8/21/20- Patrick’s Speech, trimmed, and raw chatlog.

Shorah to all of you, new faces and familiar!

We stand here today to take part in what many of us regard as a truly momentous occasion. After ten thousand years of history, a catastrophic event that nearly destroyed it, and three halted restoration efforts, D’ni has lain mostly dormant for many years now.

We, as explorers, have held onto the belief that we could, in our own ways, continue to breathe life into the cavern. In that endeavor, I believe we have been very successful over the years.

You’ve made this place your home away from home and have gone forth on the adventure of understanding the D’ni people, how they lived, and, of course, the worlds they visited via the Art.

We have also forged bonds with one another that have remained strong throughout the often joyous and occasionally troubled times. Good or bad, we have faced it together, and because of our strength of character, persistence…and most importantly, those aforementioned bonds…

…after almost two *decades*…

…we are still here!

The D’ni Restoration Council admirably led the modern efforts to bring D’ni back to its former glory, and for that and the assistance they have offered over even these last few years, they have our gratitude. They will always have a seat at the table should they ever choose to return.

But now…finally…

…it’s our turn.

Today, we officially begin a new restoration…*our* restoration…to continue what our predecessors started and to expand our knowledge of the D’ni through their home in the cavern and the incredible Ages contained here.
It is with that in mind that we are here today…to open the door to a new era in D’ni.

A new path…a new chronicle…a new journey.

Chiso Preniv, the Age you’re about to visit, will be the first gateway to a new gathering of Ages and points of interest here in the cavern that have been restored…or in some cases, Written…by us, the explorers of D’ni.

The Books you find there now are just the beginning. I’m hoping, as the months and years pass, fellow explorers will present more of their work to the library, and their contributions will be most welcome there.

This is, and will continue to be, the culmination of years of work by our fellow explorers, all contributing their time, efforts, and talents to making things ready for you all to see.

This is the fruit of their tireless labor. For that, from the bottom of my heart, I thank them. *All* of them.

There are too many names to mention…but each and every one has been an important part of launching this new era. If they would like to make themselves known…I leave that decision to them, as I would respect any choices of anonymity…but if they do speak up, be sure to give them thanks!

They are often the unsung heroes here in the cavern. They put in untold weeks, months, and even years of labor on an entirely volunteer basis to bring us all the amazing things we will see and experience.

Put simply, we would *not* be here today without them.

There is one more group I’d like to turn our thoughts to today: Our friends that are no longer with us. They too are an important part of why we’re all still here today. They are with us now in spirit…and as we go into the future, they will always be with us.

This is as much for them as it is for us. We’ve all come a long way and experienced much. Yet there is still *so* much more out there for us to explore!

Now, more than ever, these words ring true:

“The ending has not yet been written.”

__Patrick Dulebohn


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Below is the edited chatlog of Patrick Dulebohn’s reveal of the new Age. Contains data of Patrick’s arrival until the time before he gave his speech. Said Speech

(08/21 12:49:27) Dulcamara: patrick is there
(08/21 12:50:10) Patrick Dulebohn: And here I was afraid nobody would show. πŸ˜€
(08/21 12:50:23) Calum Traveler: hi patrick Xd
(08/21 12:50:27) Hander: Nara’n’Roll
(08/21 12:50:30) Calum Traveler: we’re a bit uh… crowded
(08/21 12:50:32) Alahmnat: shorah Patrick
(08/21 12:50:33) Adi: there he is
(08/21 12:50:35) Marn: You know better than that patrick
(08/21 12:50:35) Calum Traveler: hopefully you can find a place to stand
(08/21 12:50:38) Marn: Shorah!
(08/21 12:50:42) Ghola: Are you kidding? I installed fresh two days ago to be here!
(08/21 12:50:48) Hander: Shorah, Adi
(08/21 12:50:50) Marn: I finally got behind your nifty curtain!
(08/21 12:50:54) Grandbad: Put another coin in the meter for the Electric Bill.
(08/21 12:51:10) Ghola: Been a few years, but I still remember this place…
(08/21 12:51:33) Alahmnat: Bill is electric now? nice.
(08/21 12:51:39) ondine: Bonsoir Ricky :))
(08/21 12:52:06) Hummingbird: 8 minutes!
(08/21 12:52:21) gunney: open,open ,open
(08/21 12:52:22) KrimzonGuard935: How many people are we at?
(08/21 12:52:26) Calum Traveler: new arrivals please find a seat and sit!

(08/21 12:52:31) Hummingbird: 270
(08/21 12:52:39) Adi: TOO MANY
(08/21 12:52:40) Calum Traveler: 270. by the maker
(08/21 12:52:46) Calum Traveler is startled
(08/21 12:52:53) Dimitrios: shorah
(08/21 12:52:54) Etoh: not even too many. three many
(08/21 12:52:57) Alahmnat: As a reminder, please don’t rush the Books once they’re placed. Form an orderly queue πŸ™‚
(08/21 12:53:01) ondine: j’en doute fort Ricky
(08/21 12:53:25) Etoh: did the lore ever address what happens if two people link into the same space?
(08/21 12:53:36) Calum Traveler: eldritch things
(08/21 12:53:41) Etoh: because that’s either going to happen or it more likely already has
(08/21 12:53:42) Calum Traveler: also cones flying into the air
(08/21 12:53:54) Calum Traveler: were in trouble if cones start spawning
(08/21 12:54:15) Alahmnat: lore-wise, I believe the answer is “the second person will link in slightly offset to prevent telefragging”
(08/21 12:54:17) Yahveno: i’m pretty sure all their innards just fuse together
(08/21 12:54:19) Etoh: was watching a review of Obduction the other day. I’d totally forgotten that the Mayor’s greetings included “Shorah” lol
(08/21 12:54:30) Tom(Samoth): This number of people must be a MOULa record…
(08/21 12:54:32) Patrick Dulebohn: Sorry about that. Kept brushing against my Relto Book.
(08/21 12:54:41) Calum Traveler: patrick, given the crowd, it’s fine haha
(08/21 12:55:05) Patrick Dulebohn: Anyone know the opposite of an exodus?
(08/21 12:55:06) Alahmnat: I don’t think any public location has ever had its cap above 200, so this is definitely a record for the Pub
(08/21 12:55:08) Patrick Dulebohn grins
(08/21 12:55:10) Calum Traveler: new arrivals, find a place and park it!
(08/21 12:55:23) Calum Traveler: this is a record for any place that wasnt a neighborhood thats for sure
(08/21 12:55:23) gunney: jambpacktius
(08/21 12:55:25) Hummingbird: 5 minutes
(08/21 12:55:32) Patrick Dulebohn: Before we start, I’d like to ask everyone to please keep chatter and clapping to a minimum so everyone in the back can hear too.
(08/21 12:55:50) Maid Marion: yes please! That ^

(08/21 12:55:52) Patrick Dulebohn: And yes, five minutes
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(08/21 12:56:18) Patrick Dulebohn: Yes, I do like everyone sitting. It’s like teaching a class almost.
(08/21 12:56:35) Patrick Dulebohn: So yes, please sit. There will be plenty of walking soon!
(08/21 12:56:37) Maid Marion: hi elva
(08/21 12:56:40) Calum Traveler: treat it like there’s a bahro in the room folks! take a seat and hide your shadows!
(08/21 12:57:01) Whilyam: Welcome new and old people
(08/21 12:57:23) Calum Traveler: new arrivals, we’re 3 min out, take a seat and pretend theres a bahro- hide your shadows! XP
(08/21 12:57:28) Patrick Dulebohn: Absolutely amazed at all the familiar faces I’m seeing!
(08/21 12:57:36) Marten: I’m afraid if everyone sits, then when everyone stands up at once the floor may collapse!
(08/21 12:57:36) From Tehlrov K’hris in The Watcher’s Pub: I know there must be other people in “Neighbors” online than us two…
(08/21 12:57:38) Patrick Dulebohn: And happy to meet some new ones.
(08/21 12:57:48) To Neighbors: there are, theyre just watching like we are ill bet πŸ˜›
(08/21 12:57:54) Patrick Dulebohn: We will just have to have faith in the nara, Marten.
(08/21 12:57:56) Patrick Dulebohn grins
(08/21 12:58:01) To Neighbors: *waves*
(08/21 12:58:08) Calum Traveler: camera is live folks!
(08/21 12:58:14) Calum Traveler: say shorah for the youtubes
(08/21 12:58:16) shineyjo: what’s the pub population count now?
(08/21 12:58:21) From Cred Ders in The Watcher’s Pub: Yup, I’m lurking in here πŸ˜€
(08/21 12:58:22) Patrick Dulebohn: Also, the DRC was pretty thorough when they originally tested this place, so I think we’re OK.
(08/21 12:58:24) Creekwriter: Will there be live audio in game or UruTunes?
(08/21 12:58:53) Calum Traveler: new arrivals, pretend there’s a bahro and /sit somewhere! hide your shadows too!
(08/21 12:58:59) Marn: Shorah!
(08/21 12:59:03) From Tehlrov K’hris in The Watcher’s Pub: the Hood concept was very important back in the day, I would expect.
(08/21 12:59:10) To Neighbors: youve no idea
(08/21 12:59:16) To Neighbors: it helped with relaying…
(08/21 12:59:23) To Neighbors: not that thats a problem today
(08/21 12:59:25) Goon’i: I demand to see Yeesha. Or Rand in Yeesha cosplay.
(08/21 12:59:31) To Neighbors: what, 90% of the cavern is here now?
(08/21 12:59:40) To Neighbors: or more even hah
(08/21 12:59:48) From Tehlrov K’hris in The Watcher’s Pub: Where did you hear that?
(08/21 12:59:55) Calum Traveler: new arrivals, pretend there’s a bahro and hide your shadows and park a seat!
(08/21 13:00:04) To Neighbors: i mean, im just guestimating.
(08/21 13:00:10) Calum Traveler: oh god the woomspam
(08/21 13:00:18) Marn: Patrick, is there going to be audio during your announcements?
(08/21 13:00:20) GHG Delta rolls a single 10 sided die with a result of knocking down 63 explorers.
(08/21 13:00:21) Calum Traveler: i apologize, video watchers XD
(08/21 13:00:21) Patrick Dulebohn: Well…here we go.
(08/21 13:00:25) Patrick Dulebohn: Shorah to all of you, new faces and familiar!
(08/21 13:00:44) Patrick Dulebohn: We stand here today to take part in what many of us regard as a truly momentous occasion.
(08/21 13:01:05) Patrick Dulebohn: After ten thousand years of history, a catastrophic event that nearly destroyed it, and three halted restoration efforts, D’ni has lain mostly dormant for many years now.
(08/21 13:01:16) Jahmen: 285 population and Max is set to 500
(08/21 13:01:23) Patrick Dulebohn: We, as explorers, have held onto the belief that we could, in our own ways, continue to breathe life into the cavern.
(08/21 13:01:37) Patrick Dulebohn: In that endeavor, I believe we have been very successful over the years.
(08/21 13:01:54) Patrick Dulebohn: You’ve made this place your home away from home and have gone forth on the adventure of understanding the D’ni people, how they lived, and, of course, the worlds they visited via the Art.
(08/21 13:02:28) Patrick Dulebohn: We have also forged bonds with one another that have remained strong throughout the often joyous and occasionally troubled times.
(08/21 13:02:45) Patrick Dulebohn: Good or bad, we have faced it together, and because of our strength of character, persistence…and most importantly, those aforementioned bonds…
(08/21 13:02:56) Patrick Dulebohn: …after almost two *decades*…
(08/21 13:03:07) Patrick Dulebohn: …we are still here!
(08/21 13:03:27) Patrick Dulebohn: The D’ni Restoration Council admirably led the modern efforts to bring D’ni back to its former glory, and for that and the assistance they have offered over even these last few years, they have our gratitude.
(08/21 13:03:50) Patrick Dulebohn: They will always have a seat at the table should they ever choose to return.
(08/21 13:04:02) Patrick Dulebohn: But now…finally…
(08/21 13:04:13) Patrick Dulebohn: …it’s our turn.
(08/21 13:04:26) Patrick Dulebohn: Today, we officially begin a new restoration…*our* restoration…to continue what our predecessors started and to expand our knowledge of the D’ni through their home in the cavern and the incredible Ages contained here.
(08/21 13:04:46) Patrick Dulebohn: It is with that in mind that we are here today…to open the door to a new era in D’ni.
(08/21 13:04:57) Patrick Dulebohn: A new path…a new chronicle…a new journey.
(08/21 13:05:11) Patrick Dulebohn: Chiso Preniv, the Age you’re about to visit, will be the first gateway to a new gathering of Ages and points of interest here in the cavern that have been restored…or in some cases, Written…by us, the explorers of D’ni.
(08/21 13:05:35) Patrick Dulebohn: The Books you find there now are just the beginning. I’m hoping, as the months and years pass, fellow explorers will present more of their work to the library, and their contributions will be most welcome there.
(08/21 13:06:02) Patrick Dulebohn: This is, and will continue to be, the culmination of years of work by our fellow explorers, all contributing their time, efforts, and talents to making things ready for you all to see.
(08/21 13:06:20) Patrick Dulebohn: This is the fruit of their tireless labor. For that, from the bottom of my heart, I thank them. *All* of them.
(08/21 13:06:47) Patrick Dulebohn: There are too many names to mention…but each and every one has been an important part of launching this new era.
(08/21 13:07:01) Patrick Dulebohn: If they would like to make themselves known…I leave that decision to them, as I would respect any choices of anonymity…but if they do speak up, be sure to give them thanks!

(08/21 13:07:19) Patrick Dulebohn: They are often the unsung heroes here in the cavern. They put in untold weeks, months, and even years of labor on an entirely volunteer basis to bring us all the amazing things we will see and experience.
(08/21 13:07:37) Patrick Dulebohn: Put simply, we would *not* be here today without them.

(08/21 13:07:51) Patrick Dulebohn: There is one more group I’d like to turn our thoughts to today:
(08/21 13:08:05) Patrick Dulebohn: Our friends that are no longer with us.
(08/21 13:08:16) Patrick Dulebohn: They too are an important part of why we’re all still here today. They are with us now in spirit…and as we go into the future, they will always be with us.
(08/21 13:08:32) Patrick Dulebohn: This is as much for them as it is for us.
(08/21 13:08:47) Patrick Dulebohn: We’ve all come a long way and experienced much. Yet there is still *so* much more out there for us to explore!
(08/21 13:09:02) Patrick Dulebohn: Now, more than ever, these words ring true:
(08/21 13:09:10) Patrick Dulebohn: “The ending has not yet been written.”
(08/21 13:09:25) Falmer: ca commence quend?
(08/21 13:09:32) KrimzonGuard935 claps his hands
(08/21 13:09:45) Calum Traveler claps
(08/21 13:09:50) Marn claps his hands
(08/21 13:09:53) Jacob Allison claps his hands
(08/21 13:09:53) Alahmnat cheers
(08/21 13:09:59) Dragossh claps his hands
(08/21 13:10:01) Cat Dragonash claps her hands
(08/21 13:10:10) Patrick Dulebohn places the Chiso Preniv book on the pedestal
(08/21 13:10:12) KrimzonGuard935 cheers
(08/21 13:10:18) rustyflame hifives
(08/21 13:10:19) DR CrisGer AH claps his hands
(08/21 13:10:49) S’earann claps her hands
(08/21 13:11:10) Sanguina sips her champagne
(08/21 13:11:10) Briggs: or make a vague attempt to line up πŸ˜›
(08/21 13:11:13) Acheron: and now for the rush!
(08/21 13:11:14) Calum Traveler: and thats gonna take a while for them to filter through

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