9650 DE was a year on the D'ni calendar.
- Dr. Watson organizes two massive supply trips to D'ni, affectionately dubbed the "ice cream" trips because of the volume of safety cones carried down.
- Elias Zandi and his son Jeff have a heated debate over the purpose of the restoration effort and part ways.
- Many small groups of people begin searching the desert, following a "calling" they cannot explain. Most are accepted as restoration volunteers.