Revelations At Mysterium 2019

For those who might not be aware, Mysterium is an annual gathering of Explorers and DRC members. Starting in 2000, it takes place in Spokane, Washington, home of Cyan Worlds, Inc. 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the event. While the DRC officially disbanded in 2007, unofficially it has been kept alive by the Explorers…

The Kahlo Pub Explorer Memorial

While Explorers and we here at the DAA like to focus on the grandeur and romanticism of the D'ni, the truth is there is much darkness and sorrow that surrounds both the people and the City which they inhabited. One such instance of this can be found in the Kahlo Pub, which can now only…

Minkata Stones & Symbols

Minkata is a vast, lifeless desert Age. Unbearably hot during the day and frighteningly cold at night, it is an inhospitable Age that few Explorers enjoy visiting. However, there are some interesting aspects of the Age, most notably the "bone cage" near where one links in to the Age, the carved stone within it, and…

The Wahrk

The Wahrk was a large, whale-like creature that was native to the Age of Riven, the home Age of Catherine and Gehn’s 5th Age. It was different from most whales on Earth in that is had a large fin which rose from the middle of its head and tapered slightly as it ran down the…

Big news for the DAA! Cyan Worlds has followed our Instagram account. Not only that, they think that the Archive is “awesome!” As you can tell, I’m extremely chuffed! 😀

The Maintainer Suit

Found in the second fortress in Gahreesen, the Maintainer Suits are what members of the Maintainers Guild would wear when exploring a new Age.  Because a new Age could not be verified as safe until it was visited, these suites would protect the Maintainer Guildsmen from possible atmospheric, environmental and even animalistic dangers. Think of…

Scarab Beetles

Beetles are an insect that was important to the D’ni people, althought images and representations of them do not appear frequently throughout the D’ni city or many of their cultural works. Indeed, the best representations of them - as well as much of the information about them - we have came from Riven, the 5th…

The Nexus Symbol

Firstly, shorah and happy 2019. Apologies for the time it has taken to post a new entry to the Archive this year. Towards the end of last year I began a new job and it has meant that I don’t have quite as much time to venture down to the Cavern. However, as mentioned on…

The Museum Portraits

At first the D’ni museum, located in Ae’gura, may seem like a misnomer. Explorers will note that there are actually very few exhibits within the museum itself. However, as the lower level can not yet be accessed it is very possible that there are many items contained within that we have not yet seen.Instead, the…

Further Thoughts on D’ni Music

We know that much of what we have learnt about D’ni and its history - particularly during the period of The Fall and the lifetime of Atrus - comes from information gleaned from the journals of Katran (Catherine) that the DRC found during their first explorations of The Cavern. Cyan based their Myst video game and…