cave, when we first discovered it,
(08/12 12:33:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: was pitch black.
(08/12 12:33:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: nothing but the stars beneath us for light.
(08/12 12:33:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: but there was a light- a KI modification from the Descent rest area that had been worked on for the last few months-
(08/12 12:34:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: that shone brightly enough….
(08/12 12:34:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers took to it like a solution that was required,
(08/12 12:34:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: they ran to the machine, grabbed a charge, linked to Relto, returned to Er’cana,
(08/12 12:34:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: hopped through the portal,
(08/12 12:34:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: touched the wall,
(08/12 12:35:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: and grabbed the ring piece all before their KI light died.
(08/12 12:35:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: in my opinion, the Bahro should have left the cave dark.
(08/12 12:36:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: that was pure reasoning!
(08/12 12:36:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: we figured out a way to see in the dark,
(08/12 12:36:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: and then we didn’t need it any more.
(08/12 12:36:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: a fitting metaphor, perhaps,
(08/12 12:36:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: but who can say.
(08/12 12:36:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: all I know is…
(08/12 12:36:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: a third light was needed,
(08/12 12:36:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: but we only had two.
(08/12 12:36:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: and the third remained dark.
(08/12 12:37:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: we had a Memorial erected, in Kahlo pub,
(08/12 12:37:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: a sort of light in a dark corner in our history,
(08/12 12:37:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: for explorers who had died during the years between restorations.
(08/12 12:37:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: many names rested on it,
(08/12 12:38:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: but it’s barely understood these days.
(08/12 12:38:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: many who see it, not knowing of what came before, see a list of names.
(08/12 12:38:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: without that third light, many of us remain in the dark.
(08/12 12:38:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: so I ask aloud to these dark walls,
(08/12 12:38:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: what will be *our* new light?
(08/12 12:39:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: what will be the lamp that brings light to the darkness?
(08/12 12:39:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: I’m afraid that I don’t know.
(08/12 12:39:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: but one day, we might.
(08/12 12:39:37) ravensify: Eachother.
(08/12 12:39:46) shokhootahn Rehn: yes
(08/12 12:39:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: i apologize for the briefness of this week’s retelling,
(08/12 12:40:07) Emor D’ni Lap: very poetic, Calum!
(08/12 12:40:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: but this week’s actual content was as brief as the lights given to us.
(08/12 12:40:12) shokhootahn Rehn: Thank you for your time, DT!
(08/12 12:40:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: so I hope you can come next week
(08/12 12:40:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: same time, same place
(08/12 12:40:25) shokhootahn Rehn claps his hands
(08/12 12:40:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: to hear LAHI tell about the events that came next
(08/12 12:40:30) DimensionTravelerCalum bows
(08/12 12:40:36) Boywhith claps his hands
(08/12 12:40:40) TOOO claps his hands
(08/12 12:40:40) palla claps his hands
(08/12 12:40:44) Olrick140 bows
(08/12 12:40:50) ravensify claps his hands
(08/12 12:40:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: ^_^;
(08/12 12:40:57) Alien claps her hands
(08/12 12:41:00) …Chat.log stopped.

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