Victor Laxman talks about the Great Zero

Date: 2003-12-11
Location: Guild of Greeters Neighbourhood
Logged By: JBhypno

Victor Laxman:
overall it seems the cavern systems are handling the recent arrivals quite well
!Njck_Yap!:
mind me…. but when will we get to see the new ages?
Victor Laxman:
ah…new ages…always a ready question eh?
!Njck_Yap!:
yes it is… heh
Jaden:
You can imagine our suspence.
Jaden:
suspense I mean LoL
Victor Laxman:
we have several Ages in varying phases of approval
Victor Laxman:
one of the Ages that is furthest along is Er’cana
Starfire:
Have you spoken to Phil recently?
!Njck_Yap!:
a sneak peak of what’s to come?
Victor Laxman:
I don’t recall what information Watson has authorized for release with Er’cana
Victor Laxman:
but I was actually thinking we may enlist your help with a project in the cavern itself before that
Jaden:
? We’re listening!
jess:
what do you need us to do?
Starfire:
I’m in and ready to explore
Victor Laxman:
this is something I’ve only begun to discuss with the rest of the council
Victor Laxman:
you may have heard of the Great Zero?
Jensen:
yes
Starfire:
Yes
Jaden:
Yeah
Jaharen:
yeah
jess:
i’ve heard of it, not much about it though
Victor Laxman:
it’s a marvelous piece of machinery
Victor Laxman:
that is correcy Reid
Victor Laxman:
it’s an engineering marvel that became almost a religious icon
Victor Laxman:
or perhaps the other way round
Victor Laxman:
in any case, it’s turned out to be a much larger project than I and my team anticipated
jess:
anything we can do to help?
Jaden:
What do you want us to do Laxman?
jess:
yeah, let’s hear some more about this great zero
Victor Laxman:
I’m devising a way for anyone who’s interested to assist us in restoring it…but again, I’ve only begnu discussions with this among the council
Victor Laxman:
so I’m here trying to guage interest in this kind of endeavor
Jaden:
Sounds awesome
jess:
sounds intriguing, i’d be interested
Jaharen:
count me in
Victor Laxman:
is it something that sounds interesting? or are you just looking for the next Age ;)
Starfire:
I’m ready, willing, and able!!!
Jaden:
Yeah me too, anything to help explore and retore!
Jaden:
restore I mean
Jaharen:
i’m definitely interested
Jensen:
I don’t want to go to any age before it is fully restored and approved by the DRC, I have seen some without DRC approval, and it wasn’t always pretty
jess:
that was the impression i had reid, but it sounds like some sort of machine, can you tell us more about it victor?
Victor Laxman:
we’re talking specifically about the Great Zero Njck
Victor Laxman:
yes it’s a massive machine that sits atop Ae’gura
Jaden:
By restore I mean make D’ni a living, breathing place again.
Starfire:
Are you going to be opening more of Ae’gura soon?
Victor Laxman:
restore - reestablish - reinstate - renew - recover…
Jaharen:
whatever task i can help with, i’m in
Victor Laxman:
I’m the engineer on the team Njck - if you’re interested in the culture and history of D’ni you’ll have to speak with Watson or one of the others
rcs:
i also would like to help
Victor Laxman:
it is the reference point for the coordinate system on which D’ni was built
Jaden:
Non-functional?
rcs:
can we help to make it functional
Victor Laxman:
right - and quite a bit more I’m sure - we won’t know it’s full functionality until we can turn it back on I’m sure
Victor Laxman:
in any case it looks like I can tell the council that you all are ready and willing to help
Jaden:
Does it have some connection with the KI? Will we be able to use the KI as a GPS unit?
Starfire:
Yes we are
Jaharen:
that’s the concensus
jess:
yup, i don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding helpers
Victor Laxman:
ah yes - ha - the fans, though not much of a challenge - they’re a significant milestone in the restoration
Jaden:
Why are the fans so important?
Jaharen:
they bring fresh air into the cavern
jess:
so i guess i’m still unclear on this great zero…initially i thought it was just a point in space, but now it sounds like it will “do” something. any ideas on what that something is?
Jaden:
No kidding, but this cavern is so expansive we could live down here for years with no problems.
Victor Laxman:
it’s more of a psychological accomplishment - they improve the air quality, but they were used againt the D’ni in the fall
Victor Laxman:
I’m afraid I’ve said all I should for now jess - but yes it’s a rather grand machine
Jaharen:
let us know when you’re recruiting
Victor Laxman:
oh yes cleaned throughly Reid and believe me they’ve been secured against any future threat
jess:
well, you definitely have me intrigued victor, if there’s anything i cando to help let me know
Jaden:
Thanks for hanging out Victor, but I have to eat some dinner now. Seeya.
Victor Laxman:
goodbye Jaden
jess:
goodbye jaden
!Njck_Yap!:
By jaden!
Bad Speller:
cheers jaden
Victor Laxman:
in fact, it looks like there’s a situation I should attend to in another neighborhood
Jaharen:
later
Victor Laxman:
I’m going to have to take my leave
jess:
thanks for talking with us, see you around
Victor Laxman:
thank you for your support everyone! be safe