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July 5, 2008

A Letter

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 9:40 pm Cavern Time

It has been a long time it seems, since last I opened this journal. With life on the Surface as consuming as it always is this time of year, I haven’t spared any time for going over my notes of explorations into the Cavern. At least, not until yesterday.

It came in the morning, as all news does, be it good, or bad. A letter, from a friend I have not spoken to in at least a couple of months: Nadnerb.

I will dispense with any semblance of delay as the news I wish to report is good, and wholly exhilerating: The Cavern may be re-opening.  It is not to be as it was in the past: the DRC won’t seemingly be in complete control of what gets worked on down there any longer. I’m not even sure, for truth, if they will even be present in the Cavern. At the moment, I only know that Explorers, in conjunction with the Guild of Writers & Guild of Maintainers, are going to be able to Write Ages…

How this possibly came about, I cannot imagine. The sheer thought of being able to visit an Age that has not first been trampled a thousand times by the DRC, or even the D’ni, is mind boggling, shocking, and dumbfounding. It’s, amazing.

But, with this news, comes more waiting, which I suppose myself and other Explorers are much used to at this point, even if it always frustrates us.  However, this proves, I believe, that with The Cavern, The D’ni, The Art, and Exploration, the ending never truly will be written.

Shorah, everyone. I look forward to when we can again sit by a Heek table and discuss explorations of yet unknown and previously visited Ages.


March 28, 2008

The Last Week

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 8:28 pm Cavern Time

Hey everyone!

Well, the final countdown is beginning to the night that the Cavern closes for this chapter. It’s not going to be a happy day for any of us, I believe. However, I would love to get everyone from Nadnerb’s Bevin at the least down into the Cavern this week for one last visit!

I will be down there myself a few nights this week (and will be around for some time this Sunday as well), to get in my last explorations and KI shots.

Comment to this post, or email me @ isyldar@urulive.guildaxis.net if you’d like to meet up in the Cavern, or arrange a time for the group to make it.

Cheers, all, and Shorah!


February 5, 2008

The Closing

Recorded in: Izy's Journal — Isyldar @ 12:15 am Cavern Time

I ventured back into the Cavern today, after I got the news: It’s closing. I have to admit that I am still in shock, and am not really sure how to react. I am angry, frustrated, and immensely forlorn at the thought of never being able to return to D’ni again, to say the least of visiting with all the people I’ve met down there.

Still, there are two months left to be had.  We shall see what we can make of them.

December 28, 2007

A Quick Journey, That was not so Quick

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 1:38 pm Cavern Time

Well, the busy season at work has started to slow down. In fact, I finally get to have a real day off! I’m tres excited for it. :) So, with the spare time in mind, I made a trip back down to the Cavern.

The place is quiet.

There are still Explorers roaming about the place. I ran into a few in the Guild of Greeters (GoG) Bevin while I was there. I had seen Zedra online, so I stopped in to see how things were going. As it turns out, one of the main reasons for my return had occurred: The 12th Sparkler. :)

Despite the likely spoiler involved, I’m going to post my KIpic from Relto for those who are really curious: [ Sparkler Finale ]

After obtaining this, an Explorer named (9GW) Dragon Claw asked for some assistance in completing Ahnnonay when their friend “spontaneously left the Cavern.” I readily obliged. I was definately curious to see if I remembered the exact theory behind moving those spheres. Turns out I did. That Nadnerb is a half-decent teacher. ;)

At any rate, I must go back to life in other worlds for the time being. With things slowing down on the surface, I’m sure I’ll be able to find more time to return.

Until then…

November 4, 2007

Exciting Weekend

Recorded in: Izy's Journal — Isyldar @ 5:20 pm Cavern Time

Well, what with all the adventure this weekend, work, and the modifications / upgrades I’ve done to this site, it’s been quite the weekend. Now, I’m off to another event for work, and will have to depend on Nadnerb to keep us apprised of any goings-on that happen in-Cavern.

Shorah folks!  I expect I will be back in the Cavern within the next couple days. There’s still that rumor about Myst island…


November 4, 2007

Bahro and Kerath’s Arch

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 11:37 am Cavern Time

Reportedly, Phend was rambling yesterday about the Bahro again. That they are coming, and that they are here. Now, if you go down to the Ferry Terminal, it is plainly evident that the Bahro are present in the Cavern such as they have not been before.

I’m including an enhanced KI pic so that anyone who reads this can see the numbers of them flying around the Arch. Look to the sides of it. There are many more of them, but they are hard to see, constantly flying as they are.

Bahro flying around Kerath’s Arch

Here is the chatlog I found in the UO:Cavern Today forum, regarding Phend’s rambling.

November 4, 2007

Recent Relto Improvements

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:52 am Cavern Time

I did forget to mention this earlier, but there have been some recent additions to Relto. You cannot see them all in the picture I am including here, but my favorite, you can, even if it’s not immediately evident. :)

Relto’s New Look

For more specifics on what’s new, check out the Relto Page Collectibles text. Any time we stumble across a new Relto Page, we add it to that document so that you can find it easily enough. :) Enjoy!

November 4, 2007

Ahnonay, K’veer, and Kodama

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:30 am Cavern Time

[ooc] You may find spoilers in this entry. Read on if you wish. [/ooc]

Well, Ahnonay has changed a little since I was there last several years ago. However, at its core, it’s still the same.

Nadnerb and myself spent a couple hours there last night re-figuring how to manipulate the Age with the new changes, and were successful in completing it. The solution, I will not write here, as I do not wish to spoil it for those who come across this entry by accident. I am sure it will be written down elsewhere on this site.

Nadnerb & Izy’s Ahnonay Theatre

The new ledge that has been opened at the end of Ahnonay was nice, and amazing. The only other Age that I am aware of that I could compare what I saw to, would be the Age Catherine wrote which so astounded Atrus for its impossibility. It also seems a bit out of character for the sort of Age that a D’ni would write.

The final puzzle in that Age, Nadnerb was kind enough not to reveal, (as he had figured it out immediately), and I puzzled it out this morning, with the aid of Gelwyn to actually execute the pellet drop.

Once Gelwyn executed the puzzle, it was clear to me as to the solution, and following that back to the Cleft, I arrived on K’veer. It’s an interesting place, to be sure. It was almost comforting to find the chamber, so familiar, where Atrus worked so hard on keeping Riven together, and where he was imprisoned by his sons; but that, is another matter.

There is still rumor that a Link to Myst might be found soon. If it is, I expect it’ll be found here.

Gelwyn plays Atrus The K’veer Antechamber? K’veer (1) K’veer (2)K’veer (3)

I should also note that last night, while Nadnerb and I were standing around the lower Cavern of the final Ahnonay puzzle, Dr. Kodama made an appearace in D’ni Ae’gura. His announcement, surprisingly, was that without any funding for the DRC, he was leaving the Cavern, and effectively resigning.

I’m not quite sure what this is going to mean for the DRC, or if we can all expect more of this type of thing in the near future, but I do hope not. With everything locked up so tight as it is in the Cavern, and the inability for the Guilds to properly effect anything yet, we need the DRC around to get things done.

Here’s hoping that they can get some backing in the next couple months. Yahvo only knows there has to be someone out there willing to take on this project. Perhaps so long as the Bahro don’t interfere…

Dr. Kodama Dr. Kodama’s crowd in Ae’gura. Nah’dneb in shot.
(These pictures found on the URU Obsession: Cavern Today forum.)

November 2, 2007

Ep 9, Day 2: Marie visits Ae’gura

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 9:04 am Cavern Time

Just online this morning, poking about the forums, and found out that Marie has already been by the Cavern today! What she had to say, I myself did not get to hear. However, Kierra was nice enough to post a chat log on the MO:UL forums, that I’ve archived in the KI Chat Logs -> Episode 9 section of the site.

Check it out here.

The summary, I have been told is that the DRC, (or at least Marie herself), was not aware of Cate’s intentions before she announced them, and that Ahnonay will be released either tonight or tomorrow.

Besides those tidbitious morsels, I’ll leave you to your reading of the chatlog. There are some other interesting comments in there.

November 1, 2007

Cyan Newsletter

Recorded in: Izy's Journal,News Journal — Isyldar @ 10:41 pm Cavern Time

I received this newsletter in my email earlier this evening. It’s generic enough, that I think it’s not a problem to share it with anyone else who didn’t get a copy.

Cyan Newsletter 11-01-2007 (1)Cyan Newsletter 11-01-2007 (2)Cyan Newsletter 11-01-2007 (3)