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Wabbitech
01-08-2004, 02:30 PM
I read around a lot about the Ages, and I hear the Death ages mentioned a lot as an execution method. But what exactly is a Death Age? I mena, what's in it? What properties does it have?

*personally I think Barney the Dinosaur exists in one Death Age, and that those who go there die a slow, horrible death......*

Wabbitech
01-08-2004, 02:30 PM
I read around a lot about the Ages, and I hear the Death ages mentioned a lot as an execution method. But what exactly is a Death Age? I mena, what's in it? What properties does it have?

*personally I think Barney the Dinosaur exists in one Death Age, and that those who go there die a slow, horrible death......*

SteveCrid
01-08-2004, 03:24 PM
Poisonous atmosphere? Complete vacuum? Given that we don't seem to be able to swim in the Myst games, how about water but no land? (Splash - Game Over).

YunaRaider
01-09-2004, 06:12 AM
No, no, not splash... you will most likely fall through it and be respawned eternally, since you normally can't access water :P

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SteveCrid
01-09-2004, 08:20 AM
I suspect they'd make sure the condemned man didn't have a linking book on him before sending him to a death age.

SilentObserver
01-11-2004, 02:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wabbitech:
I read around a lot about the Ages, and I hear the Death ages mentioned a lot as an execution method. But what exactly is a Death Age? I mena, what's in it? What properties does it have?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

From my reading of The Book of D'ni, I expect a Death Age is just that -- an Age in which it is impossible to survive. One with an inert or poisonous atmosphere would seem most likely, or one with no air at all.

Completely different from a prison Age, where the book acts only as a trap and the occupant can be retrieved (by someone replacing him in the Age, presumably with the possibility of escape if he takes a Linking Book with him).

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Farlesis
01-11-2004, 07:15 PM
There is the Age of Te'Negamiris, the burial age where the dead where sent to. First mentioned I think in the Book of Ti'ana.

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Jeffk177
01-17-2004, 05:33 PM
I'm guessing that a Death Age was an Age where someone was sent to die, but not necessarily to kill them. If you've read the Shomat story, it said that Shomat gave his brothers a linking book and the pages were filled with beauty. Perhaps the brothers thought that a barren, rocky planetoid with no atmosphere was "beautiful" but a more likely explanation is that it might have been a garden age, but with plants and animals incompatable with their biochemestries so that they had no food. Then again, I'm just speculating.

GaroTahm
01-19-2004, 06:55 PM
well I haven't read that far in BOT and i haven't read BOD but from what i have read on sites and other places, i take it that the so Called DEATH age is nothing but a Giant Grave Yard.
In the first chaper of BOT one of the minors dies in an accedent they place the dead minors' hand on the Book of the dead and he in linked there. they don't mention anything else.
I have read that there are care takers in that age and when a body in sent through the care taker then burries the dead, just like in a grave yard.
That is what i thing the DEATH age is anyway.

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camann86
01-19-2004, 07:50 PM
There is "officially" no such thing as a Trap Book. It was "made up" for the Myst and Riven games. There are Prison Ages (a.k.a. Gahreesen)... well... just look here... http://www.dnidesk.com/rawa4.html

jrmccloskey
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
OK, temporarily using the "Book of Reality", that's a rather novel way of explaining away major continuity gaffes. One creates a game that's rather limited due to the technology of the time, and establish certain "rules" in the process. Then, later, when one wants to break away from what has been laid down previously, you just tell everyone the earlier story was "not canon", it was only a game, and we have the "real" story of D'Ni here which doesn't necesarrily follow the game that was created.

Ok, that said, I'll link back to the Book of Make-Believe...it's generally more interesting anyway.

Jeff

jrmccloskey
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
OK, temporarily using the "Book of Reality", that's a rather novel way of explaining away major continuity gaffes. One creates a game that's rather limited due to the technology of the time, and establish certain "rules" in the process. Then, later, when one wants to break away from what has been laid down previously, you just tell everyone the earlier story was "not canon", it was only a game, and we have the "real" story of D'Ni here which doesn't necesarrily follow the game that was created.

Ok, that said, I'll link back to the Book of Make-Believe...it's generally more interesting anyway.

Jeff

Ze Pedro
05-20-2004, 11:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GaroTahm:
In the first chaper of BOT one of the minors dies in an accedent they place the dead minors' hand on the Book of the dead and he in linked there. they don't mention anything else.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This has always puzzled me. If only living things can link, how come a dead body can link?

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Alahmnat
05-21-2004, 12:18 AM
(Miners not minors...

...You lost me...

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*ahem* anyhoo... I think the requirement is more of an organic material nature than a living material nature. Fine distinction, but it explains the lack of toilets http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

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Ian [Atrus]
05-21-2004, 04:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ze Pedro:
[QUOTE]If only living things can link, how come a dead body can link?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember RAWA stating that it was organic matter that could link, and brought as an example Gehn, who activated a link even if he had gloves on because they were leather gloves.

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Dennis_Sharper
05-23-2004, 09:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> posted Thu January 08 2004 12:30 PM
I read around a lot about the Ages, and I hear the Death ages mentioned a lot as an execution method. But what exactly is a Death Age? I mena, what's in it? What properties does it have?


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The stupidest idea that Cyan or whoever ever thought up. If you want to kill somebody spare the months of writing and shoot'em with a fire marble gun.

-Nikolai-
05-23-2004, 11:04 AM
. . . Except that there is no such thing as a fire marble gun. Unless you're referring to Gehn's weapon, but that was a glorified dart gun.

Alahmnat
05-23-2004, 02:09 PM
BoT makes reference to D'ni weapons technology, including fire marble guns http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bogardan_Mage
05-24-2004, 02:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dennis_Sharper:
The stupidest idea that Cyan or whoever ever thought up. If you want to kill somebody spare the months of writing and shoot'em with a fire marble gun.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's not to kill someone, it's to torture them and then kill them.

Dennis_Sharper
05-24-2004, 02:56 PM
Oh, I see. Now that makes more sence. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

troylawson
06-17-2004, 05:36 PM
"There are Prison Ages (a.k.a. Gahreesen)... well...", if I am not mistaken was for the express purpose of training the elite forces of the Maintainers Guild period? While being a marvel of ancient technology, this fortress housing 'The Wall' was for training purposes? And while there were indeed cells, this was not by any stretch a 'prison' due in large part to low numbers of cells. A prison is for one purpose, to warehouse inmates. Even the name Gahreesen suggests 'not a prison'. That's my take.
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Mysti Sage
06-17-2004, 07:38 PM
If you look at the second Gahreesen building, there is a lot of area that couldn't be part of the wall, and isn't part of the prison we see. So might there have been more cells? Besides, Gahreesen seems like a logical place for a high-security prison, it's about as high in security as you can get.

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Bogardan_Mage
06-18-2004, 09:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mysti Sage:
If you look at the second Gahreesen building, there is a lot of area that couldn't be part of the wall, and isn't part of the prison we see. So might there have been more cells? Besides, Gahreesen seems like a logical place for a high-security prison, it's about as high in security as you can get.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, and the notebook about Gahreesen mentions multiple prisons which could be accessed by specially timed books (since the fortress moves, linking at any old time may not get you where you want to go). These cells were probably not used to house many prisoners, more likely a few who ran afoul of the Maintainer's Guild. The real prison ages had no books in them, and were probably remote islands.