Monday, August 27, 2007
The Lineta Hall tower everyone is in right now is known as Sunlit Tower. It was named this by the Founders due to the fact that it is the tallest of its cluster of towers, thus meaning it gets a lot of sunlight throughout the day. The top of the tower, the Rooftop Auditorium, is known as the best auditorium in all of Lineta due to the excellent sunlight the room gets.
Twinshadow Tower was named due to a drastic engineering oversight on the part of the Founders. Twinshadow was designed to be an ideal weather study tower. However, the tower itself was placed directly between two larger towers, casting it in shadow both when the sun rises and when it sets, hence the name. After the weather researchers gave up on it, it was soon repopulated mostly by engineers who didn't particularly mind being stuck in darkness for most hours of the day. Some used to consider the possibility of running a large glass corridor between the two nearby towers to block more sunlight.
The Kroloff Claw is effectively what Cesol and the other dwarves in Twinshadow Tower built. It was named after Kroloff, the original designer of such a device. When he originally made it, though, he wasn't able to build a full-scale heavy-lifting apparatus like what they have now. While his theories were sound, all he had a chance to produce was a small-scale test of it, amounting to a small amusement device which could be used by onlookers to attempt to fish trinkets out of a glass case. This was not considered the most useful application of such technology.