All Guilds Meeting – July 2023 – Cleansed Chatlog

(07/08 13:00:05) Calum Traveler: the time is now 1300, and this is the JULY ALL GUILDS MEET for 2023! Welcome, welcome, welcome, and what can I say, except Praise Gehn!

(07/08 13:00:13) Calum Traveler needs a moment to breathe!

(07/08 13:00:22) Calum Traveler: So. MYSTERIUM!

(07/08 13:00:24) Calum Traveler: that was a THING

(07/08 13:00:29) Calum Traveler: a lot of things

(07/08 13:00:34) Calum Traveler: a whole heck of a lot of things

(07/08 13:00:43) Calum Traveler: i dont have exact numbers for total attendance due to a few noshows,

(07/08 13:00:58) rarified: Morticia, go find Thing!

(07/08 13:01:04) Calum Traveler: but i believe we surpassed 300 badges total

(07/08 13:01:13) angelmyst: Im here

(07/08 13:01:23) angelmyst: oopse..he poofed

(07/08 13:01:27) Anatheia: That’s a terrific turnout!

(07/08 13:01:46) Calum Traveler: that includes on site reg,

(07/08 13:01:53) Ro”Jethhe: Don’t start AGM yet thoekenem isn’t here.

(07/08 13:02:00) Ereshkigal: Hi guys!

(07/08 13:02:07) Calum Traveler: shorah eresh,

(07/08 13:02:09) PodHopper: Shorah Eresh 🙂

(07/08 13:02:09) philipgr: Hi

(07/08 13:02:15) ural: He is here

(07/08 13:02:16) Claidi Song: thoe is right next to me lol

(07/08 13:02:21) Ro”Jethhe is checking something out

(07/08 13:02:28) Calum Traveler: there were a lot of big things at Mysterium this year, the biggest of which was our day trip on saturday to CYAN HQ.

(07/08 13:02:48) Anatheia: That would have been terribly exciting, I think.

(07/08 13:02:49) Maurus grins

(07/08 13:02:51) Yali: <3 Cyan

(07/08 13:03:07) rarified: Did they allow any photos inside?

(07/08 13:03:07) Calum Traveler: i think i speak for all of us when I say Rand pulled a fast one and shocked us all with his QNA panel

(07/08 13:03:29) Calum Traveler: Can you believe he just upended 30+ years of precedent and showed off an actual Gahrohevtee?

(07/08 13:03:40) Calum Traveler: and that it was engraved on a metal plate that fell from Riven….

(07/08 13:03:41) Maurus nods his head

(07/08 13:03:46) Calum Traveler: my word, what a shocking revelation.

(07/08 13:03:57) Doobes: Rand’s good at those. 😀

(07/08 13:04:01) Calum Traveler: yes, yes he is,

(07/08 13:04:01) judyg: 🙂

(07/08 13:04:07) Calum Traveler: now, for those that missed it,

(07/08 13:04:15) Calum Traveler: Cyan is working on a Rebuild of Riven from the ground up,

(07/08 13:04:19) Yali: Rand and Richard Vander Wende (!)

(07/08 13:04:40) Ereshkigal: It’s time for some D’ni archaeological finds. Especially in the desert, things should be well enoguh preserved

(07/08 13:04:53) Calum Traveler: Rand Miller and Richard Vander Wende spoke about their process of revisiting the old game, and revisiting their old notes from their first pass at adapting the story of Riven given new discoveries

(07/08 13:05:29) Calum Traveler: notably, new discoveries that lead to expanded interpretations of what we saw in the original game, leading to a new, fresher experience.

(07/08 13:05:57) Calum Traveler: for example, a greater showcasing of Gehn’s meddling with the Star Fissure, or how his architecture differs from the native riveneese architecture,

(07/08 13:06:15) Calum Traveler: these new lore discoveries arent just going to affect the new Riven, either,

(07/08 13:06:30) Calum Traveler: Cyan also officially announced a reprint run of The Book of Atrus,

(07/08 13:06:53) Calum Traveler: the first print run is an exclusive hardcover that mysterium attendees could pre-order, but standard hardcover and paperback are promised to be released later on.

(07/08 13:07:22) Calum Traveler: this new Book of Atrus is promised to have edits to continuity to reflect these amazing new discoveries that Rand and Co. have made regarding the events of Riven.

(07/08 13:07:34) Calum Traveler: we’ll see what it says when it releases, eh? 😉

(07/08 13:08:02) Calum Traveler: also, dont feel bad if you couldnt get your hands on it early. danged thing cost $100.

(07/08 13:08:29) Anatheia: Whoa!

(07/08 13:08:41) Calum Traveler: id pay it gladly myself, but, mannnn… talk about some sticker shock! XD

(07/08 13:09:06) Anatheia: No small change for sure.

(07/08 13:09:24) Ro”Jethhe is upset at MYST scalpers.

(07/08 13:09:27) Maurus: Heh, even the bahro seem to agree.

(07/08 13:09:35) Kayara: It better have awesome pictures and such at THAT price.

(07/08 13:09:41) Calum Traveler: among other impressive things, resident community Genius, RIUM+, presented a MASSIVE leap forwards in technical innovations.

(07/08 13:10:02) Calum Traveler: a functioning omnidirectional imager, based on the crank imagers seen in Riven.

(07/08 13:10:23) Calum Traveler: official videos and a blog post will begin rolling out on RIUM’s website when he has things ready

(07/08 13:10:33) Calum Traveler: i dont think it needs stressing but i’ll say it anyways

(07/08 13:10:54) Calum Traveler: if you have videos of it, please dont share them publicly until RIUM begins his social media campain for it.

(07/08 13:11:09) Calum Traveler: we’ve already had one person do such without crediting him and that is not a good feel, yknow?

(07/08 13:11:18) Yali: exactly

(07/08 13:11:42) Kayara: Is he planning to manufacture copies for sale?

(07/08 13:11:52) Calum Traveler: Rium is planning on licenscing the technology

(07/08 13:11:55) Calum Traveler: i cant bare this enough

(07/08 13:11:59) Calum Traveler: this is revolutionary tech

(07/08 13:12:04) Theo: Worse if somebody stomps on it before he files for his patent.

(07/08 13:12:06) Calum Traveler: …yes, pun intended

(07/08 13:12:12) Calum Traveler: Rium already has pattened it

(07/08 13:12:28) Calum Traveler: his biggest concern is getting the big wigs with all the money who can license it to pay attention 😉

(07/08 13:12:34) Calum Traveler coughs, “DISNEY” and coughs again

(07/08 13:12:43) skyisblu: lol

(07/08 13:12:48) Calum Traveler: no, seriously

(07/08 13:12:50) Doobes: 😛

(07/08 13:13:00) Calum Traveler: one of Rium’s preloaded holographs was Princess Leia’s message

(07/08 13:13:07) Calum Traveler: ‘help me obiwan’

(07/08 13:13:35) Maurus: help me, [REDACTED CHARACTER NAME]

(07/08 13:13:43) Calum Traveler: Rium, in his amazing drive to make a more accurate prop replica, has actually created something with significant real world applications

(07/08 13:13:54) Calum Traveler: The Andotrope is… it’s amazing to see it in person

(07/08 13:14:16) Calum Traveler: if he can get the right people paying attention and licenscing the tech from him… expect to see it crop up in a LOT of places in the near future.

(07/08 13:14:39) Cave woman: What is an adsotrope?

(07/08 13:14:51) Calum Traveler: Andotrope is the name Rium has given the technology

(07/08 13:14:54) Cave woman: andotrope

(07/08 13:15:00) Calum Traveler: his real name is Mike Ando,

(07/08 13:15:07) Calum Traveler: so, Mike Ando’s Trope, Andotrope.

(07/08 13:15:24) angelmyst: good play on words

(07/08 13:15:29) Calum Traveler: indeed it is,

(07/08 13:15:30) Doobes nods

(07/08 13:15:44) caver1: What does it do?

(07/08 13:15:51) Cave woman: not like a heliotrope

(07/08 13:15:51) Calum Traveler: to put it simply?

(07/08 13:15:56) Christian Walther: If you look at the stream recordings on Twitch it’s right on the thumbnail for the Saturday video.

(07/08 13:15:57) angelmyst: shhhhhh..secret///lol

(07/08 13:16:06) Calum Traveler: it’s an omnidirectional image projector

(07/08 13:16:16) angelmyst: sweet

(07/08 13:16:19) Calum Traveler: no matter where you stand, full playing video will always face you

(07/08 13:16:36) Calum Traveler: moving on

(07/08 13:16:36) Claidi Song: Is there any concret info to share from Mystirium?

(07/08 13:16:49) Calum Traveler: please wait for Rium to begin his news blasts

(07/08 13:16:53) Kayara: I see he uploaded a video of it on youtube earlier this week.

(07/08 13:16:55) Calum Traveler: that’s all im going to say on the matter

(07/08 13:17:18) Calum Traveler: moving on, there’s a lot that happened at Mysterium, id be here all weekend talking about it if i did

(07/08 13:17:30) Claidi Song: lol

(07/08 13:17:35) Calum Traveler: there will be videos uploaded to the Mysterium Youtube channel in the coming weeks,

(07/08 13:18:15) Calum Traveler: there is a masterpost in the works containing links to puzzle documents and the STL file for the 3d printed KIs we had,

(07/08 13:19:05) Calum Traveler: there’s also the photos from saturday at cyan posted on the mysterium website…. somewhere im forgetting how to find at the moment

(07/08 13:19:15) Calum Traveler: so if you missed your physical photos, you can download them off the website

(07/08 13:19:28) Calum Traveler: somewhere.

(07/08 13:19:35) Doobes: They’re on Google Drive.

(07/08 13:19:39) Calum Traveler: ah, that’s it

(07/08 13:19:47) Christian Walther: Link to be found in Discord.

(07/08 13:19:51) Calum Traveler: that exp-lains why ic ouldnt find iiiiiiit

(07/08 13:20:04) Doobes: 😛

(07/08 13:20:04) Calum Traveler: there it is

(07/08 13:20:06) Calum Traveler:

(07/08 13:20:52) Calum Traveler: several folks here spoke at mysterium!

(07/08 13:20:58) Prad: don’t mistype…

(07/08 13:21:04) Calum Traveler: infact, im going to call one of them up now,

(07/08 13:21:09) Prad: … the link …

(07/08 13:21:18) Calum Traveler beckons you

(07/08 13:21:18) Calum Traveler: Maurus!

(07/08 13:21:56) Maurus: Hey y’all! Yeah, gosh, I am still grinning ear to ear over what a great time I had at Mysterium.

(07/08 13:22:24) Maurus: So, got some news about The Cavern Today podcast for those of you who are fans… happy to announce we’ve got TWO new episodes up for you to listen to!

(07/08 13:22:37) Maurus: The first was recorded LIVE at Mysterium!

(07/08 13:22:52) Maurus: The second was a special bonus episode we put together detailing our visit to Cyan the day after!

(07/08 13:23:09) Maurus: We had so much fun working on all of these, and I hope you’ll enjoy these episodes.

(07/08 13:23:29) Maurus: Wanna thank the Mysterium staff one more time – without them, none of this would have been possible. We love you!

(07/08 13:23:39) Maurus: Thanks everyone!

(07/08 13:23:51) Calum Traveler: next up, Doobes!

(07/08 13:23:53) Calum Traveler beckons you

(07/08 13:24:25) Doobes: Hi there, everyone!

(07/08 13:24:32) angelmyst: hiya

(07/08 13:24:36) Doobes: I’m (somewhat) glad to be back home after what was a fantastic Mysterium and a great vacation overall.

(07/08 13:24:38) angelmyst waves hello

(07/08 13:24:52) Doobes: Definitely recharged my batteries and then some. I’m all fired up now! 😛

(07/08 13:25:21) Doobes: It was also lots of fun seeing old friends, meeting some new ones, and putting some faces to the names I’ve heard for awhile now.

(07/08 13:25:26) Prad: you’re fired? 0_0

(07/08 13:25:43) Doobes: Nope, just fired up…bursting with energy. 😛

(07/08 13:25:49) Doobes: Believe me, if you haven’t gone to a Mysterium, I highly recommend it. You’ll never find a more welcoming gaming community than us.

(07/08 13:25:51) Thumbs up from Prad

(07/08 13:26:14) Doobes: A shout-out to Ace, whose Mangree fursuit was freakin’ EPIC, by the way. One of the many highlights of that weekend. 😀

(07/08 13:26:25) Maurus: SO good

(07/08 13:26:28) Doobes: And to the committee of course for putting everything together and making it run smoothly!

(07/08 13:26:28) Calum Traveler: its so fluffy!

(07/08 13:26:30) Maurus grins

(07/08 13:26:45) Doobes: And certainly quite a few others too numerous to name at this time. You know who you are. 😉

(07/08 13:26:58) Doobes: For those that missed it, just over a week ago during Friday’s festivities, I did a little presentation to show off how to start a basic Age in URU using Blender for Korman.

(07/08 13:27:23) Doobes: Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to get to everything I wanted, but I was able to export the Age I was tinkering with…although the final result was a bit hilarious.

(07/08 13:27:23) Thumbs up from Karel

(07/08 13:27:41) Doobes: It just goes to show why these Ages take…well…ages to complete!

(07/08 13:27:52) Doobes: (cue the collective groans and rolling of the eyes XD )

(07/08 13:27:53) Calum Traveler turns his head sideways

(07/08 13:27:56) angelmyst: wish I had that skill

(07/08 13:28:00) Ro”Jethhe: that poor avvie was laying down on the job

(07/08 13:28:00) Calum Traveler leans right

(07/08 13:28:17) Salvo Ludus: Walking sideways is a feature not a bug

(07/08 13:28:18) Prad: you were very focused and quite organized – it worked. You impressed people.

(07/08 13:28:22) Doobes: Right? Lazy bum (ie me…you are you…etc)

(07/08 13:28:41) Doobes: As was said earlier, the Mysterium committee will have a separate video of that and all the other presentations and events up on Youtube in the coming weeks if you missed it and want to see me sweat in front of 300 people. XD

(07/08 13:28:59) angelmyst starts to laugh

(07/08 13:28:59) Doobes: As a finale to that presentation, I also had a trailer for the first part of Descent.

(07/08 13:29:12) Doobes: Sadly, some technical difficulties cropped up in the conference room, but I believe those on the stream were still able to see and hear it properly.

(07/08 13:29:21) Claidi Song: You did great Doobes 🙂

(07/08 13:29:31) Doobes: If you missed that as well, or were in the con room and want to see it properly, it’s on my Ages of Doobes Youtube channel.

(07/08 13:29:43) Ro”Jethhe: Doobes you were as cool as a cucumber

(07/08 13:29:45) Doobes:

(07/08 13:30:00) Doobes: Heh, thank you. I certainly didn’t feel like that. 😛

(07/08 13:30:03) Ereshkigal: I can’t wait to see Descent!

(07/08 13:30:17) Doobes: Work on Descent will begin again very soon. I’m still coming down off that vacation high. 😛

(07/08 13:30:48) Doobes: Also helping others get their Age work into the next update, but I’ll leave that up to them to talk about.

(07/08 13:30:56) Doobes: Any questions?

(07/08 13:31:10) Omiahn leans left

(07/08 13:31:24) Doobes: Right then. Next year in Montreal!!!! 😀

(07/08 13:31:31) Ro”Jethhe is amazed!

(07/08 13:31:34) Woolie leans right

(07/08 13:31:36) Doobes: Thanks for your time. 🙂

(07/08 13:32:00) Calum Traveler: alright, moving right along

(07/08 13:32:10) Calum Traveler: Iwonk sends her regards and her cookies, but she’s away this weekend

(07/08 13:32:12) Ro”Jethhe: Apply for your Passport now takes over 9 months to get one.

(07/08 13:32:17) Calum Traveler: PodHopper!!

(07/08 13:32:20) Calum Traveler beckons you

(07/08 13:32:49) PodHopper: Shorah Evereyone 🙂

(07/08 13:33:01) Carl Jones: Heyo podster

(07/08 13:33:02) PodHopper: bahros on my keyboard again…

(07/08 13:33:08) PodHopper waves hello

(07/08 13:33:15) Doobes: Same.

(07/08 13:33:18) PodHopper: It’s summer

(07/08 13:33:19) angelmyst: enhanced driver slicence is accepted still to come to Canada

(07/08 13:33:25) angelmyst: licence

(07/08 13:33:26) PodHopper: so time for…

(07/08 13:33:30) PodHopper: V

(07/08 13:33:36) PodHopper: – Moula Summer Festival 2023 –

(07/08 13:33:48) Nosila: woo hoo!

(07/08 13:33:50) caver1: What does Canada currently require for entry?

(07/08 13:33:54) PodHopper: For this year I have planned the festival on August 7 – 13

(07/08 13:34:05) Cave woman: Dothey have dates for next year?

(07/08 13:34:06) PodHopper: Preparations are still ongoing but it’s going slow due to many RL distractions and I’m betting it’s the same for the other event organizers.

(07/08 13:34:23) PodHopper: At any rate, I will host another ConeRace contest, Relaxing Session in Kalamee and a new markergame “A brief history of Kalamee”.

(07/08 13:34:34) Maurus: oooh

(07/08 13:34:43) PodHopper: Several people have indicated that they want to do an event and are still working on it.

(07/08 13:35:00) PodHopper: Among the other events that are planned are: a Wall game, a Jalak game “Mayak” and a few music or video events.

(07/08 13:35:11) Ereshkigal: Oooh, nice!!!

(07/08 13:35:13) angelmyst: sweet

(07/08 13:35:18) PodHopper: I have not yet received confirmation on those other events but I’m sure I will be able to finalize the schedule in the coming weeks.

(07/08 13:35:35) PodHopper: For those interested to see what the Mayak game is all about, feel free to contact Minasunda for a demonstration.

(07/08 13:36:00) PodHopper: Information about the Mayak game is also on discord, Moula Events – summer festival.

(07/08 13:36:20) PodHopper: Information about the other events will follow in the coming weeks.

(07/08 13:36:43) PodHopper: So it will be busy for me the coming weeks 🙂

(07/08 13:36:54) PodHopper: Questions?

(07/08 13:37:14) Calum Traveler: none in queue related to you…

(07/08 13:37:33) Calum Traveler mumbles about Mysterium questions he doesnt have answers for

(07/08 13:37:45) Doobes: Uh oh.

(07/08 13:37:52) PodHopper: Thanks :))

(07/08 13:37:54) Emor D’ni Lap:

(07/08 13:37:57) PodHopper bows

(07/08 13:38:16) Calum Traveler: next up, Darryl Pogue!

(07/08 13:38:18) Calum Traveler beckons you

(07/08 13:38:28) Emor D’ni Lap applauds dpogue

(07/08 13:38:33) Darryl Pogue waves hello

(07/08 13:38:37) Darryl Pogue: !shorah biv

(07/08 13:38:47) Darryl Pogue: Several members of the H’uru team were at Mysterium and it was great to meet out of cavern for the first time

(07/08 13:39:00) Darryl Pogue: A few people saw an informal demo of the macOS client for Uru, including Chogon from Cyan. It was really exciting to get to share the incredible work from maccodemonkey

(07/08 13:39:06) Calum Traveler: it brought me to tears

(07/08 13:39:10) Calum Traveler: im not even kidding

(07/08 13:39:14) Doobes: It really did. I was there.

(07/08 13:39:26) Darryl Pogue: We hope to be able to share that with all of you in the near future, but there’s a bit more work to do before we can have people start testing. Hopefully we’ll be able to announce something before the end of the year, but no promises

(07/08 13:39:29) Emor D’ni Lap: I said the same thing!

(07/08 13:39:35) Darryl Pogue: (Yes, my announcement is “Please wait for a future announcement” :P)

(07/08 13:39:51) Doobes: The best and easiest kind of announcement!

(07/08 13:39:53) Darryl Pogue: Work also continues on the Linux client, but it’s definitely not ready for testing. I posted a status update before Mysterium on and will be trying to write updates more frequently

(07/08 13:40:10) Darryl Pogue: The work on the macOS client is leading to improvements to the Windows H’uru client too: We recently merged support for high-DPI displays, so your game will look crisp even at higher scaling values. Thanks to maccodemonkey and Hoikas for the work on that

(07/08 13:40:33) Darryl Pogue: If you’re interested in getting involved with Uru development, come chat with us in the #code-dev channel in the OpenUru Discord: 🙂

(07/08 13:40:44) Maurus: Plus, a new app icon too 😉

(07/08 13:40:57) Darryl Pogue: Any questions?

(07/08 13:41:01) Calum Traveler: one

(07/08 13:41:07) Calum Traveler: Ro”Jethhe: when the macos client is finished will it be available to download from cyan?

(07/08 13:41:35) Calum Traveler: two more in queue….

(07/08 13:42:01) Darryl Pogue: That is the hope, that you’ll be able to download an installer for either Windows or macOS, and run and patch the game as expected… one of the things we’re still working on is the patching stuff and how that’s going to play nicely with Apple’s codesigning security stuff

(07/08 13:42:18) Ro”Jethhe thanks you

(07/08 13:42:24) Calum Traveler: Theo: I thought there were reasonable results with URU in Linux under Proton.

(07/08 13:42:40) Calum Traveler: i believe that’s an emulation vs native difference?

(07/08 13:42:54) fayers: Shorah Everyone

(07/08 13:43:00) PodHopper waves hello

(07/08 13:43:14) Darryl Pogue: Yeah, Proton is an emulator like wine, the Linux client we’re working on will run natively

(07/08 13:43:17) Prad: emulation is always slower – even on a gaming machine…

(07/08 13:43:26) Calum Traveler: Christan Walther: Is the hi-DPI client live on Gehn already?

(07/08 13:44:13) Theo: Wine is not an emulator. That’s what WINE stands for.

(07/08 13:44:30) Prad: 😀

(07/08 13:44:40) Theo: And Proton is the Steam version of WINE.

(07/08 13:44:53) Darryl Pogue: The Gehn Shard is unfortunately not up-to-date with the latest improvements at the moment, it’s a bit of work to reconcile the MOULa content changes with stuff that was already on Gehn. Hopefully we’ll get something updated soon for people to see, but it’s not the top priority right now

(07/08 13:45:02) Theo: Like they filled in the cracks or something.

(07/08 13:45:26) Darryl Pogue thanks you very much!

(07/08 13:45:35) Calum Traveler: thanks, darryl!

(07/08 13:45:46) Calum Traveler: rarified, do you have anything for today?

(07/08 13:46:12) rarified: Not today, thanks

(07/08 13:46:14) Calum Traveler: kk

(07/08 13:46:36) Calum Traveler: before i call our last speaker then id like to make a quick request to our Age Writers in the room regarding the Gahrohevtee thing Rand sprung on us

(07/08 13:47:03) Calum Traveler: i know the form’s out there now, but we should probably still keep a lid on the wider symbol set so we dont have people carving a volcano into ages and wrecking ecosystems

(07/08 13:47:17) Calum Traveler: we dont know yet if actually carving the symbol into something does anything

(07/08 13:47:25) Calum Traveler: or if it only had any effect on Riven due to the Fissure,

(07/08 13:48:04) Doobes: Best not to tempt fate. I gotcha.

(07/08 13:48:17) rarified: Wait for the tattoo 😛

(07/08 13:48:26) Calum Traveler: Kayara asked, could I explain…

(07/08 13:48:27) Calum Traveler: right

(07/08 13:48:27) Calum Traveler: so

(07/08 13:48:47) Calum Traveler: Rand Miller went and dug up a chunk of Metal from Riven, theorized to have come from the Fissure plate seal, which had a Gahrohevtee written on it

(07/08 13:48:56) Calum Traveler: the Gahrohevtee are the writing language system for the Art.

(07/08 13:49:03) Ereshkigal: Whoever carved that symbol seemed to think it had effect, but that does not mean it really did

(07/08 13:49:27) Emor D’ni Lap: A rather complex form to replicate, in any case?

(07/08 13:49:29) Calum Traveler: Rand believes Gehn was carving the symbol into plates to seal the fissure and believed they had enough of a positive effect to do it repeatedly,

(07/08 13:49:45) Calum Traveler: we dont know if carving the Gahrohevtee actually does anything to an age or not

(07/08 13:49:51) Calum Traveler: that’s something we’ll have to investigate over time,

(07/08 13:50:08) Ereshkigal: Gehn misunderstood a lot of things. He may have misunderstood this too

(07/08 13:50:13) Calum Traveler: indeed

(07/08 13:50:25) Calum Traveler: that said, we really shouldnt take the risk and carve these things Into ages,

(07/08 13:50:29) Calum Traveler: especially ones we’re living on.

(07/08 13:50:31) Kayara: What did the symbol say?

(07/08 13:50:36) Calum Traveler: we’re not sure, Kayara

(07/08 13:50:40) Calum Traveler: it’s…. very complicated.

(07/08 13:50:40) Tweek: I’ve actually been experimenting with the concept for a few years.. I’ve seen evidence from my own experiments that it can have an effect. But I don’t think it would have an effect if it was just slapped on anything.

(07/08 13:50:55) Calum Traveler: it’s not a symbol im personally familiar with

(07/08 13:51:07) Calum Traveler: which means it may not be a legitimate Gahrohevtee, but a misremembering of Gehn’s.

(07/08 13:51:22) Calum Traveler: or it could be one I just simply havent seen in person.

(07/08 13:51:34) shokhootahn Rehn: It was probably Atrus’ writing that helped, Gehn just took the credit. 😉

(07/08 13:51:47) Calum Traveler: yeah, i suspect if, for example, i were to carve a Gahrohevtee into one of the Rei’schu crystals, it might have an actual effect on the age

(07/08 13:51:55) Ereshkigal: We shoul find out what it does asap. Imagine if it works, and we carve a gahrohev for “water ” in a desert, or for “dry land ” in an place plgues by flooding. It could quite literally transform the world

(07/08 13:51:57) Calum Traveler: im not going to actively test that, however.

(07/08 13:52:13) Tweek: Garohevtee fridge magnet…probably not going to do anything..

(07/08 13:52:33) Tweek: Unless it can keep your beers extra frosty

(07/08 13:52:34) Kayara: Ereshkigal or turn it unstable in the process like Riven was.

(07/08 13:52:36) Calum Traveler: we just dont know for sure if the symbol on metal only did anything- if it did anything at all- due to the Fissure or not.

(07/08 13:52:42) Salvo Ludus: I drew it on my hand and now my stomach hurts…

(07/08 13:53:23) Calum Traveler: Theo: I thought that symbol showed up on a wall at the end of the Cleft.

(07/08 13:53:27) Ereshkigal: And any effect it might have had may hev been due to the Fissure rather than the symbol itself

(07/08 13:53:31) Calum Traveler: ive not seen that specific Gahrohevtee in the Cleft itself,

(07/08 13:53:41) angelmyst: That was what you drew with…the ink…poisoning

(07/08 13:53:44) Calum Traveler: and for all we know sealing the fissure with anything could have had the same effect

(07/08 13:53:47) Kayara: Or maybe it was just Gehn’s way of saying “Big danger, don’t open!”

(07/08 13:54:01) Calum Traveler: we have our linguists working on trying to puzzle out its meaning right now

(07/08 13:54:27) Calum Traveler: our closest guess at this early stage is that it’s a “make safe for people” type of symbol.

(07/08 13:54:35) Claidi Song: Is it something that the redone Riven will reveal?

(07/08 13:54:38) Calum Traveler: but it’s still just a guess.

(07/08 13:54:43) rarified: I’ll just assume “Gorilla Glue”

(07/08 13:54:45) Calum Traveler: that or Book of Atrus, Claidi Song,

(07/08 13:54:48) Calum Traveler: we just dont know for sure yet.

(07/08 13:54:56) Calum Traveler: more information will likely be revealed eventually at Cyan’s leisure.

(07/08 13:55:04) Calum Traveler rolls eyes faintly, smiling regardless

(07/08 13:55:06) Christian Walther: I seem to remember it was visible on some screenshot we saw – or did I imagine that?

(07/08 13:55:08) Claidi Song thanks you

(07/08 13:55:19) Calum Traveler: i did take a photograph of the plate, Christian Walther?

(07/08 13:55:33) Calum Traveler: it does have similarities with Yeesha’s name stamp,

(07/08 13:55:36) Calum Traveler pats hand to relto book

(07/08 13:55:54) Calum Traveler: but it’s impossible to tell if that was Yeesha being cheeky, or if we’ve had a Gahrohevtee staring us in the face all this time.

(07/08 13:55:55) Christian Walther: I’ve seen the photos of the plate.

(07/08 13:56:26) Calum Traveler: certainly, none of us thought that applying the symbol to just anything could have an effect,

(07/08 13:56:35) Calum Traveler looks to Tweek,

(07/08 13:56:37) Ereshkigal: Yeesha’s stamp i just a monogram, right? Not a gahrohev

(07/08 13:56:39) Calum Traveler: certain elements, yes,

(07/08 13:56:42) Tweek: D’ni mandala style names are not uncommon. I wouldn’t read into it too much. It’s possible Garohevtee inspired the former but I don’t think it has any larger meaning than that.

(07/08 13:56:44) Calum Traveler: but not… anything.

(07/08 13:56:57) Calum Traveler: hopefully, Tweek

(07/08 13:57:07) Calum Traveler: otherwise Yeesha placing her name everywhere has implications id rather not consider.

(07/08 13:57:08) Tweek: I haven’t applied it to anything…I have applied it to something

(07/08 13:57:12) Eternal Seeker yawns

(07/08 13:57:22) Calum Traveler: anyways, that’s longer than i wanted to talk about this anyways.

(07/08 13:57:25) Ereshkigal: Just a seal you’d carve into a signet ring, say like a cartouche

(07/08 13:57:29) Calum Traveler: our final speaker for the evening,

(07/08 13:57:38) Calum Traveler beckons you

(07/08 13:57:38) Calum Traveler: shokhootahn Rehn!

(07/08 13:58:04) shokhootahn Rehn: As always, I have two separate announcements. One is for the D’ni Language Class and the other one is for r’Tayrtahn’s Story Night.

(07/08 13:58:11) shokhootahn Rehn: First, the language classes…

(07/08 13:58:23) shokhootahn Rehn: There are evening classes available on weekday evenings on Monday through Friday starting at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 KI time, depending on the student’s schedule. There are daytime openings starting at either 12:00 KI time, 13:00 KI time, or 14:00 KI time, again, depending on the student’s schedule. Contact me by PM to set up a day and a time, or on Discord at r’Tayrtahn#1317.

(07/08 13:58:55) shokhootahn Rehn: All classes are Monday through Friday, only. There are no weekend classes available.

(07/08 13:59:08) shokhootahn Rehn: Though, daytime availability is subject to change with little or no notice.

(07/08 13:59:21) shokhootahn Rehn: If you are going to contact me by KI-mail, remember to inclue your KI #.

(07/08 13:59:37) shokhootahn Rehn: As always, current students can find last-minute updates to class times on the left-hand imager.

(07/08 14:00:05) shokhootahn Rehn: The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session.

(07/08 14:00:18) shokhootahn Rehn: I have one request for visitors: Please do not post pellet points into the Hood imager…

(07/08 14:00:28) shokhootahn Rehn: One of my former students, Yutiel, is listed on that imager. I have refrained from posting pellets to maintain her name at the top as a form of memorial. It’s why I haven’t posted pellet points above 168345: it was to keep her name at the top of the list.

(07/08 14:00:51) shokhootahn Rehn: She was a great student and became a close friend in the process.

(07/08 14:01:02) shokhootahn Rehn: She was another explorer who left us way too soon.

(07/08 14:01:09) shokhootahn Rehn: Are there any questions?

(07/08 14:01:19) Calum Traveler: one

(07/08 14:01:25) Calum Traveler: Sestra asks: What is needed for the language class?

(07/08 14:02:17) shokhootahn Rehn: Yourself. Also, you’ll need the ability to switch beteen MOULa and your web broser as there are visual aids on the Guild’s website.

(07/08 14:02:47) shokhootahn Rehn: … or have a separate device capable of web browsing.

(07/08 14:02:55) Sestra: thank you

(07/08 14:03:01) Ro”Jethhe: Rehn, you should publish a D’ni Dictionary.

(07/08 14:03:01) shokhootahn Rehn: Any other questions?

(07/08 14:03:13) Calum Traveler: none in q

(07/08 14:03:15) shokhootahn Rehn: You’re elcome, Sestra! Thanks for the interest. 🙂

(07/08 14:03:24) Prad: Alt + Tab in fullscreen and mouseclick onto respective windows in windowed mode on MS Windows…

(07/08 14:03:25) shokhootahn Rehn: *welcome

(07/08 14:03:26) shokhootahn Rehn: Moving on…

(07/08 14:03:43) shokhootahn Rehn: The second announcement is about r’Taytahn’s Story Night.

(07/08 14:04:13) shokhootahn Rehn: Story Night – Europe and original Story Night are in synch so you will hear the same story at night as you do in the afternoon.

(07/08 14:04:32) shokhootahn Rehn: A couple of weeks ago, we started the story of Riven as told in the game by the same name. here are five parts, total. Next month, we will start the 8-part story from the novel, The Book of D’ni. Tonight are stories are numbers 71 and 72 of 104 in the story cycle of the history of D’ni.

(07/08 14:04:49) shokhootahn Rehn: *There are

(07/08 14:05:25) shokhootahn Rehn: So, there is still plenty of history to go!

(07/08 14:05:44) shokhootahn Rehn: After the Book of D’ni, we will begin the story from the game of Exile. Eventually, we will cover all of the books and games. as well as the three human attempts at the restoration of D’ni.

(07/08 14:06:15) shokhootahn Rehn: I am recording Story Night for (eventual) upload to my YouTube channel (r’Tayrtahn). I have created an avatar for the purpose of recording. His name is “I’m a bot, do not message”. Please do not PM him during the story unless you want to see your message displayed for the entire internet. 😉

(07/08 14:06:53) shokhootahn Rehn: Story Night is held in the public neighborhood of Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday.

(07/08 14:07:06) Prad: “hello mom, I’m in story night”

(07/08 14:07:17) shokhootahn Rehn: Original Story Night is held at 23:30 KI time on Saturday night. We start gathering at the hood’s fountain starting at 23:00 KI time.

(07/08 14:08:02) shokhootahn Rehn: Story Night – Europe is held at 14:00 KI time on Saturday afternoon. We start gathering at the hood’s fountain starting at 13:30 KI time except for AGM Saturdays, when it starts at 14:00 KI or 30 minutes after the AGM, whichever is later.

(07/08 14:08:36) shokhootahn Rehn: I also post changes on the left-hand imager in the hood.

(07/08 14:08:49) shokhootahn Rehn: Should I need to cancel one of the stories at the last minute, I will try to aprise one or two of my regular audience members of the situation so they can spread the news. 🙂

(07/08 14:09:15) shokhootahn Rehn: Minasunda is one of those members, as she runs the announcements channel on Discord.

(07/08 14:09:27) shokhootahn Rehn: The stories are told using voice so you will need to have your speakers or headsets on.

(07/08 14:09:42) shokhootahn Rehn: r’Tayrtahn announces the start of Story Night through buddy chat. If you would like to receive the announcements, please send r’T a KI mail (with your KI number included in the text) and he’ll add you to his buddies list. His KI number is 58324. KI mails do not identify the KI number of the sender. Though the sender is added to the Recents folder, it is still a good idea to add it to the body of the text. 🙂

(07/08 14:10:09) shokhootahn Rehn: We hope to see you there!

(07/08 14:10:14) shokhootahn Rehn: Any questions?

(07/08 14:10:18) Calum Traveler: none

(07/08 14:10:31) shokhootahn Rehn: It looks like todays SN-E will start about 14:45.

(07/08 14:10:31) Calum Traveler: thanks for speaking, everyone.

(07/08 14:10:34) shokhootahn Rehn thanks you very much!

(07/08 14:10:41) Calum Traveler: im going to cull this short, food just got here

(07/08 14:10:53) Calum Traveler: ill try to get the chatlog up later in the usual places. take care all.

(07/08 14:10:54) Calum Traveler waves goodbye

(07/08 14:11:00) Christian Walther: Thanks Calum, have a good weekend