Between being a mod on a couple of forums, university and real life (not to mention some occasional visits to the Cavern) I haven’t really found the time to keep this page updated. Anyway, while trying to find some free days to go explore, I managed to translate some more of the Habnn diary (this guy writes a lot… I’m sure he and Atrus would be great friends).
Touya often muses about a linking machine, capable of calculating the distances on the spot (a computer?) and be its own cornerstone. Such a vehicle, he says, would be immune to something called the “interference”, which I guess is some sort of background noise for bookmarks. The problem seems to lie in the fact that the priming for landmarks cancels the one for bookmarking, and a ‘neutral’ third party is required for the linking itself.
The interesting fact is that he talks of such things in the past, as if they really existed and were now a lost technology or the stuff of legends.
And now, for an unticlimatic ending… I finally packed resources, checked my Relto book, got my umbrella and prepared to link to one of the less dangerous-sounding bookmarks. Then I touched the image, and nothing happened. Bummer.