further delays to enacha restoration
Filligree Worldbuilding Co., the terraforming company behind the wildly successful Karabine II and Caerys projects (and also the markedly less successful Karabine I fiasco), have announced that completion of the restoration of Encaha is likely to take ‘quite a bit longer than we anticipated the last time we said it was going to take quite a bit longer.’
Enacha has been in a critical state of recovery since The Chaos, being one of the planets most directly impacted by the cataclysm. The restoration contract was tendered to the Filligree Co. in 11 AC, who reluctantly accepted after Blunder & Botch were dismissed for handling the project precisely as their name would suggest.
Since then, Enacha’s recovery has been met with one complication after another, which, to quote the company’s most recent press release, ‘is what you get when you ask a fangle to build a moubou roost’ (an old Hyperian miners’ saying meaning ‘stop asking us to do stuff we’re not supposed to do’).
Riva Nax is head of the company’s Tectonic Rehabilitation division:
‘Typically when you build a planet, you’re working with a brand new surface, one that hasn’t been catastrophically decimated by a major celestial cataclysm (not always though — we do get the odd piece in from Terrestrial Salvage that would’ve seen better nights, but when it comes to sourcing parts on a planetary scale you can’t always afford to be picky).
That introduces complications that you don’t get when building from scratch. You lose a lot of control over the dynamic interplay between the planet’s elements.
For instance, we’re finding all kinds of Chaos-induced irregularities in Enacha’s fault line distribution that make plate-embedding an incredibly delicate task, and it forces us to adopt a pace that makes glacial look expedient in comparison. Which incidentally is an observation that Glett from Glaciology likes to keep making at our monthly progress reviews, despite the fact that the only ice on Enacha is in the mountain ranges, and that’s Orology’s remit so gods know why Glett is even in these meetings…”
There are rumours that the Enachan government have been pressuring (or according to some accounts, colluding with) the Filligree Co.’s board of directors to force a motion of no confidence in Falastacious Filligree’s leadership. But since it would be unprofessional to peddle such claims without substantiation, let’s reserve judgement until we have some more reliable evidence on the matter.
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