Cavern Citizen

Location: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

I'm a college student who adores the world of Myst. "The Bend of Time" is my regular blog. "Cavern Citizen" is my IC Uru blog--IC comments aren't necessary but highly encouraged.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Corrections and Theories

This post is overdue.

Apparently that Chris Clement fellow might not be a ResEng after all. If he is, he's forgotten/lost his security code for the forums. We haven't heard back from him in almost a week. So now we're back to waiting and watching.

But I have a theory.

The DRC left the cavern on February 9th, 2004. If this meeting with "some guy" is about a second attempt at a restoration, wouldn't February 10th be an appropriate day for an official announcement? It would be a nice anniversary present...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Paranoia will destroy ya

Since Victor's post yesterday, another Restoration Engineer (ResEng141) has introduced himself on the DRC forums.

The problem is, after the recent incident with "The Healer" (who turned out to be nothing but some guy who took advantage of the community's excitement and just wanted to stir things up), some of us are doubtful if ResEng141 is an actual Engineer and not another guy who's just jerking our chain. A part of me entertained that possibility, but my instincts tell me that he's not lying. His language has been concise and clear, and he hasn't sent us off on wild puzzle chases or posted obtuse misspelled riddles (not yet anyway).

I'd just hate to see one charlatan make an otherwise very friendly and open community a paranoid, distrustful one.

Still, maybe I should contact the mod, ResEng233, and ask if he knows this person.

UPDATE: I've PMed the mod about this. Hopefully he'll respond.

UPDATE #2: Phew. Turns out ResEng141 is the real deal. He's very nice and friendly!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Knick-knack, paddy-whack

Laxman gave us dogs a bone today. No meat on it, but still good to chew on.

I just wonder that since Laxman has contacted all the DRC Superfriends, why he didn't mention Watson. Either he merely forgot to put down his name, or he hasn't been able to reach him, or they had a falling-out. I know Watson took Yeesha's journey. That could be a potential source of contention between them.

Or I'm just making a mountain out of a single bone.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Someone's watching...

Apparently we aren't the only people who lurk at the forums--Marie Sutherland replied to his post. No new information, just her wondering if Laxman's email address was still the same. Some have sent an email to Laxman at the address he posted when the DRC left,, but no responses so far. I'm so excited I'm going crazy!

Sunday, January 01, 2006


Hello everyone. My name is Samantha, but people in the cavern know me as GallifreyLady. Granted, various happenings on the surface have prevented me from visiting Ae'gura of late, and I regret it.

It's odd and unexplainable, but it feels so good and right when the cavern calls. Even when I can't visit, it's always in my thoughts. D'ni. The Ages. So beautiful, so painful. So wonderful when filled with other explorers.

When I'm away and my thoughts are bent entirely to the cavern to the point of obsession, I get the sense that something is about to happen. And this time, something has!

It has been almost two years since the DRC forums have seen any activity. But a few days ago, out of the blue, Victor Laxman made a few posts. Two were mere tests, but the third was a call to any other DRCers saying that "Some guy has some questions and would like to talk with us. It's probably worth at least a chat."

Needless to say, the entire community is flipping out. After all this time, is the DRC making another restoration attempt?

My thoughts are all over the place. I wasn't in D'ni when the DRC were around. I felt and answered the call too late, and by the time I finished Yeesha's request and finally linked to the city, the DRC was long gone. What little I know about the conflicts of the time has been gleaned from the occasional KI log and stories from explorers who were there.

Well, I know enough to realize that the old arguments are starting to be dredged up yet again. Who's right, the DRC or Yeesha? But we know that several DRC members took her journeys. If they are returning to D'ni, will they try to rebuild the "dried dead skeleton" again, or will they follow Yeesha's ideal of a spiritual restoration?

I haven't taken any real sides yet. I follow and believe in Yeesha, the Grower. I know that D'ni is not about the cavern or even the Ages, but about heart and mind, as The Watcher said. Yet I can't deny that I'm dying to see more Ages, even explore the city proper. I'm greedy for information. I was ecstatic to discover all those books on the 34 Kings in the Palace, but it wasn't enough for me. The Common Library on Ae'gura could be filled with linking books, journals, research notebooks, and stories, and I still would not be satisfied! And if the DRC can give me more of this...

Ah well. Nothing new has been posted, so all we can do is speculate. Watch and wait, following the patient path. That's all I can do for now.