Heritage Night 50

HERITAGE NIGHT 50

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(02/03 11:51:05) Chat.log started…
(02/03 11:51:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: shorah all.
(02/03 11:51:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: I Hope you’ve all had a good week,
(02/03 11:53:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’ll be covering Scars week this week
(02/03 11:53:40) Tamsyn: hello
(02/03 11:53:50) Z’ephyr has bandaids
(02/03 11:53:58) Tamsyn: Ok
(02/03 11:54:00) Tamsyn: Thx
(02/03 11:54:28) Alien: I think you were right about the Superbowl
(02/03 11:54:42) Tamsyn: hello
(02/03 11:54:45) Tamsyn waves hello
(02/03 11:54:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: You think so?
(02/03 11:54:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: Heh,
(02/03 11:54:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: Americans and their football. I really don’t get it :/
(02/03 11:55:01) Alien: it seems quieter here than normal
(02/03 11:55:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: It is a tad smaller,
(02/03 11:55:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: Definitely more so from Kirel yesterday.
(02/03 11:55:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: Bah, sports. i really don’t get ’em
(02/03 11:56:26) Z’ephyr thinks back to cross country skiing
(02/03 11:56:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: You know who really liked sports though?
(02/03 11:56:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: Football especially?
(02/03 11:56:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was *Sharper*
(02/03 11:57:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Man that guy loved his Patriots games.
(02/03 11:57:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: Are they in the line up this year?
(02/03 11:57:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: If so, I bet he’s right there in the crowd.
(02/03 11:57:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: Pro’lly, anyways.
(02/03 11:57:38) Alien: it’s Ravens vs 49’ers
(02/03 11:57:41) Z’ephyr says oh yeah the sharper image
(02/03 11:57:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: Ah, hah.
(02/03 11:57:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: Ravens vs 49ers?
(02/03 11:58:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: Never heard of em.
(02/03 11:58:14) Z’ephyr: It gets real quiet about now
(02/03 11:58:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: But good luck to them, i guess.
(02/03 11:58:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: Anyways yeah,
(02/03 11:58:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: About time to start.
(02/03 11:58:45) Z’ephyr zips his lip
(02/03 11:58:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: Alright everyone
(02/03 11:58:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: The usual stuff
(02/03 11:58:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: Snacks and stuff in the classroom,
(02/03 11:59:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: Got less of it this week
(02/03 11:59:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: Caterers are busy with super bowl stuff.
(02/03 11:59:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: drinks chilled in the fountain,
(02/03 11:59:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: Blah blah, usual stuff,
(02/03 11:59:35) DimensionTravelerCalum flips a few pages in his note book…
(02/03 11:59:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: i don’t think there are any pressing concerns at the moment,
(02/03 11:59:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: So….
(02/03 11:59:54) Tom(Samoth): where is the Barga machine, Calum?
(02/03 12:00:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’ll skip the running gag of calling someone down to the parking lot this week.
(02/03 12:00:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Classroom, Tom.
(02/03 12:00:18) Tom(Samoth): Thank you!
(02/03 12:00:32) Alien: aww I parked my car awkwardly just for this :p
(02/03 12:00:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: Alright so…
(02/03 12:00:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: Starting up,
(02/03 12:00:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’ll recap briefly,
(02/03 12:00:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: Things in the cavern were tense
(02/03 12:01:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: even with journeys like the gardens and the pods to get us to learn patience and teamwork,
(02/03 12:01:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: It wasn’t enough.
(02/03 12:01:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: Everyone was all sort of drifting, randomly
(02/03 12:01:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC weren’t really unified in their leadership,
(02/03 12:01:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: And neither were the explorers,
(02/03 12:02:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: This week is a story of “Scars.”
(02/03 12:02:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Physical and mental and imaginary ones.
(02/03 12:02:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: The first scar…
(02/03 12:02:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: The first was a crack.
(02/03 12:02:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: This week of time that we’re covering began rather normally,
(02/03 12:03:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Laxman, one of the four remaining DRC members, was going around the hoods talking to explorers.
(02/03 12:03:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: He was promoting the next age, Called Minkata, which would soon be released.
(02/03 12:04:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: Suddenly, much like before during that town hall meeting that was bahro-jacked,
(02/03 12:04:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: He got a message,
(02/03 12:04:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: There had been some seismic activity in Ae’gura,
(02/03 12:04:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: He had to go check it out, apparently,
(02/03 12:04:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: We didn’t think much of it at the time,
(02/03 12:04:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: Because, well,
(02/03 12:05:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: The Great Scream,
(02/03 12:05:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: That had caused some instabilities in the ages,
(02/03 12:05:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: Ae’gura especially.
(02/03 12:05:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: inbetween the time that Laxman went to investigate, and the announcement that was soon to follow,
(02/03 12:06:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: The explorers gossiped over the latest news
(02/03 12:06:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick White, that infamous “skirt chasing flirt”
(02/03 12:06:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: had been fired,
(02/03 12:06:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: while we were sure it was mostly for his flirting, there was also the fact that he’d given out trade secrets to explorers,
(02/03 12:07:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: One of which was that he and Sharper were going on an expedition to Negilahn,
(02/03 12:07:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: Sharper, Nick said, was going to hunt down the predator.
(02/03 12:07:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Later that day, we got a KI mail from the DRC,
(02/03 12:08:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: Laxman’s investigation had uncovered a rather small crack in the Kahlo Pub wall,
(02/03 12:08:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was just in the corner,
(02/03 12:08:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nothing too worrisome,
(02/03 12:08:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: But the DRC asked that people be cautious around it,
(02/03 12:08:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: Naturally,
(02/03 12:08:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers flocked to the Kahlo pub to see it,
(02/03 12:09:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was something “new” after all,
(02/03 12:09:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: And that was what the “new” DRC management had been promising,
(02/03 12:09:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: “New new new!”
(02/03 12:09:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: -_-;
(02/03 12:09:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: The next day, with the crack still in the explorer’s minds eye,
(02/03 12:09:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: Willow “Wheely” Engberg,
(02/03 12:10:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: Daughter of one of the DRC members,
(02/03 12:10:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Arrived in Ae’gura along with a friend, Rosette Taylor,
(02/03 12:10:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: Rosette was visiting D’ni for the first time, and Wheely was showing her around,
(02/03 12:10:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: They’d already been through the neighborhoods, collecting markers!
(02/03 12:11:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers, of course, suddenly switched gears the moment Wheely arrived,
(02/03 12:11:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Instead of wanting to *see* the crack themselves,
(02/03 12:11:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: They tried to keep the two girls from seeing it,
(02/03 12:11:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: Insisting that it was dangerous,
(02/03 12:11:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: And indeed it was…
(02/03 12:11:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely thought her father,and the explorers themselves, were simply being overly cautuous,
(02/03 12:12:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: They had a right to be worried, however,
(02/03 12:12:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers were reporting increased barho screams heard from the city,
(02/03 12:12:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: Some even spotting them on the rooftops!
(02/03 12:12:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: And the crack?
(02/03 12:12:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: It had grown since it had first appeared,
(02/03 12:12:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was widening~
(02/03 12:13:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: And it was becoming more and more unstable looking too,
(02/03 12:13:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: a collapse could occur at any moment,
(02/03 12:13:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC set up barriers around it at one point,
(02/03 12:13:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: And the Explorers themselves wanted to keep Wheely and Rosette as far away from it as possible
(02/03 12:14:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: Many forming a barrier out of themselves around the entrance to the pub!
(02/03 12:14:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: Its funny,
(02/03 12:14:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: Isn’t it?
(02/03 12:14:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers who themselves wanted to see the crack were trying to keep others from getting near it,
(02/03 12:14:45) Tom(Samoth): They must have had a feeling…
(02/03 12:14:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: Indeed, Tom,
(02/03 12:14:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: Many of us did,
(02/03 12:14:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Many of us did…
(02/03 12:15:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: The second “scar”
(02/03 12:15:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: that was a false one.
(02/03 12:15:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely and Rosette had gone off marker hunting,
(02/03 12:15:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: And near the Library,
(02/03 12:15:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely shouted that she found another crack!
(02/03 12:15:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: And like the fools we were, we rushed to find it,
(02/03 12:16:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: Some to try to keep Wheely and Rosette away, I think,
(02/03 12:16:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: Others just wanting to see the bloody thing.
(02/03 12:16:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: The city’s pop limit was filled up really quickly,
(02/03 12:16:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers were linking in from all over.
(02/03 12:16:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: One of them trying to get in was me.
(02/03 12:16:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: Like you said Tom,
(02/03 12:16:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: I had a feeling.
(02/03 12:16:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: i’m sure a lot of us did.
(02/03 12:17:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: I realized almost instantly, somehow,
(02/03 12:17:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: That the pub was now unguarded,
(02/03 12:17:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: I linked through to the nexus,
(02/03 12:17:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: But i never got to the city.
(02/03 12:17:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: By the time i managed to get any kind of message to anyone,
(02/03 12:17:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: It would already be too late.
(02/03 12:18:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely and Rosette had vanished from the city.
(02/03 12:18:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: explorers, still thinking that there was a crack by the library,
(02/03 12:18:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: Searched over it,
(02/03 12:18:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: In case the two girls had fallen in,
(02/03 12:18:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: the thing is,
(02/03 12:18:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: Being a DRC member’s daughter,
(02/03 12:19:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely had access to all of the tricks the DRC had,
(02/03 12:19:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: Oneof which was an invisibility function,
(02/03 12:19:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: She threw her voice across the city, to make it seem like she was at the library,
(02/03 12:19:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: then when the pub was unguarded,
(02/03 12:19:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: She and Rosette slipped through into the Pub.
(02/03 12:19:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: We don’t know exactly what happened,
(02/03 12:20:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: Only Wheely’s later testimony,
(02/03 12:20:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: But what is known is that they found a cave inside the crack
(02/03 12:20:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: A bahro cave.
(02/03 12:20:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: Marked with all kinds of glyphs,
(02/03 12:20:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: Rosette touched one,
(02/03 12:20:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: A bahro appeared,
(02/03 12:20:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: It tried to touch their Relto books,
(02/03 12:21:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: And then there was a cave in.
(02/03 12:21:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: Rosette was dead instantly, crushed by the debris,
(02/03 12:21:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: And wheely was knocked out.
(02/03 12:21:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: When the DRC found out that Wheely had ‘found’ a crack by the library,
(02/03 12:21:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: They emptied the city to begin searching.
(02/03 12:22:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was a point of concern in D’ni,
(02/03 12:22:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: We all forgot about our squabbles,
(02/03 12:22:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: And our fights, and grudges,
(02/03 12:22:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: we were all hoping for Wheely and Rosette’s safe return.
(02/03 12:22:57) Tamsyn: it’s sad
(02/03 12:23:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: Indeed,
(02/03 12:23:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: We had no clue what had happened,
(02/03 12:23:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: But we managed to piece it together,
(02/03 12:23:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: The girl’s had tricked us,
(02/03 12:23:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: Using our own habits and wants to see what was ‘new’ against us,
(02/03 12:23:38) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head
(02/03 12:23:57) DimensionTravelerCalum: We had a feeling, something was wrong.
(02/03 12:24:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: Bahro were showing up more frequently in the city, around that time,
(02/03 12:24:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: We didn’t think much about it,
(02/03 12:24:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: We should have,
(02/03 12:24:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick returned from his trip with Sharper, alone,
(02/03 12:24:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Saying that Sharper could handle himself,
(02/03 12:25:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick taught some explorers a trick to get around the City lockout,
(02/03 12:25:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: And once he himself was through into the city,
(02/03 12:25:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: He immediately told them all to not follow him!
(02/03 12:25:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: He simply wanted a way in, so he could try to help.
(02/03 12:25:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: In the end, he managed to get the DRC to let us all in again,
(02/03 12:26:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: And it was by then that we’d learned that Laxman had reactivated Wheely’s KI.
(02/03 12:26:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: Three days after the initial crack,
(02/03 12:26:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely finally woke up,
(02/03 12:26:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: She explained what I had just told you all,
(02/03 12:27:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: About the crack being fake, and them sneaking into the kahlo pub
(02/03 12:27:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely’s Relto book was disabled,
(02/03 12:27:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: Whether from the Bahro cave or the Bahro touching it,
(02/03 12:28:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: we don’t know for sure.
(02/03 12:28:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: I lean towards the former, though,
(02/03 12:28:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Considering…
(02/03 12:28:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: Considering what later happened,
(02/03 12:28:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC began digging from the upper floors of the Kahlo Building,
(02/03 12:28:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: going down as fastly and safely as they could so they could get to Wheely,
(02/03 12:29:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely, being out for the better part of a day, was somewhat dehydrated,
(02/03 12:29:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: She was tired, injured to an unknown degree, and trapped.
(02/03 12:29:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: she’d lapse in and out of consciousness for the better part of a day,
(02/03 12:29:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: But every time she was awake,
(02/03 12:30:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: Michael, Her father, would try to encourage her,
(02/03 12:30:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: And the explorers would cry out that they were there, waiting for her to come back,
(02/03 12:30:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: During one of those moments of awareness,
(02/03 12:30:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: She told us that there was a bahro in the cave with them.
(02/03 12:30:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: Her.
(02/03 12:30:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: Sorry…
(02/03 12:30:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: i…
(02/03 12:30:57) DimensionTravelerCalum shakes his head
(02/03 12:31:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: Explorers and Michael himself both agreed that it was likely as trapped in there as she was,
(02/03 12:31:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: Most of us believed that it was safe,
(02/03 12:31:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: That it didn’t want to hurt her,,,
(02/03 12:31:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: Maybe it only wanted to help?
(02/03 12:31:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: At first, it seemed so,
(02/03 12:32:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely, at one point, was advised to draw a bahro glyph for “Rain”
(02/03 12:32:30) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’d all seen it through the game Myst V,
(02/03 12:32:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: But it was apparently an actual symbol,
(02/03 12:32:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: Not surprising, really,
(02/03 12:33:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: But still…
(02/03 12:33:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely drew the glyph
(02/03 12:33:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: And the bahro “took” it.
(02/03 12:33:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: When wheely went unconscious next,
(02/03 12:33:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: Her KI started reporting the age incorrectly,
(02/03 12:33:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: Even though the signal insisted she was still in Ae’gura,
(02/03 12:33:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: Micahel went on a hunt through those ages, trying to find her,
(02/03 12:34:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: on the slight off chance that she might actually be there.
(02/03 12:34:18) DimensionTravelerCalum: Eventually, she woke up again,
(02/03 12:34:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: And she was…not thirsty?
(02/03 12:34:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was strange,
(02/03 12:34:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: Why would the bahro help her?
(02/03 12:35:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick gave us a report from Sharper around this point,
(02/03 12:35:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: sharper had built a trap for it,
(02/03 12:35:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: an Urwin named “Peggy Sue” was the bait.
(02/03 12:35:44) DimensionTravelerCalum: and the bait had been taken,
(02/03 12:35:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: The predator had killed the Urwin,and Sharper was now in pursuit.
(02/03 12:36:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: Radio silence from him,
(02/03 12:36:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: Now, the explorers were worried on two fronts,
(02/03 12:36:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: Would sharper be ok?
(02/03 12:36:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: Would wheely be OK?
(02/03 12:36:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC were close to wheely soon enough,
(02/03 12:36:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: but they’d found something…
(02/03 12:37:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: Something strange.
(02/03 12:37:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: A bahro glyph,
(02/03 12:37:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick reported that it was similar to something he’d seen in Negilahn on a tree.
(02/03 12:37:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: But KI pics wouldn’t see it.
(02/03 12:37:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: It just ‘vanished’
(02/03 12:37:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: So explorers did their best to recreate it from descriptions
(02/03 12:37:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: A zig zag with circles on either side.
(02/03 12:38:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nick and Marie both confirmed the explorer’s version of the symbol as the one they’d each found.
(02/03 12:38:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: But again, what did it mean?
(02/03 12:38:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC had to destroy the glyph, however, to continue digging.
(02/03 12:38:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: One more floor to go.
(02/03 12:38:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: the days seemed to blur together into one,
(02/03 12:39:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC kept digging,
(02/03 12:39:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: Sharper kept hunting,
(02/03 12:39:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: The explorers kept praying…
(02/03 12:39:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: All over, everyone was tense, waiting for something to happen…
(02/03 12:39:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: Soon, the DRC were only minutes away
(02/03 12:39:43) DimensionTravelerCalum: They got a hole big enough to lower a linking book into the cave,
(02/03 12:39:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: But the book, strangely, refused to work.
(02/03 12:40:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Much like the other Bahro caves we’d found…
(02/03 12:40:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: As the DRC got closer,
(02/03 12:40:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely reported that the Bahro was growing agitated,
(02/03 12:40:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: Panicking almost.
(02/03 12:40:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was saying something
(02/03 12:40:26) DimensionTravelerCalum: “No…something:”
(02/03 12:40:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: Then, explorers managed to piece it together
(02/03 12:40:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Noloben.”
(02/03 12:40:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: A bahro was speaking D’ni,
(02/03 12:40:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: The name of an age.
(02/03 12:41:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: One that we all too well recognized from Myst V, yet again…
(02/03 12:41:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was a horrid place,
(02/03 12:41:14) DimensionTravelerCalum: A d’ni man had tortured bahro,
(02/03 12:41:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: Cut the skin off of one to use it as his own personal linking platform.
(02/03 12:41:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: Things were wrong.
(02/03 12:41:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: Really, really wrong.
(02/03 12:41:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Everyone felt it in those last few minutes,
(02/03 12:42:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: Wheely was getting scared,
(02/03 12:42:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: And as the hole barely got big enough to fit someone through…
(02/03 12:42:18) DimensionTravelerCalum flinches
(02/03 12:42:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: wheely screamed,
(02/03 12:42:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: everyone screamed.
(02/03 12:42:42) DimensionTravelerCalum: It…
(02/03 12:42:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: That bahro,
(02/03 12:42:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: It had killed her,
(02/03 12:42:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: In an instant,
(02/03 12:42:58) DiMare: no!!!
(02/03 12:43:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: Everyone was in shock.
(02/03 12:43:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: “why?”
(02/03 12:43:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: “No! it’s not possible!!” others cried,
(02/03 12:43:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: But…
(02/03 12:43:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: The DRC…they’d seen it happen…
(02/03 12:43:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: Watched it, unable to do a thing.
(02/03 12:43:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was over before anyone knew it had happened.
(02/03 12:44:00) DimensionTravelerCalum: The poor ResEng that had been partway lowered cried out to be pulled back up
(02/03 12:44:08) DimensionTravelerCalum: Poor 223.
(02/03 12:44:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: He didn’t need to see that…
(02/03 12:44:21) DimensionTravelerCalum: Nobody did…
(02/03 12:44:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: Cate called the DRC chat lines to be set to private mode
(02/03 12:44:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: And we knew nothing more from them that evening.
(02/03 12:45:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: Later, we would find out that,…
(02/03 12:45:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: That Wheely had been killed exactly like the animals in the Pod age had been.
(02/03 12:45:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: And some people realized with horror.
(02/03 12:45:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: Sharper was chasing a bahro.
(02/03 12:46:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: We…
(02/03 12:46:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: It’…
(02/03 12:46:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: I’m sorry, i really don’t know how to ever move on from this point.
(02/03 12:46:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: We were all foolish,
(02/03 12:46:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: We thought the bahro were all kind,
(02/03 12:46:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: we thought the one that had helped her…
(02/03 12:46:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: We didn’t understand why it had done that.
(02/03 12:46:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Why help, then kill, her?
(02/03 12:47:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Later on,
(02/03 12:47:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: It would occur to us…
(02/03 12:47:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: There were two bahro,
(02/03 12:47:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: One good,
(02/03 12:47:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: One bad,
(02/03 12:47:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: The third scar,
(02/03 12:47:37) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was emotional.
(02/03 12:47:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: We all felt…wronged somehow.
(02/03 12:47:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: Like a piece of ourselves had been ripped out.
(02/03 12:48:05) DimensionTravelerCalum: We had no clue what Sharper’s status was,
(02/03 12:48:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: The next day,
(02/03 12:48:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: As explorers wore black in mourning,
(02/03 12:48:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: We finally heard from him.
(02/03 12:48:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: And he told us the other side of that deadly coin.
(02/03 12:49:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: He’d planted a trap with that Urwin,
(02/03 12:49:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Hoping to chase the predator down,
(02/03 12:49:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: The urwin was beheaded
(02/03 12:49:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: And it’s MASSIVE head was dragged out into the jungle
(02/03 12:49:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: Sharper followed it,
(02/03 12:49:47) DimensionTravelerCalum: Forgetting for a moment that the predators NEVER took anything
(02/03 12:49:49) DimensionTravelerCalum: Never.
(02/03 12:50:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: he realized it too late.
(02/03 12:50:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: And then there was chaos around him.
(02/03 12:50:20) DimensionTravelerCalum: Bahro were everywhere
(02/03 12:50:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: Fighting,
(02/03 12:50:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: Killing,
(02/03 12:50:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: They were at *war*
(02/03 12:50:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: with themselves.
(02/03 12:50:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: A Bahro Civil War.
(02/03 12:51:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: And suddenly it all made sense to us,
(02/03 12:51:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: The good bahro and the bad bahro,
(02/03 12:51:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: The one who helped,
(02/03 12:51:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: And the one who killed.
(02/03 12:51:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: either Sharper, or Wheely,
(02/03 12:51:32) DimensionTravelerCalum: They were bait in a trap,
(02/03 12:51:38) DimensionTravelerCalum: Just as Sharper had made a trap for them…
(02/03 12:51:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: If two bahro hadn’t saved Sharper during that night, however,
(02/03 12:52:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: We would have had two deaths instead of only one.
(02/03 12:52:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: So as we sat there, listening to sharper’s tale,
(02/03 12:52:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: We understood something.
(02/03 12:52:52) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Noloben”
(02/03 12:52:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: It was a war cry.
(02/03 12:53:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: Not naming the age like we’d initially thought…
(02/03 12:53:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: “For Noloben.”
(02/03 12:53:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: As in…
(02/03 12:53:22) DimensionTravelerCalum: For what happened on that age.
(02/03 12:53:36) Tamsyn: revenge?
(02/03 12:53:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: The bahro were, as far as we could tell,
(02/03 12:53:45) DimensionTravelerCalum: Split into two sides,
(02/03 12:53:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: One who sided with the Explorers,
(02/03 12:53:59) DimensionTravelerCalum: With the D’ni and with Yeesha and with Peace,
(02/03 12:54:04) DimensionTravelerCalum: And there was another,
(02/03 12:54:19) DimensionTravelerCalum: Whose seemingly rage induced goal was “Revenge.”
(02/03 12:54:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: but as we know,
(02/03 12:54:33) DimensionTravelerCalum: There is never only two sides to a story.
(02/03 12:54:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: It wasn’t as black and white as we thought,
(02/03 12:55:10) DimensionTravelerCalum: but after we learned this,
(02/03 12:55:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: It would still take time to sink in,
(02/03 12:55:28) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’d learned something drastic,
(02/03 12:55:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: And we’d felt our hearts torn in half,
(02/03 12:56:13) DimensionTravelerCalum: Michael Engberg was mourning his daughter’s death,
(02/03 12:56:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: We all felt for him,
(02/03 12:56:39) DimensionTravelerCalum: But randomly, almost out of nowhere,
(02/03 12:56:54) DimensionTravelerCalum: During his silent vigil over the crack where Wheely had died,
(02/03 12:56:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: He stood up, calling out
(02/03 12:57:01) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Dr Watson!”
(02/03 12:57:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: Before running off to the Nexus
(02/03 12:57:17) DimensionTravelerCalum: Where he vanished to “Descent,” the KI noted,
(02/03 12:57:25) DimensionTravelerCalum: before he vanished entirely.
(02/03 12:57:36) DimensionTravelerCalum: Kodama and Sutherland went looking for him,
(02/03 12:57:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: But he wasn’t found.
(02/03 12:57:48) DimensionTravelerCalum: He was on aj ourney.
(02/03 12:57:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: We all were,
(02/03 12:57:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: And it all comes back to that.
(02/03 12:58:06) DimensionTravelerCalum: A journey.
(02/03 12:58:11) DimensionTravelerCalum: That symbol,
(02/03 12:58:16) DimensionTravelerCalum: The zigzag and the circles,
(02/03 12:58:24) DimensionTravelerCalum: Some say it represents Yeesha’s Journey,
(02/03 12:58:31) DimensionTravelerCalum: Others, the option of choice,
(02/03 12:58:41) DimensionTravelerCalum: But i realize now,
(02/03 12:58:53) DimensionTravelerCalum: it’s not about sides,
(02/03 12:59:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: Not about choice,
(02/03 12:59:07) DimensionTravelerCalum: It’s about consequences.
(02/03 12:59:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: Yeesha had told us,
(02/03 12:59:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: “You have torn in half the very being of a Bahro.”
(02/03 12:59:35) DimensionTravelerCalum: As part of a journey to ‘free’ them,
(02/03 12:59:55) DimensionTravelerCalum: And now,
(02/03 12:59:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: Now i realize that,
(02/03 13:00:09) DimensionTravelerCalum: I stumbled on the words just a moment ago,
(02/03 13:00:27) DimensionTravelerCalum: we had our hearts torn in half with Wheely’s death,
(02/03 13:00:50) DimensionTravelerCalum: the Fourth of the Scars is Minkata,
(02/03 13:00:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: Whose name means “Heavily Scarred:
(02/03 13:00:58) DimensionTravelerCalum: The age itself.
(02/03 13:01:03) DimensionTravelerCalum: That desert with the paths,
(02/03 13:01:12) DimensionTravelerCalum: A journey of journeys.
(02/03 13:01:29) DimensionTravelerCalum: And what is a journey but life itself?
(02/03 13:01:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: The stones told us right there,
(02/03 13:01:40) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Find your path in the stars.”
(02/03 13:01:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: It’s exactly what Yeesha had told us too
(02/03 13:01:56) DimensionTravelerCalum: “Find a way, make a home.”
(02/03 13:02:15) DimensionTravelerCalum: So, having gone way over my time,
(02/03 13:02:23) DimensionTravelerCalum: I’ll close this week on that note,
(02/03 13:02:29) DimensionTravelerCalum bows
(02/03 13:02:31) Tom(Samoth) claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:34) Alien claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:34) DimensionTravelerCalum: Thank you all for coming.
(02/03 13:02:34) TOOO claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:35) *MagicSang* claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:35) Mag’ik claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:36) DiMare claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:37) PostPunkGrandda claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:39) trainwreck claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:39) Olrick140 claps his hands
(02/03 13:02:42) Tamsyn claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:46) MagicLileth claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:46) DimensionTravelerCalum: We’ll be covering a “Lighter” week next week,
(02/03 13:02:46) *MagicSang* cheers
(02/03 13:02:49) Jynn claps her hands
(02/03 13:02:51) DimensionTravelerCalum: Same hood, same time,
(02/03 13:02:54) trainwreck cheers
(02/03 13:02:59) Saturo claps his hands
(02/03 13:03:02) DimensionTravelerCalum: And again, thank you all for coming.
(02/03 13:03:04) DimensionTravelerCalum bows
(02/03 13:03:05) *MagicSang*: You’re the best Cal :)
(02/03 13:03:07) …Chat.log stopped.

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