Nick comes to chat

Date: 2007-03-08
Location: The Great Tree neighbourhood
Logged By: Dav’on

Nick White:
Busy here.
Dav’on:
Shorah, Nick!
Niika:
Woah, it’s Nick! Hello
Aleks:
Hello there. Good to finally meet you.
Nick White:
What’s happening?
Nick White:
Good to meet you.
Aleks:
Not much, it seems. People thought Sharper might happen by today.
Nick White:
He’s pretty busy… I doubt he will.
Nick White:
He’s back though.
Arthur Kalnins:
Sharper isn’t coming down today?
Arthur Kalnins:
or rather coming in
Nick White:
Coming in?
Gondar:
Ah, there we go. KI is working again.
Nick White:
He’s in the cavern if that’s what you mean.
Gondar:
Hey Nick.
Arthur Kalnins:
To talk to people
Niika:
So, the DRC’s accepted him back into the fold?
Nick White:
Yeah.
Gondar:
..and he’s accepted being back in the fold?
Nick White:
Not sure if he’ll go around hoods or anyting - like I said he’s pretty buys.
Aleks:
Cate seems to be rather keen on him, in any case.
Nick White:
busy
Nick White:
Yeah…
Arthur Kalnins:
So what exactly is he working on?
Nick White:
Right now, just setting up shop.
Arthur Kalnins:
In Negilahn?
Nick White:
No.
Niika:
shop?
Nick White:
Teledahn.
Arthur Kalnins:
Ah
Arthur Kalnins:
I thought his stuff was all there already
Arthur Kalnins:
Or are all those crates empty?
Gondar:
So they have him to resume work? Or is he just setting ‘base camp’ so to speak?
Nick White:
Right.
Aleks:
I see. So he will be working on that Teledahn II area, huh?
ireenquench:
Shorah
Gondar:
Er, work in Teledahn.
Niika:
They let him back into Teledahn? Wow
Nick White:
Just “making the rounds”
Nick White:
That kind of stuff.
Arthur Kalnins:
Will he be resuming work on Teledahn?
Nick White:
I suppose eventually.
Arthur Kalnins:
Or continuing in the other areas
Nick White:
I think Negilahn is task one.
Niika:
checking up on shroomie no doubt
Aleks:
Ah, I see. He’s gonna see what’s up with the animals, I guess.
Nick White:
I believe so.
Gondar:
In a way it’s good he’s back and about. Hopefully he can figure out how to help the animals there.
Nick White:
Agreed.
Niika:
Do you still think that it’s some sort of preditor?
Nick White:
Except for the “in a way” part….
Nick White:
Yeah.
Arthur Kalnins:
Nick, I need some clarification here… Has the DRC found Gehn’s Age 233?
ireenquench:
Do you know anything about why specifially he is going to check up on the Negilahn animals? Seems like an odd choice on Cate’s end.
Gondar:
Of course..
Nick White:
I think he’s the most experienced with dealing with predatory creatures.
Nick White:
Uh… not that I know of on the Gehn’s Age thing..
ireenquench:
So predator is still the current guess? I hope it’s not some wild chase against Bahro.
Arthur Kalnins:
Cyan put out a statement in their Riven soundtrack that it had been.
Arthur Kalnins:
Something higher up?
Arthur Kalnins:
than you.
Aleks:
Makes sense. Though alien predators could be a very scary thing.
Nick White:
Arthur, not sure what you mean…
Gondar:
Poor Nick.. enough of these grilling sessions and he’ll end up like Kodama. Dry sarcastic wit and a no comment :-D
Arthur Kalnins pulls out quote
Niika:
Do you think he might organize a hunting party?
ireenquench shivers
Nick White:
I think he’ll probably want to see what he’s dealing with first.
Niika:
Nick’s great. He’s the only one who actually talks to us :D
Aleks:
And the other Pod ages? I hear there’s a population drop in some of them as well?
Gondar:
Exactly.. and in retrurn we pepper him with questions. Let us know if you mind, Nick..
Arthur Kalnins:
It mentions “partial translations of this document (parts of Gehn’s journal) provided taken from Gehn’s office during further experditions to age 233.”
Nick White:
Yep - all of them.
Nick White:
Not sure Arthur.
Aleks:
Any idea why that might be?
Nick White:
I don’t have experience with Gehn’s journal.
ireenquench:
Must be some strange predator if it does it in ALL ages.
Arthur Kalnins:
You would understand how that Age would be VERY interesting to see.
Aleks:
Unless the Bahro are doing it….
Nick White:
The drop has beent he worst in Neg
Nick White:
But slight drops in all of them.
Gondar:
Different predators I assumed ireen. Was there any signs the D’ni had any sort of forced balance to the ages? To keep popul;ation in check?
Nick White:
Yes, Arthur, I do understand that.
Niika:
All pod ages?
ireenquench:
I had been thinking Bahro as well, but not predator, rather more : noah’s arch
Gondar:
Perhaps to ensure people could see creatures who normally would be rare?
Nick White:
They were messing with creature populations a bit it would seem - similar to a zoo.
Aleks:
Might be something set up by the D’ni, true.
Gondar:
And now that the keepers are gone, the tigers eat the zebras. Yeah. :-
Kedry:
Hello!
Aleks:
But its strange that it would take so long, and all at once.
Aleks:
Across ages, no less.
Nick White:
Yeah, weird stuff.
Niika:
When did the predation start?
Arthur Kalnins:
Another thing that’s been going around… Michael Simpson mentioned in his Gahreesen review that the rock pinnacle was the first place the DRC was able to “save a link” Does this mean the DRC wrote a linking book there? If not, what does that mean?
Aleks:
Are all the pod ages zoo type deals?
Nick White:
Arthur is the journalist for the group I guess.
Gondar laughs
Arthur Kalnins:
Of course.
ireenquench laughs
Kedry:
Nice to meet you in person.
Arthur Kalnins:
Many mysteries you guys leave us.
K’laamas:
Shorah, ireen :)
cxevalo:
is the perdator a large animal or something small that could be carried by contaminated explores?
Arthur Kalnins:
My job to try and sort them out.
Nick White:
I’d have to see the context there Arthur - I don’t know all of Simpson’s text offhand.
ireenquench:
K’laamas! hi!
Nick White:
But I don’t think he was referring to us writing a link at all.
Arthur Kalnins:
Can the DRC write links?
Nick White:
Nope.
Nick White:
Not that I know of at least.
Niika:
Are we going to be able to access the other pods anytime soon?
Nick White:
We aren’t writing Books.
Nick White:
Yes.
Nick White:
Depending on what you mean by soon
Seagull looks at watch
Seagull:
:)
Kedry:
So I missed the beginning of the conversation, but does Sharper plan on meeting us today?
Aleks:
What would you mean by soon?
Gondar:
Any groups set up trying to find out how to write as opposed to just translation? Or is it language first, advanced stuff later?
Aleks:
Doesn’t seem so Kedry.
Nick White:
Right.
Arthur Kalnins:
Context: The rock pinnacle is “The first area since we’ve arrived we were able to save a link”
Rils:
heyya gang!
Kedry:
Thanks.
Kedry:
Rils!
Kedry waves
ireenquench:
Hey Rils
Rils waves at all 400 people in the hood
Niika:
Is Neghilan the DRC’s biggest concern at the moment?
Rils:
Perhaps I missed it earlier… Nick, what evidence are finding in Negilahn as to why the animals are disappearing?
Nick White:
I think there are qutie a few concerns - that’s one of the.
Nick White:
them
ireenquench:
Rils: Nick mentioned the predator theory again.
Gondar:
You did miss it Rils. They had the age set up like a zoo, and now without zookeepers the predators are runing wild. Or at least that’s waht I got…
Rils:
any ideas what the predator is? Big? Microscopic?
Arthur Kalnins:
Alright.. one last question and I’ll leave you alone. Where is the Ae’gura Aquarium? Where’s the Arch museum for that matter?
Seagull:
Could it fit through the pod crack? :(
Nick White:
Not really… again, hopefully Sharper will give us some more information on the whole Neg thing.
Kedry:
When *will* we be seeing Sharper?
Nick White:
As far as the musuem and aquarium… confidential Arthur.
Gondar:
Aww!
Arthur Kalnins starts to laugh
Nick White:
Don’t want you storming the place with a video camera.
Kedry roars with laughter
ireenquench laughs
Kedry:
Or KICamera! :P
Aleks:
What about that new age, what it looks like and what the purpose was? Confidential also?
Rils:
Nick, we also have a whole group of us in the DZS who are willing to help do reaserch on the Negilahn problem!
Gondar:
Oh! What about the hood game room? Is it that closed door down by the water? Or somewhere we can’t get to at all yet?
Nick White:
Looks big.
Niika:
Yes. Is there any way the explorer population can help the DRC out?
Nick White:
Purpose…maybe training of some kind?
Nick White:
Not quite sure yet.
ireenquench:
Training? Like marathon running?
Aleks:
Perhaps another maintaner age?
Arthur Kalnins:
Well since all my questions got no answers I’ll have to go back on what I said… last question.. Is there any danger presented by the crack in the Negilahn pod? Any signs of what made it?
Nick White:
I think just time.
Gondar:
Phew!
hailahh:
Nick, this is going to sound like a dumb question, but… on the surface, we’re jumping early to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday I hear. Seems like we don’t need it down here! but will the cavern go to dst too?
Arthur Kalnins:
And anything dangerous that could get in?
Nick White:
No danger.
Arthur Kalnins:
Okay
Arthur Kalnins:
one for four… not bad :P
Nick White:
That is a good question… haven’t really thought about that.
Montgomery:
Hey, Nick. Did you guys (DRC) get our Pento letter?
Rils:
Someone was trapped in there and they had to use the Jaws of Life on the Pod…
Nick White:
I supose Laxman would know.
ireenquench:
Good to hear, we have some worried explorers among us.
Nick White:
Pento letter?
Aleks:
Oh, I was wondering, anyy news on the Great Zero? Laxman would probably know more, but have you heard anything?
Nick White:
Not sure on that one.
Nick White:
Oh man, the Great Zero is a mess.
Nick White:
Stuff keeps breaking right when we are about to get it going.
Nick White:
If Laxman had any hair, he wouldn’t now.
Rils:
blue lasers shooting everywhere…
Gondar laughs
Gondar:
Shoot! He beat me to the line!
Aleks:
I see. Poor guy.
Montgomery:
I requested that you be on the receiving list – Cate, Laxman, Kodama, Engberg, Sutherland and you. You didn’t get it? About 2 1/2 weeks ago.
ireenquench:
Is it the neutrino stuff? the lattice? the Kis? what’s GZs weak points?
Nick White:
Yeah, if you want to hear a British person say “Bloody” go hang out with Laxman.
Nick White:
KInda fun.
Nick White:
Over and over and over and over.
Aleks:
haha.
Nick White:
Not sure Montgomery.
Nick White:
Email?
Nick White:
KI Mail?
Gondar:
Oooh. Ouch. Hence he’s not about in the caverns I guess.. and the other three are busy prepping ages as well?
cxevalo:
Nick does the DRC have any plans for establishing better comunications with the exploer comunity?
Montgomery:
Via D’net. Do you know the DRC’s palns for Pento – it being full of plague and all?
Nick White:
I personally haven’t seen that one - sorry.
Nadnerb:
um..
Nick White:
I don’t know.
Arthur Kalnins:
Yes, has the DRC fully checked out both Pento Ages for the plague?
Nadnerb:
Was he coming tonight?
Nick White:
As much as I do know about Sharper, I’m not his secretary.
Kedry raises his hand over the crowd
ireenquench roars with laughter
Nadnerb starts to laugh
Nick White:
I said I’d be surprised if he came tonight as he is pretty busy with stuff.
Rils:
Is he taking applications?
Nick White:
But I don’t know.
Arthur Kalnins:
Darn…
Nadnerb:
busy is good…
Kedry:
Can you tell us Mr. Sharper’s KI#?
Nadnerb:
It means things are happening
Nick White:
No I can not.
Kedry:
Shoot. :P
Arthur Kalnins:
Nick: Are you still passing out Delins?
Dav’on:
I wouldn’t think Sharper would want to be constantly pestered by explorers wanting to know things.
Kedry:
But while we’re at it, what’s your opinion on sharing DRC KI#s in forums?
Nick White:
My personal opinion? Seems fine to me.
Nick White:
Alright boys and girls.
Nick White:
I gotta run.
Gondar:
Quick! Start plastering numbers! :-D
Arthur Kalnins:
Nick, before you leave…
Kedry:
Thanks!
Arthur Kalnins:
Are you still passing out Delins?
Mystlander goes to throw herself off the classroom roof into the lake
Aleks salutes
Gondar:
Thanks for dropping by Nick!
ireenquench:
Bye Nick, thanks for stopping by.
Kedry:
See you around.
Dav’on waves goodbye
Nick White:
Don’t have any on me.. sorry Arthur.
Gondar:
Oooh Delin..
Niika:
It was great talking to you Nick :)
Aleks:
Have a good one.
Keera:
thanks Nick
Arthur Kalnins:
Okay, thanks
Gondar:
Too bad.
Montgomery:
Nick, sorry to persist, but quite a few of us are very concerned about the possibility of plague coming from Pento – which is on the DRC list. Do you know if it is safe, and the DRC’s plans for Pento?
Xanos:
Thanks Nick
Seagull:
Thanks, Nick. :)
Nick White:
I wouldn’t worry about the Pento plague….
Nadnerb:
bye nick, shorah
Nick White:
I think it’ll be fine.
Arthur Kalnins:
Have the DRC checked it fully?
Kedry:
Pento: The new cavern ceiling… :)
Nick White:
No.
Nick White:
Exactly.
Montgomery:
Great, Nick. Thank you – this is the first answer we have been able to get.
Gondar:
Now how do I make money selling breathing masks to stop the plague? ;-)
Nick White:
But that’s why it’s not open to anyone.
tweetie:
I hope so, I don’t want to get sick and die before I hit my prime time of life
Arthur Kalnins:
Ah okay
Arthur Kalnins:
Good to know.
Nick White:
Good point Gondar.
Nick White:
Hmmm…
Nick White:
Alright, I’m outta here.
Montgomery:
Nick, do you know where they found the Pento book?
Gondar:
Oop. Surprised Cate didn’t try it yet..
Kedry laughs
tweetie:
bye
Aleks:
Peace.
hailahh:
bye!
Gondar:
Bye!
Kedry:
See you ‘round.
Nadnerb:
shorah