Joined: 12 Jan 2007
Illusion, looking from the south east.
In the foreground can be seen various buildings, elements recognisable from earlier Ages and areas, all leaning at precarious angles. The land beneath them seems to have suffered from subsidence -- or might their foundations be insufficient to take their weight?
In the middle distance is the flooded conservatory; the initial link-in point is close by. To its left is some kind of forcefield cage or container; fluorescent creatures that make me think of giant jellyfish float within that space. The vegetation to the right of the conservatory looks to have seeded itself from the new (old) Deepwater. The upper sky platform in this area houses a small library -- see below.
In the far distance is a wrecked ship, adjacent to one of Filbert Holmer's clocks (we've been using those to try to synchronise time in the various regions). From the clock body emanates a strong electric discharge.
Other than the sound of wind and waves, Illusion is silent. It is a twilight region -- like Winterfell, like Tyr in the old world of There. It took a little time for my eyes to adjust to the low level of light, but then I picked my way from the link-in point by the flooded conservatory, attempting to reach the buildings to the south east.
Progress was slow -- sometimes I was wading through shallow seawater, while at other times I was clambering over narrow curlicues of land. At one point I needed to push through thickly growing vegetation, finally emerging in a small cove with two small boats half-pulled from the water.
From here I took a spiralling path up to a sky platform, then again to another that housed a small library on three sets of shelves, arranged in a triangle. From the book titles, it looked to be part of Quin's extensive collection. So why was he focusing on quantum physics -- perturbation theory in particular, as far as I could tell -- in this desolate spot?