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blondieDice
01-26-2004, 08:14 PM
Hi
since I first lay my Eyes on Uru I have been wondering about this, and since I haven't seen anybody else post anything on the subject I just wanted to ask; has anybody noticed the Similarities between the Relto Age and the Myst age? I'm talking about the looks of the two ages, yes Myst seems to be much bigger, but the two ages seems to have the same general shape and the same features; the mountain, the Plateau(where the the entrance to mecanical Age is)and even the forrest seems to be represented on Relto, I think the Similarities are very striking, so here is what i am thinking:

1: Could it be that Myst is actually Atrus' Relto age, modified to what we see through years and years of work. (if so, I need to get on with some decorating http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
or
2: Could Relto actually be Myst? after a lot of erosion and changes of the weather? ok it woulh have to be a lot of year - but still?

Again, I don't know if you have touched this topic before, but I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

BlondieDice

blondieDice
01-26-2004, 08:14 PM
Hi
since I first lay my Eyes on Uru I have been wondering about this, and since I haven't seen anybody else post anything on the subject I just wanted to ask; has anybody noticed the Similarities between the Relto Age and the Myst age? I'm talking about the looks of the two ages, yes Myst seems to be much bigger, but the two ages seems to have the same general shape and the same features; the mountain, the Plateau(where the the entrance to mecanical Age is)and even the forrest seems to be represented on Relto, I think the Similarities are very striking, so here is what i am thinking:

1: Could it be that Myst is actually Atrus' Relto age, modified to what we see through years and years of work. (if so, I need to get on with some decorating http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
or
2: Could Relto actually be Myst? after a lot of erosion and changes of the weather? ok it woulh have to be a lot of year - but still?

Again, I don't know if you have touched this topic before, but I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

BlondieDice

Tainry
01-26-2004, 08:19 PM
We have posted on this before, BlondieDice, but it'd be hard to find probably...buried in the forums...

Yeesha herself I think said something about writing Relto as an homage to Myst, which was written by Anna, IIRC. The similarities of geography/topology are deliberate. Relto seems to be quite a bit smaller though.

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Pepsi1953
01-27-2004, 01:31 AM
I've always looked at it and thought it was Myst Island. I keep thinking that it will be slowly brought back together again via the islands we got through a Relto Page as we go through all the new and upcoming Ages.

I know Yeesha says that she wrote Relto as a gift for her parents but I have my hopes that it will one day be Myst Island.

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Methinks
01-27-2004, 11:46 AM
She even mentioned that she put the library in the exact same place.
Also, if you have the tree page for your Relto, guess where it will grow?
Now if only I could get my hands on a rocket ship...

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GaroTahm
01-27-2004, 12:35 PM
perhaps since Yeesha is doughtier to Atrus and Katherine yeesha shares the similarities of her parents.

There for maybe she has seen myst island or heard about it in journals or she could have cam up with the idea (not knowing in her own mind that it looks like Myst).

Myst was an escape for Katherine and Atrus, a place to get away from it all, their island.

this is the same for the Relto island.
Relto, a place for 'US' to go and get away from it all.

perhaps they meant it to look like myst for that very purpose.

"I live in my own world, they know me here."

Dennis_Sharper
01-27-2004, 01:19 PM
Relto isn't Myst. Yeesha made relto look the way it did because, she said, it reminded her of another home she used to have (Myst island).

Methinks
01-27-2004, 03:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
There for maybe she has seen myst island or heard about it in journals or she could have cam up with the idea (not knowing in her own mind that it looks like Myst).
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

She was (According to the novels) born on the island of myst.

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Alahmnat
01-27-2004, 10:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Methinks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
There for maybe she has seen myst island or heard about it in journals or she could have cam up with the idea (not knowing in her own mind that it looks like Myst).
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

She was (According to the novels) born on the island of myst.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which novel would that be? According to Book of D'ni, Atrus and Catherine left Myst behind after returning safely from Riven because it held so many painful memories. They returned occasionally, but not for very long when they did.

There's actually another possibility... a lot of people have noted that the way Chroma'Agana is described is very close to the way Myst looks. It's possible that Yeesha was born there before Atrus and Catherine moved to Tomahna. That, too, would explain the similarities, and makes a little more sense when Yeesha refers to it as a reference to another home, when Myst was left behind because of the memories it held.

Of course, I've been known to be off my rocker before http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

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jesster777
01-27-2004, 10:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chessrook44:
I swear, I never noticed that before! And now that I think of it...

Dock--Area of the sunken ship
Tree (From what I've heard)--Spot where the tall tree was
Lake--Gear location
Island to the south--Island that held the key to opening the gears
(Not done yet)--Spaceship
Imager--Observatory (Roughly)
Book pedastals--image walkway (Or whatever it was!)
Home--Library

All that's missing is the powerhouse and the cabin!

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How does the waterfall fit in to all of this?

Its aproximately the same place as the power station, perhaps were going to get a watermill page soon that will be to power the age??

TheMYSTerious1
01-28-2004, 09:01 AM
I would say that the imager is more based on the infamous marker vault than the observatory.

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bendarek
01-28-2004, 08:35 PM
First of all, at the peak of the mountain was a rotating turret..

Second of all, I seem to remember a spoof called "Pyst" I think Relto looks more like what was on the cover of that box.

Has anybody seen John Goodman lurking around?

Anoula
01-29-2004, 05:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Methinks:

She was (According to the novels) born on the island of myst.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder *where* exactly... in the big scary observatory chair? *shudder*