Until Uru Guide by Doctor Device Completed June 4, 2006 Last Updated July 17, 2006 CONTENTS I. Foreword ---1. Intro ---2. What is Until Uru? II. Getting Started... ---3. The Cleft ---4. Acquiring the KI III. How To... ---5. Using the KI ---6. Using The Nexus ---7. Relto Bookshelf ---8. Neighborhoods ---9. Getting Through The Great Zero ---10. Using Imagers ---11. Easter Eggs ---12. Tricks and Other Fun Stuff IV. Mini-games ---13. Ahyoheek ---14. The Wall ---15. Creating Marker Missions V. Items ---16. Relto Pages ---17. Reward Clothing ---18. Bahro Stones ---19. Green and Red Marker Locations ---20. CGZM Marker Missions VI. Miscellaneous ---21. Chat Commands ---22. Sharing/Instances ---23. Online and Offline Differences I. FOREWORD ___1. Intro___ This is my unofficial guide to Until Uru. This guide covers many of the aspects in Until Uru that you may find difficult (especially marker locations and use of the KI). Make note that the only walkthroughs in this guide are how to leave the Cleft and how to acquire your KI. Also make note that this guide is only for Cyan's shard, D'mala. With the eventual re-release of Uru Live, it is unlikely that much will change in Until Uru, except perhaps to test things out. Just keep in mind that some things I mention in this guide MAY change in the future (though they probably won't). ___2. What is Until Uru?___ First, you'll need to know about Uru Live. Uru Live is what Cyan originally wanted Uru to be, a game that could be played online where people could meet together and explore worlds. There would of course be a monthly fee, but new content would be added periodically, changes would take place in these areas, real-time stories and plots would unfold. Uru Live was tested in 2003 but, due to lack of people joining, failed and was cancelled in 2004. The lack of people was due, in large part, to the fact that not many people knew about Uru at the time. In May 2006, Cyan announced that they would re-release Uru Live later that year... More info can be found here: www.urulive.com After the first Uru Live failed, fans were most disappointed not about the lack of new game content but the inability to play online with each other. Soon after the expansions were released, Until Uru was created. Until Uru simply contains the same content as the first Uru Live before it shut down. It was mostly run by fans and used to require about $6 as an initial fee (donated to Cyan) and nothing more. In early 2006, Cyan set up their own Until Uru shard: D'mala. Since then, it has not been possible for one to join fan-run shards if one has not already done so. D'mala, however, Cyan's shard, is free and requires only an invitation to be sent via email. Make note that to play Until Uru, you must have Ages Beyond Myst installed but without either of the expansions. If you have Complete Chronicles, you can still play Until Uru, though I'm not sure how, seeing as I don't have it. For more info, you can visit the Until Uru website: plasma.cyanworlds.com II. GETTING STARTED... ___3. The Cleft___ The reason I include a guide to the Cleft is because it is not possible to play with others unless you complete it, which I think is somewhat ridiculous. The Cleft is the desert you start out in. Read the sign nearby to learn that is somewhere in New Mexico. There isn't anything nearby... but you should start running toward the volcano in the distance. Eventually you will see a trailer with a man sitting outside reading listening to Peter Gabriel's 'Burn You Up, Burn You Down' on the radio. This is Jeff Zandi; you can talk to him if you need help getting through the Cleft. He tells you to go into the cleft (the large crack nearby) and find a message. Go ahead into the cleft and explore. At the bottom of the ladder is a bridge with a door on the other side; cross it... but it collapses. You need to find another way to the door... To the right of where you fall is another fallen ladder which you can use as a ladder. Climb up to find 2 sleeping quarters... one containing a strange letter, the other containing a tapestry of a hand, when you touch it, part of it glows... Face the doorway you saw earlier and turn right; walk off the edge, then walk across the plank. Then turn left and carefully walk off that edge. Then climb the fallen bridge and enter the doorway. There are several machines here but none seem to work. You can change the symbols on one machine but nothing else seems to happen. Walk down the stairs into another room. There is a lever here which clamps/unclamps a pole. If you're stuck you should go talk to Zandi; to get to the top, climb up the bridge that fell when you first tried to cross. Zandi will tell you that the windmill powers the machines, but it sometimes gets stuck. You'll need to unclamp the pole in the cleft, then go back to the surface and push the windmill to power the machines. Go back down and examine the machine with the symbols. Before the machine will work correctly, you'll need to enter the correct symbols. The answer is somewhere in the same room... There's a piece of wood leaning against the wall; move it to reveal symbols drawn there. Enter those symbols onto the machine and press the button. A holographic message will play. The woman you'll see is Yeesha, who is part D'ni. She will tell you about the underground city and that you need to seek the 'journey'. She will tell you that in each of several Ages are 7 journey cloths. You must find them to complete her journey. You should already have found maybe one or two, but you need to find the rest. Zandi knows where they are; go talk to him and he'll give you a hint. If you really don't know where they are, I'll tell you... One is in the sleeping quarters in the cleft. A second appears on the wall in the room where you played the hologram (it appears after you view the message). A third can be found on a basket in the cleft; once the power is on, push the foot pedal on top to lower the basket. A fourth can be found on the strange skeleton in the middle of the desert on the other side of the volcano. A fifth can be found on the back of Zandi's trailer. A sixth can be found on the back of the sign right where you start. The last can be found on the front of the higher door in the cleft; you'll need to close it from the inside (once the power's on) and go around to touch it. Once you have found all 7, go to the bottom of the cleft and touch the symbol on the door in the tree. It will open; go down the ladder and follow the path to a pedestal with an open book. Touch the picture and you will link to what is now your personal Age of Relto. You will then be online; use the book on the shelf in the cottage to link to your neighborhood where there may (or may not) be other people playing online. ___4. Acquiring the KI___ It's really difficult to talk with people in Uru if you do not have a KI communicator. Fortunately, there are directions all over the place. First, go into the cottage on Relto and pull out the book that starts out there. Touch the panel to link. If someone is there, you can ask him/her to help you. Otherwise, read the sign beside the hallway right in front of you. It instructs you to visit the classroom. Go down the hall and across the bridge to find several doors. The classroom is the first door on the left. On the walls are several sheets of paper that tell you where to get a KI. There's a map showing how to get to Gahreesan... exit the classroom and pass through the door opposite you. Use the book on your immediate left to link to Gahreesan. In Gahreesan, there's only one way to go... You will soon see a sign pointing you in the direction of the KI dispenser. Walk down the hall to the right then go into the first room you see, which is filled with lockers. Make a left into the next room to find the KI dispenser. Simply put your hand under it and the KI will be strapped around your hand. III. HOW TO... ___5. Using the KI___ ''Basics'' The KI confuses many. I'm going to try explaining it as best I can. I'll start with basics. If you want to use it, bring your cursor to the bottom left of the screen and click the small KI icon. A larger KI will appear in front of you; you can move its location of the screen by holding onto the outside of it and dragging it around. To minimize it, you can click the small white dot on the 'south' side of the KI. On the east side is a small button that toggles mute on and off. Below that is a round...thing with a dot in the middle. this tells you whether you are talking to a single person or a group of people (i.e. Age players, buddies, etc.); if there is a circle of dots surrounding the center, then you are talking to a group; if there aren't then you are speaking to one person. This feature isn't really too important... Press the book-shaped button in the center to begin writing a KI letter. Press the round button above that to take a KI photo. If your KI is able to pick up markers, a marker symbol can be seen on the west side. When a marker is near it will turn red; press it to pick up the marker. Taking up about the whole left side is a meter that records how many markers you need for your current mission and how many you have acquired. The meter is a grayish color by default. If you have started a marker mission, like the green mission for example, 15 units on the meter will turn dark green. For each marker you collect, a unit will turn to a bright green. To chat, simply type and press enter when you're done. If this doesn't work, it could be that you have a chat key set in your options. Simply change it back to default and the problem should be fixed. Below the KI are three groups: Age players, Buddies, and Neighbors. Other groups are sometimes listed here but these are the main ones. Click a group to talk to them all at once or click a name to talk to the individual. Most people keep this on 'Age players'. Press the button on the top right to open up a holographic interface that is a bit more complicated... ''Holographic Interface'' On the very top right are three symbols; when you start out they each have a zero beneath them. When you complete the 14 yellow marker missions, your current coordinates in D'ni will be displayed here. Don't worry too much about it. Beneath that are the time and the Age you're in. On the bottom right is the name of the neighborhood you belong to. On the bottom left is your name and KI#. There are also 3 different symbols you can choose to examine: from left to right, the first looks like a 4x4 grid, the next a person, and the last 2 gears. These are KI items, players, and settings, in that order. ''KI Items'' Open the KI interface and click the symbol that looks like a 4x4 grid. Below is a list of Ages you've been to, plus the word 'Incoming' at the top. When you take/write/create a photo/letter/markergame, it will go into the Age folder you made it in. You can hold a total of 15 of each. 'Incoming' shows photos/letters/markergames you have received. When you receive something, the KI icon at the bottom will blink. You can hold an unlimited number of 'incoming' items. To view your items, click an Age and all your items you made there will be displayed to the right. Click one to open it up. You can delete nearly any item by opening it up and clicking the green box to the middle right. ''Invites, Buddies, Etc.'' Open the KI interface and click the symbol that looks like a person with hands and a head. Below that, you will see different player groups. Players that are currently in the same Age as you automatically go under 'Age players' and players that belong to the same 'hood as you go under 'Neighbors.' People who have been in the same Age as you recently go under the 'Recent' list. To add someone to your buddy list (to know when he/she is online so you can chat easily) or your ignore list (so you can't hear him/her if he/she is bothering you), simply open that category and click 'add player' at the top. Then enter their KI# or, if they're in the same Age as you, they're name. Another way to add people to a list is by clicking there name from a group they are already in and clicking the arrow that appears beside the group you want to add them to. To invite someone to an Age of yours, simply add them to the Age at the bottom like you would add them to any list. ''Settings'' Open the KI interface and click the symbol that looks like 2 gears. Click 'KI settings' and you'll see a few options. Move one of the 2 meters to change either the size of KI text messages or the amount of time it takes for KI text message to fade away. Press the button below to toggle with whether you want to receive private messages from people who you don't know. Click the name of your 'hood and you'll be able to write text for your neighbors to see. Make note that others can add to or delete what you say, as you can do to them. You can also click the 'hood name to change your 'hood's name, though you really shouldn't if you didn't create it. ''Sending Items'' To send a photo/letter/markergame, simply go into the group that contains the name of the person you want to send the item to. Click the name and it will appear in the rectangular box towards the top of the list of groups. Then find and open the item you want to send and an arrow should appear next to the name in the box. Click the arrow and the item will be sent. ___6. Using The Nexus___ The Nexus is an Age whose sole function is to store many MANY linking books. It is primarily used to link through the city and neighborhoods, but also stores linking books to private Ages. Make note that you can't make use of the Nexus until you have a KI. If you haven't been to the Nexus before, you can use the yellow linking book in the middle of the linking room of any neighborhood. Once in the Nexus, put your hand in the slot to active the screen. There are four groups on the left to choose from. ''City Locations:'' At first you can only link to the 'Ferry Terminal' and the 'Great Zero Observation' room, but once you explore the city you will find what are called Nexus pedestals. Put your KI in the slot and a link to that location will be added and can be used next time you go to the Nexus. ''Private Links:'' These are links to private Ages/neighborhoods of other people. The only way to access other people's Ages is by receiving an invitation from them via the KI. An invitation to an Age will let you visit that player's instance of that particular Age. An invitation to a neighborhood will let you visit that 'hood quicker. The only way to visit a private 'hood that you do not belong to is through an invitation. ''Public Links:'' This lets you visit any public neighborhood you want. You can put the 'hood names in alphabetical order by touching the word 'name' and then press the arrow next to it to toggle between ascending and descending order. You can put the 'hood names in order of current population by touching the word 'population' and then press the arrow next to it to toggle between ascending and descending order. You can also check/uncheck the boxes to the lower left to limit the 'hoods displayed to English and/or French and/or German. ''Personal Links:'' This lets you visit most of the Ages you've been to already. It's possible to erase your private links and certain city location links by touching the yellow box to the right of the link's name. Once you choose the link you want to use, the yellow button on top will turn yellow. Press it and a book will soon be deposited from the Nexus. Touch it to link. ___7. Relto Bookshelf___ First I'll explain how to lock/unlock the Ages on your shelf in Relto. There is a tab above each book on the shelf. Click it to flip it either up or down. When it is down, it is locked (only you can use it). When it is up, it is unlocked (anyone visiting your Relto can use it). Some Ages cannot be unlocked. Now, deleting Ages. You'll notice that at the bottom of most of the books on your shelf is the D'ni number 'zero' (it looks like a square with a dot in the center). Touch that, and the book will be pushed back. This only MARKS the book for deletion. You can unmark it again by sliding it forwards. For the Age to be reset and your progress deleted, go to the linking book you originally used to link to that Age and... link to that Age! If an Age is unlocked, a visitor to your Relto will only be able to use the page the book was last opened to. If you have multiple links to the same Age, you can use the other links by flipping through that Age's book on your shelf. You can also link to the last journey cloth someone touched in your Age; do so by flipping back and touching the journey link. ___8. Neighborhoods___ When you first play Until Uru you will be assigned membership to a neighborhood (or 'hood' for short) by default. It is possible, however, to join a different 'hood. First, mark the neighborhood book on your shelf in Relto for deletion. Then find someone who belongs to the 'hood you want to join. Link to their Relto (you'll need to ask their permission) and link using that person's neighborhood book. Right after you link, that neighborhood's linking books will appear on your shelf in Relto and your membership will belong to the new 'hood. To create a new neighborhood, mark your current neighborhood book for deletion. Then go to the Nexus and activate the screen with your KI. At the top of the screen will be a Maintainer symbol (a book with a circle above it). Touch that and a new 'hood will be created, named after you. It's possible to change the name of a 'hood you belong to (though if you didn't create it, you shouldn't really do this or if you do, change it back soon after). Open up the KI interface and choose the symbol on the right (the gears). Choose the 'hood name, which should be just below. On the big display toward the right it should have your 'hood's info. At the top is the 'hood's name; simply click it and type in the new name for your neighborhood. You can also change whether your neighborhood is public or private, though you really shouldn't do this unless you created the 'hood. On the Nexus screen, your 'hood name is displayed at the top. To the right of that it will say either 'Make Public' or 'Make Private,' depending on its current status. Make note that new 'hoods will be private by default. ___9. Getting Through The Great Zero___ Some say the Great Zero is complicated to understand, what with the markers and all the linking. But it's not so bad. First, you can only access the Great Zero Observation room. The link to this is stored in your KI by default. To use it, go to the Nexus and look under 'City Locations.' Once in the observation room, you will notice a device that you can put your KI in. Do so and the 'green marker mission' will be activated. Search through the neighborhoods and the city (including dead-end links) until you find 15 markers. Once you find a marker (they are invisible until you approach them) press the red blinking button on your KI to collect it. Once you've found 15, return to the observation room and deposit the marker into the machine. A link will then be added to your KI to the Great Zero Courtyard. Go to the Nexus and use it (under 'City Locations'). The 'red marker mission' will also be activated. You can walk through the halls behind the Great Zero itself but will not be able to use the doors to the back room without completing the 'red marker mission'. Search the city/'hoods again until you find another 15 markers. Once you have all 15, return to the Great Zero and deposit them in the machine. You can then enter the back room of the Great Zero Courtyard. You can use any of the 4 machines in the back to start a 'Calibration Great Zero Marker' (CGZM) mission, also known as the 'yellow marker missions'. There are 14 different missions, and unlike the red and green missions, these markers can be seen no matter how far you are from them and are collected by touching them. These missions record how long it takes you to find all the markers and return them. Once you've completed the red marker missions, you will be able to create your own customized marker missions. Once you've completed all 14 yellow missions, your KI will be able to determine coordinates in the city. ___10. Using Imagers___ Imagers are the holographic devices that display KI photos/messages. There is one in every 'hood that can be customized. It's also possible to acquire a personal imager for your Relto. You can only post something on a neighborhood imager if you belong to that 'hood. Imagers can only hold so many items, and will delete the older items if it runs out of room. To post something on an imager, get close enough for it to sense your KI (the circle below the imager will glow blue). Then open up the KI interface. Beneath your KI, beneath all the player names, should be a new group called 'DEVICES.' It should say something like 'imager' under it. Click that and it will be shown in the rectangular box on the KI interface. Then find the photo/letter you want to post and open it. An arrow should appear beside the rectangular box; click it and the item will be posted. ___11. Easter Eggs___ An easter egg is a usually hidden joke or reference of some kind hidden in a game, movie, book, etc. Until Uru contains some... Text Adventure Tributes There are several chat commands that are made as tributes to the old text-adventure games, where typing in commands and reading descriptions is how you would explore the game world. For example, type '/go' or '/look in pocket'. Typing '/look' gives you a brief description of the Age you're in. Type '/get' then anything after that. The final (and most bizarre) of these commands is '/get feather'... Feathers If you type '/get feather' then you'll usually be told that there are no feathers, however, if you type the command in Eder Gira then you'll be notified that you picked up a feather. After that, type in '/look in pocket' to check how many feathers you have. Weird, huh? ___12. Tricks and Other Fun Stuff___ This section contains tricks (and other fun stuff :-P) that don't really help you in any way but are just fun, neat, cute, etc. to do. ''Balcony-jump:'' This is a really difficult trick that involves jumping from the balcony in your neighborhood (which can be reached using the Bahro stone in the locker room of Gahreesan). It's kind of a glitch. It's used to jump onto the classroom roof to collect a yellow marker (but it's easier to use the link from Kemo if you or a friend has it). To perform this trick, go into options and turn 'mouse-sensitivity' all the way up and turn on 'Go where I click.' Run into the slab of stone and jump so that your on the side of it (but don’t stop running). Now, hold the mouse in the center so you keep running without falling off; don’t press any other buttons yet. Here’s the hard part, swing the mouse quickly to the left and jump! The idea is to aim at the point where the straight handrail meets the rounded handrail. That’s all there is to it... Aiming is the real difficult. If you can’t do it for a while, just do something else; it gets pretty boring. ''Cone-balancing:'' I don't know what it is about the safety cones but many people find all kinds of things to do with them. The simplest of which is balancing on the bottom of them. Simply knock a cone over, face its bottom, and take a few steps back. Then walk-jump towards it. As it's turning over take a few steps back and the cone may balance upside-down with you on top. You'll have to keep walking forward and back to keep it from falling over. Not that exciting but it can be funny when you /sit or /afk (quickly) on top of one. If someone pushes the cone away you'll be floating in the air. ''Floating Rubble:'' This one is just weird. You need the 'rubble' and 'dock' Relto pages. Activate them both and push some stones and logs onto the dock. Then deactivate the dock and leave Relto. The next time you come back, the dock will be gone but the rubble will still be floating. ''Smuggling the Glowbugs:'' You know the glowbugs in Kemo? If you link to Relto they disappear, but you can still 'smuggle' them outside of Kemo and Gira. It involves using the Nexus stand in Gira to 'escape' with the bugs. Just walk up the rubble into the first part of Gira.(You may need to jump up, but od so only once!) Fall carefully down without walking over any steam vents. Finally, walk around to the Nexus stand and then take them anywhere else you want! ''Shroomie:'' If you've read Douglas Sharper's journal, you'll learn about a swimming creature in Teledahn. To see it, you'll need to first turn on all the power. The go to the cave with the journey door. Face the door then head left and you'll reach a lever. Pull it and the gate will open. Go back to the machinery and turn ALL power off by shutting down the solar-power device. Go back to the cave and follow the path opposite the journey door. There's a device that shoots spores into the air when a lever is pulled. Keep releasing spores and eventually Shroomie will appear in the distance. ''Tent-climbing:'' You can climb that tent in the city's plaza. Do so by walking up the rope closest to Takotah alley. Stand on the sad bag. For me, it's easiest to do in 1st-person view. Face the rope so that it is a SMALL bit toward the right of the center of your vision. Then just walk up, sometimes looking toward the right to balance yourself. Once on top, be sure to walk along the edge, or you'll fall through and get stuck in the tent. Getting out without linking is very annoying. You can do it by jumping on the boxes near the table. ''Taking a Maintainer Suit from Gahreesan:'' The way I have done this is by panic-linking to Relto from the Wall area. The way I did it was I played with one other person. I've only done this once, so I may only have been lucky... Eventually, after both people have climbed for a bit (for me it was after the other person beat me) you automatically get back onto the Wall after you've fallen. When this happens, climb so that you are right over the diagonal area of the bottom. Then climb downward; if you're lucky you'll go beneath the floor. Then climb back to the center and climb straight upward until you reach a barrier and fall down. You should fall through the floor and eventually panic-link to Relto, Maintainer Suit and all. Make note that you can't put it in your wardrobe, so if you change your clothes or leave the game you can't get it until you follow the above steps. You can, however, only take off certain parts of the suit, so people can see you head or feet, etc. To reactivate your Relto book, go to Gahreesan and take an elevator up and it should work! ''Island-hopping:'' This is what jumping across your islands on Relto is sometimes called (It's also a strategy Macarthur used in WWII :-P). When you get your 'island' Relto page, you can do this. Jumping to the south island is easy; just run and jump and keep jumping until you get on top. The western islands can be difficult. Walk to the farthest western edge of the main island and walk-jump to the nearest island. Then run-jump to the next island; you'll probably have to jump again to get onto top. You can then run-jump pretty easily to the next 2 or 3 islands. IV. MINI-GAMES ___13. Ahyoheek___ Ahyoheek (more commonly known as 'Heek') is the holographic game that is located in every 'hood, right beside the light garden entrance. The game is much like 'rock paper scissors' only more intense (in my opinion, at least). You need at least 2 players but no more than 5 to play a game. To begin, simply sit in one of the 5 seats. You'll see that right in front of you are three different colored buttons, each with a symbol above it. Red is a pen, green is a book, and blue is a beetle. Red beats green, green beats blue, and blue beats red. Basically, for every round, each player will choose a color and try to beat the other player(s). The objective of the game is to win 3 different rounds using the same color. There are 3 pairs of lights above the buttons; the first pair is red, then green, then blue. A light will light up once you've won a round using a certain color. For example, if you beat a red with a blue, then a blue light will turn on. If you have a pair of lights turned on that are both the same color, then you need to win a round with that color once more to win the game. Remember, to win a game you only NEED to win with a certain color 3 times, but you may want to acquire other colors because once you have 2 of the same color, other players will try to prevent you from winning with that color again. Once someone chooses a color, the other players have 5 seconds to choose a color of their own. If the time limit is up then all the players who did not choose a color will lose all of their current lights. Here are other things to keep in mind... If 2 people choose, say, red and a third chooses green, then each of the people who chose red will gain a red light. If 4 people choose, say, blue and a 5th chooses green, then that last person would gain a green light. IF there is an even amount of colors chosen by everyone or if everyone chooses the same color then nobody gets a color. Everyone starts out with 100 Heek points. The top 10 Heek players of each 'hood are displayed on the imager at the top of the set of stairs right near the Heek table. ___14. The Wall___ The Wall was used by the D'ni to train Maintainers. Now you can use it to race to the top against an opponent. The Wall is located in Gahreesan in the second building. It's located in the center and can be seen through the glass walls in most of the surrounding rooms. However, you cannot reach it until the game has been set up. Each team, purple and yellow, has its own set of 3 rooms: a conference room, a control room, and a suit room. To set up the game, you'll first need to go to the control room of whatever team you want to be on. Sit in the chair right in front of the huge window. If you're playing against someone, then the other person should be in the other team's control room, but if you're playing by yourself, it's fine. 1. Press the red button on either team's control panel to start the set-up. It will activate both team's controls. 2. Using the panel that had its red button pressed, you must now set how many barriers you want to use on the Wall. On the left and right of the panel you will see sets of 3 buttons. The lights on top tell you how many barriers you currently have set. On the left side, the buttons from top to bottom change the number of barriers to 15, 10, and 5, respectively. On the right, the top and bottom buttons increase and decrease the amount of barriers you have set by 1. The middle button on the right locks in the number of barriers you have set. 3. Now you must punch in where you want to put the barriers on the side of the Wall closest to you, which your opponent will try be climbing on. Your opponent must also punch in the barriers for his/her side of the Wall, which you will be climbing. Remember, you want to make the path complicated but it's IMPORTANT to leave a path from one of the flat surfaces at the bottom all the way to the red button at the top, otherwise it will be impossible for the other team to win. Once you finish, press the red button. 4. Pressing the red button to opens your opponent's path from the suit room to the Wall (if you are playing by yourself, just go into the other team's suit room and enter the Wall room). Once your opponent finishes, you will be able to reach the Wall yourself. Decide who you want to climb the Wall and have that person go into the room adjoining the control room and step onto the round platform. The machine will automatically give the person a Maintainer suit to climb the Wall. Any players not climbing the Wall should go into one of the two conference rooms. 5. The objective is to reach the top-center of the Wall before your opponent, trying to avoid the invisible barriers, remembering where they are each time you hit one (and fall to the bottom again). The players in the conference room can see the mazes on the screens and can help their teammates. When one player reaches the top, the maze on each side of the Wall will be revealed. Reaching the top-center will link the player to the Maintainer Nexus. You can forfeit by touching the glowing panel at the bottom of the Wall room, which also links the player to the Maintainer Nexus. 6. As soon as a player links to the Maintainer Nexus, his/her Maintainer suit will be removed as a platform carries him/her up. Wait for a linking book to be offered and use it to be linked back to a control room in the second building of Gahreesan. ___15. Creating Marker Missions___ To create your own marker missions, you must first complete the green and red missions. The default key to make a new game is F8 but that can be changed in the options. To delete a mission, open up the folder while neither editing nor playing the game and click the green square to the middle left. To edit a mission, open up the folder and click 'edit game'. To drop a marker, you could go into your folder and click 'add marker' but it's much easier to go into options and set a key (F7 works for me) and just press it whenever you're standing in a place you want to drop a marker. To remove a marker, just go into the marker folder and click 'remove marker' and the marker in the list you want to remove. To change the title of the marker game, simply click the title when you are editing the game. To play your game, click 'play game' while the game is not being edited. You can send marker games in the same way you can send photos or letters. V. ITEMS ___16. Relto Pages___ These are the rectangular pages with green symbols that are found throughout Uru. When you find one, touch the green symbol and it will be added to your Relto book. Flip forward in your Relto book to see them. These pages add things to your Age of Relto, such as a dock or a thatched roof. Simply touch the green symbol in your Relto book to activate/deactivate the pages. Page: Rubble Age: Gahreesan Location: In the first building, a little past the KI dispenser, is a crack in the floor. Instead of jumping, drop into it. It's down there. Effect: Adds movable logs and rocks to your Relto. Page: Thatched Roof Age: Teledahn Location: Sharper's office (the room with the Fryman fishtank). It's near the tank and one of the boxes, surrounded by plaster. Effect: Turns the cottage's worn-out roof into a thick, thatched roof. Page: Rug Age: Eder Kemo Location: It is on the ledge to the left of the green plants that shoot spores into the air. Climb a bit up the hill over the cave entrance but stop when you are slightly higher than the rock between you and the ledge. Jump to the rock. Once you have a firm stance, jump to the ledge. Effect: Adds a rug to the cottage floor. Page: Tree Age: Kadish Tolesa Location: After solving the second puzzle (the light-floor puzzle) you will soon reach an open area where you can look over a cliff and see the purple sky. A little to the left is a ledge which you can reach by jumping. On the far side of that ledge is the page, lying on the floor. Effect: A tree will slowly grow over (sometimes, very much) time. Page: Waterfall Age: Gahreesan Location: In the prison cell that you can reach via the Bahro stone in Teledahn. It's in the room you link into. Effect: A waterfall will flow from the mountain. Page: Dock Age: Teledahn Location: A secluded boardwalk that can only be reached via the Bahro stone near the ferry terminal of Ae'gura. Effect: A dock will jut out from the side of Relto. Page: Islands Age: Any Neighborhood Location: Enter the light garden from the Heek side. Go along the right side until you reach a flat stone. Jump onto it. The page is stuck on the right side of the closest 'window.' You'll have to maneuver the angle a bit. It's easiest to do from 3rd-person view. Effect: A group of islands will appear around the main island. Page: Imager Age: Great Zero Location: It's in the courtyard. Descend the stairs and look in the dark crevice to the right. It's on the floor behind a beam. Effect: Adds your own personal imager to Relto. Page: Rain Age: The Cleft Location: Visit the Cleft while it's raining. After you completed her journey, Yeesha fixed the device with the green in the room with the holographic machine. Press the green button and a holographic Relto page will appear. Effect: It will rain in Relto. ___17. Reward Clothing___ These are clothes that can be found throughout Uru that can only be acquired picking them up. Once you've found them, you can put them on or take them off at any time while in your wardrobe at Relto. Clothing: Pith Helmet Age: Eder Gira Location: On the floor of the final dark cave. Clothing: Tie-dye Shirt Age: Teledahn Location: In the room at the top of the ladder. Clothing: Zandi's Shirt Age: The Cleft Location: While it is raining, it is hanging on the side of the trailer. Clothing: Journey Shirt Age: The Cleft Location: It will automatically be added to your wardrobe once you finish Yeesha's journey. ___18. Bahro Stones___ These are stones that allow you to link in the same manner as linking books. They usually link to odd places, mostly dead-ends. It is believed that they were created by the Bahro. It should definitely be noted that some disappear and reappear for somewhat random time periods, usually several days. Link: 'Hood balcony (Neighborhood) Found: Gahreesan. It is in an opened locker in the locker room towards the beginning of the Age. Link: Plaza balcony (Ae'gura) Found: Gahreesan. On a chair in one of the 2 conference rooms in the second building. Link: Takotah rooftop (Ae'gura) Found: Eder Gira. On a large bone in the waterfall area. Link: Classroom rooftop (Neighborhood) Found: Eder Kemo. Behind the floating structure. Link: Upper floor of the second building (Gahreesan) Found: Teledahn. After leaving the slave cells and cross the bridge, go inside. It's behind the boxes. Link: Balcony overlooking the ravine (Ae'gura) Found: Kadish Tolesa. From where you start, take the right path. At the next intersection, take a left and go up the stairs. The stone is in a wall towards the left. Link: Secluded boardwalk (Teledahn) Found: Ae'gura. At the ferry terminal, when you face the Nexus pedestal, walk to the right. It's right before the gate on a stone to the left. (This stone is notorious for disappearing.) Link: Mushroom stump (Teledahn) Found. Ae'gura. It's in the Baron's office. ___19. Green and Red Marker Locations___ For more information on how to access these missions, see the "Getting Through the Great Zero" section. To pick up these markers, press the marker symbol on your KI (it turns red and beeps when you get close to one). For these missions, you cannot see the markers until you get close to them. You can collect any marker for either of these missions. You need 15 markers for each mission, meaning you need a total of 30. There are a few more than the 30 I list below but once you acquire the 30th marker, collecting more will no longer be necessary (or possible). ''Great Zero'' 1. In the Great Zero Observation room. 2. In the Great Zero Courtyard. It's in the dark area beside the stairs. ''Neighborhood'' 3. There's one inside the classroom. 4. There's one somewhere in the hallway running around the egg chamber. 5. There's one somewhere down in the light garden. 6. When facing the egg room door from the outside, turn right and head down the stairs. The marker is near the waterfalls. 7. A marker is in the room that divides the room with the fountain and the room with the speakers. 8. There's a marker on the balcony, which can only be reached via a Bahro stone in Gahreesan. 9. There's a marker on the classroom roof, which can be reached via a Bahro stone in Eder Kemo. You can also bring a cone to the outside of the classroom and stand and jump to reach it. And you could also do the (difficult) balcony-jump trick. ''Ae'gura (Dead-end Links)'' 10. In Kadish's art gallery. (Use the book in Kadish Tolesa.) 11. Near the paintings in the Baron's office. (Use the book that Sharper hid in his fish tank.) 12. Balcony overlooking the plaza. (Gahreesan Bahro stone) 13. Balcony overlooking the ravine and the gallery entrance. (Kadish Tolesa Bahro stone) 14. Takotah rooftop, in about the middle. (Eder Gira Bahro stone) 15. Takotah rooftop, towards the far ledge. (Eder Gira Bahro stone) ''Ae'gura (City)'' 16. At the ferry terminal, follow the dock as far as it goes. 17. Near the ferry terminal is a building with columns that have fallen over. The marker is toward the right side of the building. 18. Look at the ferry terminal's Nexus stand and head right until you reach the gate. 19. Right before you enter the pub, around the rubble that you must climb over. 20. In the pub and to the left. 21. Behind the barrier on the upper path of the Takotah alley. 22. To the left of the museum entrance. 23. Inside the museum on the right side. 24. When facing the entrance to the art gallery, you'll notice 2 larger chunks missing from the ground. The marker is at the bottom of the one on the right. 25. In the middle of the wooden bridge. 26. In the library on the stairs. 27. Face the library. There is a ledge to your right. Walk along it and you will hear a marker beeping. 28. As you walk away from the library, you will walk on a path with water the left. The marker is somewhere on the right of this path. 29. Start walking down the path away from the library. At the T-junction, take the right path. The marker is on the right of this path. 30. From the top of the Great Stairs, look through the giant stalagmite in the center of the plaza. There is a barrier blocking the path to the Guild Hall. The marker is near there. ___20. CGZM Missions___ The Calibration Great Zero Marker (CGZM) missions, or the 'yellow marker missions,' can be played after completing the red and green missions and reaching the back room of the Great Zero. To be assigned a mission, put your KI into any of the 4 machines there and you will see 14 buttons with numbers next to them. These numbers tell you how many markers are in that mission. Pressing one of them will assign you to that mission. There is also a timer that records how long you take to complete the mission. When you've found all the markers in a mission, return to one of these machines. The yellow missions are different from the red and green missions in that markers can be collected by touching them and that they are visible from a distance. Once you have completed all 14 missions, your KI will be able to track your coordinates through D'ni. CGZM Mission 1 1. Near the ferry terminal's Nexus pedestal. 2. In room at the ferry terminal where the Teledahn Bahro stone is found. 3. Above the rock where the Teledahn stone is found. 4. At the far end near the entrance to the docks. 5. It's on the Great Stairs (below the tent). 6-8. Second landing of the Great Stairs. 9. Great Stairs, toward the top. 10-11. On the stairs leading from the plaza up to the Palace Alcove. 12. Near the Palace Alcove's Nexus pedestal. CGZM Mission 2 1-2. Inside Kadish's art gallery (accessible via a link in Kadish Tolesa). 3-6. At the pub entrance. 7-10. Inside the pub. 11-13. In front of the museum entrance. 14-16. Inside the museum. 17-18. In front of the entrance to Kadish's art gallery. 19-21. In front of the library doors. 22-24. Inside the library. CGZM Mission 3 1. Right in front of the library. 2. On the balcony before the library area. 3. Near the library's upper doors. 4. Near the cliff ledge. 5. Behind the library. 6. In the crack of the library's corner. 7-8. On the ledge behind the library. 9. On the ledge to the left of the library. 10. Near the wooden bridge. 11. Floating beneath the wooden bridge. WALK as close to the marker as you can and simply continue over the edge. CGZM Mission 4 1. Turn right from the link-in. It's near the barricades. 2. Great Stairs. Second landing. 3. On top of a light near the top of the Great Stairs. 4. There's one in easy view in the plaza. 5. Near the small balcony in the plaza. 6-9. In the Takotah alley. 10. Jump from the cliff in Takotah alley. 11. Walking from the plaza to the art gallery area, you'll see it above the first huge crack. 12. Same as #11, only above the second crack. 13. Before the stairs leading to the Concert Hall Foyer from the art gallery area. 14. On the stairs leading from the art gallery area to the Concert Hall Foyer. 15-16. In the Concert Hall Foyer. 17-19. Near the library's cliff. 20. Floating in the air over the cliff ledge. You'll need to jump to get it. CGZM Mission 5 1. On the balcony before the library area. 2. In front of the library. 3. Stairs leading from the library to the T-junction cave. 4-5. Path from the library to the T-junction. 6-7. Near the wooden bridge. 8-10. Stairs between the wooden bridge and the Concert Hall Foyer. 11-12. In the Concert Hall Foyer. 13-14. Stairs between the Concert Hall Foyer and the art gallery area. 15-17. In the art gallery area. 18-19. Stairs between the plaza and the art gallery area. 20-21. Stairs between the plaza and the Palace Alcove. 22-23. Look around the Hall of Kings. 24. On the stairs past the Hall of Kings (not from the plaza side). 25. Enter the Hall of Kings from the plaza. The marker's on the balcony a bit out the other exit. CGZM Mission 6 1. On top of the neighborhood fountain. 2-3. In front of the auditorium entrance. 4-5. In the auditorium hallway. 6. Inside the auditorium. 7. On the path to the linking room's right door. 8. Inside the linking room. 9. On the bridge overlooking the light garden. 10. Stairs leading down to the Heek table. 11. In the light garden. 12. In the alcove between the waterfall and Heek table. 13-14. Near the stairs close to the waterfall. CGZM Mission 7 1. By the telescope. 2. Behind the fountain. 3. Above a light near the fountain. 4. On the stairs leading to the auditorium. 5. In the linking room. 6-7. On the stairs near the book room. 8. Near the egg room entrance. 9-12. They're each in a different chamber in the egg room. 13. Near the Heek table. 14. On the balcony (accessible via a Bahro stone in Gahreesan). 15. On the classroom roof (accessible via jumping the balcony or use of Bahro stone in Eder Kemo). 16. Jump to it from the classroom roof (see #15). CGZM Mission 8 1-5. On the Takotah rooftop (accessible via a Bahro stone in Eder Gira). You'll need to do some climbing/jumping for some. 6-7. On the balcony overlooking the art gallery area (accessible via a Bahro stone in Kadish Tolesa). 8-9. On the balcony reached from the plaza. 10. In the plaza. 11. Near the first crack of the art gallery area. 12. Above the first crack in the art gallery area. 13. Carefully, walk down the second crack in the art gallery area. 14-15. In the Concert Hall Foyer. 16. Stairs between the art gallery area and the wooden bridge. 17-19. Around the wooden bridge. 20. Beneath the wooden bridge. WALK right off the edge, above where the marker is. CGZM Mission 9 1-2. On the Great Stairs right below the plaza. 3-12. They're scattered around the plaza. 13. Above the Nexus pedestal in Takotah alley. 14. In front of the museum. 15. On the stairs between the plaza and the Palace Alcove. 16. On the stairs between the plaza and the art gallery area. CGZM Mission 10 1-6. In the library area. 7. On the balcony you pass as you leave the library area. 8-12. On the path between the library and the T-junction. 13-15. In the T-junction cave. 16. Go to the wooden bridge. 17-18. On the balcony reached from the plaza. 19. Near the top of the Great Stairs. 20. Great Stairs, second landing. 21. Great Stairs, first landing. 22. Towards the bottom of the Great Stairs. 23-25. Around the columns of the ferry terminal. CGZM Mission 11 1. In the Great Zero Courtyard. 2. Near the link-in of the ferry terminal. 3. Towards the bottom of the Great Stairs. 4. Great Stairs, first landing. 5-6. Great Stairs, second landing. 7. Top of the Great Stairs. 8. Inside the giant stalagmite. 9. Behind the giant stalagmite. CGZM Mission 12 1. On the Takotah rooftop (accessible via a Bahro stone in Eder Gira). 2. Towards the bottom of the Great Stairs. 3. Great Stairs, first landing. 4-5. Great Stairs, second landing. 6. In the tunnel leading to the pub. 7. Inside the pub. 8. At the top of the Great Stairs. 9. In front of the Palace Alcove stairs. CGZM Mission 13 1-3. In the Great Zero Courtyard. 4. Near the ferry terminal Nexus pedestal. 5. Near the building with columns. 6. At the foot of the Great Stairs. 7. Towards the bottom of the Great Stairs. 8. On the stairs between the Concert Hall Foyer and the art gallery area. CGZM Mission 14 1. Kadish's art gallery (accessible via a link in Kadish Tolesa). 2. Takotah rooftop (accessible via a Bahro stone in Eder Gira). 3. Balcony overlooking the plaza (accessible via a Bahro stone in Gahreesan). 4. Behind the pillars in Takotah alley. 5. On the ledge in Takotah alley. 6-12. Scattered around the plaza. 13. Stairs between the plaza and the art gallery area. 14. In the first crack of the art gallery area. 15. In the second crack of the art gallery area. 16. At the wooden bridge. 17. Between the Hall of Kings and the T-junction cave. 18. Inside the Hall of Kings. 19. Near the Hall of Kings exit (leading away from the plaza). VI. MISCELLANEOUS ___21. Chat Commands___ To perform a chat command, type a slash (/) before the command. Chat commands are used to make your avatar perform an action, usually just for humor. They do other things though more useful things though. ~Actions~ Command: /me <enter action here> Action: None, but the KI will state that you did whatever you typed. Try it out! Command: /wave Action: Your avatar waves. Command: /clap Action: Your avatar claps. Command: /sneeze Action: Your avatar sneezes. Command: /dance Action: Your avatar dances. (Different for males and females.) Command: /laugh Action: Your avatar laughs. Command: /lol Action: Your avatar laughs. Command: /rotfl Action: Your avatar laughs. Command: /yawn Action: Your avatar yawns. Command: /point Action: Your avatar points straight ahead. Command: /shrug Action: Your avatar shrugs. Command: /dunno Action: Your avatar shrugs. Command: /dontknow Action: Your avatar shrugs. Command: /cheer Action: Your avatar cheers. Command: /yes Action: Your avatar nods. Command: /no Action: Your avatar shakes his/her head. Command: /cry Action: Your avatar wipes his/her eyes. Command: /cries Action: Your avatar wipes his/her eyes. Command: /thanks Action: Your avatar gives a thankful gesture. Command: /thx Action: Your avatar gives a thankful gesture. Command: /sit Action: Your avatar sits down. ~Speech~ Command: /afk Purpose: Your avatar sits down. When people send you a private message they will receive an away message: "I'm on the surface, be back in a minute." Command: /shout <enter message here> Purpose: If there are many people in the Age you're in (a minimum of about 10) then only the people closest to you will be able to hear you. Typing this command before your message and everyone in the Age will be able to hear. Command: /p <enter name here> <enter message here> Purpose: Use this to private message people. Command: /reply <enter message here> Purpose: Use this to reply to the last person who private message'd you. Command: /buddies <enter message here> Purpose: Use this to send a message to all your online buddies at once. Command: /neighbors <enter message here> Purpose: Use this to send a message to all your online neighbors at once. Command: /clearchat Purpose: Clears all the chat messages you've received. Command: /startlog Purpose: Records all chat messages you receive until you end the log. The log can be found in the 'log' folder. Command: /stoplog Purpose: Ends a chatlog that was started. The log can be found in the 'log' folder. Command: /addbuddy <enter KI# or current Age player> Purpose: Adds someone to your buddy list. Command: /removebuddy <enter KI# or name from your buddy list> Purpose: Removes someone from your buddy list. Command: /ignore <enter KI# or current Age player> Purpose: Purpose: Adds someone to your ignore list. Command: /unignore <enter KI# or name from your ignore list> Purpose: Removes someone from your ignore list. ~Easter Eggs~ Command: /go Command: /look Command: /look in pocket Command: /get <enter anything> Command: /get feather ___22. Sharing/Instances___ Instances are like parallel versions of certain areas. For example, if two players are in the same Age, but different instances, they will not be able to see each other. The two big reasons for this are 1) to keep Ages from becoming overcrowded and 2) so that each player will have his/her own progress in each Age. It's possible to enter other people's instances and play with them through invites or, a quicker way, sharing. To share a linking book (including Relto) have the person you want to share with stand near you. Click the book you want to share but without touching the panel. On the left page it should say, in very faint letters, 'share book'. Click that. Then click the person you want to share with. Wait a few seconds without moving; give him/her some time to touch the panel. To share a linking stone you must do the same thing, only instead of clicking 'share book,' you click the picture on the bottom right of the stone (it looks like someone holding a stone out for someone else). Here is how the instances work for each Age/location... ''Relto:'' Everyone has their own instance of Relto which they can change/customize. Relto can be visited via sharing. ''The Cleft:'' Everyone has a separate instance of the Cleft. It cannot be shared. ''Neighborhoods:'' There is actually a separate 'hood instance for each registered 'hood, but for the sake of game play, they aren't supposed to be different instances... they are supposed to be completely different 'hoods, even if they look nearly the same. Public 'hoods can be visited using the Nexus and private 'hoods can be visited through membership or invites. ''Ae'gura:'' There are two instances of Ae'gura, which anyone can visit. When you visit the main part of the City (using the Nexus) you are in the main instance. The other instance is for 'dead-end' links, such as rooftops and balconies where you can't get down without linking. ''Great Zero:'' There is only one instance that you can visit via the Nexus. ''Nexus:'' Everyone has only one instance of the Nexus. It cannot be visited by others. ''Gahreesan, Teledahn, Kadish Tolesa, Eder Gira:'' Everyone has a separate instance of each of these Ages. They can be visited via sharing or invites. ''Eder Kemo:'' Everyone has their own instance of this Age which can be visited via sharing or invite. In addition, every 'hood has its own instance of Kemo, which can be visited using the Kemo book in the linking room. ___23. Online and Offline Differences___ The online version of Uru (currently Until Uru (UU)) contained the single-player game, Ages Beyond Myst (ABM), plus some extra areas. When the first Uru Live failed, a free expansion was soon made, called To D'ni (TD). This expansion contained all the online areas, plus a few more. This section describes most of the differences between UU and ABM/TD. First of all, the KI could not be used at all in ABM except to open the doors in Gahreesan. In TD, it could only be used to take pictures, mute sound, and collect markers. ABM gave access to all the same areas except the Nexus, City, Neighborhood, and Great Zero. TD included all these areas, plus a new 'hood, a link to the 'spy room', someone else's Relto, and a small area that appears in Myst 5... The Nexus in TD was much simpler, only giving access to the City and the 2 neighborhoods (the latter of which had KI slots on the Nexus stands). The 'hood imagers had a series of default pics which could not be changed. The 'hoods' egg rooms were locked but could be opened using a code, one of which is an easter egg. The green marker mission in TD only required 5 markers instead of 15. The 4 terminals in the back of the Great Zero, instead of containing 14 marker missions like in UU, each contained a separate mission with one marker required for each. Each time one of the first 3 markers was returned, another coordinate system was activated. When the fourth was found, the Great Zero would emit a blue laser-like light through the city.