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A Guide to the in-game Groups
Written by John Lynch   

Below is a brief overview on all of the main groups that can be found in Myst Online: Uru Live.


The D’ni Restoration Council are the people in charge of restoring D’ni and the various Ages. It was originally founded in 1997 by Dr. Richard A. Watson who was the chairman of the group with four other members below him. The four other members of the DRC are Michael Engberg, Dr. Ikuro Kodama, Victor Laxman and Dr. Marie Sutherland. With more explorers coming to D’ni in 2003 the DRC began to suffer criticism that they were too cautious. Their procedures were proven necessary to some in December of that year when Phil Henderson was investigating an unstable area of the Guild Hall that collapsed on him. Although Phil's body was never found, his broken KI was located and he was presumed dead.  As a result of Phil's death, Dr. Watson abruptly left because he was unable to deal with it. In his absence Victor Laxman and Ikruo Kodama became co-chairmen until the DRC had to cancel the restoration in February 2004 due to insufficient funding.

All of the members of the DRC, except for Dr. Watson, returned to D’ni in 2006 when additional funding was secured. However, unlike before, the returned DRC members have taken Yeesha’s journey and become somewhat more open-minded. However some explorers feel they are still too cautious when they removed many items from the hoods as well as blocked off access to part of the hood and most of Ae’gura in December, 2006 due to a mysterius phenomenon that linked all explorers in all Ages to their respective relto age.

Restoration Engineers

These are people who have been hired by the DRC to help them restore D’ni and its Ages. For the most part they aren’t directly seen by players except for when a player contacts them because they need in-game support due to a bug, or during the orientation talks. However there are a couple of exceptions.

DRC Liaisons 

The DRC Liaisons were a group of players who acted as conduits for information between players and the DRC characters. They were originally proposed by the Great Tree in 2003 and later suggested once more by the player Deg in 2006 before Marie Sutherland finally announced later in 2006 that the DRC would like the players to select 5 players to act as liaisons for the DRC.

The first liaisons were voted in on the 14th of April, 2006 and were later re-elected on the 18th of October, 2006. They are:

  • CAGrayWolf
  • Eleri
  • Gadren
  • Tweek
  • Vortmax
Note: All current DRCL members are resigned as of January 17, 2007.
Guild of Greeters

The Guild of Greeters is a player group who were formed in 2003 by Ron Meiners who was the Myst community manager for Ubisoft at the time. He created a set of guidelines for the group which were approved by Ubisoft and Cyan Worlds before he recruited Tijara to head the group. Although Ron no longer has a part in the group, the Guild of Greeters have survived until today and are a part of Myst Online: Uru Live. The group seeks to provide players with help by welcoming them to Myst Online: Uru Live and answering any questions they have. They are identified by a special shirt with "helping hands" that they wear when on duty and can most easily be found in the Guild of Greeters’s Bevin, although they can occasionally be found in other parts of Myst Online: Uru Live.

Being a member of the Guild of Greeters’s Bevin doesn’t make someone a member of the Guild. Instead, people can join the Guild of Greeters by meeting the requirements and filling out an application.

The Great Tree

The Great Tree is a player group that was formed by Brian Fioca. Originally, The Great Tree was for players who supported Douglas Sharper in his call for changes with the DRC and what he did to achieve those changes. However, with the DRC leaving D’ni in 2004 and returning in 2006 The Great Tree has changed into simply a group of explorers who advocate being a part of the story of Myst Online: Uru Live.

Reproduced with the kind permission of John Lynch. 2007
Last Updated ( Monday, 22 January 2007 )
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