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    12.05.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores


    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    1. 163 - NeoCelt

    2. 159 - GoffyOne

    3. 144 - louis.cyphre

    4. 142 - Abble

    5. 135 - CAGrayWolf

    6. 130 - Bikkeltje

    7. 129 - Shamgar

    8. 121 - J'nilou

    9. 120 - Edrick

    10. 118 - Austin



    Hood Cam moved to Lucky 77's Neighborhood


    12.04.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores


    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    1. 163 - NeoCelt

    1. 163 - GoffyOne

    2. 142 - Abble

    3. 141 - louis.cyphre

    4. 135 - CAGrayWolf

    5. 129 - Shamgar

    5. 129 - Bikkeltje

    6. 121 - J'nilou

    7. 120 - Edrick

    8. 118 - Austin

    9. 117 - Dib

    9. 117 - Thanakar

    10. 116 - AllMyst

    10. 116 - ArtaXerxes

    10. 116 - Snatcher42



    12.03.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores


    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    1. 163 - NeoCelt

    2. 158 - GoffyOne

    3. 141 - louis.cyphre

    4. 138 - Abble

    5. 135 - CAGrayWolf

    6. 129 - Shamgar

    7. 126 - Bikkeltje

    8. 121 - Thanakar

    9. 120 - J'nilou

    9. 120 - Edrick

    9. 120 - Snatcher42

    10. 118 - Austin



    Courtyard area is now open, enjoy!


    12.02.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores


    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    1. 152 - GoffyOne

    2. 150 - NeoCelt

    3. 140 - louis.cyphre

    4. 138 - Abble

    5. 129 - Shamgar

    5. 129 - CAGrayWolf

    6. 120 - Edrick

    7. 119 - Thanakar

    8. 118 - Austin

    9. 117 - Dib

    10. 116 - AllMyst

    10. 116 - GermanShepherd

    10. 116 - ArtaXerxes



    DRC Bio's placed online


    12.01.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores


    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    150 - NeoCelt

    147 - GoffyOne

    138 - Abble

    133 - louis.cyphre

    130 - Shamgar

    129 - CAGrayWolf

    119 - Thanakar

    119 - Edrick

    118 - Austin

    117 - Dib

    117 - Arnium

    116 - AllMyst

    116 - GermanShepherd

    116 - ArtaXerxes


    Courtyard:The DRC has decided to open the Ae'gura courtyard after some minor restoration work is finished. Look for barriers to come down in a couple of days.


    11.26.03 Water Systems Restored: Thanks to much hard work from the DRC, water systems have been restored to neighborhoods. Fountains and waterfalls should be properly functioning.

    Happy Thanksgiving:The DRC would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to our American explorers.


    11.25.03 Yesterday's Top Heek Scores

    The top 10 scores from yesterday are:


    142 - NeoCelt

    122 - Thanakar

    118 - Austin

    114 - Shamgar

    113 - Abble

    112 - Tom C

    111 - Frodo

    110 - Goeran

    109 - Flash

    109 - Daniel

    109 - Arnium

    108 - CAGrayWolf


    Great Stair Opens


    11.23.03 Ahyoheek Installed:Most neighborhoods should have Ahyoheek tables by now. Tables should be functioning properly. Information on Ahyoheek, including rules, will be posted on the DRC Site in the near future.

    Heek Tournament:The DRC will be running Ahyoheek tournaments beginning tomorrow and continuing throughout the week. Imagers will be brought to neighborhoods and these imagers will display the highest Ahyoheek scores. To participate, simply play Heek and build your score as high as possible. The top 10 scores will be recognized on a daily basis and the top 5 neighborhood scorers will qualify for a Championship later in the week.


    11.22.03 Celebration of the Coronation of King Kerath

    In celebration of the Fall Season, we will be adding a variety of items to neighborhoods to help bring the feeling of fall down into the cavern. Enjoy!

    The D'ni game known as Ahyoheek will be coming to a neighborhood near you soon.


    11.21.03 The Ferry Terminal is now officially opened. In order to access the area, you will need to use the Nexus Station. Nexus books are in all neighborhoods and once there, you will find a Ferry Terminal link. Please note that without a KI, the Nexus will not function properly.

    Webcam Contest put online.


    11.19.03 Stump Watson: It's your chance to try and stump Dr. Watson with D'ni trivia. Beginning at 4pm local time on November 20th (US Mountain Standard Time) Dr. Watson will be visiting all open neighborhoods, answering questions that you have prepared for him. In order to be valid, the person asking the question must know the answer. Moderators will be present and give contest rules and details at the time of the contest. Awards will be given.


    11.18.03 Regarding Nexus books, we apologize for the confusion. Not all of the Nexus linking books were properly accounted for when readying neighborhoods for new explorers.

    We know that some of you have accessed the Nexus and Ae'gura's Ferry Terminal area. Be aware that these areas are not yet officially approved. Please avoid them for your safety. We expect official approval and release of these areas in the next few days.


    Thank you,

    The DRC


    11.17.03 D'ni, for the first time, is officially open to public explorers.


    11.14.03 New KI information posted.

    Hoodcam updated


    11.7.03 Ubisoft to help fund the DRC.


    11.5.03 Art contest winning entries are being placed throughout the cavern.

    A web camera is now functional.


    10.13.03 The Great King's First Arrival contest winners announced.


    7.17.03 A quick note to update restoration status of various areas we're currently working on. Hopefully the amount of progress will show that our silence has been proportional to the amount of work that we've accomplished in the last few months.


    Areas in progress (by phase):


    Phase 4

    Ae'gura - the Gallery

    Eder Gira

    Gahreesen - the Training Center

    Kadish Tolesa


    Phase 3


    Industrial Complex



    Phase 2


    Noloben (the Cove)



    Phase 1




    5.7.03 A handful of restoration engineers are making preparations for a trip to Los Angeles next week.


    4.21.03 The DRC celebrates the beginning of the D'ni year 9659. Happy new year!


    3.31.03 Another group of around 100 Uru explorers arrived in the cavern last week.

    The DRC has begun implementing new official procedures for opening newly approved areas to explorers. These procedures are currently being tested and will continue to be adjusted as necessary.



    3.21.03 Today marks the one year anniversary of the arrival of the first authorized explorers in the cavern. It was one year ago today that a small group of explorers, not directly associated with the DRC, were able to explore parts of D'ni (and beyond) for the first time. A special thanks from the DRC to the explorers for all of your efforts this past year! You know how far we've come.

    The restoration efforts continue. Though updates to this site have been intermittent lately, we look forward to increased activity now that we're on our final push to get things ready. The lack of attention to this site reflects the huge increase in work for all those involved in the restoration process. There have been a very large number of safety and stability issues that have been addressed, and new issues continue to be addressed as they are discovered. The DRC's time frame for allowing public visitation is still on schedule for sometime in 2003.


    1.16.03 Efforts this month have been almost exclusively focused on getting more neighborhoods ready. Ten more have passed their phase five reviews.

    More explorers began arriving on Monday 1.13.03. There are nearly one hundred new explorers.



    12.9.02 A number of explorers have begun arriving from the surface which were not given approval by the DRC. This has caused a bit of concern, but we are doing what we can to accommodate the new arrivals.

    The new explorers are being assigned to the Seret Neighborhood and are allowed to pick up a KI from the dispenser in the Garrison.



    11.21.02 The Seret neighborhood has passed its Phase 5 inspection. It will be opened to authorized explorers soon.

    Victor Laxman's team continues to make progress on the KI's interface regarding neighborhood management.

    Due to events on the surface, we are attempting to be more proactive. We have roughly 20 more neighborhoods that can be put on the fast-track as Seret was, if necessary.


    11.15.02 The Seret Neighborhood has passed phase 4. We are making every effort to have it through phase 5 by the end of next week.


    11.8.02 The Seret Neighborhood passed its phase 3 review.

    Marie would like to encourage the authorized explorers to continue the submission of KI snapshots.


    10.31.02 We are very pleased to report that the Nexus passed its phase 5 inspection yesterday. With the Nexus approved, the MT System has been made available to the authorized explorers.

    The first floor of the Garrison in the Maintainer's Age has also passed phase 5 and been made available to the authorized explorers. Explorers who haven't done so already, come to the Garrison and get an updated KI from the dispenser on the first floor.

    There is still extensive damage on the second floor of the Garrison. Authorized explorers are reminded that the DRC barricades are placed for your protection. For your own safety, please do not go past the barriers, or attempt to access the second floor.



    10.24.02 Work continues to be focused on the Nexus. Much progress has been made, despite the fact that we have not posted updates. To catch up:

    10.15.02 - Passes phase 1 & 2 reviews

    10.18.02 - Passes phase 3 review

    10.24.02 - Passes phase 4 review


    We anticipate the Nexus will pass its phase 5 review early next week. We plan to have it open to authorized explorers as soon as possible once it is approved.


    Marie Sutherland made a new DRC T-shirt design available. She received several requests to upgrade her shop to hold more than one shirt design at a time. Marie is considering it. At the moment, she plans to stick with the one-shirt-at-a-time shop, but it is possible that past designs will be made available again at a future date. To see the currently available shirt, visit Marie's <CafePress Shop>.

    Victor Laxman has delayed his work on the sound recording ability of the KI in order to focus on various KI interactions with the Nexus and the Neighborhoods. He and his team have nearly completed the English interface for the Nexus.

    Kodama and Engberg are working on separate areas of the Maintainer's Age. Due to its size and the amount of damage, the DRC will open parts of this Age in several stages. The first part, the lower floor of the first building, is currently in phase 4. The upper floor is currently in phase 2.


    10.4.02 After spending some time in Eder Kemo trying to solve the riddle of where Phil has gone and how he may have gotten there, the DRC members and the ResEngs have turned their full attention back to the restoration. When you're ready for us to join you, Phil, you know where we are.

    Victor Laxman is continuing his work on various aspects of the KI, including translating the identification feature, and beginning work on the sound capture functionality.



    9.24.02 Recap of the search for Phil Henderson:


    9.6.02 - Phil Henderson was last seen heading to Eder Kemo (the Bevin Garden Age) for a routine assignment. When he wasn't seen again that evening, it was assumed that he left early for the weekend.


    9.9.02 - Phil did not show up for work. Dr. Sutherland asked if Phil had been seen.


    9.9.02 - 9.20.02 - For nearly two weeks, teams of volunteers searched all the areas that Phil Henderson had access to. No trace of him was found.


    9.20.02 - Just as the 24/7 searches for Phil were about to be called off, Victor Laxman noticed a locator signal from Phil's KI coming from Eder Kemo. Dr. Watson went to the Age to try to locate him, but he was no where to be found. The signal stopped.


    9.21.02 - 9.22.02 - Over the weekend, search teams again concentrated their efforts on Eder Kemo. There was no signal from Phil's KI, and no sign of him was found.


    9.23.02 - The search teams went back to work. The signal appeared briefly and disappeared. No one was in Eder Kemo to look for Phil while the signal was there. The signal reappeared a few hours later, but disappeared about 30 minutes later. It seemed that no one made it once again.


    Fortunately, one of the authorized explorers had made it there in time, and had a brief conversation with Phil via the KI. Phil said that he was OK, but that he wasn't coming back.


    We are very happy to learn that Phil is alive and well, even if we have more questions than answers about how, where and why he went. We are confident that in time we will have these answers.




    9.9.02 Restoration Engineer Phil Henderson has not reported in since Friday. Phil was last seen heading to the Garden Age. He was wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans. Attempts to contact him via the KI have failed. If anyone knows Phil's whereabouts, please contact Dr. Sutherland.


    8.28.02 Ikuro Kodama has voiced concerns about the safety of explorers on Ae'gura. Any authorized explorers who intend to visit Ae'gura will be required to sign a waiver. Please see Dr. Watson.



    8.27.02 A large portion of Ae'gura is planned to be opened to the authorized explorers in the near future. Keep in mind that many areas are still damaged and undergoing repair. As always, explorers will need to remain cautious.

    Victor Laxman and his team have made great progress with the KI interface. Next, they will be working on the sound recording capabilities of the KI.


    8.15.02 A recent decision to make more habitable neighborhoods available has pushed the restoration of neighborhoods up the list of priorities. The DRC has more than doubled the size of the restoration team devoted to the neighborhoods.

    During the initial exploration of one of these neighborhoods, a small number of Books was discovered. All but two were damaged beyond any hope of repair. The two which are intact have been added to the list of Books scheduled for preliminary evaluation.


    7.31.02 Due to circumstances beyond our control, the DRC board experienced a catastrophic failure. Victor Laxman, and others, have worked tirelessly to rebuild portions of lost data, and the forums are now operating again. MOST members registrations have been restored with MOST of the profile information. Please check your profile and make changes if necessary. If it


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