Joined: 12 Jan 2007
On the same day that Mat Mahogany noted his findings above, Quin left a note on the GoMa forum, saying that he needed to speak to me urgently. Nal mentioned my visiting her island a couple of days before. Unfortunately I didn't spot the thread until this last weekend.
In the light of what seems to be happening, I'd better quote Quin's and Nal's posts (both dated 10 April 2010) in full:
Good. She might be already aware, then, of what seems to be happening in the islands. But I do need to talk with her.
As far as I can tell, there seem to be two separate processes at work -- one of which is causing quite drastic changes to the island of Devokan Touchstone. I met Mr Mahogany earlier today, and he showed me what was going on. He is somewhat concerned.
Tying it in with the systematic flux readings I have been taking over the last week or so, it seems that there is a direct link between flux intensity and amount of change in terrain. Devokan Touchstone now has a deep crack running its length, and parts of the terrain are being pushed (or pulled?) upwards. One example of the latter is in the SW corner, where readings were particularly high.
It's just as well Miss Paislee is away at the moment. The changes would worry her.
The other process my instruments have picked up (it has quite a different 'signature' to the other) -- I assume that that is occasioned by the smaller spheres over the ocean to the south of your island. They look an interesting development; I have not seen the spheres emit 'sparks' before. What are your thoughts on what is going on there?
I’m not sure how related some of these things are. I have one captive sphere and 4 or 5 semi-controlled spheres on my island and south of my islands. I have no idea if they are having an effect on Touchstone. If you see a connection, let me know.
The test sphere, the one I call captive, is in the building I’m putting up on my island. You can see it best from the third floor. The computer controls are in the basement right now. I adapted the computers I use to monitor the phasing in and out of the islands to control the spheres until I can get more equipment.
I have the ...elevators... working. Traveling forward I brought back some technology and used it to make getting around easier.
The other spheres are being used to capture the old D’ni building I found. You’ll find those to the south of my island in what was open water. Some of the terrain is being pulled across now. I am trying to slow the process until I can learn more about the spheres… or at least the process they use. The new terrain should be reasonably stable, for now.
One of the things I did notice is changing the energy source has shifted some of the effects in the sphere’s process into the visible spectrum.
I managed to meet up with Quin later that day. He showed me the cracks that had appeared in Devokan Touchstone -- they were deep, filled with water, criss-crossing the island. He said they were wider and more numerous than before; he could not explain what was happening.
Fortunately 'New Devokan', as Nal calls it, seems unaffected, and nor is Curiosity, the island to the north where Paislee is based.
Quin suggested it might be as well not to link directly to Devokan Touchstone at present. On occasion he had tried, and had been struck by a kind of paralysis, unable to walk one step (he was able to link away from the place).
That evening, Paislee returned from her brief time away. Sleep did not come easy though, as she wrote the next day in her journal:
Last night I had a dream. It’s not often I remember my dreams, but this one was a revelation from which I awakened trembling….
In my dream, I was wandering about these worlds — free to travel where I chose. While crossing the mountain toward the pods, I stumbled in my dream. I must have hit my brow on a stone for I remember nothing until I dreamed.
In my dream I opened my eyes and beheld a wierd and wonderful sight! Spun out before me as far as my eyes could see was a giant weaving of string…like the web of a giant spider. But ’twas no simple circular web I beheld, but a weaving so cunning, so cleverly made of colored strands interlaced and folded back upon themselves that I could not comprehend it all.
The earth on which I stood was not solid earth. I could see through to the bones of the world… I could see through the mountain to Devokan. In a panic I gazed upward and saw a giant net canopy enveloping everthing. Stunned… I realized I must be dreaming yet I dared not take a single step for fear I would fall through….
My senses returned and my forehead throbbed. Gingerly I touched my temple to see how badly I was hurt and caught a glimpse of my insubstantial hand! For not only was this world made of a giant’s Cat’s Cradle, but my hand was as well!
I don’t remember waking from my dream, if it was a dream. But this morning I took a spade to the mushroom patch and dug a deep hole..thinking perhaps I could find the strings that bound the world in my vision.
The only thing I found was earth. Still… I do wonder if this world is all that it seems. I shall send a letter to Quin describing my vision. Perhaps he would be interested.
I am very uneasy because this morning I noticed a small bruise on my temple. Was it a dream… or real?
I met up with Paislee on Wednesday. She asked if I had seen what was happening in Devokan Touchstone. We linked there together -- and experienced the strange inability to move that Quin had mentioned.
However, what was more alarming was that most of the island was now submerged -- the cracks had opened up and merged. Yet in two places, the land had risen sharply upwards, some 50-60 metres...