The DRC team working on Mi’Zhika consists in three people: Natalie Marshall, a young British linguist, Stanley Mikalauskas, an even younger intern whos studies archaeology at Albuquerque U, and David Ingram, a graduate in Civil Engineer.

The D.R.C  found Mihro’s ancestral home in ___and began the reconstructions in ___. It is currently in phase 4, meaning under major reconstruction, though some of the rooms appear to be intact while others are in such a state they aren’t past phase 2 (structural analysis). The only room that is currently open to the public is Kutchedra’s room, meaning Mihro’s initial study. This is where one finds the linking book to Mi’Zhika.

The D.R.C were surprised to find an unharmed Age in the house and sent maintaners at first though it was perfectly normal. Later, the DRC sent a few representatives to speak with the natives who still spoke D’ni and had to tell them why they were here- it turns out that nobody knew what had happened to D’ni after Kutchedra died, though they had never known much about the city in the first place.

Natalie was sent to study the Peshinooti’s language and how it evolved after Mihro’s arrival. She also started to teach English to a few Peshinooti kids as the current chief’s family quickly understood that D’ni was not the best language to communicate with foreigners nowadays. However, she was forced to stop when she left the island.

Stanley studied the Ghortahnti and did his best to inform others of his findings, though he claims that he based much of his research on Mihro’s journals, which Natalie had previously translated. Contrarily to Natalie, he has not graduated University and is just an intern- not an actual DRC member. This is why she often has to check his work before aproving it. His job ended the moment they opened the Age, though he honestly wishes to return there one day.

David Ingram is in charge of the structural part of the reconstruction. He mostly has free reign in the project due to his competency in his fields of experience (and everyone’s need for his help), although Natalie still is in control and gives orders. He is the one who totally re-furnished the few Ghortahnti caves that are open to the public and was quicker than the others at solving puzzles.

More on these characters:

Natalie: This twenty-eight-year old DRC member was born in London. She studied Humanities in College and graduated in ___. Initially, she wanted to become a teacher but changed her mind after an internship with the DRC when she was 22. She has been in the DRC for a year now and intends to continue working at the current Guild of Linguists.
She speaks English, Latin, Indonesian (her mother’s language), Spanish, Mandarin and D’ni. She is currently learning Peshinooti and dropped out of Ancient Greek three years ago.

Stanley: Born in Ottawa (as Stanislas- though he prefers his nickname “Stanley”), he spent all his life there until he moved to the USA for his studies. He always wanted to be an archaeologist though he still doesn’t know what culture he will study for his Master’s Degree yet. This is his first internship with the D.R.C, which was supposed to last only a couple of months. His disappearance went unnoticed since is internship was not supposed to end yet.
He speaks English, French, and a bit of Spanish. He is currently learning D’ni thanks to various “DIY” methods but doesn’t intend to become fluent in this language. He does not belong to any guild yet.

David: A Civil Engineer student in his mid-twenties. Although he is the polar opposite of Stanley, the two of them get along pretty well. His job is to examine the construction of buildings, the structural stability of stuff, etc. – and to set up all the stuff they might need (whether it’s setting up lights, opening doors, etc.). He’s efficient to the point of laziness, and generally requires people to follow his method of doing things (for example, he doesn’t un-block a door because he has no problem just hopping out the window every time he wants to go through there – the others go through this so little that they don’t complain too much).

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