Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Strange things afoot in the Cavern today

Well, I really don't know what to say. I missed the events of today, but of course have caught up thanks to many forum posts and logs/video from other explorers. In short, during the meeting, everyone across the Cavern and Ages heard an incredibly loud Bahro scream, and then everyone, including the DRC, was linked out to Relto. Right now, nobody can make it back to the Cavern, and nobody knows what's going on. It seems everyone made it out okay, though I hear there are rumblings about sending in a search party tomorrow to check on things, even if they have to climb down the Great Shaft to get there! They just need to take some supplies and their Relto books for evacuation, if needed.

I sent a message to Marie Sutherland, asking if the DRC made it out okay, but have yet to receive a response. I hope she's just busy with the other DRC members trying to figure out what happened, and they're not injured/dead/trapped somehow. Well, if they are in trouble, hopefully we can get help to them soon, and anyone else who might be in trouble down there. I'll continue to hope for the best, though!

Finally, this event has interesting timing. The Restoration is scheduled to restart tomorrow, and there's serious concern that this could throw things off a bit. After nearly three years of delays, we'd hate to see it go any longer without real work going on. It's really amazing how far things degraded in just the two years they were gone, and how much work it's taken to get things back to a working level! I must hope that things will go as planned, despite this admittedly disturbing event, and will pick back up tomorrow. Assuming we can get back into the Cavern tomorrow...

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