The Age Linker's Guide to the D'ni Restoration

Exploring D'ni and the ages, one step at a time.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Posting from the surface...

I don't know what compelled me to check this blog for updates.  I'm glad I did, however, since both it and the cavern seem to have new life.

My old KI no longer works, or else it just needs to be recharged and no one knows how to do it.  I had to dust off my battered, dog-eared Relto and link back down to Gahreesen for a new one.  And then I finally went back to the cavern after five long years.

Seeing D'ni has always been bittersweet for me.  The beauty of the alien city, carved out of the living rock surrounding it, is always stunning no matter how many times you've seen it.  But it's sad as well, when you remember the destruction that took place there.  However.. this time, it was something different.  That same haunting beauty was still there, but it seemed like something was missing.

I wandered around for a while, watching the tiny flickering lights of other explorers in the distance.  Ghosts of old memories surrounded me at every step.  The desolation and destruction in Ae'Gura is still there after two hundred years, and I'm beginning to wonder if the city will ever truly thrive again.  We'll never be able to go back and undo what happened, but we can try to repair some of the damage from the past. 

However, the question of whether we should rebuild is going to keep me up all night morning.


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