Hello... Test... Test... Victor are we on?... OK... OK...

Hello everyone. I've.. umm... thanks to Victor we've gotten some addition D'ni technology working. It should be quite useful in sending messages here from the Takotah to the numerous neighborhoods as one more way to keep you informed of how things are progressing. Umm, let me begin by once again welcoming newcomers to D'ni. We've very pleased to have you. I know I have spoken with a few of you in person but to those of you I haven't met yet, welcome to the Restoration.

The DRC and Restoration Engineers have been working very hard to put things in order. As you've probably noticed, various areas of the island Ae'gura have been opened over the past few weeks with quite a bit more scheduled over the next few days, weeks, and months to come.

We are also working on opening up several new Ages and what we know that many of you have been given access to Ages that haven't gone through any kind of process yet, and we certainly do not encourage use of any unapproved books. But, let's just say that your safety uppermost in our minds, we're pushing to approve those Ages just as quickly as we can.

Oh! And several of you have asked what you can do to help with the restoration effort? As you may already know, the D'ni KIs have the ability to determine their precise location here is the cavern as well as in other Ages. Much of this functionality is governed here in the cavern by the Great Zero. Victor has recently succeeded in getting portions of the Great Zero functioning again, but he tells me that it still... still needs to be calibrated.

We'll soon begin to focus on another island area, the Ferry Terminal and its associated docks. We actually had some Restoration Engineers do some diving and they found a... a sunken boat that we hope to raise at a later date. Before that however, we will inspect the docks and approve them for... public access.

Uhh... let's see... umm yes... outside the cavern, Gahreesen continues to progress nicely. Victor seems recently made some discoveries that will enable us to open up more of the interior space. "The Wall" is what we call it. Members of our team are also working on another Age that should be open within the next few weeks. Perhaps we will post some pictures.

I will end by addressing some peculiar events that have been occurring. Odd stones, books, cloths, and pages have been reported appearing from time to time. Rather than insist, probably unsuccessfully, that you not use these oddities, the DRC will for now simply wash its hands of any consequence arising from their use. In other words, if you use them you do so at your own risk. We will continue to remove these artifacts if they're found. So far that has proved fruitless. But, oh... I'm sorry to say it this way, but anyone involved in the placing of these books will be banned from the cavern.

But to end on a good note, thanks for all the continued help to all of you and patience as D'ni slowly begins to grow again.