| Myst IV: Revelation |
- Walkthrough by Coelho Buda (aka Orlando Soares, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Version 1.0
--- A. Table of Contents ---
A. Table of Contents
B. Version history
3. Tomahna Interlude
5. Tomahna Revisited
7. Final Considerations
8. Viewer Codes
F. Legal Stuff
--- B. Version history ---
Version 1.0 - Corrected a few more errors. Finished walkthrough. Update list
of sites with permission to host the walkthrough. (12.10.2004)
Version 0.7 - Corrected some errors. Finished Tomahna Revisited and started
on Serenia. Updated list of sites with permission to host the
Version 0.3 - Finished the walkthrough up to Tomahna Revisited. Added Viewer
Codes section. (10.10.2004)
Version 0.0 - Started walkthrough. Laid skeleton for sections. (08.10.2004)
All dates are in European format which means dd/mm/yyyy.
--- C. FAQ ---
Will post them as I come across frequent questions.
--- D. Walkthrough ---
Hello. Coelho Buda here (or for those familiar with the Guild of Greeters,
Rabbit). Myst IV: Revelation marks the return to the node system, which means
you haven't the freedom of movement that is available in a true 3D
environment, but each node can behave like it was 3D. If you have played
Exile, this system is just like the one used there.
As always and as in my previous walkthroughs, any contributions will be gladly
accepted, ^_^ and can be sent to my e-mail.
Warning: This walkthrough contains major spoilers. It could seriously affect
your enjoyment of the game. I do not give out hints or nudges. I simply state
how a given puzzle should be solved. That said, read on at your own risk.
So without further ado, on to the game itself.
The game begins with you inside a tram with a cute little girl. This is
Yeesha. Listen to her speech and enjoy the tram ride. When you are close to
the end the tram will halt and Yeesha will tell you to take a picture of
Tomahna (the Age you are in) to remember it when you are gone. This is a way
for the game to tell you that you can take picture shots of the environment
which will be very helpful throughout the game.
To take a picture, click on the imager icon (leftmost icon) on the bottom bar.
This will make the game toggle to camera mode. Click the left mouse button to
take a picture and the right mouse button to close the camera mode. While in
camera mode you can move the screen around to select what you want to
photograph. Once you are done, enjoy the rest of the ride. When it ends,
Yeesha will leave you alone outside of the Observatory.
Once you have full control of your character, look around you. The game has
beautiful graphics. Watch the pretty birds fly by. Before proceeding look to
the left and down near where you exit the tram. There's a button to call the
tram and below it a symbol. Get a close up of the symbol below the lever and
take an imager shot to refer to it later.
Continue forward and pull the lever on the right to open the door to the
Observatory. Enter it. Go up the small flight of stairs to the right. This
room has a lot to be discovered. Some of the items that can be found here
include an orrery, several operable drawers with writing materials, crystals
and bottles and also small cabinets.
Continue forward to trigger a sequence of Atrus explaining why he brought you
here. It will trigger the first puzzle and your first choice: you can choose
to follow Atrus instructions and solve the puzzle or do nothing. The end
result will be the same: the Viewer will overload causing a short-circuit to
the entire Age.
To solve the puzzle you'll need to overlap a wave sign over one provided by
Atrus in the machine behind you. This is done by manipulating two signals: a
red and a green. The slider on top selects the signal and the knobs below
alter the signals amplitude (how high or low it sounds), frequency (how fast
or slow it cycles) and phase (how ahead or behind relatively to the pattern
You will need to do this for the two prison Ages: Haven and Spire. It's
relatively easy if you follow the instructions Atrus gives out. If you find it
too hard, as I said above, you can always choose not to do it.
Once you're done, there will be a small explosion and Atrus will go off to
Rime (another Age) to find some materials to repair the viewer. He will leave
you with a list of things to do while he's gone, so you'll have your work cut
out for you here in Tomahna. So here is what you need to do:
1 - Restore full power to the Age by closing the gates at the water facility
2 - Look up the combination for Rime in Atrus journal so you can contact him
3 - Turn on the roof antenna
4 - Keep an eye on Yeesha
Let's start with the journal which is in a drawer next to the calibration
machine. Pull the drawer out to open it, close up on the journal and pull the
cover to the left to open it. Read the journal. Make a note (or take a
picture) of the colored crystal code for Rime. I'll put it here in terms of
colors and slider positions you will need to select when the time comes and
explain what this means when you get to the Viewer.
Rime code: Red 6, Cyan 3, Yellow 8, Green 8, Blue 2
Walk to the other side of the room. In the middle you will find a stair
leading to an elevator. Get a close up on the lever that opens the elevator
and take a picture of the symbol below.
Continue past the viewer and climb up a small flight of stairs. There are
three security cameras here (not working because there's no power) and two
maps on the wall to the right. The first one maps out Tomahna and the one
below is a sketch for the Telescope. Continuing forward will lead you to the
Telescope chair. The chair has a button that makes it transport you up to
where you can turn on the antenna. As the power is still out, there is no way
of getting there now. Return to the elevator and pull the lever.
Enter the elevator. Fortunately there's enough power to operate it to the
middle level. When the ride finishes, use the lever on the right to open the
door and exit. Proceed along the walkway to the first conservatory. There's a
ladder leading down to the bottom of it. Climb down and take a picture of
Atrus' Family Tree (written in D'ni). The lamp in the middle is not working
because there's no power. Return upstairs, cross to the other side and exit
the conservatory. Yeesha will beckon you from the other conservatory to come
Before going to her, you can step into the Botany Lab and explore. To the
right of the entrance, there are some pressurized chambers. There is a symbol
on the wall of the closest one to the entrance. Take a picture of it. On the
table in the middle, there is a book with diagrams of butterflies and a
microscope that shows a close up of a leaf.
Opposite the pressure chambers, there's a small cabinet with venetian lid.
Open it to reveal a power box. Notice all the glowing symbols bellow the
columns? Each corresponds to a place in Tomahna and you have been pictures of
them so now you know at least what three of those columns refer to. There are
two symbols glowing red. These are the ones that correspond to the gates at
the water plant. For now, leave the power box.
Continue exploring the lab. You will find some beetles within a glass case.
You have another choice here. You can leave the case alone or open it. This
will affect the way Yeesha reacts to you a little later on when you return
here. If you set them free she will be upset with you. If you leave it as is
she will comment on her experiment and that she has to report the results to
Past the fireflies, there is a door at the back. It is closed and will remain
so until you can open it from the other side. To the right of the door there
is a workbench. On a drawer you will find Catherine's Journal. Read it to find
out more about what is going on. Further to the right, it's possible to open
one of the chambers to see one of Catherine's flowers up close.
When done, exit the Botany Lab and continue to the second conservatory. Yeesha
will show you a salamander and talk about her necklace, Serenia (another Age)
and her two brothers. That necklace will be very important throughout the
game. For now, exit the second conservatory.
There's a fork here. The left path leads to Atrus and Catherine's bedroom and
the right path leads to the water plant. Take the left path to the bedroom.
This is one of the few opportunities you'll have to explore the bedroom by day
(although you will not be able to do much there as there is no power yet.)
Before you enter, notice the plaque on the floor outside the entrance. Close
up on it to see something from Uru.
The walkway continues to another platform on the left with two levers. Again,
as the power is still out, there is nothing to do here. This means that the
rest of the Age is off limits for now. Return to the bedroom and explore a
There is a note on the right bedside table (take a picture), a lamp on the
left bedside table, a desk with a lamp and some drawers and a fireplace with a
picture above it. Opening the central top drawer on the desk reveals a note
explaining how to turn on the code panel inside the fireplace. As there's no
power you can't do that yet. Exit the bedroom and go to the water plant by
returning to the second conservatory and taking a right at the fork (with your
back to the conservatory).
Climb down the stairs to the Gate controls. Notice the two glowing red
symbols. These are the same symbols as the ones in the power box. Although you
don't need to, reset the gates by pulling the middle lever. Now return to the
Botany Lab. You can use Zip mode if you want to (rightmost icon on the bottom
of the screen). To use Zip mode, click on the lightning bolt icon, and then
select a destination from the little vignette strip.
When you arrive at the Botany Lab, Yeesha will be there. Enter the Lab and she
will make fun about her father and tell you about the Power box. She'll tell
you that you need to have the green light on top of a column lit up to have
the power turned on to that section. She will also say that she isn't allowed
to touch electrical things so, it will be up to you to set things working
She will then proceed to the glass case with the beetles. Depending on what
you did before, when you take a step forward she will have a different
reaction. When she leaves, go to the Power box.
Open it. Right now, the observatory and the elevator have power. The red
glowing symbols for the water gates are off (you reset the lever at the water
plant). The panel in front of you has two rows of buttons and a switch on the
left side (this acts as a reset for this puzzle). There is a button on the
right that is used to transfer power. What you have to do now is transfer
enough power units from the working sections to the water gates so that you
will then be able to turn the generator for the whole Age back on.
Columns from left to right correspond to: Observatory, Living Quarters, Left
Water Gate, Right Water Gate, Elevator and Botany Lab. The first row of
buttons sets the column to transfer from and the second row of buttons sets
the column to transfer to. Select a button from the first row, then select a
button from the second row and then hit the transfer button.
To activate the gates follow this sequence:
From column To column
1 3 left gate turned on
5 4 right gate turned on
When you are done, the gate symbols will glow cyan and the Power box lid will
close. Return to the water plant and the symbols should be glowing white. Take
a moment to save, because this is the last time you will be seeing Tomahna by
day. Press the button on top of the controls to open the water gates. The
water starts flowing, powering the dynamo wheel and creating electricity.
Turn around and climb the stairs. At the top you will see Yeesha crossing the
walkway and waving to you. Go forward to trigger a sequence. An earthquake
will happen (make that a Tomahnaquake ^_^), you will fall down and be rendered
unconscious . When you come to, you'll be in...
Tomahna by night. Wow, amazing and gorgeous! Pity that in coming to, you'll be
a little woozy, hence the distortion on the field of vision. Maybe you bumped
your head somewhere or those green fumes had something to do with it. Anyway,
climb up from here as this helps to clear the old noggin. You can only climb
to the side of the Conservatory. If you make a detour to the Botany Lab and
take a peek at the Power box you'll see that the whole Age is powered now.
You can get to the bottom of the first Conservatory and turn on the lamp
there. It can be tilted to light up the Family Tree and take a better look at
it. Climb up, exit the conservatory and proceed to the elevator. Return to the
Observatory to check on Atrus.
Exit the elevator and turn right. Go to the security cameras (you can get a
close up on them if you want to and see different parts of the Age) area. Now
that the power is on and it's dark you can see a lever with a light on the
handrail behind you. Pull the lever to open the roof of the Observatory.
Continue to the Telescope chair. Sit on it, tilt around a bit and press the
button. Once on top, close up on the telescope. You can move it around using
the two small wheels and get a look at the moon. All you need to do here
though, is turn on the antenna by pressing the button with the windmill symbol
on top of the right wheel.
Exit the close up, press the red button and exit the chair. Return to the
viewer in front of the elevator. Time to contact Atrus. Get a close up on the
viewer console. You'll see five compartments with a button in front of each
one, another button below these, a monitor showing static, a color wheel
selector and a slider with nine positions (0 being the first).
Each of the slider positions corresponds to a different crystal and each of
the color wheel positions can be used to produce different color crystals.
Pressing a button in front of a compartment places the corresponding selected
So, to input the code for Rime, do the following (as in the sequence I
mentioned earlier) pressing the button in front of each compartment, left to
right after a crystal has been selected:
Place slider on slot 6 (initial position is 0), color wheel stays on Red;
Place slider on slot 3 and color wheel on Cyan;
Place slider on slot 8 and color wheel on Yellow;
Place slider on slot 8 and color wheel on Green;
Place slider on slot 2 and color wheel on Blue.
Once you are done, press the big button below the compartments to listen to
Atrus. He can't leave Rime due to an electromagnetic storm. What he says next
is very important:
1 - Go to his bedroom and press the button on the desk to discover his
commentaries on Haven and Spire
2 - Tell Yeesha not to forget her homework.
OK, so on to Atrus' bedroom. Exit the viewer and go to the elevator. Select
the bottommost position. Enjoy the ride to the other side. As the walkway was
destroyed during the quake, the elevator is now the only way for crossing to
the other side. You'll arrive on the platform that was on the left of the
bedroom. The switch on the end can now be operated to have a bridge switch
from the Yeesha's bedroom to this platform with the pivot point being the
Kitchen area. For now, let us examine the bedroom.
Go to the desk and turn on the lamp there. Open the topmost central drawer and
press the button (button won't work if the drawer is closed) that is below it
to open a panel revealing two books: one for Spire (red) and one for Haven
(blue). Besides some more background information, you will find viewer codes
for both Ages, which I reproduce below:
Spire code: Green 1, Blue 7, Red 8, Yellow 4, Cyan 5
Haven code: Blue 2, Red 8, Purple 1, Green 5, Yellow 6
Note: you could now return to the Observatory and input the codes to see a
static image of each Age, following the same method I explained for the Rime
code. However, other than being pretty pictures these do not add any relevant
information to the game (other than showing a little more of the trickery
Sirrus is capable of, which you'll learn later on). So I won't include it as a
must do, but mention it here so you can go there if you want to.
The viewer for Haven shows a shipwreck and the viewer for Spire shows some
crystal statues like the picture above the fireplace in the bedroom.
Go across the room and turn on the lamp on the bedside table. Then, turn
around and go into the Fireplace. The game will take over and you will collect
Yeesha's Memory Amulet which will flash whenever a memory (read: clue) is
present at a given object or location like it's doing right now. Press the
icon of the amulet to see a short movie of someone trying to grab Yeesha. For
now, do nothing inside the fireplace. Exit to the bedroom and take a look
around with the amulet.
You'll get a reaction at the close up view of the painting and you can use it
on both of the books. This will work as an audio book in the voice of the
person who wrote it. Exit and go to the plaque on the floor in front of the
bedroom. Another reaction here.
Onwards to the Kitchen area. Go to the platform next to the bedroom an turn
the switch. The gangway will come to this platform. Cross to the other side.
Approach the table on the outside and get a close up on the book. Use the
amulet. Take a picture of the book (you'll be needing those translating skills
in a bit) and notice the notepad on the right. Translating it you'll see it's
Yeesha's name (she's been practicing). Enter the Kitchen.
Explore around. There's a fireplace with picture's of the boys on the mantel,
to the right there's a picture of Atrus and Catherine and on the back you'll
find the food preparation area. The amulet reacts on the stove (which can be
operated). Above the stove there's the symbol for this area (no longer needed,
but nice to see consistency within a game). Behind you, the water spout is
Continue to the front of the Kitchen to see Yeesha's picture on the right wall
and a chess set to which the amulet reacts. These pictures, along with the
family tree, the D'ni alphabet book and something Yeesha will say are the key
to another puzzle you'll have to tackle later on. Exit this area and move the
gangway. Notice that there's an area below the one you are about to go to.
Continue forward to Yeesha's bedroom. On the left there's a toy (a table with
balls, pins and holes that can be tilted and a bookcase. On a close up, you
can see a an Age book and a paper with the print of an hand. The books on top
all have names (written in D'ni) and five of them can be pushed at a time.
This is the puzzle I was referring to above, but it is still too early to
On the writing desk, you'll find a crystal sculpture to which the amulet
reacts. There's also an orrery above the desk. To the right of the desk is
Yeesha's bed and a dress to which the amulet also reacts. Finally, there's an
aquarium on stand near the door. Exit the room and return to the platform with
the elevator. Use Zip mode if you want to.
Note: optionally, if you want to see some more amulet reactions here's a list
of places where you will get them.
Below first conservatory: Family Tree picture
Botany Lab: flower inside pressure chamber; Catherine's Journal; Power Box
Observatory outside: symbol for Observatory below tram call lever
Observatory inside: Atrus' Journal; Viewer console; Security cameras;
Again, as with the Viewer codes for Haven, Spire and Serenia (when you get it)
these are not crucial to finishing the game but they sure add to the
Enter the bedroom and go to the fireplace. Close the panel by pressing the
button in front of you. The objective of this puzzle is to light up the tiles
where the lasers are pointing to. Tricky part is that when you press a button,
it lights up four buttons: above, below, right and left. Here's a diagram of
what has to be lit and another one of the order and which buttons to press so
as to light the correct tiles.
X - lit tile O - unlit tile
O - do nothing number - press tile in this sequence
If you make a mistake, pressing the button below the panel will reset the
puzzle. When you are done, the game will take over and the elevator will go
down. Exit the elevator. Climb down the small flight of stairs and get a close
up on the Nara made Age seal. Use the amulet for a triggered memory. This is
the area that blew up, destroying the walkway above and releasing that noxious
Turn around and pull the lever to open the chamber. Enter it. Once inside pull
the small lever on the right to close the chamber and open the linking books.
Left one (red) leads to Spire and right one (blue) leads to Haven. Let's deal
with this one first. Touch the linking panel and enjoy the flight.
You arrive on Haven inside a chamber that is literally falling apart. This was
a communication cell with a divider wall to prevent Achenar from reaching the
linking book for Tomahna, which is behind you inside a stand. Apparently, it
didn't work. Closing up on the debris on the floor will show what happened.
Some high pitched frequency destroyed the divider wall.
To the right, there's a tray that can be tilted to transfer items between the
two sides. Inside, you'll find Yeesha's satchel that triggers a memory of her
running away from someone. There's also a pipe that can be pushed up to blow a
horn that was probably used to signal Achenar so that he would know he had
visitors. When you are done, go outside.
Continue forward until the path is blocked. Move the little crab away (if it
is in the way) and move the stone aside. Behind it, there's the top half of a
broken crystal figurine. It triggers the amulet. Use it to see the brothers
fighting each other. Turn around, walk forward and turn left. There are two
paths here. One leads to the back of the link in chamber and it's filled with
some sort of structure and the other is a tunnel into the cliff. Take this
At the top you will see a drawing of a gargantuan creature (a Cerpatee as you
will find out in a bit). To the left there's a rope ladder leading down. To
the right there are two paths: one leads up and offers an aerial view of the
island and the other leads to Achenar's camp. Go down the ladder on the left.
The path leads to the shipwreck you saw when you linked in. To the right, near
the beginning of the "pier" there's a totem. Approach it and get a close up.
Use the amulet. When you are done take a picture of the symbol on the totem
and associate this totem with the Cerpatee animal (this is part of a puzzle
that needs to be solved later one. Return to the beginning of the "pier" and
go forward. On your way to the wreck, there's a scene where some crabs eat a
When you get to the wreck you'll be faced with this Age's first puzzle.
There's a wooden box inside the elevator, four cannonballs outside and to the
left and down from the elevator there's another box (the counterweight) with
four more cannonballs nearby. What you need to do here is figure out how to
take some cannonballs up the elevator with you, to trigger a pressure plate in
the upper floor that will make a piece of gangway elevate.
Go to the counterweight box and move 3 cannonballs into it. Return to the
elevator. Pull the box outside and move 2 cannonballs inside it. Push the
wooden box to the elevator and follow it inside. Turn to the right to see the
commands for the elevator. Wind the counterweight (by rotating the wheel) and
release the brake (lever to the right). The elevator will go up.
At the top, push the wooden box forward. Wait for the gangway to rise and
cross to the other side. Once inside the ship proper, you can either go up or
down. Go down first, by taking the rope net at the left hand side. This leads
to Achenar's work area. At the end, the amulet will react to the stuffed
Karnak above the work table.
There's a diagram on top of the work table. Take a picture of it. It tells you
which animal eats what and will help you establish a pecking order (needed for
the puzzle that also uses the totems). Enter the room off to the side at the
back. The amulet reacts to the tools on the table. There's also a tube with a
rubber reservoir at the end. Pushing it releases a green cloud of the same
stuff that made you woozy back in Tomahna. Looking around confirms that
Achenar is one very disturbed person.
Return upstairs to the middle level. Take the ladder upstairs. Once up there,
you will be greeted by a Karnak eating a fish. Notice it's hind paws. You can
correlate this information to the picture you took downstairs. Now, before
entering the ship, continue forward until the end. Turn to the right and
rotate the leftmost gear. This will unfurl the sail and show you a map of the
island along with the territory each animal occupies. It will also trigger a
The five animals are represented here: the Cerpatee at the top, below it the
Mangree and to the right of the Mangree, the Camoudile. Below the Camoudile is
the Zeftyr and to the left of the Zeftyr is the Karnak, our fish eating
friend. Take a picture and when you are done, push the wooden tab by the right
of the gear to collapse the sail.
Enter the room to the right, and turn right. Examine the treasure chest to
trigger a memory. Afterwards go to the other end of the room and examine
Achenar's first journal. You can use the amulet for a voice over. Here you
will learn the eating habits of the Zeftyr, the Camoudile and the Mangree,
along with their names. Further along will come the Karnak (a scavenger) and
references to the fifth creature.
When you are done, return to the pier. To lower the elevator to the pier, just
touch the metal tab next to the winding gear for the counterweight. Then,
retrace your steps to the top of the cliff. Now, take the path to the right
that leads to the aerial view. You'll see a red flag waving in the distance
and a wood structure to your left. This jungle is a maze and you'll have to
navigate it. Climb down and go to the camp area. Approach the tent to trigger
A Zeftyr will run out and you will use the tent as an hang-glider to pursue it
(I choose to think we're not running away from it in abject terror ^_^). It
proves smarter than you, as it hangs back just below the base camp and watches
you crash land. You then wake up with a Mangree looking over you. This scene
is also important as it contains a clue to another puzzle. You will hear a
Mangree screaming: high then low then high again. The one looking over you
will become alerted, just in time to escape the Camoudile that bounds over you
in hot pursuit of a cold meal.
When you get up, I suggest you do some exploring. It's very hard to give
directions here in the jungle as there aren't many reference points I can use,
so if you know the places I'm talking about, this will be much easier. Look
down to see some prints. Zoom in and the amulet will react.
Right now you are in a three way fork with the tent remains to your left. The
Camoudile came from your right. Take the path in front of you. Walk to the end
of this path. You will see a Mangree jumping from a tree to another one across
from it and hear the warning call again: high, low, high.
Go forward again and you'll arrive at what seems to be a dead-end. There's the
hunting post Achenar mentioned on his journal. You can push the red plants
aside. Do so and this lets you continue to the hunting post. Climb up.
Turn around and pull the cover down. Another diagram that helps establish the
pecking order. Take a picture. The pile of bones to the left triggers a
memory. Now, observe the three wheels in front of you and the Mangrees at the
distance. Do a close up and you'll see they are playing with the Mangree
Unfortunately, one of them is always covering the symbol. To make them go away
so you can take a picture of the symbol you'll need to reproduce the sound for
the warning call using the wheels in front of you. This includes not only the
pitch, but also the duration which is long, short, long.
Sorry I can't be of further help, but this is something you'll have to
practice until you get it right. It also serves as practice for a puzzle with
the same principal later on. I normally manage it by doing 3/4 of a turn for a
long duration and 1/4 of a turn for a short one.
In this particular case, you'll need to turn the rightmost wheel first, then
the leftmost one and then the rightmost one again. You also shouldn't take too
long between changing wheels as this can affect the sound reproducing. When
you have managed to reproduce the correct sound, the Mangrees will go away.
Take the picture of the totem and climb down from the post.
Return to the three way fork and take the path with the tent remains. You'll
see and hear a Camoudile up there stalking prey. Continue forward. At the
intersection, turn left. Continue forward. You will pass by a Karnak on your
right and going forward from there will lead you to a gate. Zoom in on the
panel to the left. Use the amulet. You'll learn what you need to do to solve
Open the panel by pulling on the bottom central area (where there seems to be
a wood tab). The objective of this puzzle is to get the hammer to rest on the
white pins without the hammers themselves being inside the sliders. The
solution is listed below. As there's no way to reset the puzzle, save the game
before you start solving it to prevent headaches (trust me on this one...)
In the solution, a letter followed by a number, an x and a direction means you
have to move that slider a number of holes in the direction indicated. The
first move means: move the middle slider two holes to the left.
t - top slidder
m - middle slider
b - bottom slider
lh - light hammer
dh - dark hammer
Step by step moves:
m 2x left
m 1x right
m 1x left
t 2x right
m 1x right
m 1x left
t 1x right
m 2x right
m 1x left
lh up -----> upper lock done
b 2x left
m 1x right
b 1x left
m 1x right
dh down ---> bottom lock done
At the end of this, the gate opens. Cross it to enter the lake area and the
Karnak habitat. Zoom in on the lake to trigger a memory. Turn around, zoom in
on the totem and trigger another one. Take a picture of the symbol. Now climb
down the trail to the intersection where you saw the Camoudile. Instead of
going right and returning to the tent remains trail, go forward. You will find
a trap on the left side of the trail. Use the amulet to trigger a memory.
If you continue forward, you'll arrive at base camp. Turn around and return to
the intersection. Turn left to the path with the tent remains. Take it. Pass
the three way intersection and this time go forward. You can use the Zip mode
to get there faster. You'll arrive at another intersection. To the left there
are two Zeftyrs feeding. To the right leads to the swamp area.
Take the left path to visit the Camoudile habitat. You'll witness an attack in
which the Camoudile kills a Zeftyr. Pass the feeding Camoudile and the tree
stump and turn around. There's a Karnak waiting for its turn at the carcass
and an axe imbedded on the stump. Use it to trigger another memory.
Turn around and go to the end of the trail. Turn left and a Camoudile will try
to attack you. Fortunately for you (and unfortunately for the poor beast) the
poisonous green gas those plants emit will render it unconscious and probably
give it one very bad headache, which is nice as it matches the one you'll also
feel as the vision blurs yet again.
Wait for your vision to clear and zoom in on the left plant. Trigger another
memory to learn about the proprieties of the gas and what a sadistic person
Achenar is (not that it needed any more confirmation). When it ends, leave
this place and go forward one screen. Take a right detour here to discover the
Proceed to the end of this little trail and turn right at the huge boulder.
The totem is behind it. Take a picture and trigger the memory. Now return to
the intersection where you saw the two Zeftyr eating. Climb the path to your
left (when leaving the Camoudile habitat) and you'll see two Mangrees running
away from a Camoudile. You'll also hear the Mangree warning sound again (just
in case you hadn't figured it out yet).
Proceed forward to yet another intersection. The path on the right leads to
the Gate area (Karnak habitat) and the path on the left with the wooden planks
leads to the swamp (Zeftyr habitat). Take the left path. Enter the swamp and
keep going until you get to a stone with prints on it. There's also a small
frog like creature.
Zoom in on the prints to trigger a memory. At the next intersection, turn left
to find the final totem, the Zeftyr one. As before, take a picture and trigger
a memory. Return to the last intersection and this time, take the right fork.
This leads to the bridge puzzle and this is the one that requires all the
information you've been gathering so far.
Climb up and go to the right. Touch the handle on the pulley hanging from the
ceiling to have the cover over the bridge lock lift. After solving this puzzle
you can return here by pressing the lever to the right when approaching the
bridge from the other side (not that you need to, but it's an available option
if you want to soak up the environment some more). You'll have to enter the
combination again to lower the bridge once you are on this side, though.
The lock has five tubes that look like flutes and each tube has a symbol
viewer. Below the lock there's a pyramid just like the one in the hunting
post. To the left there's what looks like a wood fan that will lower the
bridge once the correct sequence has been chosen. One of the viewers is
broken, so you'll have to use one of the ones either side of it as a reference
to set it to the correct symbol.
The objective here is to organize the various animals, represented by their
symbols, in descending pecking order. From the eating diagram on the wreck and
the diagram on the hunting post, the order is Cerpatee, Camoudile, Mangree,
Karnak and Zeftyr, logic being carnivores first (in order on size) then
omnivores (Mangree and Karnak, with the Mangree being more intelligent) and
finally herbivores (Zeftyr). With this in mind, set the tubes like so:
1 - three holes showing (blank square)
2 - two holes showing (three triangles on the vertex of a big one)
3 - five holes showing first so as to set the fourth tube and then reset to
initial position (four leaf clover)
4 - five holes showing (four squares)
5 - four holes showing (letter s rotated 90 degrees)
Pull the wood fan and the bridge will lower. Cross to the other side and the
bridge will come up again. Enter the hut on the left. There's quite a few
things hidden around and all of them will come in handy very soon.
Open the trunk nearest to the door to find some pulleys and diving gear.
Proceed to the next trunk and open it. Look at the inside of the lid. Take a
picture of the drawing with the monkey and the squares with dots and markings.
Approach the bed. Use amulet on the shirt and on the second of Achenar's
From this you'll learn the name of the Cerpatee, that Achenar seems to be
repenting and on the road to redemption and that Mangrees have names. You've
already found one inside the trunk. Go to the desk and unroll the piece of
paper at the top of the small writing plank. Take a picture of White Beard's
Turn around and climb up the mast. Examine the telescope and have a look
around. There's another Mangree name on the top of the table. Take a picture.
Use the amulet on the box next to the drawing. Look at the painting on the
easel. Lift it up (can't be in zoom mode to do this) and you'll find the final
name behind it. Zoom in, take a picture and trigger the memory.
Return downstairs and exit the hut. Turn left and continue to the jungle. Walk
to the end of the wooden walkway until the nasty Camoudile starts snapping at
you. Turn left and proceed to the hut at the end. Climb up. Watch the
Camoudile enter this clearing and the Mangrees running for dear life. Notice
wheel in front of you. Just like the ones in the Hunting post. Turn around and
examine the diagram hanging from the ceiling. Trigger the memory. Turn around
and take a picture of the fruit throwing call.
OK, what you have to do here, is get the Camoudile to fall into the pit and
have White Beard throw a fruit at him so that he'll disturb one of those
poison plants and knock himself out. White Beard has to be the one doing the
throwing because is the only one strong/accurate enough to do it.
Unfortunately, moving the Mangrees around involves using the wheels to
simulate their names and the game is a stickler for precision. Feel free to
turn around and bang your head against the nearest wall. ^_^
Save the game and prepare yourself for one of the annoying puzzles in this
game. Each of the names you have been collecting is made up of two tones. As
in the other puzzle, there's high and low tones and also a middle one. There
are two lengths: short and long. A square means short and a rectangle means
long. The names are written from top to bottom, so to call a particular
Mangree begin in the top line and go down. If you need to reset the puzzle at
any time, walk back to the hut in the middle of the lake and then back here.
When you are ready, here's the sequence:
Number - denotes wheel to use, numbered left to right
1/4 or 3/4 - denotes length of signal
1 1/4 3 3/4
3 3/4 2 1/4
1 1/4 3 3/4
1 3/4 2 3/4
This gets the Camoudile in the pit but White Beard isn't in the throwing
2 1/4 1 1/4
1 1/4 3 3/4
3 3/4 2 1/4
1 3/4 2 3/4
3 3/4 2 1/4
I strongly suggest you save your game here, unless you want to redo the whole
thing. You'll have very little time once the Camoudile is in the pit to throw
1 1/4 3 3/4
3 3/4 1 1/4 2 1/4
Camoudile is put to sleep. Climb down and return to the end of the wooden
walkway. Climb down the ladder and you'll be greeted by a Mangree and see the
sleeping Camoudile in the pit. Follow the path to the right and climb the
wooden post at the end. This nest is filled with Mangrees. There's a compass,
and some shirts and linens. Zoom in on the shirts and trigger the memory
Turn around to the left and zoom in on the plant leaves with the drawings.
This is the solution to one of the puzzles in Serenia and also the solution
needed to finish this Age. It says you'll have to stroke the bottom stripe of
the third coil of a flying snake (you'll see it in just a bit) four times to
the left and then pat it on the head when it awakens. I shall name it Quetzy
(short for Quetzocoatl).
Follow the path of leaves to the end. If you turn around you'll notice you
have quite a following. The Mangrees seemed to have taken a liking to you. Sit
on the chair and look right and down. Zoom in on Quetzy and trigger the memory
to see Achenar doing what is needed to wake it up. Repeat what he did when the
memory finishes. It will seem like Quetzy is going to attack you but never
fear. Once it's gone, touch the lever. The chair will start moving and a
passenger will join you for the ride.
Once the chair stops, return to the linking chamber. If you go back to the
chair, zooming on the lever and triggering a memory replays the ride. Once
inside the chamber, link to Tomahna.
3. Tomahna Interlude
On linking in to Tomahna, you will see Achenar outside of Yeesha's bedroom,
linking to someplace and the link book falling to a deck below the bedroom.
Go see what happened. Pull the small lever to open the chamber and when it's
open, use Zip mode to go to Yeesha's bedroom.
The room is a shambles. Seems like Achenar was searching for something. Go to
Yeesha's bed and use the amulet on her Journal. You'll find out about Serenia,
Serenia's viewer code and Yeesha's spirit guide. Of special importance to
solve the bookshelf puzzle is a note on a Friday where there's a drawing of
Atrus working on the bookshelf. She says all the names are written in D'ni and
that she won't forget who is older. This was the final clue to solve the
bookshelf puzzle (along with the family tree, the note from Atrus to
Catherine, Yeesha's notepad where she practiced her name and the pictures of
the family). I will not solve the puzzle just know, as I prefer to solve Spire
Note: at this point, you could return to the viewer and input Serenia code to
see a picture of it. As with the other codes, it doesn't add much to the
Serenia code: Red 7, Yellow 6, Purple 4, Blue 3, Green 1
The image is a place near the link in spot in Serenia. You see a bit of the
stone forest maze and water in the distance.
Go to the bookshelf and zoom in on the lower left display. Trigger a memory to
hear Achenar saying "I knew you had one". He has stolen Serenia's linking book
from Yeesha. That's where he linked to and that was the book you saw falling
to the deck below. Zoom in on the right compartment to see Yeesha's handprint.
It says she is a child of water, which means her spirit guide is a water
spirit. You'll learn more about spirit guides when you link to Serenia.
For now, exit the room and return to the linking chamber (you can use the Zip
mode if you want to). Once there, pull the small lever to close it and then
link to Spire using the book on the left.
Before you start, a warning: Spire is evil! Then again so is Sirrus, so that
makes it even. As with any Myst game the details are very important, but in
this age they are even more so. Now that this is out of the way, look around
you. The scenery is beautiful.
You arrive inside a blown up link chamber. As with Haven, the same system was
adopted here. You'll find a book on the bench across the room. Use the amulet
on it to trigger a memory. Yeesha's first mistake with Sirrus: telling him she
knew D'ni. Second mistake: teaching it to Sirrus. Anyway, when you are done,
exit and start climbing down.
On your way down, you'll path a elevator shaft, off to the side. Enter it and
see that the call button is broken. You can zoom in on the shaft but you won't
see much. Exit the elevator and continue climbing down until you arrive at a
garden with crystal statues. If you used the viewer code, this is what you
would have seen.
Proceed to the statues and trigger a memory sequence. Turn left, and zoom in
on the tools, bedroll and extinguished fire on the floor. Trigger another
memory sequence. To the right and back there's a tunnel that leads to an
elevator. Instead of taking that route, let's go another way. Turn back to the
statues. Proceed to the left and to the back of the statues.
At the end of this walkway, there's a huge crystal jutting out from a stone
pipe. Take a picture and note the shape of the pipe (pentagon). Zoom in.
Trigger the memory sequence and confirm that is indeed a pentagon shaped pipe.
Zoom out. Notice white mark on scale on the fourth position (counting the one
where the indicator is as one). This will become relevant near the end of this
Age. Now turn right.
Examine the pipe hole. Zoom in and trigger a memory sequence. Jump in and
enjoy the slide down (hope the Traveler has heat resistant pants! ^_^) Once
the ride ends, go forward. There's a sort of book device at the end. Pull the
lever below it to open. Trigger a memory sequence. This is a circuit board for
the Age. It shows where there's power. Right now, nothing is powered up.
There's a group of four fuses on the upper left side, a group of seven fuses
below that one and a group of 35 fuses on the right hand side. There's also a
lot of symbols. Each of these represent a location here in Spire (kind of like
the power box back in Tomahna).
To the right of this circuit board is a metal pipe leading up. This is your
exit from this level. Examine the rest of this location. Go left. There's a
control box here. The symbol on the lid looks like a castle with waves above
it. It's an electromagnet and the waves represent magnetic forces. Zoom in on
the lid and trigger a memory. Press the button beside it to open the lid.
Inside you'll find a slider and seven LEDs (numbered 1 to 7).
There's a power gauge on the right and a switch on the left. Flick the switch
down. Now, let's ground some conductors. It took me a few tries to find the
right combination, but to save you the time, here it is: move the slider
right, left, right, left and right. This works because one move to the right
lights up 4 LEDs and one move to the left turns two off. All seven LEDs will
light up. The game will take over and you'll see something being pulled down
by the magnet force.
If you now go to the circuit board, you'll see that this area is also lit up.
From there, and to the left you can go to the end of the walkway and see an
huge crystal that is storing electricity. A cable leads out into the void and
connects to several floating stones. A ladder seems to lead out to the left,
but can't be used right now. Turn back to the pipe leading up and climb it.
At the top, move the lever to the left to open the trap door (if you had come
by the elevator back at the Statue Garden, this trapdoor would be locked and
it would be impossible to open it from the outside). This area leads to Sirrus
work area, botany lab, and another elevator to the right and rest area and
workbench, to the left.
For now, continue climbing the pipe. This is another control area. The control
box lid here has a symbol that looks like a ship sailing over some waves. It's
another electromagnet, this one pointing down. Zoom in and trigger a memory.
What you have to do here is balance out the floating rock you saw coming down
when you powered the box downstairs. This is all explained in one of Sirrus
Journal (to which we'll get to in a bit) and also through the triggered
memories at the control boxes when they are covered up. You'll learn that the
location downstairs is a dock and that the floating stone is actually a stone
Open the box. This one has is exactly like the one below but only with four
LEDs. You need to light up two LEDs here. The sequence for this, after
flicking down the switch, is move the slider left, right and right. Game will
take over, and although you won't see it from up here, the stone ship will be
at the proper position to be boarded at the dock area.
Climb down to the middle area and go left. Approach Sirrus' workbench. On your
way there, zoom in on the floating stone to the left and trigger a memory. As
long as you are here, take a moment to follow the path next to the floating
stone to the end to add a link to the Zip mode. It might come in handy. Do not
use the elevator though. There's no need to and you have some more things to
do on this level. Return to the floating stone and continue to the bench. Zoom
in on the first of Sirrus' Journals and use the amulet for a voice over.
You'll learn a lot about how the Age works, some of it's secrets and why the
stones float. You'll see how the stone ship was created, how the electro
crystals work and of Sirrus' failure. Contrary to his brother, Sirrus doesn't
seem the least bit remorseful.
To the right of the journal, there's a device that shows how the crystals
work. It also can be used to trigger a memory. Do so. To the right is a
telescope that triggers yet another memory sequence. It shows you the
destination of the stone ship. You'll go there in a bit.
For now, go to the left and behind the workbench area. This path leads to the
Botany Lab, where Sirrus' nurtured a flower to offer to Catherine (seen in the
pressure chamber in Catherine's Botany Lab, and also in triggered memory
sequence in Tomahna by Night Botany Lab.) Zoom in on the statue and trigger a
memory sequence. The Botany work table shows a diagram, but that doesn't look
like flower experiences. Looks like Sirrus has been extracting something from
the plants around here.
Return to the trapdoor, and from there to the dock area below. On arriving
here, notice that a gangway has been extended to the stone ship. Walk to the
ship and get inside. Push the lever up and it's a small ride to the other
island. Once there, get out of the ship and proceed forward and to the right.
Cross to the other side and zoom in on the pipe. Trigger a memory sequence and
To the right there's a web of chains. Go there first. Zoom in on the porthole
and use the controls on the right to move the view around. There are three
places where the blue button will light up, but one of them is more important
than the others. Before you start moving it around, trigger the memory
sequence. This is where Sirrus discovers that this Age has no bottom and the
link book is lost forever.
First hotspot is at the bottom of the stalactite that is currently shown in
the viewer. Click on the blue button to zoom in and again to zoom out. Second
hotspot is almost at the top of this stalactite. Again click the blue button
to zoom in and again to zoom out. To the left of this one is the most
important one: it shows a crystal jutting out from a windpipe (of circular
shape) and the white mark on the scale is in the third position (again with
position one being the first where the middle indicator is). Zoom out from the
viewer and go to the machine at the end of the other path.
This one had me banging my head on the wall for a while. The gears won't turn
not because there's no power (as I first assumed) but because there's a
floating stone nudged in them that prevents them from turning. Touch the stone
(on the right side of the screen) to set it free and then pull the lever. This
will enable a floating stone to form a bridge near the stone ship. Return
Cross the walkway and use the floating stone to cross to the other side.
Continue to the end to find another circuit board. Zoom in and use the amulet.
Return to the floating stone and step left to the control box. I forgot to
mention we are trying to power an artifact that lets you access the bottom
most point of the Age and that looks like a chair with spider legs. I shall
refer to it as spider chair. For that we need exactly 36 conductors to be lit.
Zoom in on the closed lid and trigger a memory. The symbol here looks like a
three stringed lyre. Open the lid. Wow! That's a lot of conductors! After much
experiment, the sequence for the slider here, after flicking down the switch,
is : move slider right, right, left, left and right. You need to light up 29
LEDs which this sequence does. Return to the stone ship and to the main spire.
Now, 29 from the island plus the 7 from the dock station makes 36. All you
need to do is to turn off the ones above the area where the metal pole leads
to (upper magnet control room). Go there and turn them off by flicking the
switch up. Climb down and this time, go to the right, towards Sirrus' rest
area and second workbench. On your way there, notice a piece of paper on the
floor, near a square piece of rock. It's the first note on Quartz crystals.
Zoom in and take a picture.
Keep going until you get to the third crystal jutting out from the windpipe.
This one is broken and there's no scale, but the shape is an hexagon. Zoom in,
take a picture and trigger the memory sequence. This confirms the shape of the
pipe and also the position for the last indicator, which is set on the
Turn around and go to the cot area. Zoom in on the chess set to trigger a
memory that completes the one triggered on the chess set back in the Kitchen
in Tomahna. Turn around to the water bucket. Notice a piece of paper on the
floor. Zoom in and take a picture (first note about the blue crystals). Now go
to the workbench.
On the left there's a rotating display with crystals inside. Below it there's
a note on Nara. Take a picture. On the top and to the right, there's a note on
rock. Take a picture. Now open the small compartment to find two more notes,
the one on top about blue crystals and below this one, one about rock. You'll
have to move the small gear aside to be able to lift the note about the blue
crystals. Take a picture of both notes.
Now, turn to the right, walk forward and examine the hole there. Jump into it.
At the bottom you'll be face with the spider chair. To the left of the chair
there's a statue with a list of numbers. Take a picture of it (as it will help
determine the correct frequency for Rock). Open the gate in front of the chair
by pulling the lever down. Leave the lever with the lightning bolt symbol as
is. Exit through the gate to the other side.
Climb up the stairs and look to the floor. Zoom in on the note and take a
picture. This is the only note about quartz but it's more than enough. The
elevator cab is here, but you won't be needing it. Return to the spider chair
and sit down. Press the button on the right. A control panel closes over you
and everything lights up. If you look carefully to the left side you'll see
numbers next to symbols. These indicate the amount of energy needed to access
a level, and this is how I knew that 36 was the correct number. Pull the knob
on the left down one position.
You'll go down and the statue will come down with you. Zoom in on it and use
the amulet. There seems to be a whole lot of flasks around. Pull the knob on
the left down another position. You will go down again and this time you'll
see four displays in front of you. Inside each there's a different piece of
crystal. On the left there's Quartz and Stone and on the right Nara (in the
form of a Knight chess piece) and Blue Crystal. These are locks and the notes
you have been collecting let you find out what are the frequencies to make
them vibrate and thus open. But before you do that, you need to tune the
Click on the button in the panel that looks like three capital 'E' letters.
You'll have to open the panel first to reveal the button. Once at the bottom,
you'll see three gears each with a different geometric symbol: a pentagon, a
circle and an hexagon. Each corresponds to one of the windpipes I told you to
take a picture of. On the right there's some tools. Zoom in on them and
trigger a memory sequence. After this, set the gears accordingly. Remember
that the first position counts. Code is:
Gear one (pentagon) in 4th position
Gear two (circle) in 3rd position
Gear three (hexagon) in 7th position
If you make a mistake, the white handle in each gear resets it to the original
position. Once they are properly tuned, return upstairs by pressing the big
black button up and to the left. When the ride ends, save the game. Get ready
for another annoying puzzle. Seems to be one per Age. But first let's find out
Open up the notes on the quartz crystal. The first one says the first slider
should be set to 6. The second one says the optimum setting is near 8-12-4.
Push the sliders on the chair control panel to these positions: the first one
to 6, the second one to 12 and the third one to 4. The quartz crystal begins
to vibrate (the lights on the conductors turn off meaning that energy is being
spend to make the crystal vibrate). You have the correct frequency for Quartz:
6-12-4. Notice that there's only a hole on the Quartz ring and that it spins
Now for the Rock. The notes for rock say that the total power is 20 and that
the last slider must be set to 5 (seen in one of the notes). This means that
the power distributed to the other sliders has to add up to 15. There's a lot
of combinations, but the notes also say that the lab vibrated strongly with
one of the melodies from the music chart. So that reduces it to 10-5 (as found
on the last three lines of the chart), since this is the only pair from the
melodies chart that adds up to 15. The correct frequency for Rock is 10-5-5.
Test it and notice the lock behavior. This one has three holes.
Now for the Blue Crystal. The notes let you know that the setting for the
first slider is 3. The other ones must be set to the total output from the
garden, which is 4, and docking station which is 7. The total is 11. So if the
total is 11 and the first one is set to three and one of them has to have the
full power from the docking station, which is 7, the sequence is either 3-7-1
or 3-1-7 (since both add to 11). Testing these reveals that the correct one is
3-1-7. Notice the lock behavior by zooming in on it. This one has two holes.
And for the final one, Nara. This is the easiest one. The only note on Nara
says that it will have to be all the power the board can generate, equally
divided by three. Since the full power is 36, dividing it by three means the
frequency is 12-12-12. Zoom in on the lock and see that it has four holes.
So frequencies we have, now to determine the order. Since the slower vibrating
materials take longer to get to a hole in the ring, it's better to have them
set up early. In order of the number of holes, this means the correct order
(along with frequency settings) is:
Blue Crystal: 3-1-7
Now for the annoying part. You have to get all four locks vibrating at the
same time and this requires speed while setting up the sliders. This would be
easy if the control system wasn't so clunky and the mouse hovering sensibility
was a little more sensitive. My suggestion, at least for the first setting is
to set up the first and third slider to the correct positions and leave the
second one to the end. As this involves cranking it up to the maximum, it buys
you some time. Once it starts vibrating, set the next combination and so on.
With a bit of luck you'll get it right and the bridge in front of the chair
Once this happens, click the blue button on the right to have the control
console lift up and free you. Walk over to the bridge and cross it. Save the
game. Climb to the new area and you'll see an huge stone slab in the elevator
to the left. You'll have to get rid of it. To your right is a panel with two
settings. Move the slider to the right (below the drawing for what looks like
a Bishop chess piece).
Move forward and you'll see a figurine inside an electrical cage. Zoom in and
trigger the associated memory. Oh, so the crystal figurines will act as bombs
once they are grounded. Continue to the second of Sirrus' Journals. You'll
learn of Sirrus bitterness, his trickery of his mother as well as taking
advantage on her feelings and that he is not the least bit sorry for what he
did: he's quite blase about it. You'll also learn of his plans to blow up the
linking chamber, how he tricked Atrus into giving him some Nara (in the form
of chess pieces and his surprise at finding out he has a sister and the
anger/envy he feels towards her because Atrus chose to teach her the Art of
writing Ages and didn't do the same with him.
Approach the nearby dispensers and zoom in on each one. You'll have the
opportunity to trigger two memory sequences, showing a figurine being
retrieved and deposited into the sliding container. The one on the left is
made of rock and the one on the right is made of Nara. Since you need to blow
up the rock slab that is blocking the elevator, Nara would be the right way to
go. You'll have to make sure that the container is pushed to the left so that
the Nara figurine will fall to the ground and blow up.
Slide the container to the left and return to the spider chair. Set the
sliders to 12-12-12 and watch the cutscene. A figurine slides to the back of
the other area and an explosion similar to the one witnessed on Tomahna when
the quake took place will be seen. Seems that both brothers had an hand at
that event. Return to the area that just blew up. The elevator is now
Enter the elevator. If you want to save the game here, as this will be a fun
ride. Lift the lever up and enjoy it! The ride ends on the shaft chamber near
the beginning of the Age. By the way, the ride up here should explain why this
elevator wasn't working: beside the slab of stone blocking it downstairs,
there was a missing section of the shaft that Sirrus substituted for
Turn around an zoom in on the medallion next to the lever. Flick the little
latch and take a picture of the color scheme that appears. This changes from
game to game, so I can't tell which scheme you'll get. It's also part of the
solution to another puzzle in Serenia and the reason why you needed to visit
Spire before going to Serenia. Zooming in on the lever, replays the elevator
ride. Exit the elevator and proceed to the link chamber. Link back to Tomahna.
5. Tomahna Revisited
Time to take care of the book shelf puzzle in Yeesha's room. Pull the small
lever right to open the chamber and Zip mode to the bedroom. Once inside,
approach the bookshelf. There are two rows of books, with eight books each.
Number the books in each row from one to eight. I'll refer to a particular
book like so 2:4 in which the first number is the row and the second number is
On the spine of each book there's a name written in D'ni. After gathering all
the clues (Yeesha's Journal where she says all the names are written in D'ni
and that she won't forget who is older, the family tree below the first
conservatory, the note from Atrus to Catherine, Yeesha's notepad where she
practiced her name and the pictures of the family) all that's left to do is
translate the names so you can find out which books to push.
Since you already have Atrus, Catherine and Yeesha's names in D'ni, the only
ones missing are Achenar and Sirrus. If you translate the other names, you'll
see some familiar names there, like Rand for example. Or you could simply try
to find out which are the ones you want from looking at the Family Tree
picture. The order to be used, as Yeesha says she won't forget who is older,
is descending chronological. So that would be Atrus, Catherine, Achenar,
Sirrus and Yeesha, which translates to:
Push these books into the shelves to have the bookshelf lower. Climb down the
manhole to the deck. Step forward and you will see some diving equipment here.
Continue forward to find a painting on an easel, a glowing lamp with beetles
flying around it and Serenia's link book laying on the floor (this was where
you saw it drop to when Achenar linked there). Open the book and link to
Before you start exploring Serenia, do a small detour. Turn around, do a close
up on the stone pedestal behind you and trigger a memory. Poor Yeesha! Link
through the book laying on the floor back to Tomahna. This is a very nice
surprise, especially if you played Exile, because you are in the same place
where Exile starts!
Approach the bench on the left, zoom in and trigger a memory that replays the
first scene from Exile. Turn around and go through the corridor there. At the
end, turn the little fan knob to unlock the door and step through. The door at
the back of the Botany Lab is now opened. Return to the balcony you just left,
and turn right to Atrus' office.
Turn left and go to the leftmost mural. Zoom in to trigger another scene from
Exile. Zoom in on the right mural and trigger another memory, this one of
Catherine teasing Atrus. Continue to Atrus' desk. The linking book to Serenia
is on a bookstand to the right.
Turn on the lamp on top of Atrus' desk. Zoom in on the feather and trigger a
memory. Zoom in on the Journal and use the amulet for a voice over. The
journal teaches you about Serenia, and the family trip there. It also talks
about how Yeesha underwent her Spirit Guide ceremony. When you are done, turn
right and link to Serenia.
Serenia is a maze like place. As with Haven (but even more so here) it's very
difficult to give out directions. I strongly suggest you get acquainted with
the Age and at least learn the locations for the water control puzzles (there
are three), the Spirit Guide manifestation points (stone circles for Wind
Guides, circular pools for Water Guides and burning stones for Fire Guides) as
well as their shapes (Whirlwind, Water Column and Flame Column) and their
offerings (Pollen for Wind, Bubble for Water and burning Sap for Fire).
Start by going forward. Cross the bridge and go past the bubble fountain on
the right. Continue forward past the white butterflies. To your left you'll
see a water wheel and in front of you there's a bridge. Turn left and go to
the water wheel. Pull the control handle on the wheel to the right so as to
stop water from flowing to the left. You need to do this as part of a puzzle
you'll encounter later on. There's also a water pool here. Return to the main
Cross the wooden bridge. You'll see Achenar walking briskly to the right. This
is a four way intersection: the path from where you came, a stone path to the
left, a stone path where you saw Achenar in front of you and two wooden
bridges to the right. Follow the path where Achenar was. Pass the stone circle
to the left and continue to another intersection. You'll see two water
conduits intersecting on the right, a path to the right and a path to the
left. Take the left path.
Turn left and notice a small wooden box in a stone shelf to the left. Zoom in
and trigger a memory. This is what Achenar was hiding. Open the box and use
the amulet on the Journal for a voice over. This Journal will let you learn
what the brothers have been up to in Serenia, as well as their intended plans
for Atrus. It also tells you that there's been a fall out between them.
Continue forward on this path. At the end, just before a bridge, you'll see
some burning stones. Incidentally, if the game takes over when approaching a
Spirit Guide manifestation point, it means the Guide is there. Do nothing to
it tough. I point this out because a Fire Spirit might be here. You'll deal
with them later on. Cross the bridge and you'll be standing under a pollen
tree. Turn left and go forward.
There's a water pool on the left (and probably the Water Spirit guide is
there). Forward again until you get to another water control point. Climb the
small wooden ladder on the left. At the top, pull the little car right so that
its top wheel connects with the wooden axle. Go forward and pull the handle to
the right. Staying still on top, approach the ladder and return the car to the
original position. Descend and return to the water pool.
Turn to the water control and pull the handle hanging from it. This will block
the water from flowing to the left conduit. As I mentioned above this is part
of a puzzle you'll encounter a little while later. Go past the small wooden
ladder and continue forward. You will come across a stone circle on the right
and probably see a Wind Spirit. Again, do nothing to it. Keep going forward.
You'll be back to the intersection where you saw Achenar. The Wind Spirit may
be in the stone circle next to that path now. This time, take the path with
the two wooden bridges. You may be able to see a Fire Spirit to the left at a
distance. Go past it. Cross the wooden bridge. Ignore the trail leading down
from here for now (it's a dead-end with a raised drawbridge). There's another
stone circle to your right. Take the left path.
Another water control, and if all went well, there should be no water flowing
here. There's a water pool here. Zoom in on the broken wooden cogwheel on the
left and trigger a memory. Once it ends, go forward. To the left you'll see a
burning sap plant and another one to the right at the distance. Take the path
to the right that leads to another burning sap plant and a pollen tree.
Pass the pollen tree on the right and the bubble fountain on the left. There's
a path to the left here on which another pollen tree can be seen. Ignore this
path and go forward. There's another bubble fountain here, a path to the left
where some burning stones can be seen to the right of it and a path leading
forward and downward. Take this one.
The game will take over and you'll meet Anya. Listen to what she has to say.
She is one of six Protectors leaving on this part of Serenia. She tells you to
visit the memory chamber, so go there. Go forward, but make a detour first. At
the cross roads, turn right and go to the end of the path. Zoom in on the
mosaic and trigger a memory. From it you'll learn that water links everything
in this Age. Take a picture of the mosaic, as it is also a map to this Age's
stone maze (the one you've been navigating).
Return to the crossroads and go right. Go down the stairs and at the bottom,
turn left. Go down these stairs and witness a scene with Sirrus. As usual,
he's up to no good. When he sees you, he'll blow up the bathyscaph to escape.
Turn right and go forward. Zoom in on the offering plate and trigger another
memory. Before entering the Memory Chamber in front of you, go left and to the
back of the bathyscaph. Examine the blown up door and trigger a memory. The
bathyscaph is used to harvest memory globes from the bottom of the Memory
Return to the Memory Chamber and enter it. There are four statues at the back
(two on each side) and they will replay scenes of Yeesha imprisoned, Achenar
stealing something and Sirrus holding a blue egg. There's a stair leading up,
but there's no need to go up there right now. The chamber in the middle of the
room holds the pistil of the plant and it's beating like an heart.
Exit the Memory Chamber and return to where you saw Sirrus inside the
bathyscaph. You'll meet a new Protector here: she'll tell you about the Memory
Chamber and that a few of their sisters have gathered at the Hall of Spirits.
They'll be able to tell you more about Yeesha when they've woken up. Follow
her to the back of the bathyscaph. She'll tell you of the existence of another
bathyscaph and that the pollens inside a Memory Chamber grow deadlier when the
plant gets old.
Once more, return to where you saw Sirrus and climb the stairs. At the top
turn left and go forward. Cross the suspended wooden bridge and climb down at
the other side. On this plaza, there's a statue with and offering plate to the
right and a small outcropping to the left. Go there. A tube at the end
triggers a memory when you zoom in. Seems like this is used to call the
village. Return to the plaza and go left at the top.
At the base of the stairs, there's a stone lid (the control is to open it is
upstairs). Climb the stone stairs, and encounter Achenar. Listen to what he
has to say. It may be hard to believe, but he seems sincere. He does seem a
few sandwiches short of a picnic basket and he says his brother is mad. He
also mentions the Journal you found inside the wooden box and to prevent Atrus
from coming here. When the scene ends, turn right.
Walk the wooden walkway to the end. Notice the thing on the water control
wheel? It's a Quetzy just like the one in Haven. This is way you had to go
through that Age: to find out how to release this lock so you can operate this
water control. Zoom in and trigger a memory of Haven. To release Quetzy,
stroke the bottommost stripe on the rightmost coil four times to the left and
then tap her on the head. She'll fly away and let you operate the control.
Don't do it yet though.
Instead, return to where you just met Achenar and pull the red lever that
looks like the tongue from the statue. Return to the plaza and to the
outcropping. There should be a middle aged woman there. Another Protector.
She's very suspicious of you, but asks you to do a favor for her. She talks
about the importance of water, the theft of the Life Stone and the diversion
of the water courses. This scene is important because it triggers the
awakening of the Protectors inside the Hall of Spirits and lets you move
forward in the game.
So you'll go there, but take the long way so as to discover a bit more of the
game. Return to the stone plaza and to the base of the stone stairs. The lid
should be open allowing you to go down there. Do so. Climb to the very bottom.
There's a switch here (I don't know its purpose) and a pillar surrounded by
three more. Zoom in on it to trigger a memory. It's the stone Achenar has been
Turn left and go forward. Zoom in on the crevice. You'll exit this chamber.
Incidentally, if you had messed with the water control upstairs this area
would be flooded and you'd have been prevented from proceeding this way. Climb
up and you'll be on the side from which Achenar made his speech. Proceed
forward. This path leads to the drawbridge I mentioned earlier. It's no longer
a dead end. Now use Zip mode to return to the crossroads after you met Anya or
continue on this path.
Once in the crossroads, go to the mosaic. Another scene with Anya will reveal
a little more of what is going on. When it ends, go straight ahead to the
building on the opposite side of the mosaic. This is the Hall of Spirits. Save
before you go in. Enter it and you'll be addressed by one of the Protectors
there. Listen to her explanation and you'll learn you need a Spirit Guide to
visit Dream. She's called Zaneka, by the way.
Note: The guide is randomly attributed. Problem is I don't know what triggers
it. I've been going through the save I did but it seems I always get the same
guide. It does change when you start a new game. I've been a child of Wind and
of Water so far.
The Imager Viewer will be flashing. Click on it. Notice a hand next to the Zip
mode icon. Clicking on it will show a hand print just like the one in Yeesha's
bedroom back in Tomahna. Exit the Hall of Spirits.
Now that you know who's your Spirit Guide, time to go find it. Return to the
Stone Forest and go to the appropriate spot to get an offering. These spots
are always within a four screen distance from a manifestation place. You have
to take the offering from the tree/fountain/plant to the manifestation place
by holding it on the cursor. To collect an offering, place the cursor below
the falling material. After you have it in hand, you can't do quick or sudden
moves or the offer will disappear, but you mustn't take to long or it will
also disappear. Moving more the four times will also make the offer disappear.
As I have no way of knowing which Guide you have been given here's a table
with the information you'll need:
From Collect Spirit Guide Manifests in
Pollen tree ---> Pollen ---> Wind ---> Stone circle
Bubble fountain ---> Bubble ---> Water ---> Water pool
Burning plant ---> Sap ---> Fire ---> Burning stones
If the Guide is at the manifestation place you chose, touch it with the offer
in hand. This will cause and explosion of light and shower of sparkles. If
not, you'll have to visit every spot where it appears until you find it,
always bearing the right offer in hand. Once this is done, return to the
Before going upstairs, save the game here, as you are about to experience one
of the most fun puzzles in the game as well as bear witness to a fabulous
journey accompanied by the song Curtains (beautiful in itself) by Peter
Gabriel. When you are ready, Zaneka will be waiting for you there and will
explain you what to do. Once you get up there, the game will take over.
Enjoy the video. When it ends, your Spirit Guide will explain what is going on
in Dream and that it will try to help you. It'll allow you to interact a
little bit with Dream, and you can play around with the color clouds and have
them follow your cursor around. After some time has passed you'll be taken to
what I consider to be the most fun puzzle I've ever done on a Myst game.
When the screen has filled up with swirling nimbus if color surrounding a
white one and the Spirit Guide has stopped talking, save the game. This puzzle
is easy once you know what you are trying to do. The spirit guide told you to
bring the Ancestors in closer harmony to the ones surrounding it. White, for
those of you out there who don't know this, is a combination of all the colors
that compose light and thus the most harmonious color there is. Your objective
will be to change all the Ancestors colors to white.
To do this, you brush the cursor through an Ancestor and it changes color. The
color sequence is:
Red ---> Purple ---> Blue ---> Cyan ---> Green ---> Yellow ---> White
Once you get to white, the cycle will begin again. The best way of doing this,
since the clouds are arranged in an hexagonal matrix, is to trace triangles or
do zigzag motions. Now, there are some rules:
- going from a cloud to another, moves the color up one level on the sequence
- going back on a color that you have just changed causes no effect at first,
but if you linger to much on it or pass through it without changing colors
around it, it will force a color change on the clouds that surround it
- white clouds are a bit sturdier to the effect above but will also change if
you brush past them
So when you are ready, begin. Don't be afraid to change a white into a red if
you need to or do other shapes other than triangles (like squares) if it is
needed at sometimes. When all clouds have been changed to white, the Spirit
Guide will tell you, you have succeeded and will reveal you two color pyramids
which will come in handy very soon.
You will see two white lights separating into three distinct colors each and
then form two pyramids. Make a note of the two pyramids that are shown. Even
if the Spirit Guide says you won't be able to see this revelation again, you
will. There's a memory trigger that allows you to review this clue:
G M Y
R B C
Where R, G, B stands for red, green and blue and M, Y, C stands for magenta,
yellow and cyan. Once you are back on Serenia, say goodbye to Dream for now.
You will be returning there just before game ending. Exit the Memory Chamber
and return to the Stone Plaza where you met the middle aged Protector. There's
a Zip mode link leading there. Don't use it until you have exited the Memory
Chamber though, or you will lose a sequence with Anya.
As soon as you exit the building, Anya will appear and say that she hoped to
discuss what went on in Dream with you, but there isn't time. She will remain
here and block anyone from entering the Memory Chamber. Once the door is
closed, you can trigger a replay of the last bit of conversation by zooming in
on it and using the amulet.
Once at the Stone Plaza, proceed to the water control where you made Quetzy go
away. Turn the wheel to stop the water from flowing to the left canal. Time to
face the brothers at their hideout. Return to the crossroads that lead to the
mosaic and the Hall of Spirits (there's also a Zip mode link to it). Once
there, turn left and proceed forward, passing under the bell to leave the
Protectors section and enter the Stone Forest.
Climb the wood steps and you'll be at an intersection with a bubble fountain
and a wooden bridge. Take the left path and follow it to the end. At the end
there's a burning sap plant to the right and an intersection in the next
screen going left. Go forward once to the next screen and take the left path
again. Pass the water control with the broken wheel and at the end of that
path you'll be where the path leading from the drawbridge connects with this
one. Go to the drawbridge and cross it.
On the other side, there's a stairway leading down next to the winding wheel
for the drawbridge. Climb down this stairway. At the bottom of the stairway,
proceed toward the door. You'll meet Sirrus as he is exiting the abandoned
Memory Chamber. Notice how he backpedals a little. Once he finishes his
speech, proceed to the right and to the back of the Chamber.
From Achenar's Journal found in the Stone Forest, you should have seen a
drawing of a back underwater entrance into this memory chamber. There's a
bathyscaph here and a well. You'll have to drain enough water from the well to
be able to access the secret tunnel and the secret door it leads to. That is
why you have been diverting the water from this location. If you hadn't done
it, water would keep flowing into the well and there would be no way of
accessing the secret tunnel.
There are two levers here for controlling the bathyscaph: one lowers and
raises it (the left lever) and the other one opens and closes its door (the
right lever). Begin by pulling it up using the left lever. Close the door on
the bathyscaph by using the right lever and then lower it. Still with the door
closed, lift it up. This will cause some over flow and grant you access to the
tunnel. Approach the well and climb down. Once inside, climb down once more.
You should be able to see a glass window and below it, a wheel. Turn the wheel
to the right to open a drain and allow some more water to drain out. Return to
the bathyscaph controls. Lower it and with the door still closed raise it.
Again this will drain some more water. Finally, open the bathyscaph door,
lower it, close the door while it is underwater and then raise it. This will
have drained enough water to open the secret door at the end of the secret
tunnel. Go there now.
Zoom in on the panel and trigger the memory. This shows you a picture of the
medallion in Spire, a replay of the revelation your Spirit Guide showed you
and then six small triangles separating (notice that every dot is white) and
the door opening. Click on the button below the panel to open it. You will see
a circle of color marbles and sliding channels.
This is why you had to go through Serenia: the medallion there gives you the
color combination for the six innermost positions of the panel. You then have
to form triangles, using the combinations shown in Dream to form six triangles
in the outermost positions of the panel, so that when combined each triangle
will glow white. Each small triangle can only be one of these two types:
G M Y
R B C
and one of its vertexes has to coincide with the color scheme from Spire.
As I don't know what combination you got in Spire I won't be able to tell you
where to place the marbles. You'll have to do it, but it shouldn't be too
hard. It's just a question of sliding the marbles into place. To move a
marble, click on it, and white lines will show you where you can move it to.
Select a position by clicking on it and the marble will move there. When you
have finished, click the button below the panel to open the door.
Proceed through the tunnel, and climb the metal ladder at the end. Find the
handle on the wheel and turn it to open the hatch. Explore the Memory Chamber.
You can enter the Shrine itself if you want to but there's nothing to do
inside. The plant is protected by a glass cover. To the left of the chamber,
there's a sarcophagus. If you zoom in on the glass window, you'll see Sirrus
frozen inside. Ignore him and climb the stairs to the top of the Memory
At the top you'll see Yeesha strapped to a chair. She'll ask you to release
her by pulling the silver lever on the machine. As soon as you can, save. This
is where you get to make your choices for alternate endings. I'll explain them
in the Final Considerations section. For now, go to the machine. When you get
there Achenar will enter. Do as he says and pull the AMBER lever.
Unfortunately, doing the right thing puts Yeesha's body in trouble (then
again, she already was, with Sirrus inside her body). Again, follow Achenar's
instructions and sit on the chair behind you. Look up to be transported to
Dream again. Prepare for this Age's annoying puzzle.
Your Spirit Guide will be waiting for you and will show you Yeesha's mind
being plagued by a parasite in a form that seems like a beetle with fine
binding energy tendrils that are strangling her. This is Sirrus. The Spirit
Guide will send you inside Yeesha's memory and you will have to sort them out.
This place as five images floating around and each of them has one or more
symbols attached. If you float the cursor over one of the symbols, it will
replay a piece of a conversation. You have to put the conversation in order
and also place each piece of it over the relevant object. The full dialog is
01 - (Yeesha) Daddy's really good at chess
02 - (Yeesha) You can make one just like you made my spirit guide
03 - (Sirrus) I'd like to sis, but I don't have a chess set
04 - (Yeesha) I'll tell them to when I link home
05 - (Yeesha) Well maybe mum and dad could give you a set, as a present
06 - (Sirrus) Ha, right, and I suppose you'll tell them to make it out of the
same rock as this chamber
07 - (Yeesha) You should play him
08 - (Sirrus) I could, but it's really hard to carve figurines that small
09 - (Sirrus) That way, I'll never be able to break them
10 - (Sirrus) They break so easily
The available objects are: chess set (C), figurine (F), painting (P), book (B)
and Nara crest (N). When the correct sequence as well as the right number of
sentences have been placed over an object, that object will have a white
energy nimbus around it. This is the order the sentences should be put in:
C - 01, 07, 03
F - 02, 08, 10
P - 05
B - 04
N - 06, 09
You can only move sentences from object to object in groups. If a group has
more then one sentence the uppermost one will automatically be placed in the
next object you brush over, excluding the one it came from. A sentence is
place in an object in the lowest position and is removed from the highest
position in the group. To acquire a group click on it.
In order to simplify the solution, I'll refer to the object, rather than the
sentence, you will be clicking on to acquire the initial group and then the
object(s) you are going to distribute that group to. I'll also use the
abbreviations above. For example, the first step of the full sequence is N -->
C means you click on the group over the Nara crest and distribute it to the
chess set. Here's the full sequence:
N --> C
B --> N --> B --> P
N --> C
B --> N
N --> C
F --> C
C --> F --> C --> N --> C --> N --> C --> N
F --> P
C --> F --> C --> F
C --> F (done)
N --> C --> N --> C
C --> N --> C
N --> C --> N
N --> C (done)
P --> B --> N --> B --> P
B --> P --> B
B --> N (done)
P --> B (done) --> P (done)
After this one is done, you'll have to do another one, but this one is a
01 - Father and mother will teach you the art
02 - See how round and smooth and empty it is
03 - And everything that's you will be sucked out of your body
04 - Then, I'll put my new memories back on my body and no one will be able to
05 - See this globe little sister
06 - Of course, I'll kill them as soon as I know how to write Ages
07 - Lights will go on
08 - Leaving behind the perfect disguise for me to step into
09 - When I turn the switch, the chair you are sitting in will activate
10 - Never knowing that it's me who is doing the learning
This time, the available objects are: memory globe (G), sarcophagus (S), chair
(C) and book (B). Once more, when the correct sequence, as well as the right
number of sentences have been placed over an object, that object will have a
white energy nimbus around it. This is the order the sentences should be put
G - 05, 02
C - 09, 07, 03, 08
B - 01, 10, 06
S - 04
Now is also a good time to save, if you want to have a savegame right before
the game ends. As soon as you solve this puzzle the game will end. Full
sequence for this puzzle is (following the same conventions I did above):
C --> G --> C --> B
G --> S --> G --> S
G --> C
S --> G --> C --> G --> S --> B (done) --> C (done)
G --> S --> G
S --> G --> S
G --> S --> G
S --> G (done) --> S (done)
Listen to the final reassurances from the Spirit Guide. When you return to
Serenia you will see that Achenar's sacrifice, due to the revelation he had of
his brother, leads to his redemption. Unfortunately, it also leads to his
death in his sister's lap. As soon as you stand up from the chair you'll hear
Achenar's dying words and witness his death scene. Yeesha will be alright (at
least until she grows old and turns into the mad woman we've seen on Uru:
there's something seriously wrong with this family's gene pool). After this,
you'll appear in Tomahna and listen to Atrus' conclusions.
Roll on credits and you'll have the opportunity to listen to "Curtains" again.
After that, the game ends.
7. Final Considerations
When you are given the choice of levers to free Yeesha from the chair in
the upper floor of the Memory Chamber, there are three options you can make:
1 - Pull the amber lever (the standard ending)
2 - Pull the silver lever
3 - Do nothing.
If you choose number 2, Sirrus (inside Yeesha) will be freed, crush Achenar
under a Spirit Stone, trap you in the process and then kill you be shooting
Choosing number 3, leads Achenar to stand between you and Sirrus (inside
Yeesha). Sirrus will take the opportunity to backstab Achenar and then shoot
you where you stand.
In both endings, Sirrus will also gloat about his performance and of how he
now is sure that he'll be able to convince his father that he is indeed
That's it. Walkthrough is over. Hope you've found it helpful and that you've
enjoyed the game.
8. Viewer Codes
Rime: Red 6, Cyan 3, Yellow 8, Green 8, Blue 2
Spire: Green 1, Blue 7, Red 8, Yellow 4, Cyan 5
Haven: Blue 2, Red 8, Purple 1, Green 5, Yellow 6
Serenia: Red 7, Yellow 6, Purple 4, Blue 3, Green 1
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