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On the 77th expedition of the Fan Ages Touring Club we visited Terahgrahm and Zahlto, by Semjay.
Released in June 2017, Terahgrahm is a labyrinthine D’ni location similar to a spa. There is a simple puzzle to unlock the central room. It was Semjay’s first attempt at recreating the look and feel of Cyan’s ages; she made all the materials and 3D modelling herself, following Andy Legate’s tutorials for lighting effects, water, ripples, etc. Terahgrahm has been updated recently, so if you haven’t visited in a while, it’s worth coming back!
Released in June 2019, Zahlto, or the Explorers’ Emporium, is a souvenir shop in the Cavern (in Ae’gura or possibly the City proper) owned by entrepreneur Ella Darrington, offering KI straps, Serenia pendants, and T-shirts (unfortunately not actually collectable ). But the mystery is where Ella get her stock from, and what she is hiding in the cellar for ‘special’ customers!
Like Terahgrahm, Zahlto fits the Cavern theme quite nicely. The Ella Darrington story continues in Tovaht Bay. The puzzle is one of the very few (e.g. Tentsahveet) that employs an inventory-based mechanics; as such, it may be preferable to play alone, although once someone picks up an item everyone else can use it.
Both ages are missing the SDLs, so if you plan to play in a group, start together and avoid linking out, or you will get out of sync and e.g. see closed doors that are open for the others.
A recording of the Twitch stream is available.
Next time (August 22 at 11:00 KIT) we will tackle the first puzzles in Edereden by Jhon J. Jaguar. Until then!
(Previous tour: Tentsahveet)