I prefer to think of this place as an immortal god that is lying in a state of inertia, waiting for the Four Horsemen to ride again, so it can appear once again to weak havoc upon the world.
Have you been watching Good Omens??
I think someone stole the Ego of =4 (my guess is Varrus, but it may some trickster like Kevek(k)(k)..or possibly even the Jophiel). Until it's returned the forum will lie dormant and docile.
Hiya Twiz, Thumb....