Yeesha’s Journal 01
This section contains spoilers which could ruin the game for you if you have not played it before, or have not yet reached the end.
This may contain spoilers from the other Myst games.
I am finding where I am, by understanding where I was.
And everything I was is linked to the island of Myst-the refuge.
And I must know where they were as well. My heritage, my people, my family.
My father, the prisoner of the hidden and the revealed. Raised by Ti’ana who hid the truth. Then raised by Gehn who revealed the truth. But Ti’ana hid for love, and Gehn revealed for power.
Mother too, nothing more than a slave to what she knew and what she felt. Taught by Gehn to write what she knew. Then taught by Ti’ana to write what she felt. But Gehn’s teachings imprisoned her, and Ti’ana’s teachings freed her.
And in the end, through the hidden and revealed, through the known and felt, through the good and evil, through the gods and devils – they came together.
Together they came: Father floating, and Mother caring. Father knowing and mother feeling.
And my great-grandmother Ti’ana watched, and my grandfather Gehn fell.
And so began our path of pain.
Ti’ana was called the destroyer, but she brought them together-and lived with them on Myst island.
Father could not keep Myst simple – new structures and new ages he brought. Mother could not keep Myst solitary – two new sons she brought – my brothers – Sirrus and Achenar. And they grew strong, and hungry, and lustful, like their grandfather Gehn – unable to control the power of books – the power of writing Ages.
As a result they became prisoners. Prisoners in their refuge.
I will never return to that place.