<The following is an excerpt from the personal journal of the third Dimensional Sensing Project team lead>
My SIO informs me that, overnight, they were able to collect and translate a huge amount of data, and produced a report on the state of the Dwarf-creatures’ outpost (apparently called a ‘Fortress’ in their language) at the end of their first year.
I will let the images speak for themselves as we begin the summary:
My staff inform me that the only thing of note to happen in the fortress’ first year was the production of a very unusual drum. It would appear that one of the farmers was suddenly gripped by a strange mania, demanding that a craftshop be set up and reserved for him alone. He then proceeded to collect some very odd materials and disappear into the workshop in a flurry of fevered crafting. When he emerged, he was triumphantly clutching a wooden drum adorned with spikes of yak bone, which he called Lathonstettad (“Mythtaxes”).
The most unusual aspect of this object is that it apparently radiates some sort of unusual energy wavelengths, which can be picked up by our sensing equipment. Our SIO has theorized that it is the presence of this type of object that allows us to pinpoint some locations, while others are opaque to us.
She hasn’t, however, been able to explain why the later existence of these objects allows us to find the site before their construction. She went into a technical description of temporal mechanics and cross-lateral dimensional radiation analysis, but it was far too technical for me to follow. I did get the distinct impression that she had no idea either, and was hurriedly trying to make a convincing-sounding answer. I just nodded and patted her on the shoulder, told her to keep up the good work, and departed while shaking my head in bemusement.
Further updates will be issued as warranted.