Had a nice long sit in and talk with Rarified and Jules about various things. I rambled a bit about the Island for a bit.
[NOTE: The Log has been edited slightly for OOC content, as well as to remove buddy chat and on surface messages, but I may have missed a bit here or there because hungry and distracted.]
(02/18 14:17:32) Chat.log started…
(02/18 14:18:33) Calum Traveler waves hello
(02/18 14:18:44) rarified waves hello
(02/18 14:19:00) Calum Traveler: how’s it goin?
(02/18 14:19:35) rarified: I’ve been sitting and watching the Rover. A half dozen came and went.
(02/18 14:19:52) Calum Traveler: heh.
(02/18 14:20:20) rarified: I’ll have to think of building an imager for the Pub that I can display live video on.
(02/18 14:20:36) Calum Traveler: would be neat
(02/18 14:21:10) rarified: After all, what’s a Pub without a TV? 😉
(02/18 14:21:14) Calum Traveler: could make events out of streaming Mysterium to the cavern for those who cant go, too.
(02/18 14:21:17) Calum Traveler: haha, yeah
(02/18 14:21:53) Larry LeDeay: …Oh, I just noticed the dust effect in the light coming through the windows.
(02/18 14:22:32) Larry LeDeay: It seems that we have some VERY dirty air in here. ^_^
(02/18 14:22:41) Calum Traveler: Shorah, Larry,
(02/18 14:22:47) Larry LeDeay: Hi, Cal.
(02/18 14:22:49) Calum Traveler: yeah, the air’s a bit dusty, what with the hole in the ceiling
(02/18 14:23:06) rarified: I don’t have any Nara handy.
(02/18 14:23:15) Larry LeDeay: Never noticed a hole.
(02/18 14:23:22) Calum Traveler: second floor.
(02/18 14:24:21) Calum Traveler: yeah, nara’s hard to come by
(02/18 14:24:35) Larry LeDeay: Was that a pun, Cal?
(02/18 14:24:40) Calum Traveler: partially
(02/18 14:24:41) Calum Traveler: 😛
(02/18 14:25:10) Calum Traveler: havent come across any of it on my work on the Island yet, though.
(02/18 14:25:14) Larry LeDeay: Cause I’m kind of dense.
(02/18 14:25:15) Jules Lavisham: Ah, good evening Cal! Didn’t see you come in there.
(02/18 14:25:17) Larry LeDeay: Like nara.
(02/18 14:25:21) Calum Traveler: shorah, Jules. ^^
(02/18 14:25:42) Calum Traveler: yeah, those books can be engrossing, eh?
(02/18 14:25:47) Jules Lavisham: Was absorbed in this journal. Fascinating stuff.
(02/18 14:25:57) Calum Traveler: mmh! i found that red book a fascinating read
(02/18 14:26:12) Calum Traveler: sure explained the hole, at least. XD
(02/18 14:26:14) Larry LeDeay: Did you have to bring it red pages?
(02/18 14:26:25) Calum Traveler: no, just feathers.
(02/18 14:26:28) Calum Traveler: 😛
(02/18 14:26:41) Jules Lavisham: I recommended it a good stationers.
(02/18 14:27:15) Calum Traveler: heh
(02/18 14:27:36) Jules Lavisham: Must admit I’m intrigued by the prospect of the secret passageway
(02/18 14:28:00) Calum Traveler: I’ve not asked Patrick where it is yet. ive been kind of quietly snooping for it myself
(02/18 14:28:16) Calum Traveler: but then again ive run into way too many secret passages on the Island as it is so im not in any rush to find one here 😛
(02/18 14:28:55) Calum Traveler: someone had a real fascination with security gates made to look like standing rock wall
(02/18 14:28:58) Jules Lavisham: Hah, fair!
(02/18 14:29:54) Calum Traveler: i may have to do something about that for release, though. i like my doors not quite so hidden
(02/18 14:30:20) Calum Traveler: but that’s a long ways out. im still struggling with structural stability
(02/18 14:30:44) Calum Traveler: i think ive mapped out most of the structure though. it’s big, the accessible parts.
(02/18 14:31:14) Jules Lavisham: Oho. How big is big?
(02/18 14:31:27) Calum Traveler: hmm… i’d have to say probably…
(02/18 14:31:53) Calum Traveler: definitely not Ae’gura big
(02/18 14:32:10) Larry LeDeay: See you all later. I’m off to look up James Coppola in VT.
(02/18 14:32:18) Calum Traveler: but it’s a hike to get from the shore to the main entrance unless you climb over the hill
(02/18 14:32:20) Calum Traveler: later, larry
(02/18 14:32:33) Calum Traveler: and i do mean climb,
(02/18 14:32:43) Calum Traveler: sheer vertical rock face in places,
(02/18 14:33:07) Jules Lavisham: Oof.
(02/18 14:33:18) Calum Traveler: probably as tall as this room in places,
(02/18 14:33:34) Calum Traveler: it’s definitely some old mansion of some sort,
(02/18 14:33:48) Calum Traveler: not sure if it belonged to a guild master or not, though,
(02/18 14:34:05) Calum Traveler: the place got cleared out by the only survivor after the Fall, if their journal’s to be believed.
(02/18 14:34:34) Calum Traveler: not much to go off of except the book that got left behind and the story’s a bit bleak.
(02/18 14:34:43) rarified: Look behind the wall panels for those wheels and wires that open secret doors.
(02/18 14:34:56) rarified: Ala Gehn style.
(02/18 14:35:15) Calum Traveler: kid got thrown to a garden age to avoid the gas, got stuck there for years. came back post fall and started looting the place to take to their new home, where-ever that may have been.
(02/18 14:35:35) Calum Traveler: the hand writing was, understandably, shaky.
(02/18 14:36:04) Calum Traveler: family island, but the kid didnt mention what the family did.
(02/18 14:36:12) Calum Traveler: im guessing artisans from all the statues though
(02/18 14:37:01) Calum Traveler: but again, its hard to tell what’ was what from what’s left.
(02/18 14:37:10) Calum Traveler: anything that wasn’t bolted down or too heavy to move got removed.
(02/18 14:37:32) Calum Traveler: im kind of at a loss as to what to do with the empty space, actually
(02/18 14:37:36) Calum Traveler: shorah, Zaustus
(02/18 14:37:37) Jules Lavisham: So walls standing, but very little else?
(02/18 14:37:55) Calum Traveler: yeah, even whole pieces of furniture removed
(02/18 14:37:56) Jules Lavisham: Evening Zaustus
(02/18 14:38:06) rarified waves hello
(02/18 14:38:24) Calum Traveler: im going to try and set up some kind of gauntlet for folks,
(02/18 14:38:35) Calum Traveler: make some use of the space, atleast.
(02/18 14:39:01) Calum Traveler: its certainly maze like enough in there.
(02/18 14:39:11) Calum Traveler: of course, that’s just the accessible parts of the place
(02/18 14:39:20) Zaustus: howdy
(02/18 14:39:20) Calum Traveler: there’s naturally a tunnel that’s collapsed in i can’t get through yet.
(02/18 14:39:30) Calum Traveler: who knows what else is there.
(02/18 14:39:30) Zaustus (I’m on the surface, be back in a minute):
(02/18 14:40:29) Jules Lavisham: A gauntlet? Not planning your own Hunger Games, I hope.
(02/18 14:40:50) Calum Traveler: no no,
(02/18 14:40:52) Calum Traveler: more like…
(02/18 14:40:59) Calum Traveler: linking relay maybe?
(02/18 14:41:24) Jules Lavisham: Right, with you now. Probably a better idea.
(02/18 14:41:24) Calum Traveler: there’s an old security system i can repurpose too,
(02/18 14:41:40) Calum Traveler: lots of pressure plates and grates
(02/18 14:41:43) rarified: A pair of linking books that have to be used at the same time to make the link work.
(02/18 14:42:07) Jules Lavisham: I’d start getting funny looks if I started wandering around the city with my fencing foil.
(02/18 14:42:24) Calum Traveler: hah, that’d be interesting,
(02/18 14:42:31) Calum Traveler: but not something im capable of writing…
(02/18 14:42:41) Calum Traveler: maybe Vertigo Crystals? But… eh. i’m wary of linking experiments with those
(02/18 14:43:09) Calum Traveler: the LAST time i ran a major experiment resulted in a violent and explosive growth of the stuff…
(02/18 14:43:11) Jules Lavisham: I know I’d hear no end of Princess Bride references from Edward…
(02/18 14:43:36) Calum Traveler: heh
(02/18 14:44:31) Calum Traveler: still, yeah, linking relay,
(02/18 14:44:37) Calum Traveler: it should be fun if i can pull it off
(02/18 14:45:20) Calum Traveler: it may include fireflies if i can’t find a way to get things permanently lit in the tunnels.
(02/18 14:46:18) Calum Traveler: that said, dont be surprised if the first release of the island has parts blocked off.
(02/18 14:46:27) Calum Traveler: shorah
(02/18 14:46:33) rarified waves hello
(02/18 14:46:35) Jules Lavisham: Evenin’
(02/18 14:46:36) billo: shorah
(02/18 14:46:46) billo waves hello
(02/18 14:47:07) Jules Lavisham: Well, we’re no strangers to that sort of thing
(02/18 14:47:11) Calum Traveler: yeah.
(02/18 14:47:42) Calum Traveler: shoring up the main structure and the island’s external stability is my main goal at the moment
(02/18 14:47:58) Jules Lavisham: Mmm. All the sensible groundwork.
(02/18 14:48:10) Jules Lavisham: Quite literally, as it were.
(02/18 14:48:14) Calum Traveler: yeah, that and the island had a quake not too long ago that forced me to review everything again from scratch.
(02/18 14:48:40) Jules Lavisham: Ouch. They a regular thing?
(02/18 14:48:55) Calum Traveler: in the Cavern?
(02/18 14:48:57) Calum Traveler: or on the island?
(02/18 14:49:05) Jules Lavisham: The island
(02/18 14:49:14) Calum Traveler: i haven’t had another localized on the island since the last one
(02/18 14:49:28) rarified: That’s how Riven’s downfall started.
(02/18 14:49:29) Calum Traveler: but it may have been tied to that same quake Patrick mentioned at the AGM that stuck Vothol, im not sure of the timing on that one.
(02/18 14:49:46) Calum Traveler: Island is on the Lake, so tremors in the cavern are to be expected
(02/18 14:49:54) Calum Traveler: i have a feeling ill be keeping an eye out for more in the future,
(02/18 14:50:13) Calum Traveler: if im lucky one may clear that blockage,
(02/18 14:50:33) Jules Lavisham: Certainly save you some hard graft
(02/18 14:50:50) Calum Traveler: yeah. im not sure if i want to poke at it
(02/18 14:51:32) Calum Traveler: ill take natural accidents over anything else.
(02/18 14:52:09) Calum Traveler: but as long as nobody gets hurt ill take it as a win
(02/18 14:52:23) Calum Traveler: i know people are going to be climbing all over that danged island for the fun of it,
(02/18 14:52:28) Jules Lavisham: Reasonable metric!
(02/18 14:52:32) Calum Traveler: ive done it myself once. quite the view of the lake from up there.
(02/18 14:52:46) Calum Traveler: but that was pre-quake so idk how stable the surface of the island is
(02/18 14:53:07) Calum Traveler: a lot of it seems to be good from what i’ve seen, but there’s always a chance you slip through the cracks
(02/18 14:53:15) Calum Traveler: or slip off the edges into the water below. ugh,
(02/18 14:53:28) rarified: Did you find any boats?
(02/18 14:53:30) Calum Traveler: one
(02/18 14:53:37) Calum Traveler: half sunken into the mud and sand near the shore
(02/18 14:53:52) Calum Traveler: i took my own air raft out there when i found it originally, but,
(02/18 14:53:58) Calum Traveler: i would not recommend the experience
(02/18 14:54:04) Calum Traveler: theres some big fishies in that lake
(02/18 14:54:24) Calum Traveler: also. it gets rather dark on the lake when you’re drifting away from land
(02/18 14:54:42) Calum Traveler: i think the algae congregates closer to land areas than the rest of the lake.
(02/18 14:54:56) Calum Traveler: lighting has been very inconsistent out there, too.
(02/18 14:55:10) Jules Lavisham pulls out one of the books on the shelf optimistically
(02/18 14:55:27) Calum Traveler: im gonna need to see about setting up some kind of link redirect from er’cana at some point,
(02/18 14:55:49) Calum Traveler: maybe if we can start injecting pellets from multiple locations it’ll help start up the process? IDK.
(02/18 14:55:53) Jules Lavisham hears a conspicuous lack of any type of mechanism initiated
(02/18 14:56:28) Calum Traveler: i know the lake feeding’s been a thing going on for years now, but that one silo just isn’t going to cut it, i fear.
(02/18 14:57:08) Jules Lavisham: May lead to a renewed interest in people getting some pellets made again
(02/18 14:57:11) Calum Traveler: yeah
(02/18 14:57:23) Calum Traveler: it’s something ill consider after release, at any rate.
(02/18 14:57:38) rarified: I’ve been trying to get the lake meter running again.
(02/18 14:57:46) Calum Traveler: ah? any luck?
(02/18 14:58:04) rarified: Not yet. It’s complicated, and Laxman didn’t leave any notes.
(02/18 14:58:11) Calum Traveler: dang.
(02/18 14:58:35) Jules Lavisham: Curse that man and his lack of administrative foresight.
(02/18 14:58:40) Calum Traveler: that lake dalek would be nice to see active again, though, not gonna lie
(02/18 14:58:43) Calum Traveler: shora, Claidi
(02/18 14:58:46) Calum Traveler waves hello
(02/18 14:58:55) Jules Lavisham: Evening Claidi
(02/18 14:58:55) Claidi Song: Shorah everyone :))
(02/18 14:58:59) Claidi Song waves hello
(02/18 14:59:13) Jules Lavisham: You would have thought he would have written something down
(02/18 14:59:15) Claidi Song: I came to see the new books.
(02/18 14:59:18) Jules Lavisham: Here, of all places
(02/18 14:59:23) Calum Traveler: 🙂 awesome
(02/18 14:59:46) Calum Traveler: it’s likely anything he wrote down’s locked in a drawer in his office somewhere. anyone got keys to the Tokotah building? 😛
(02/18 15:00:03) Calum Traveler: i joke, i joke.
(02/18 15:00:20) Calum Traveler: its likely that lake machine never really worked in the first place, given how quickly it got removed.
(02/18 15:00:30) Calum Traveler: i think that was the excuse for its removal anyways
(02/18 15:00:36) Calum Traveler checks time…
(02/18 15:00:42) Calum Traveler: ah, excuse me for a moment, need to check on something
(02/18 15:01:10) Jules Lavisham: Roger that. Think I’ll reacqaint myself with these Heritage Documents
(02/18 15:02:57) Claidi Song: Wow!
(02/18 15:03:43) Claidi Song: I’m impressed!
(02/18 15:04:32) Calum Traveler: back
(02/18 15:04:51) Calum Traveler: Korov’ev did a great job getting the books ready for print 🙂
(02/18 15:04:53) rarified: It is after all, a library.
(02/18 15:05:25) Claidi Song: Yes, and starting to look like a library!
(02/18 15:05:33) Calum Traveler: hopefully we’ll get more books in to fill more and more shelves
(02/18 15:06:03) Claidi Song: Yes! Will fan fiction, etc., be included?
(02/18 15:06:25) Calum Traveler: i think we’d have to set up some signs for fiction/nonfiction
(02/18 15:06:50) Claidi Song: Yes. Doable I’d think. 🙂
(02/18 15:06:51) rarified: I would like to read a Rhevokor.
(02/18 15:07:18) Calum Traveler: ive read some amazing fic from the community in the past,
(02/18 15:07:37) Calum Traveler: it’d be great to see some of it shelved here,
(02/18 15:08:06) Calum Traveler: hopefully we can get some kind of system in place for submissions at some point.
(02/18 15:08:16) Claidi Song: It just occured to me that ‘coffee table’ picture books and stories of experiencing MOULa would be cool.
(02/18 15:08:28) Jules Lavisham: Must admit I am enjoying writing up some of my old journals from way back when into a narrative format
(02/18 15:08:31) Calum Traveler: daily life in cavern books would be neat
(02/18 15:08:44) rarified: Including the story about the early closures.
(02/18 15:08:54) Claidi Song: Wonder if a media section would be possible. Vidoes, etc.
(02/18 15:08:58) Calum Traveler: explorers have written so much about their time in D’ni, having their stories here would be amazing.
(02/18 15:09:17) Calum Traveler: an imager with Marten’s first restoration videos would be great,
(02/18 15:09:26) rarified: Second floor, south wing. Explorer diaries.
(02/18 15:09:31) Claidi Song: Yes, the stories of the closures, etc. are a must, I’d think.
(02/18 15:09:36) Calum Traveler: we’ll definitely need to consider signage,
(02/18 15:10:21) Calum Traveler makes notes to pass along to Patrick…
(02/18 15:10:39) Claidi Song: lol The risk of starting a place like this is that MOULa fans are creative!!!
(02/18 15:10:51) Calum Traveler: we explorers tend to be, yes heh
(02/18 15:10:58) Jules Lavisham: Mhm.
(02/18 15:11:11) rarified: Don’t get Eleri started 😉
(02/18 15:11:31) Calum Traveler: id love to see a copy of Unwritten down in here somewhere at some point
(02/18 15:11:42) Calum Traveler: not sure how leagally feasible that is though
(02/18 15:12:06) Calum Traveler: transcripts of Unwritten playthroughs would be fun though!
(02/18 15:12:31) Calum Traveler: shorah
(02/18 15:12:35) rarified waves hello
(02/18 15:12:44) Jules Lavisham: Good evening!
(02/18 15:13:07) Calum Traveler: scuse me again for a min, gonna check in on that thing again…
(02/18 15:13:09) Charly: shorah
(02/18 15:13:09) Jules Lavisham: I swear this secret passageway is going to send me shoutycrackers
(02/18 15:13:25) rarified: Put the candle baack!
(02/18 15:13:56) Jules Lavisham: Damn you, Doobes. You don’t make reference to something like that somewhere you know it would be read and NOT expect me to look for it everywhere
(02/18 15:14:44) Jules Lavisham: This is going to haunt me, I just know it.
(02/18 15:14:47) Claidi Song: I had to see what Doobes facebook post were about. And, why I had to run as admin to get here. lol
(02/18 15:15:16) Claidi Song: Oh, a library with a secret passage! That has to happen now!
(02/18 15:16:34) Jules Lavisham: Apparently it does. Check out the red book on the table.
(02/18 15:16:39) Claidi Song: I’d also like to see a section on the fan created ages.
(02/18 15:17:24) rarified: Doobes’ response to frustration about the passage: Muahaha!
(02/18 15:18:00) Calum Traveler: back
(02/18 15:18:03) Claidi Song: Ah, a notebook.
(02/18 15:18:09) Calum Traveler: ive got dinner soon so ill be heading out
(02/18 15:18:25) rarified: Take care, Calum. Enjoy dinner.
(02/18 15:18:29) Calum Traveler: great hanging out with you all 🙂
(02/18 15:18:42) Jules Lavisham: Righto. Nice chatting, Cal. Good luck with your efforts on the island.
(02/18 15:18:46) Calum Traveler: thanks,
(02/18 15:18:48) Calum Traveler: ill need it
(02/18 15:18:52) Calum Traveler waves goodbye
(02/18 15:18:57) rarified waves goodbye
(02/18 15:19:03) …Chat.log stopped.