Michael Engberg couldn’t sleep

Date: 2007-01-04
Location: Ae’gura
Logged By: John Lynch

Michael Engberg:
Good morning.
Hitana waves
Michael Engberg:
Hello.
Hitana:
how are you michael?
Michael Engberg:
Hello. I’m not here for any announcements, I just couldn’t sleep so thought I’d walk around the cavern a bit.
Ragdrazi:
John Lynch:
Aaah well we’re always happy to have you down here to talk with us. Did you have a nice Christmas with Wheely?
Erik:
hello Mr Engberg
Erik waves
Hitana:
i wondered why you are up so early!
Michael Engberg:
We had a very nice Christmas. Thank you.
Michael Engberg:
How was yours?
Ragdrazi:
So… as apposed to not sleeping and walking around cavern. Could you not sleeping and hand me a hard hat?
Hitana:
mine was nice thx
John Lynch:
Pretty good. Fairly quiet though. Called my parents in Australia :)
Erik:
Mr Engberg, we were just wondering, what’s in the upper part of the Library. Could you tell us what’s inside?
Michael Engberg:
Rag - If you’re intent enough on exploring to need a hard hat, I’m sure you’ll be able to find one on your own. There are pleny laying about.
Ragdrazi:
Ragdrazi looks around.
Erik:
Ragdrazi, John and I have one too, it’s not hard to find one.
John Lynch:
Michael: Something I thought of last week Marie might want to find out. Was the D’ni on Noloben ever contacted after the 19th scream? With him not having a Relto book (I assume) he may or may not have been affected. If he was he might be -very- confused.
Ragdrazi:
None here.
Ragdrazi:
Not here either.
John Lynch:
Also we’ve heard or read he knows something about “creatures” which some of us think are Bahro, so if he does know about the Bahro then he might know -why- they linked everyone like they did.
Ragdrazi:
Hmmm. Not over here either.
John Lynch:
I’ve been looking for Marie to suggest that to but I haven’t been able to find her (just bad luck, I’m sleeping when she’s awake and around, she’s busy when I’m awake).
Michael Engberg:
John, we thought about that, actually. The D’ni who was on Noloben is no longer there.
Ragdrazi:
Well, I give up.
Hitana:
do you know where he had gone?
Erik:
that’s interesting
John Lynch:
Really? Do you know of any other natives to the various Ages who have suddenly dissapeared?
John Lynch:
From the 19th onwards?
Michael Engberg:
It didn’t look like he had been there for months.
Erik:
Did you found any Linking books on Noloben? Otherwise his disappearance must be real mystery,
Ragdrazi:
You know… not to sound hypocritical over my hard hat crud, but we might just let the guy walk around in peace.
John Lynch:
Aaah okay. Well I hope he wasn’t affected regardless. I’ll be on the lookout for him just in case though.
Michael Engberg:
John, that definitely wouldn’t hurt.
Hitana:
what do you think of cate alexander?
John Lynch:
Her announcements certainly took all of us by surprise. Were the DRC just as surprised or have you been preparing the areas she announced for a little bit now? :)
Erik:
By the way, I would like to thank you all at the DRC for you hard work. Cate seems to be really pushing you (that’s what she saying at least).
Hitana thanks you
Ragdrazi nods his head
Myst’Aken:
startlog
Hitana:
i did that myst
Saruk:
Well darn, if I don’t leave right now, I’ll be late for work… LOL
Michael Engberg:
Hitana, Hmm… she’s a nice enough person.
Erik:
Bye Saruk, it’s a long trip to the surface. Good luck.
Ragdrazi:
A love triangle brewing!… Tune in next time!
John Lynch:
Bye Saruk. Sorry to see you go.
Saruk:
Nice to see you again Mr. Engberg
tarbar:
shorah all
Saruk waves
Michael Engberg:
John, we’ve been working on areas for a long time.
Michael Engberg:
Bye, Saruk
Michael Engberg:
John, even with Cate’s pushing, we’ll continue to do our best to make sure areas are safe before opening them
Hitana:
thats good to hear
Lie’Ra claps her hands
tarbar:
better safe than sorry.
John Lynch:
That’s been a concern of mine, not now, but in the future. Connected to that, something one of the DRC said was that safety is no longer the only issue when deciding if you can open an area. Can you expand on that a bit? What others issues there are to consider in releasing areas?
Hitana thanks you
Ragdrazi:
Why… why is Cate pushing to have areas opened?
Michael Engberg:
But you all know the golden rule. The with the gold makes the rules.
Michael Engberg:
(the one with the gold…)
Erik:
Yes, that’s true…
Hitana:
wow thank you to be so honest
Ragdrazi:
That’s fine, but… isn’t she just being phalthophic.
Michael Engberg looks for a dictionary.
Ragdrazi:
What interest does she have in opening ages at all.
Ragdrazi:
No.. no… I should be… looking…
John Lynch:
Philanthropic I think he means ;) As in, doing it out of charity and not for profit.
Ragdrazi:
Yes.
Hitana:
yeah is it for the explorers or for the profit?
Lie’Ra:
maybe a bit of both….
Erik:
She doesn’t seem to be interested in D’ni the way you are… is she? We’ve only seen her once.
Ragdrazi:
She just looking to get her name in the histroy books really hard? At best she’s a foot note.
Michael Engberg:
John, safety has never been the “only” concern. There are always many factors to take into account
Ragdrazi:
I knew it!
Ragdrazi starts to laugh
John Lynch:
Really? Learn something new every day :)
Ragdrazi looks up.
Erik:
Mr Engberg, were the gallery doors broken deliberate (maybe by Kadish himself)?
Michael Engberg:
Rag, It’s hard to say. I think it’s safe to say that she wants a return on her investment.
John Lynch frowns
Hitana whistles
Michael Engberg:
but I think that’s true of anyone who makes an investment, isn’t it?
Lie’Ra nods her head
John Lynch:
With (what I imagine) the restoration costing so much, I’d be surprised if the money us explorers donate will allow that… I mean, these are real buildings that need repairing. Real technology that needs fixing. I doubt even a -ton- of explorers could fund that sort of thing.
Erik:
Yes, you are right.
Hitana nods her head
Michael Engberg:
Erik, I couldn’t say with 100% certainty, but yes, it looked deliberate to me.
Erik:
Thank you… that’s interesting.
Ragdrazi:
Yeah. I mean… it’s pretty average funding things, and i think a lot of people are over reacting to her. But, I mean… selling items to musemus? Reverse enginering linking books?
John Lynch:
Was there anything you wanted to talk about Michael? Anything you’re really excited about that you want to talk about? I know when I’m doing work I enjoy I can’t keep my mouth shut about it (to the annoyance of my family ;))
tarbar:
and the what ifs too. if those books get to the wrong ppll.
Michael Engberg:
John, yes, the restoration is expensive, even with us working with less than half the staff of last time
Ragdrazi:
What’s new with you Mike. Everyone always asks you questions about things, no one’s asking you about you.
Michael Engberg:
John, and there are no guarantees that Cate will see a return on her investment. I’m glad for another opportunity to try, though. :)
John Lynch:
Same. :) I think 2004 and 2005 proved to everyone how much we need the DRC down here :) Great to have you back again, that’s for sure.
Erik nods his head
Hitana thanks you
Michael Engberg:
Rag, the nicest thing happening now is getting to spend time with my daughter.
Michael Engberg:
Thanks, John.
Ragdrazi:
Aww. Yeah, I’ve got a 4 year old little sis and two nephews myself.
tikibear:
Shorah, Explorers!
John Lynch:
One thing we were talking about earlier was the seismic activity on the 19th. Have you pin pointed the source of it (near Ae’gura? Near Rudenna? near the city proper?)? Was it why the bridge fell down over there (can see it from the Canyon area)?
Hitana:
willow is really nice, we met her some time ago…
Michael Engberg:
Speaking of which, I really should be getting back home. But thanks, everyone for the nice, informal chat.
Lie’Ra:
thank you for spending some time with us
Ragdrazi waves
Hitana thanks you
Michael Engberg waves
John Lynch:
Anytime Michael! These things can sometimes seem like grill sessions for the poor DRC, but we’re trying not to make them that (myself included). Although the DRC asking more questions will help avoid them feeling one-way grill :)