- Jo’nae Show Spoiler
On the 8th expedition of the Fan Ages Touring Club, we visited the “exotic mushroom age”: Jo’nae, by Jonnee, first released in September 2006. See Minasunda’s video!
This is a (relatively) small garden Age set in (permanent?) night-time on some unidentified planet; close to the link-in point there are two huts and a dinner table. There is also a linking book to Janga. The huts have plenty of journals with reports, however they are all in German, so be sure to have a babel fish with you if you don’t speak the language
Many journals have D’ni titles on the spines, but it’s not real D’ni text; some of the few I managed to decipher read “Berlin”, “Musil” and “Heimat”.
The stairs next to the link-in point lead to a system of tunnels with a few rooms (and a DJ set), a planetarium and a balcony with a view to most of the Age; a bridge leads to a circular room, with a linking book to Jo’nae Hood.
Keep an eye on the the spherical lamps, they are the keys to open the various doors. Once all the doors are open, you will get access to a ladder, from which (I was not even aware of this!) you can ‘swim’ in the air above the huts; this is also needed to get access to the last door.
All in all, an excellent Age. If I had to find an issue, it would be the rather low resolution textures, probably the product of the computer power of the times. Like most Ages of the time, this one too also has the issue with saving states between sessions, and all surfaces are slippery.
As we had time, we concluded last week’s expedition to Takla Ma’kan by visiting the underground area, with a very long corridor and circular room with a tree.
Next time, we’ll continue our exploration of Jonnee’s Ages with Jo’nae Hood, a (former?) town immersed in a green fog.
(Previous tour: Takla Ma’kan)