I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Monday, June 16, 2014

Transcription complete!

Whew!  My random project of transcribing the kings histories from the DRC notebooks in Myst Online: Uru Live is complete!  Every notebook is typed up and arranged chronologically in a ~55-page single-spaced document that I have attached here.  For the most part everything is exactly as it appears in the notebooks apart from several unnecessary commas, some spelling errors, etc.

There was one notebook that had three endnotes, but I couldn't find the first one within the text, so it is simply excluded.

I probably have many transcription errors.  I tried to find all of them, but I wasn't too keen on re-reading the 54 pages I just typed.

There are some really interesting stories in there.  I noticed the bad kings tended to have longer biographies than the good guys, which I found amusing.  One thing I thought could have been cool, and this is probably because of my knowledge of Egyptian king chronology, is the occasional queen ruling D'ni.  Obviously, in D'ni they didn't do that at all because they could more or less choose any guy whether he was related to the regnant king or not.  But in Egypt is was common to have a queen rule, and it just so happened that this was often when a dynasty was dying.  It could have been fun to have seen that in D'ni history.

Anyway, if you want a copy, I have it available on Google Docs via the link below.  If it doesn't work let me know.  And if you see errors, also let me know so I can feex eet.

Find PDF of this here: The Chronological History of D'ni Kings: from Ri'neref to Kerath

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