Myst III: Exile Endings and Easter Eggs FAQ
Jason Smith (pNin01)
Created July 2004
Version 1.00


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       TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.   Version History
II.  Introduction
III. How to Get the Endings
IV.  Endings Descriptions
V.   Easter Eggs
VI.  Easter Eggs Descriptions


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I.     VERSION HISTORY
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v1.00  The initial version. I hope to improve on it, though, with your help.


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II.    INTRODUCTION
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This FAQ is my first contribution to GameFAQs. I created it because I noticed
that not as much detail has been given to Myst III: Exile as, say, Riven, even
though Myst III: Exile has just as many endings and some neat Easter Eggs as
well. I hope you find my descriptions clear, for they are very succinct. But
please, please contact me with any corrections or additions! Your help is
wanted and appreciated. 


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sole property of their creators.

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III.   HOW TO GET THE ENDINGS
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NOTES
-The orbiters are the two spherical objects in which you enter the symbols
featured on the tapestries.
-Save your game after completing the four symbols in the orbiters. But do not
save after that point, or you will not be able to get all the endings.
-All endings can be seen after completing the fourth symbol in the orbiter. You
will have to repeat some of the videos when you load your file, but you can
always press Spacebar to skip the movies (and you'll want to skip Saavedro's
very loud "No no no!!" speech).
-Getting the Tomahna linking book immediately will not affect the endings in
case you had lingering apprehensions created by Riven's Prison Book.
-Do not mess with the orbiters unless I mention it. Most of the explanations
assume the inner shield will be deactivated so long as you do not mess with the
switch.
-The endings are listed in an approximately temporal order. The best ending is
listed last.
-The ways to get the endings are listed first, spoiler-free. The descriptions
of the endings are listed in IV.


ENDING #1
Link to Tomahna in a position at a time such that Saavedro would have access to
the book. Some ways to get this ending are by

-linking before summoning Saavedro (by completing the fourth symbol),

-linking after summoning Saavedro and leaving the inner shield deactivated, and

-linking after summoning Saavedro and then deactivating and reactivating the
orbiters such that the inner shield is deactivated. You must link immediately
after reactivating the orbiters. Having the Releeshan linking book will not
change the ending.


ENDINGS #2, #3, AND #4
After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, approach him and he
will speak to you. You can get three very similar yet slightly different
endings by

#2    simply waiting and listening to his speeches,

#3    walking away once he starts speaking, approaching him again, and simply
      waiting and listening to his speeches, and

#4    walking away once he starts speaking, approaching him again, walking away
      again once he starts speaking, and approaching him a third time.


ENDING #5
Link to Tomahna in a position at a time such that Saavedro would not have
access to the book and you do not have the Releeshan linking book. Some ways to
get this ending are described below.

-After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, deactivate the
outer shield as he requested. After the ensuing video, use the linking book to
Tomahna.

-After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, go back to the
barrier gate at the top of the building and deactivate the orbiters. Go back
downstairs and click on the orbiter switch such that it is facing the fourth
symbol. Reactivate the orbiters such that the outer shield is deactivated.
After the ensuing video, use the linking book to Tomahna.


ENDINGS #6, #7 AND #8
After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, go back to the
barrier gate at the top of the building and deactivate the orbiters. After the
ensuing video, reactivate the orbiters such that the inner shield is
deactivated. You can get three very similar but slightly different endings at
this point by

#6    staying in place,

#7    moving towards the locked door of the building from which Saavedro
      initially greeted you, and

#8    moving towards the staircase.

Having the Releeshan book does not change these endings.


ENDING #9
After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, go back to the
barrier gate at the top of the building and deactivate the orbiters. Go back
downstairs and look at Saavedro through the vine gate. After the ensuing video,
use the Tomahna linking book.


ENDING #10
After summoning Saavedro and he is pacing near the gondola, go back to the
barrier gate at the top of the building in Narayan and deactivate the orbiters.
Go back downstairs and look at Saavedro through the vine gate. After the
ensuing video, ensure that the orbiter switch is facing towards the fourth
symbol and reactivate the orbiters.


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IV.    ENDINGS DESCRIPTIONS
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#1    You return to Tomahna. Saavedro follows immediately after you and kills
      you. What he does with Atrus is indeterminable. I assume he kills Atrus
      and Catherine out of anger, rather than request that Atrus revive
      Narayan.

#2    Saavedro gets increasingly angry through the course of three speeches. He
      smashes your skull with his stone hammer.

#3    Saavedro gets increasingly angry though the course of two speeches. He
      smashes your skull with his stone hammer.

#4    Saavedro smashes your skull with his stone hammer.

#5    You return to Tomahna. Atrus is very saddened by the loss of Releeshan.

#6    Saavedro smashes your skull while you are atop the barrier gate.

#7    Saavedro smashes your skull while you are standing near the locked door.

#8    Saavedro smashes your skull while you are standing at the apex of the
      staircase.

#9    Atrus, though happy to have Releeshan returned, ponders whether he would
      have been as heartless as you were, leaving Saavedro trapped between the
      two shields for eternity.

#10   Atrus is happy to have Releeshan returned, and he offers an inspiring
      message of hope and urges himself to forget the deeds of the past and
      look to the future.


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V.     EASTER EGGS
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NOTES
You will probably need to start a new game to do some of these Easter Eggs.
I'll list them in an approximately temporal order, so you shouldn't miss any of
them. Also, the descriptions assume you know how to complete the game. If you
do not understand what I am referring to, you should look at a walkthrough here
at GameFAQs (or try to figure it out yourself). Several Easter Eggs will
require you to hold the "~" key.


EASTER EGG #1
At the beginning of the game in Tomahna, go into Atrus' study and zoom in on
the shelf next to his desk. Click on the small bottle furthest left on the top
shelf.

You will zoom out upon clicking it. Link to J'nanin, but before linking to
J'nanin, you should complete Easter Egg #2.

Begin the light-reflector puzzle. Reflect light from the yellow reflector to
the blue reflector. Then, reflect light to the green reflector across the
valley. Reflect the light to the red reflector.

Move up to the top of the stone staircase leading to the red reflector. Turn
the red reflector so that the light is reflected towards the stone wall on the
right side of the screen.

Hold "~" while moving towards the stone wall.


EASTER EGG #2
Hold "~" while zooming in on the picture of Catherine and Yeesha on Atrus'
desk.


EASTER EGG #3
Climb up the ladder to the door Saavedro locks upon your arrival in J'nanin.
Hold "~" while zooming in on the window on the outer, locked door. You will
need to zoom in and out multiple times.


EASTER EGG #4
On the elevator side of Saavedro's home in J'nanin, move towards the hammock.
Hold "~" and move the cursor near the left side of the hammock, and the cursor
should change to a zoom-in icon. Well, zoom in.


EASTER EGG #5
Ride the elevator in Saavedro's home in J'nanin up to the Narayan linking room.
After Saavedro's speech ("Atrus, is that you?"), zoom out. Then hold "~" while
zooming in on the window of the door looking into where Saavedro is. You will
need to zoom in and out multiple times.


EASTER EGG #6
In Edanna, ride the spiral plant to the lowest level. Travel to the area where
the jumping plant is located. Instead of going up the stairs to the jumping
plant, take the path on the left and turn right. You should see a rather large,
brown, immobile moth sitting on the rock wall of the staircase. If you zoom in
and click on the moth, it will fly away. Instead, hold "~" and zoom in.


EASTER EGG #7
In Edanna, after getting off the spiral plant that brings you to the lowest
level, travel past the little pond where the electric sting ray is swimming.
Continue a little further to the purple-lit path. On the left side is a twisted
tree. Walk towards the tree and turn left to look at it. This Easter Egg has
not been confirmed, as I found it myself.


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VI.    EASTER EGGS DESCRIPTIONS
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#1    An illuminated cat's face with its mouth open.

#2    A picture of the actresses who played Catherine and Yeesha.

#3    Saavedro hits his head on the Releeshan linking book. I guess this
      explains why he is a lunatic.

#4    A PEZ dispenser.

#5    Saavedro checks his watch.

#6    The moth will feature two cats' faces on its wings.

#7    The moss on the tree forms the picture of what appears to be a rabbit.


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Copyright (c) 2004 Jason Smith (pNin01).