The numbers are years according to the reckoning of the D'ni, which is approximately same to our solar years. When known, months and exact dates are given. Important dates are given with corresponding human years. (e.g. D'ni 1 = 7656 BC)
Most of the Ronay escape from Garternay to Terahnee (New Tree) and other groups escape to other worlds. Ri'neref leads a few thousand fellow Ronay to Earth, founding D'ni (New Beginning) in a great cavern. The Great Zero established and monument constructed.
Reign of Ri'nerefEdit
The D'ni is founded and Ri'neref chosen as King of D'ni.
- (Leevot 9) Guild of Writers is founded in a public grand ceremony. Ailesh becomes Grand Master.
- 18 other major Guilds follow.
Building of the ventilation shaft and fans to surface begins. Some D'ni apparently take up residence on the surface at this time.
(Leenovoo 18) The Guilds are dedicated to Yahvo on the "Day of the Circle", celebrating completion of the 18 Guilds. It is said that the 18 guild leaders formed a circle of sorts in the Guild Hall, hence the name.
Building of air-circulation system is completed.
Reign of AileshEdit
Reign of ShomatEdit
Construction of palace completed.
Shomat resides in the Palace.
- Shomat calls for Kenri and orders him the most beautiful Age ever written.
- (8 vIleetee later) Kenri provides Shomat with a Garden Age.
The two eldest sons of Ailesh disappear.
Reign of Ja'kreenEdit
Construction of King's Arch.
1st century of the D'ni on Earth. King's Arch is completed.
Ja'kreen's wife dies.
Ja'kreen marries again.
Reign of VeeshaEdit
Coronation of King Veesha.
Mararon falls sick while exploring an Age and falls into a coma.
Mararon emerges from the coma.
Reign of MararonEdit
Ti'lanar submits his paper "Minor Guilds". Major revisions to educational system under King Mararon. Common Schools placed under Guild of Legislators. Years of education increased from 6 to 15 years, after which students could enter one of the newly-established Minor Guilds (Architects, Miners, Educators, Bankers, etc.)
Reign of KoreenEdit
(2nd century of D'ni)
- A writer mysteriously leaves the Guild of Writers.
- Days later, religious sect Judges of Yahvo steals Books and Ink to write illegal Ages.
(7423 BC) Pento War. Judges and Pento warriors attack Palace. King Koreen sends pregnant wife into hiding in private Age. Ahlsendar, is rumored to have been born (Leevot 12) as she sailed under the King's Arch during her flight.
Koreen continues the fight until assassinated.
- Ahlsendar takes advantage of civil strife among the Pento to return to D'ni, fulfilling the prophesies of the Great King. Ahlsendar led a force to the Pento Age. Pento and Judges are defeated.
- Coronation of King Ahlsendar.
Ahlsendar publicly reveals his responsbility for the extinction of the Pento.
Reign of SolathEdit
- Ahlsendar sealed into the Temple of the Great King with all infected Books and all Books linking the D'ni to their past.
- Coronation of King Solath.
- (Leefo 23) Sealing of the Great Temple.
- Temple of the Great King renamed as Tomb of the Great King. Ahlsendar is declared dead.
Prophetess Nemiya (former advisor to the Great King) writes the Book of Nemiya, calling the Great King a "fraud and imposter", criticizing his genocide, and sending the culture into religious upheaval.
The Book of Nemiya leaves a legacy with some supporters who doubt the Great King.
Construction begins on Karim.
Construction of Karim. Helps re-unify D'ni and divert attention from religious arguments.
Solath's wife passes away.
Reign of Me'ertaEdit
Temple of the Tree is built.
(3rd century of D'ni)
- Temple of the Sacred Stone is built.
- By this time few adherents of the Temple of Yahvo remain.
- Jolatha introduces Ramel to her son, urging him to change the Writer's Guild Oath writen by Ailesh.
- Me'erta attempts to change the Writer's Guild Oath. Grand Master Writer Tremal refuses.
- (after four days) Tremal is found assassinated. Writer's Guild closes ranks and refuses to change Oath.
- Seal of the Tomb of the Great King secretly broken at the request of Jolatha who brings many books to the Temple of the Tree. Ahlsendar's Plague is released.
- (two days later) Jolatha sickens and dies. Me'erta re-closes the Tomb and strengthens the seals.
- Coronation of King Gan.
- (six months later) The Plague strikes D'ni. Many are killed, and fertility rates are cut in half. Search for cure occupies reigns of kings Gan, Behnashiren and Hemelin.
Reign of BehnashirenEdit
Illness of Hemelin.
- (Leevobro 12) Lalen discovers the Lost Book of Birenni
- The cure for the plague is discovered. Hemelin weds Lalen "on that day" (the date of the wedding is possibly an error and should rather refer to the day of the cure of the plague).
- Thanks to the efforts of Jaysem, the plague is officially cured. Hemelin weds Lalen "on that day"
- Start of "D'ni Renaissance" of the arts, encouraged by King Naygen, who also encouraged search for "truths" leading to an increase in religious confusion.
- Very popular play on Pento War by playwright Sirreh is hosted by Eamis Theater Company, raising the importance of theater in the popular culture.
Musician Airem begins selling out concert halls with music that often ridiculed the Great King.
Guild of Miners completes successful tests of extrusion technology. Guild raised from Minor to Major status. Major Guild of Fine Artists split into Minor Guilds of Sculptors, Artists, Actors, and Musicians.
(4rth century of D'ni)
Construction of the Chamber is complete, making the Tomb barely visible. The Chamber includes a hidden vault where Naygen stored much royal wealth.
Reign of HinashEdit
Coronation of King Hinash.
New Miner's Guild facility built using new extrusion technology. First use of this technology for building.
The facility is completed.
- 2646 - First Day of Dancing on L?tor 21. Gartern? is destroyed. -5010
King Hinash marries a non-D'ni woman. The culture takes a more relaxed attitude towards "outsiders", and increases imports of outside materials, art and culture.
Reign of NeedrahEdit
Coronation of King Needrah.
- King Needrah commissions a monument to discovery of the Book of Birenni designed by his friend and great sculptor Lahkeer.
- Four new districts begun by Needrah, with advice and help from Lahkeer and Needrah's three brothers: Jaren (residential), Kaleh (elite), Kali (business), and Nehw'eril (industrial).
Reign of RakeriEdit
By that year Tevahr, a devoted follower of the Great King's teachings, is appalled at the state of his people, especially pertaining to religious matters.
Tevahr becomes a strong popular leader; he denounces religious sects and encourages return to faith in Yahvo. The covering of the Tomb of the Great King by government structures is criticized.
- King Rakeri has a public debate with Tevahr; from an opponent of his ideas he is converted to a follower.
- Rakeri selects Tevahr as his main prophet.
Development of handheld-extruder technology.
- By that year, the public returns to the original beliefs of Ri'neref and the Great King. There are now only 47 sects in existence, with only 10 having more than 500 members.
- Attempts to join the classes of rich and poor. Beginning of much renovation of poor, deteriorating districts, and construction of a new Theater Company and Concert Hall in the poor Belari District.
Rakeri proclaims that the original line of the Great Zero (unofficially changed by Me'erta) is accurate and should be honored. Grand renovation (almost complete reconstruction) of the Great Temple using handheld-extruder technology.
- Reconstruction of the Temple completed.
- (six months later) Fahlee passes away.
- Great period of expansion inside and outside the cavern begins along with great developments in mining technology.
(5th century of D'ni)
Death of Tevahr. 5 days of national sadness ordered. Minor protests from a few of the remaining sects.
Reign of TejaraEdit
Coronation of King Tejara.
Tejara imprisons his oldest brother.
Tejara stages the death of a Guild Master of the Guild of Miners in a freak accident
Death of Tejara's wife. One of his lovers (rumored to be Ti'amel's true mother) also dies.
Reign of Ti'amelEdit
Women made eligible for Minor Guild education.
Shama, successfully convinces Council not to allow women in the Major Guilds.
Birth of Ti'amel's and Shama's daughter.
Reign of KedriEdit
Coronation of King Kedri.
King Kedri establishes the Shamathen District (later changed to Kerath’en) on Ae'gura to make the Island affordable for some of the lower D'ni classes. He proceeds on donating the Age of the Kings to the people, and renovations in the Belari District.
(6th century of D'ni)
Reign of LemashalEdit
Coronation of King Lemashal.
Lemashal marries an outsider.
Lemashal has his first son. The D'ni are confronted with their views on outside cultures and whether or not he would be allowed to someday rule as King.
Lemashal has his second son.
Council passes a law requiring kings to be of pure D'ni blood, as a response to the non-D'ni heritage of King Lemashal's sons.
Reign of IshekEdit
Coronation of King Ishek.
King Ishek's wife kidnapped by the Yimas, who demanded Ages be written for them to rule. Situation was set up by a D'ni sect to discredit Ishek's talk of equality between D'ni and outsiders. Plot was uncovered by the Relyimah. New, stricter rules passed governing contact with outside cultures.
Reign of LoshemaneshEdit
Coronation of King Loshemanesh.
Law establishing solitary life imprisonment on a prison Age as punishment for creating or trading illicit Ages.
Law establishing permanent imprisonment as the punishment for any D'ni who coerced an outsider to commit a crime. Despite the new laws, there was a strong streak of isolationism within the culture.
Mining Age of Trases severely damaged by a native operating D'ni machinery incorrectly. The Watcher rumored to have been born in mid-link by a D'ni woman who was evacuating from the disaster. Incident inspired further demands to cut off all contact with outside cultures.
(7th century of D'ni)
Reign of JiEdit
- King Loshemanesh assassinated by the same isolationist sect that had arranged the kidnapping of his mother in 4103.
- Coronation of King Ji.
- "Words" written by The Watcher—the child born during the evacuation of Trases, rumored to have special gifts to see beyond time. "Words" describes his visions of the future of D'ni.
- Guild Master Kinef of the Guild of Legislators brought forth a proposal that would allow the use of private education separate from the Guilds, although education and the Guilds had always been thought of as inseparable. The proposal eventually passed by a slim margin but private education never really received near the admiration and respect from the public and thus never truly succeeded.
Ji and Milane divorce.
Ji marries for a second time.
The Watcher is reported dead, though there were continuing rumors of people having seen and spoken to him afterward.
Ji's wife disappears.
Reign of DemathEdit
Coronation of King Demath.
- 4692-???? - Many new restrictions placed on interactions with outsiders. Outsiders forbidden to operate D'ni machinery or use Books. Relyimah membership doubled to watch for signs of illegal activities with outsiders.
Major Guilds forced to accept some students who passed entrance exams but could not afford their ever-growing fees.
By this time, over ten groups have been convicted for violating the Laws. The crime rate steadily drops thereafter.
Assassination attempt against King Demath. Two Relyimah die protecting him.
Assassins found and executed (linked into Death Age). First execution of its kind. Incident spurs further calls for isolationism, to prevent any further conflicts leading to D'ni executions because of outsiders.
Reign of YableshanEdit
Coronation of King Yableshan.
Began first remodeling of the 18 Major Guilds since the founding.
New Common Library begun within the middle-class Vamen District.
Deadly explosion in industrial Age of Meanas. Killed 400 outsiders and 78 D'ni. Relyimah still compromised and could not discover if accident or terrorist act. Incident again fanned isolationist sentiment.
(8th century of D'ni)
Reign of EmenEdit
Coronation of King Emen.
Two moles among the Relyimah are uncovered and vanish. Faresh a "silent hero". Many key members of government attend Faresh's parties on Katha, and talk about the mansion's puzzle rooms and secret passages.
- The revitalized Relyimah pins responsibility for the Meanas explosion on two members of the "One D'ni" cult, who are permanently imprisoned.
- New Food Ages, Shimas and Hereas, written for Guild of Caterers.
Government decides to sell over 23 islands to private buyers who wanted to build their own retreats after hearing of Faresh's mansion.
Faresh's daughter dies under strange circumstances, jumping to her death after seeing spirits in her bedroom. Possibly her death was arranged by some faction, and may have been prophesied by The Watcher. Return to his teachings begins philosophical chaos.
Faresh leaves the mansion, giving it to the Relyimah.
Public ferry system established between Ae'gura, the city proper and the other islands in the cavern. Island given to Minor Guilds of Artists, Musicians and Actors by King Emen for use as a cultural center.
Reign of Me'emenEdit
Coronation of King Me'emen.
Uran renamed to Ashem'en.
Reign of AdeshEdit
Coronation of King Adesh.
Prophet Gish begins preaching the word of Yahvo, condemning Tevahr and the Great King for teaching love of Yahvo as opposed to the need to follow the commands of Yahvo. Gish was a rabid isolationist, and very popular with the public. Arrested many times, then killed by the Relyimah on the order of King Adesh, making him a martyr. A very unpopular action that provoked public outrage.
(9th century of D'ni)
Reign of LanarenEdit
- King Adesh assassinated, possibly by a close advisor.
- Lanaren assumes throne, denounces Adesh's act, and promises to disband the Relyimah. Isolationist factions happy to be free of their watchers, but calmed by Lanaren's apparent isolationism.
Construction begun on Ae'gura-City tunnel by Stone Tooth.
New techniques to incorporate structural reinforcement in extrusion based construction.
- Ae'gura-City tunnel project halted due to protests by Guild Masters living on Ae'gura, and alleged environmental concerns.
- Stone Tooth sent to clear space for new districts near Ashem'en industrial district.
Four new Ages (three food, one manufacturing) announced to replace Ages using outsiders. They were meant to satisfy the isolationist factions; none of them were ever used to the extent the Ages they were replacing had been used.
First inhabitants of the Lanaren District, mostly manual laborers who worked in the adjoining Ashem'en.
Official disbanding of Relyimah, though their work ceased long before.
Reign of AsemlefEdit
(10th century of D'ni)
Reign of JaronEdit
- 6300 - Rock Biter and the Burrower are built for the broadening of the Rudenna Passage -1356
Reign of RikoothEdit
Coronation of King Rikooth.
Rock Biter and The Burrower discover a new cavern. Surveyor's Guild begins extensive studies.
New cavern proved habitable, but very expensive to build in. Stone Tooth and Rock Biter assigned to expand city by digging into cavern wall for expansion, instead. Burrower and Stone Eater assigned to further exploration outside cavern.
Major meeting to discuss involvement with outsiders. King Rikooth valued contributions of outsiders to art, technology, resources, etc. and would not enforce restrictions without good reason.
Rikooth expels wife and youngest son, Kerath, from the Palace obviously tired of their views and opinions as devoted followers of the teachings of Gish.
Reign of KerathEdit
- On his deathbed, Rikooth has a vision of Kerath sailing back through the King's Arch on a boat shaped like a lizard. He felt that Yahvo was directing him to select Kerath as the next king.
- (Leevofo 27) Coronation of King Kerath.
(11th century of D'ni)
(Leevotar 17) Kerath abdicates, turning the power of the kings over to the first Five Lords of the new form of government he had devised for the D'ni to use until the coming of the true Great King.
(12th century of D'ni)
(13th century of D'ni)
Elite force of Maintainers established, based in the Maintainer's Garrison on the Age of Gahreesen. The Garrison was used by this force for training, research, and development of new Maintainer technologies.
(14th century of D'ni)
Work on the tunnel to the surface begins.
- 9340- Excavation to surface ends.
- 9350 (1694 AD) - Anna is born.
- 9351 - Aitrus becomes guild master.
- 9359 - Anna's mother dies.
- 9365 - Aitrus is elected to the Council.
(15th century of D'ni; it is the starting point of the journal dating.)
- 9377 - Anna marries Aitrus.
- Manesmo, current owner of Teledahn, investigated for slave trading.
- Gehn is initiated to the Guild of Books at 4 years old.
After the FallEdit
Atrus is 14 years old. He conducts his Battery experiment and blows open the path leading to D'ni. Gehn returns to Anna and takes Atrus to D'ni.
- Gehn takes Atrus to D'ni and teaches him writing.
- (Leevot 22) Atrus' Korfah V'ja. He is 18 years old.
- (Leevot 23) Gehn traps Atrus in K'veer. Atrus goes to Riven.
- Atrus meets Katran. Gehn announces his intention to marry Catherine in 30 days. Atrus begins writing test Ages in preparation for fixing the Riven Book. Gehn decides to hold the wedding even sooner.
- On the wedding date, Atrus and Catherine escape and trap Gehn there. The Myst book falls in the Star fissure and lands on Earth.
- Atrus, Katran and Anna stay in Myst.
(Leevosahn 13) Atrus marries Katran.
Achenar is born. (earliest possible date)
- 9435 - Atrus writes the Everdunes.
Atrus visits Stoneship again and meets his old friends.
- 944? - Katran writes Serenia.
- 9442 - Atrus writes Osmoian.
- 944? - Atrus writes Channelwood and Selenitic.
- 9445 - Atrus writes J'nanin, Voltaic, Edanna, Amateria and Narayan and uses them to teach his sons the principles of the Ages.
- 9448 - Atrus writes The Tide.
- 9449 - Atrus writes Mechanical.
- c. 9451 - Events of Myst comic: The Book of Black Ships: Sirrus and Achenar meet the Black Pirates of Mechanical and are introduced to tyranny.
- 9458 - Gehn manages to link to 233rd Age (L?votar 11)
- 9460 - Atrus writes Rime.
- 94?? - Civil war in Narayan. Saavedro is trapped on J'nanin.
- 9461 (1805) - Sirrus and Achenar send Katran to Riven (L?votar 29). Gehn imprisons her (L?bro 8).
- 9462 (1806) - Sirrus is trapped in the Red Book ; Achenar is trapped in the Blue Book (Leevot 25). Events of Myst: A human finds the Myst book, arrives to Myst and frees Atrus, who then burns the trap books (L?vobro 13) (December 12)
- 9462, L?vobro 30 - Events of Riven: The Stranger goes to Riven, where he imprisons Gehn and frees Katran. Riven is destroyed. Rivenese relocated to Tay.
- 9465 - Atrus and Katran enter Averone.
- 946? - Events of Myst: The Book of D'ni: Atrus finds the D'ni survivors, visits the Age of Terahnee, frees the relyimah.
- 9468, L?bot 25 - Atrus decides to write Releeshahn.
- 9469, L?fo 1 - Atrus begins to write Releeshahn and revisits J'nanin.
- Birth of Yeesha.
- 9471 - Events of Myst III: Exile: Saavedro steals Releeshahn and traps the Stranger in J'nanin thinking he is Atrus. The Stranger escapes and reclaims Releeshan.
- 9480 - Events of Myst IV: Revelation: Atrus writes to the Stranger who then arrives in Tomahna. Yeesha is abducted. Death of Sirrus and Achenar.(Leevobro 2)
- ↑ Myst comic: Issue zero
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 King Ri'neref Notebook
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 King Ailesh Notebook
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Cyan official timeline
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Shomat Story Notebook
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 King Shomat Notebook
- ↑ 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 King Ja'kreen Notebook
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 King Veesha Notebook
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 King Mararon Notebook
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 King Koreen Notebook
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 King Ahlsendar Notebook
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 King Solath Notebook
- ↑ 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 King Me'erta Notebook
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 King Gan Notebook
- ↑ Me'erta Story Notebook
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 King Hemelin Notebook
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 King Behnashiren Notebook
- ↑ https://archive.guildofarchivists.org/wiki/Reference:RAWA/Book(s)_of_Birenni
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20060627100612im_/http://www.drcsite.org:80/img/laleninfo.jpg
- ↑ 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 King Naygen Notebook
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 King Hinash Notebook
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 King Needrah Notebook
- ↑ The Great King of D'ni
- ↑ 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 King Rakeri Notebook
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 King Tejara Notebook
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 King Ti'amel Notebook
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 King Kedri Notebook
- ↑ Kedri Story Notebook
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 King Lemashal Notebook
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 30.2 King Ishek Notebook
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 King Loshemanesh Notebook
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 King Ji Notebook
- ↑ 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 King Demath Notebook
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 King Yableshan Notebook
- ↑ 35.00 35.01 35.02 35.03 35.04 35.05 35.06 35.07 35.08 35.09 35.10 King Emen Notebook
- ↑ 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 King Me'emen Notebook
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 King Adesh Notebook
- ↑ 38.00 38.01 38.02 38.03 38.04 38.05 38.06 38.07 38.08 38.09 38.10 King Lanaren Notebook
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 King Asemlef Notebook
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 40.2 King Jaron Notebook
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 King Rikooth Notebook
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 King Kerath Notebook
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 Book of Ti'ana
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 DRC Web site
- ↑ D'ni Maps
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 Book of Atrus
- ↑ , Linking and the Art of Writing
- ↑ Based on Richard A. Watson's statement that Sirrus is younger than Achenar by 2 years, and the assumption that Achenar was born right after Atrus and Catherine's marriage.
- ↑ Stoneship Journal
- ↑ Serenia Journal and based on the assumption that Sirrus was born in 9434
- ↑ Catherine's Tomahna Journal
- ↑ History