Late in the month of Dioni, 317 years after the Coming of Estarra, Eritheyl Skyplume began to find metal bolts lying around the City of Hallifax. Becoming concerned that the bolts had fallen from an important machine or that they could cause structural instability in the city, Erithel, along with Lawliet Letara and Oberst Ushaara scoured the city for the source of the missing bolts, finding nothing missing from the city’s generators and gaining little information from the city’s scientists. The small bolts were quickly forgotten in the excitement of the Challenge of Life as the city went to work curing sick furrikin.
In the relative peace after the Challenge, the alarm rang out as a lucidian repairman cried for help on the city aetherwave, calling for assistance in putting out a raging fire in his workshop. Kiradwea Startail rushed to the rescue, along with Phoebus Skyplume and Lawliet, putting out the fire and calming the frantic lucidian. The lucidian request further help from the citizens, as he had lost all of his supplies in the blaze. Digging deep into their rifts, they quickly replenished his stock and the repairman declared his work for the day to be done.
Offering a harsh reprimand over the city aether, Comptroller General Jai’rok Eepex commanded the repairman to fix the long-broken plinths on the city’s bridges or face severe consequences. Fearful of being thrown from one of city’s towers, the repairman beseeched help from the city to gather spare parts of the plinths as he set to work fixing them. Once fixed, the plinths revealed themselves to be hologram generators that projected images of important figures from the Hallifax’s history and gave short lessons on their accomplishments. Next, the repairman asked the citizens to take the tokens from the plinths and deliver them to the city’s servants so that they may take a break from their duties to be enriched by the great deeds of the Commonwealth’s scientists and artists.
Thus, the purpose of the mysterious plinths was revealed along with many long-lost historical facts about Hallifax. How long the plinths will remain working however, is the next great mystery.