From: Patrick Dulebohn [e-mail redacted]
Date: April 30, 2021
Subject: Serene and beyond
[name redacted], I’m just dropping you a line to let you know that, after those last couple of false starts, we’ll soon be reopening Serene in the next few days. From what I can tell, the worst of the weather has subsided for now. Despite some of the harsher winds, the trees have also held up pretty well.
So assuming explorers bundle up properly, they should be just fine!
Thanks to a series of industrial fans and the natural sunshine of the Age, Tre’bivdil has almost aired out from the flooding. Sadly, it looks like the structural damage downstairs cannot be fixed at the moment, so we’ll have to block it off. We’d need Lontahv on the team if we have any hope of repairing it as he knows the Age best.
In any case, we’ll have to release the Age a bit further down the line once we’ve done a bit of disinfecting and last-minute structural tests. Given what’s going on on the surface, we can’t be too careful when preventing possible airborne pathogens.
Vothol Gallery has proven to be the most unruly of these new areas to open back up. Given how unpredictable seismic activity is in the cavern, there’s still some structural reinforcement I’d like to add discreetly to hopefully prevent another cave-in like before.
Just remember…safety of the visiting explorers is our paramount concern! I would not feel comfortable opening any of these Ages if they’re not safe. While I want to be a bit looser on the rules than the DRC was, we should still be vigilant and, failing all else, warn explorers if and when they’ll be visiting at their own risk. Most should hopefully understand.
I’ll e-mail you back as soon as we get the machinery in the Vale repaired. We are very close to opening up that Age as well, but we still have much more research to do before we reveal it to the public. Something is definitely off about that place.
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