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Why didn't anyone go check up on AIVIS
after the 1st Pass?
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Why didn't anybody return to Landing to check
the AIVAS during First Fall or after it? I think it highly unlikely that people would
disclaim such a useful facility. Somehow the explanations in the books were not really
Jeremy Wong, 9/7/98
I think that after Mt Garben erupted, they could
not locate the AIVAS building without a reference.
Things were pretty manic during the evacuation -
people were to busy trying to survive. The conditions at Landing were dangerous -
poisonous gases and such like - maybe keeping Aivas operational was just too difficult. I
think Sean or Mihall went back to check for Ezra Keroon when he was dying in the plague
and found the building buried under ash - they probably decided it was too much trouble to
dig it out.
During 1st Pass people were too busy
with thread to have the time for it. Afterwards, either
A)they'd forgotten already;
B)the volcano was quite probably still active enough to keep them away;
C)they couldn't find it under the ash;
D)the location looked like it would have been scorched beyond repair by lava.
Any number of reasonable explanations can be postulated...