- Somahoglahn Show Spoiler
On the 5th expedition of the Fan Ages Touring Club, we visited the latest chapter in The Secret of the Rainbow series by Jhon J. Jaguar: Somahoglahn (“ancient seal”, in D’ni). The Age was released on March 1, 2020 on Deep Island, and the next day on the Deep Island UAM for offline play. See Minasunda’s video!
In this series, little by little we learn the fate of the crew of the Erimanthus – the fastest of the Black Ships – and of its crew, that mutinied against the cruel command of captain Krakon, to safeguard with their own lives a trove of Linking Books to the very Ages in the series.
As with the previous chapters, there are puzzles, of the fiendish kind but not as tough: the previous Ages were designed to test perseverance, while the ones in Somahoglahn are more meditative. If you will ask for hints or help, you might end up thinking “I could’ve thought of that!”
While in Lonirvan the local fauna was to be avoided, the animals in Somahoglahn – the Shamir, the Argiope, the Carabo and the Polistea – are there to cooperate with the explorers. Not all of them are sociable, though, certainly not the Shamir!
A nice touch is that the journals are available in five laguages, to make the Age more accessible to an international audience. The dark room with the fireflies can really test your ability to walk on narrow paths: if you can’t manage, Grandbad made three marker missions for the most complicate passages. Only use them if you’re helplessly lost, though
The next chapter will be the closing one, where we’ll finally get to visit the Master Age.
Another, more general thread about Somahoglahn is here – the one you’re reading is specifically for the tour.
Next time: Janga, by Itep Edor and the Huru.info group. If we’re just that good, we will then start Takla Ma’kan, by the Huru.info group, as the two Ages (and the next two ones) are linked. Both are fairly large, with quite a few puzzles.
According to my notes, these Ages were released on October 15, 2006 and March 10, 2007, respectively; can anyone confirm?
(Previous tour: Andy Legate’s Ages)