Nick talks about the restoration

Date: 2007-01-19
Location: Ae’gura
Logged By: Dav’on

[The following lines were relayed by Wep]

Nick White:
yeah, things don’t go as planned down here most of the time… between yeesha, bahro, and the usual complications…
Nick White:
i’ve been helping out kodama here and there…
Nick White:
er’cana
Nick White:
went to a weird age too
Nick White:
long ways off I think.. mostly water

[An edited transcript follows]

Sharaya:
What age would that be?
Whilyam:
Ahnonay?
Shaun Wallaby:
Myst?
Nick White:
We thought it was on track for release but I think it’s been suspended…
Nick White:
Not Ahnonay…although, I’ve been there as well.
Nick White:
Short visit.
Shaun Wallaby:
What’s on this strange age? Landmarks and the likes?
Joel:
Is there life as we know it?
Nick White:
Yeah, water creatures.
Whilyam:
Was that the reason it was suspended?
Nick White:
D’ni were harvesting some kind of energy there I think…
Joel:
Wait, was the age underwater? Or were you on land of any kind there?
Melodie:
like shroomie?
spoonodoom:
fish, or other water creatures?
Shaun Wallaby:
Got me curious.
Nick White:
No…never seen them before.
Nick White:
Very little land.
Nick White:
Mostly water and some man-made structures.
Sharaya:
thanks for telling us about it
Nick White:
You bet.
KL/RREN is a bit puzzled…
Joel:
Cool.
Nick White:
Just don’t get me busted.
Shaun Wallaby:
I’m just curious as always.
Melodie:
we all are, that’s why we’re here
Shaun Wallaby:
I hope we get to see this strange age one day.
Whilyam:
Nick, do you know why it was/might be suspended?
Sharaya:
Is Cate really mad about the release problems?
Nick White:
Some of these places are just tough…
Nick White:
Yes, she is.
Nick White:
This Age was already delayed and now this…
Sharaya:
Why does she hold so much power?
Nick White:
You ever live with your parents when you were in college?
Nick White:
Your parents ever say… “Live in my house and I pay the bills…you’ll live under my rules…”
Nick White:
She’s paying the bills…
Nick White:
It implies some leadership.
Sharaya:
That makes sense
Nick White:
I don’t think she’s acting like president or anything but…
Sharaya:
Doesn’t make it any easier for you though
Joel:
So she’s from GameTap, those anonymous folk who are funding the restoration?
Nick White:
No.
Nick White:
She’s not from GameTap.
Joel:
Huh! Curiouser.
Shaun Wallaby:
Then what company?
Nick White:
Her own.
Shaun Wallaby:
Strange, it does say a lot about her.
Sharaya:
Will this latest setback with Delin affect the new area of the city that was supposed to be opened today?
Melodie:
Interesting, an investor without a big name?
Nick White:
Uh, what was the new area of the city?
Nick White:
I don’t know of one.
Joel:
So there aren’t any plans on opening anything any time soon that you know of?
Nick White:
No single investor - she raies money, working with companies, for a living
Sharaya:
The DRC did mention opening more of this city today
Nick White:
I don’t know about that.
Nick White:
Last big city thing I know of was the Great Zero.
Sharaya:
And that was great!
Joel:
Is the Great Zero fully functional, awaiting calibration by us? Or are there parts of it that still need work?
Justin:
will the DRC ever put the rest of the missing books in the Hall of Kings?
steve van cleef:
she could be descended from an ancient d’ni family who migrated to the surface
Jan Stepmeir:
It just seems counterintuitive that the DRC would open up the GZ first and the rest of Ae’gura second
[Note:At this point, Nick moves from near the Palace Alcove to inside the Hall of Kings.]
Sharaya:
Do you mind being followed around?
Nick White:
Yeah we should put those in here I guess…
Justin:
ri’nerif espesially
Justin:
And Kerath
Whilyam:
Kerath as well
Sharaya:
well, it must be unnerving to have people following you around everywhere
Whilyam:
We’re like the Kemo bugs
Jan Stepmeir:
It’s to be expected
Nick White:
I know what it’s like to be Britney Spears.
Shaun Wallaby:
oh?
achren:
ha
Sudre laughs
Nadnerb:
…..
Andrew Yosso starts to laugh
Justin roars with laughter
Whilyam:
Yikes!
Jan Stepmeir:
So you wear skirts and flash for the camera?
Shaun Wallaby:
Having drooling fans follow you around. :)
Andrew Yosso laughs
Nick White:
Ha..
Nick White:
I’ll leave that to her.
Nick White:
I don’t look good in skirts.
Dragonia:
not even a kilt?
Justin:
is it possible for a DRC member to spontaniously open areas of the city?
Nick White:
Only if I’m in Braveheart.
Nick White:
Nope.
Nick White:
Not possible.
S’am:
is it possible for the DRC to spontaniously do anything?
Nick White:
Yep.
Justin:
what?
Nick White:
Open an Age.
Shaun Wallaby:
It does make me think about the DRC. It’s future mostly.
Nick White:
I wouldn’t count on it but it’s possible.
Sharaya:
So, would you do that for us? Open and age today?
Whilyam:
Well they didn’t do that well.
Nick White:
Sorry… nope.
Nick White:
I will tell you that Sharper called again.
Whilyam:
Yes, Nick. You seemed to be able to get into places before. You couldn’t sneak some of us into Delin?
Whilyam:
Oh?
Nadnerb:
if they know, it wouldn’t be spontaneous
Whilyam:
Now THAT is interesting.
Nick White:
Rumor has it he talked to Cate.
Mari’:
What did Sharper have to say?
Nick White:
Funny.
Joel:
Did he walk away with his skin intact?
Sharaya:
But you don’t know what he said?
Nick White:
I didn’t talk to him this time.
Whilyam:
I wouldn’t think Cate would stand for him.
Sharaya:
Cate didn’t say anything about the conversation?
Nick White:
Who knows… a lot has changed since Sharper was here…
Joel:
Why doesn’t Cate wear a KI? How does she access the Nexus?
Nick White:
I don’t talk to Cate that much.
Nick White:
She has a flesh colored KI.
Nick White:
Kidding.
Sharaya:
how did you know she talked to Sharper then?
Whilyam:
Do you know if Sharper’s planning on coming downand talking to
the explorers any time soon?
Joel:
Hah. I thought you were serious for a second. Had me going.
Nick White:
I said rumors.
Sharaya:
Ah
spoonodoom:
did you hear any rumours about what they talked about?
Nick White:
Yeah…
Whilyam:
But you know for certain Sharper’s back?
Nick White:
Sharper isn’t back.
Shaun Wallaby:
Thought so.
djlumberjack:
did he make a robot imitation of himself?
Whilyam:
This is confusing. You said Sharper had called.
Nick White:
Yes. He’s a robot now.
Nick White:
Sharper has a phone.
Nick White:
So does Cate - on the surface.
Joel:
No, Sharper’s ALWAYS been a robot! *gasp* *shock* *awe*
Nick White:
These things called cell phones.
Nick White:
Amazing.
Whilyam:
Ah, so he is back.
Whilyam:
Just not back here.
Sharaya:
If Sharper is a robot, who made him?
Nick White:
DRC
Nick White:
Not like that office is “secret” anymore.
Nick White:
Yes.
spoonodoom:
what rumours did you hear about Sharper and Cate’s conversation?
Nick White:
I gotta get running…
Nick White:
Not anything juicy…
Whilyam:
Okay. Shorah Nick.
Joel:
Thanks for visiting us, Nick!
Sharaya:
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us
djlumberjack thanks you
Nick White:
See you guys later.
spoonodoom:
thanks, nick!
Joel:
We always like visits from you.
Shaun Wallaby:
Bye
Justin:
bye
Altydwarber:
thanks Nick and see you
Melodie:
ok, have a good day
Nadnerb:
bye nick
Nick White:
Hope so.
Dav’on:
Shorah, Nick.
Nick White:
No idea if it’ll be up though.
S’am:
thanks for the info and for tolerating the crowds :)