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Dire happenings in the Forest…

I hardly know what to say about what happened last night…I can’t write much yet, I’m still too shaken.  Something went wrong with Salazar’s experiment…we all tried to get back out of the way…all I remember is a strange, quick glimpse of an ancient city before the blast hit me. The force of it was powerful enough to knock me off the Grid entirely, and back to that other world. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get back.

When I woke up this morning, the Grid must have stabilized, because I could finally get back again. The first thing I noticed was that my eyes had changed, I assume from the energy blast released:

My first surprise…

I’ve changed them before, but this time it hadn’t been voluntary, and I can’t change them back. Hopefully in time I’ll figure out how.

The second thing I noticed was much worse. I need some time before I can write about it in detail…suffice it to say, a good portion of the Forest has been seriously changed. And then there’s this:

No words yet…

The village in Cowell is gone. All, just…gone. I’m reminded of Salazar’s stories of the Great Erase…I can’t even imagine what must have happened to it. I’m still too shocked to speculate. And now a group notice from the Forest trust has arrived, marked Urgent…I haven’t read it yet, I’m afraid to ask what next.

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My reaction…

Okay, I was wrong, I take it all back. I recently checked the Burn2 parcel list and didn’t see my name, so I thought I’d been passed over, and I was pretty gloomy about it. So, tonight I was online late, and got an IM from a staffer asking if I was around. Turns out there was some question about whether I’d have computer access (because I mentioned it on my application, after my old PC went belly-up) and they also hadn’t decided yet which plot was mine. SO, now I’ve just found out I was accepted for a plot, and I can start planning! I’m going to be back on the playa again… life is good! Thank you, universe, I’m sorry I doubted you.  🙂

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Something odd in Kahruvel…

Faint blue glow coming from the landing stone…

Late last night I couldn’t sleep, so I went for a walk in the old Kahruvel forest area. When I reached the landing stone, I could hear the humming noise that Salazar has written about elsewhere.  I didn’t like getting even close enough to take this picture… it made me feel sort of itchy. The stone is also now glowing faintly with a blue light. I have no idea what that could mean… I’ve never seen any of the stones in that area glow before. It makes me feel uneasy, somehow. Might have to spend some more time there today so I can see if anything’s changed.

 

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Wow, can’t even remember when my last post was… I stumbled across this blog when I was cleaning out my virtual attic and decided to dust it off and start using it again.

First on the list: I applied for a theme camp at this year’s Burn2, and entered the plot lottery as well, but was passed over in both. Can’t really explain how depressed I am by this… the event used to mean a lot to me, and I’ve been wanting to participate as a builder again ever since I had to pull out a couple of years ago. It makes me wonder if you’re only allowed to build so many times, or something.

Oh well, onward and upward, I guess… since that won’t be occupying my time, maybe I’ll go back to my plan to fiddle around with building an airship.

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