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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Still Shut Out

It's been about a month since I've last been able to enter the cavern, but it feels like a year. And the absence is driving me mad.

I should have gotten my Relto book fixed much earlier. But like a fool, I kept putting it off. "Gee, the book is starting to fray at the edges, but nothing serious. " "Oh, I'm too busy to go to D'ni anyway this week." It wasn't until my book fell apart to my touch after the Restoration Memorial party that I realized my only link to the cavern was in serious danger. Yeesha might've given me another one--if I could find her. So, in sheer desperation, I did something perhaps even more unwise than my procrastination. I gave my book to a refurbishment company for repairs.

I gave my enigmatic instructions as best I could. "Hey guys, thanks for your help. Please fix the binding without touching the pages. Call me when you're done!" They probably thought I was nuts, but I'm sure they don't care as long as they get paid. Apparently as of today they're waiting for the cover's replacement. No word on an estimated time of arrival. I hope my Relto isn't swarming with frightened bookbinders!

So I've been watching the DRC forums and waiting for my Relto to return to me. It's ironic; I've been telling as many people as I can to come to the cavern, yet I can't join them myself. I feel so cut off. My patience is starting to wane, and the Call is getting stronger. I have a growing fear that I will return too late, that the financial backers will get cold feet and I again will miss my chance to see D'ni in the middle of restoration.

And the worst part of it all is that I have no one to blame but myself.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Come To D'ni...You're Needed!

The call has been sounded. The DRC needs to show its investors that D'ni's restoration is a viable enterprise, and the best way to show your support is to come to D'mala. Whether you're totally new to the cavern, or haven't had the heart to go back since the original restoration ended, or you drifted away from the Ages for whatever reason, now is the time to put aside that past to write a possible new future. A future that sees D'ni alive once more. A future that has the great tree growing again. A future that is Uru!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Name Change

Just a heads-up, I've decided to change my cavern "handle" throughout the entire community. So from now on, I'm no longer GallifreyLady, but Sorceress. I've always loved the name Sorceress, but when I first discovered this community two years ago, my latest obsession was with the TV cult classic Doctor Who. I still enjoy the show, but I'm not quite the avid Whovian I used to be (actually, D'ni and Cyan's games are to blame for that decline!).

So, Sorceress it is now. Sounds mysterious, powerful.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

DRC-Explorer Liasons

The community is working furiously toward the goal of appointing five liasons that would open the lines of communication between the DRC and the explorers. While all of this sounds interesting, and a part of me would like to be a part of this (I did say I was greedy for information), the rest of me will stay far away from it (not that I have much of a choice--my Relto book is still away for repairs).

It's not that I hate the DRC; I was as thrilled as everyone else was when they posted again at the forums. I just don't know what their intentions are as to restoration. I also don't like getting into something before I even know the full job description.

I don't know how to explain my feelings about this development very well, but I think The Watcher can sum it up for me: "What will crush you? The weight of ordinances and laws. What will lift you? The wings of a heart for the Maker." I was never one for politics, anyway. And it's not that I'm that well-known in the cavern, if we end up voting democratically about it.

Besides, I'm glad to see the DRC return, I suppose, but they weren't the ones I've been waiting for.

I've been waiting for her.