MYST III: EXILE
Walkthrough by Witchen =O)
Chapter One - Tomahna
The Sun Room and Study
The game opens for you at Tomahna, high in the desert mountains. This is the
residence Atrus has built for his new beginning with Catherine after he rescued
her from the evil treachery of Gehn in Riven: The Sequel to MYST.
Catherine welcomes you with new baby daugher, Yeesha, in the Sun Room outside
Atrus' study. She explains that Atrus will greet you shortly. He is busy
the house over before they all leave on a vacation to visit the Releeshan Age,
where the survivors of the ancient D'ni civilization now live. Atrus is worried
about the house being secure in their absence, due to recent suspicious
When Catherine moves to the left side of the sceen and sits on a garden bench to
play with baby Yeesha, enter the blue glass door of the Study. There are two
doors. Your entry is on the left side.
Once inside the room, pan right and walk behind Atrus desk. You will see a
leather bound book on an elaborate stand. Click on it. The D'ni emblem on the
book's cover just may look familiar. It's the number five (5). It's the book for
Gehn's Fifth Age. Open it to see the flaming halocaust left behind when Gehn's
fragile work was demolished.
Leave the book and swing left to see interesting but nonfunctional items on the
shelf. Pan down left to the top of Atrus' desk. Read the message to Tamon from
Atrus. Atrus is definitely worried about security at Tomahna. It appears some
nefarious soul is sneaking into the Study and is reading Atrus' journals. You
will also get a very brief history lesson involving MYST and Atrus' heinously
wicked sons, Sirrus and Achenar.
After examining all the other inactive items on Atrus' desk, look up and walk
forward toward the encircled globe, encased on a bronze pedestal, across the
room. Note the flaming red/orange gem suspended from the right side of the frame
work. It's a D'ni fire marble, a source of light and great energy.
Click once on the glass globe to view the Releeshan book. It is securely locked.
Click again to be greeted by Atrus, who apologizes fro keeping you waiting.
will give you his most recent journal concerning the Releeshan Age. Then, he
starts over toward his desk to get the key for the Releesahn book in the glass
At this moment, you are suddenly interrupted by the visitation of a wild
apparent mad man. He grabs the fire marble and throws it, starting a fire in the
draperies near Atrus' desk. The glass dome breaks. You see the usurper take the
prized Releeshan linking book, use his own linking book to dematerialize, and he
is gone. The thief's book drops to the floor with a thud. And, whether you like
it or not, you are going in after this strange creature.
Chapter Two - J'nanin: The Learning Age
J'nanin is a barren island, or so it appears. It has a fresh water lake in the
middle, at the bottom of a deep chasm. There are pathways, ladders and
all over the island. This island age will be a learning experience for you. You
need to find Atrus' linking books and learn their use. First you need to find
the thief and find out what he is up to at the present moment.
This ragged larcenist has ducked around the rocks up a pathway to your right. Go
forward twice. Pan to your right to see a metal ladder going up the side of the
cliff. Climb it. At the top, pan down and cross the walkway to the thief's
destination. It looks like an observatory of some sort. Go to the door and click
on it. Through the portal, you can will see the thief pacing about holding the
Releeshan book. Try the door. You can't enter yet.
Turn around and pan down to see that this obversatory building appears to be
built on a rock projection in the middle of the island's fresh water lake. Go
back across the walkway and climb down to the middle level, where you entered
J'nanin age. Don't continue down to the beach yet. Instead, turn left along the
short walkway and examine the pedestal with a projector apparatus. Notice the
fire marble on top.
Turn it by clicking on the lower, circular handle. There are three positions.
Through this projector, you will sequentially see water, nothing, and a view of
similar projector some distance away. The other one has a purple fire marble
gracing it's top. Back out of the view and go forward right of the pedestal
toward the huge ivory tusk looking structure out beside the sea. Notice that odd
looking black and gold motif at the base of the tusk. Go forward, see a hole, or
well, ahead of you carved into the rock to your left. Turn toward it.
Click forward and go down the ladder. Pan up and turn 180 degrees to see that
are in a cave near the water line. Ahead of you is a door. But, there's a
strange, elaborately decorated, wheel obstructing your path to the door. You
can't get over it, around it, or under it.
Pan left toward the ocean. If you look carefully, you'll see what appears to be
turquoise colored man-made pillar out there. And, just to the left of it, you
barely make out another ladder on the cliff side. That looks like our next
destination. You will see the top of the cave ladder just to the right of the
cliff's edge. Go forward and climb down the ladder. Pan up and right to stand
before the pillar you saw from the other side. Click on the left lever to see
what happens to that wheel you encountered on the walkway.
The Wheel Puzzle
To move the wheel out of the way so you can access the door in the base of the
click the left lever once
click the right lever once
click the left lever once
click the right lever once
Climb back up the ladder. Go left and back down the hole to the walkway. You
see the wheel resting harmlessly against the cave wall. Turn around. Go to the
door and open it. This is the Amateria linking book room. The thief has
apparently destroyed the room, making it impossible for you to get across to the
other side. Oh well, you have plenty of other things to do here in J'nanin.
leave this place for now and explore the island. Take time here to read Atrus'
journal appearing below your playing screen.
Atrus Journal - Commentary on Releeshan:
Atrus decides not to rebuild the D'ni civilization. But, rather to carry it's
survivors forward into a newly written age, "...in which the natural equilibrium
of the world serves as a counterpoint to the upheaval of civilization." He
considers making Nature the foundation of the new age. He
contemplates, "...nature encourages mutual dependence."
Atrus muses that Nature would be a safer foundation than Energy, which is
moving and harder to control. Finally he decides he must include all three
concepts under consideration for the new age in order to maintain a balance.
balanced systems stimulate civilizations."
When you have finished reading Atrus journal, turn around and go back up the
ladder. Go back across the walkway to the projector with the red fire marble,
below the observatory. (It should be to your right.) Continue twice to the short
walkway you see ahead. Turn left and pan down to see another ladder leading down
to the sandy beach below.
Go down the ladder and turn right. Keep going along the beach until you come to
second projector pedestal with a yellow fire marble. Look through the viewer to
see an interesting edifice in the ocean. Turn the viewer again to see an
identical pedestal with a blue fire marble. Interesting.
Turn to your left and go out on the rocky point to turn the wheel on the pillar
jutting out of the rock there. Note that turning the wheel rotates the dome on
the off shore structure and eventually opens it. Reflected sunlight is beamed to
the booster projector to the left of the pillar.
Leave the area and return to the yellow projector pedestal. If you turn it
you will see that the reflected light, projected by the off shore dome, now
shines on either the base of a another tusk structure, or on a rock area to
Turn left and proceed until you come across a pedestal with no projector on top.
Obviously, its broken. Could the thief be responsible for this destruction, as
well as that seen in the linking room? Remember where the broken pedestal is. Go
forward on the left side of the pole four times. Turn right and descend the rock
stairs through an areas where the wind whistles and reverberates along the
Follow the spiral staircase on down through the wind tunnel and to the water.
There, you will see a bridge leading to a lovely little garden house.
The Garden House
Go across the bridge and open the garden house door. Step inside. Pan down and
pull the lever on the column to the left. When the gate opens, go forward into a
small circular area. Pan down left to see another column with a large round
button on it. Push it. When the gate behind you lowers, go forward into the
living quarters of the thief, which in on the bottom floor of the observatory.
Go right and look at the little stickman mobile on the rock table beside the
hammock. Hmm. Could that be Atrus and his two infamous sons hung in effigy
Turn left to see the animal hide hammock and pick up a journal laying inside the
hammock. Read it all now. It is necessary to fill in the back story for you.
Saavedro's journal reveals his twisted, vengeful stalking of Atrus to seek his
own demented justice for the death of his wife, Tamra, his two small daughters,
and the people of Narayan, which was his home. He finds after a time, that
and Achenar, Atrus' sons, aren't with him there at Tomahna. Remember that
Saavedro's understanding is incomplete in addition to being deranged. He doesn't
have Atrus' latest journal. You do.
Look at the symbols in some of the journals pages in the upper right corner. You
will notice that some of the strange Narayan numbers are missing and/or are out
of sequence. Take note ot the fact. Also take a good look at the drawings.
Saavedro is quite the artist and you will need both his art work and his
as time goes along.
Turn around and go up the stairs across the room, in front of the platform. Look
on your left at the unfinished portrait Saavedro has been drawing. Obviously a
beautiful woman. But, she has no eyes. Is this Tamra? Did Saavedro leave her
blinded so she couldn't see the ruins of Narayan. Or does he not want her to see
the state that he is in and what he is up to?
Go forward, right and forward to stand at the desk. Examine the scales, the
mortar and pestal, and other items. To the left of the desk, notice what appears
to be a creature, or plant, in a shell. The device in the center of the desk is
battery. Turn the crank at the left. Click on the wires in the center to
disengage them. Note that the plant creature extends a tentacle or root arm,
the gap between the wires. Turn the crank again to reveal that this is an exotic
Venus Fly Trap variety of plant. Well, we are in the green house, right?
Look at the scales on the right again. Note that one side carries four greenish
blue crystal balls and the other side carries a single, dark brown metal ball.
Yet the scales are perfectly balanced.
Walk left to the stone table beside the hammock. Note that the scales there are
also perfectly balanced. Yet the right side appears to hold four brown (wooden?)
balls and the left side holds a single blue green crystal.
Could the different weights of these three materials contain the answer to the
perfect balance? Or, maybe it has to do with the fulcrum's position as in the
mobile on the other side of the hammock. Go examine the mobile again and
this exercise with the varying weights of different materials. You will need it
Go over to the round contraption in the corner of the room. It's an elevator.
Let's see if you can get at the thief this way. Go around to the back of the
elevator and click on the door handle to enter. Inside, turn right and click on
either lever you see. The elevator will rise.
In a cutscene, you will see the thief secure the Releeshan book in a cage like
contraption and send it down into a pit of some sort, where you can't see it.
will not be able to gain access to it. At least, not for the foreseeable future.
Exit this view and turn around. Try to open the door. No go. Something else
to be done here.
Look out the window. See the off shore light dome and the bigger booster
projector you set up earlier. Could it be that the appropriate arrangement of
various fire marble projectors might shine the reflected lights of all the fire
marble colors on the door and cause it to open? The alignment of the observatory
door and the tusk doors provokes much further investigation.
For now, let's go back down in the elevator. Close the door. Turn left and push
the green button to return to the main floor. Step out of the elevator and turn
extreme left. See the levers that work the elevator mounted on the wall? Pull
levers. The elevator will rise to the top floor again. When you regain the
cursor, pan down. See the area under the elevator?
Climb down there and examine the elevator's various mechanisms. Uh oh! Saavedro
has been destroying the works here also. Look at the diagrams in his journal to
help solve these puzzles.
The Elevator Puzzle
1. Weights (starting left to right)
click the left weight twice
leave the center weight alone
click the right weight twice
Flip the screw bolts by clicking in the center as follows:
Flip the first two bolts so their threaded ends are pointing left
Leave the third one alone. Don't move it. But, leave it positioned where you can
see it through the opening.
Just pull the rod toward you.
Turn the gears until the tooth on the lower gear and the hole on the upper gear
Climb out of the pit under the elevator and use the wall switch to call the
elevator. Climb aboard and rise to the top. Click the door handle and watch the
cutscene where Saavedro uses a linking book to quickly escape your intrusion.
cage spins out of sight down below.Turn right and open the elevator door. Step
out of the elevator.
Turn right around the balcony and pick up more pages from Saavedro's journal on
the floor near the wall. Continue around the edge until you are at the spot
Saavedro was standing. See the blue button on your left there, above the cage?
Press it to see an opening of colored lights from the half domes on the walls.
This is followed by a cutscene of a message from Atrus to his sons, contaminated
and claimed for his own forum, by Saavedro.
Saavedro admonishes you to find three important symbols that will allow you to
access the cage and the Releeshan linking book. After the cutscene, go look
through the viewers that were revealed before the cutscene.
Look through the viewer closest to where you are standing, to the right of the
blue button pedestal. You will see the symbol for the Voltaic Age. You need to
align the symbol with its mate on the tusk structure for the Voltaic Age.
Put the hand cursor on the view screen and move it up and right until you can
the Voltaic symbol on the tusk above the canopied door. Using the left handle to
zoom in and out, and the right handle for focus, align the four tiny marbles
around the edge to establish the etched symbol precisely over its counterpart on
the tusk. When you get it right, the four marbles around the viewer must be
positioned as follows:
outer marble is about half way between the 6 o'clock and the 7:30 marks on the
the second marble (working to center) is at the 9 o'clock position.
the third marble is at the 6 o'clock position.
the inner marble is at the 3 o'clock position.
Be sure to make a note of the positioning of the marbles. This is the first of
the three puzzles you must solve and these marble codes are critical to your
progression in the game.
When you have completed the Voltaic viewer, move to your left and pull the lever
on the right side of the elevator,sending it back down to ground level. Continue
moving left to the Amateria viewer and repeat the process you used with the
Voltaic viewer. When you have completed the code identification process here and
noted the position of the four marbles, i.e., captured the second code, move to
the third and last, Edanna, viewer and finish the final code identification.
outer marble between 10:30 and 12 o'clock.
second marble between 3 o'clock and 4:30.
third marble at 6 o'clock.
inner marble at 9 o'clock.
outer marble between 10:30 and 12 o'clock.
second marble between 7:30 and 9 o'clock.
third marble at 6 o'clock.
inner marble at 7 o'clock
Return to the elevator and open the door. Cross over to the outer door and click
on the bolts on the left door jamb to release them. Click on the door handle to
open the outer door and walk out on the high walkway. Looks familiar doesn't it?
It's just been quite a long time since the first time you stood here to watch
Saavedro pace about inside the observatory.
Go to the end of the walkway and go down the ladder to the walkway below and
on to the beach. Walk to your right until you come to the lighted yellow
Rainbow Prism Puzzle
Note: The process of setting up the reflected light system to establish a prism
color array at the Voltaic tusk would have been much simpler for you if Saavedro
had not broken one of the reflectors.
It's important here for you to write down the color order of the reflector
pedestals as you visit each one and establish their settings.
At the yellow reflector, set it so you can see the blue pedestal nearby. Walk to
the blue reflector, off to the right. You will see the ladder up on the rocks.
Turn the blue reflector one time and direct the light to the green reflector
across the chasm.
Go back down to the beach path and go left along the edge of the island. Cross
the stepping stones and go up the stone slab past the purple reflector and down
some steps. Go over two walkways together and climb rock steps to the left on
other side. Continue up to get to the green projector. Turn it once and check to
see the red reflector right across from where you are standing.
Go to the red reflector. Turn it two times toward a yellow reflector clear
the chasm again. Go back down, across the two walkways and climb up the rocks to
the fork in the stairs. Go left. Climb up to the second yellow reflector. Turn
two times to reflect the light to the recieving purple projector.
Go down to the fork in the steps. Turn to the left and go up to the purple
reflector. Turn it once. This will send the light beam to the red projector at
just the point where you entered J'nanin and began to chase the elusive thief,
Go down the rock slab and cross under the walkway on the stones. Go right and
the rock ladder. Once back on top, go right to the red reflector. Turn it once.
Look through the viewer on the left side to see the beam finally has come to
on the prism device established in front of the entry to the Voltaic tusk.
Go back down to the beach. Go right and forward up the path until you reach the
stairs. Go down a few steps to the fork and then go up left to the plateau of
Look at the array of lights created by the prism device. There are all the
you visited. Do you recall all the colors in order? If you didn't write them
down, the proper order is:
The door to the Voltaic tusk will open. Inside, look up and will see the
suspended cage with the Voltaic lining book tucked away safely inside. Pan down
and press the button on the column in front of you. Uh oh! Did you write down
marble code from the viewer exercise in the top of the observatory? The solution
is a page or two back, if you didn't. Once you place the marbles correctly,
the middle button. The cage will descend with the Voltaic linking book. Click on
it to open it and click on the picture to be transported to the beautiful and
mysterious Voltaic Age.
Chapter Three - The Voltaic Age: Age of Energy
Where the J'nanin Age symbolized a learning of lessons, the Voltaic Age is one
the three element ages revealed at J'nanin in Atrus' journal. The other two are
Amateria: The Age of Dynamic Forces. And, Edanna: The Nature Age. here in
you must find its symbol (and various scattered journal pages left behind by
Saavedro) and return the symbol to J'nanin.
When you arrive in the Voltaic Age, you are facing a small circular rock
set atop a little island. Go forward and left along the walkway. Turn right to
see the hatch of what appears to house some sort of power supply, maybe. Try the
hatch lock with no luck. Turn left to see a winged metal object (modern
sculpture?) in a small side area. Go to it and open it. This winged sculpture
houses your ticket back to J'nanin. It's the J'nanin linking book. At least you
know you can get back there at any time you want to.
Go back to the little circular intersection and go right out to the pier. Look
back over your head to the route of the main power cable and examine the various
structures apparently created to generate electromagnetic power. In addition to
finding the proper symbol and more journal pages, it appears that you will need
to establish a functional power source on this island. Or, perhaps in order to
find that precious symbol, reestablishing power is the requisite task.
Go back to the little intersection, around the building to the right and across
the walkway to the cliff side. Enter the chasm of the main island.
When you pass through the cliff side, keep going on down the walkway to briefly
explore the chasm and the various structures erected in it. The whole scenario
will make more sense to you
if you do this first.
Walk along to the tube like structure you see on the right. Walk past it to the
intersection and go right. Follow the semicircular path to end up facing a small
metal elevator, housed inside of the tube. Turn around and try the lever on your
left. But, you will find that the elevator is not functional yet either. Step
back out and look down to view some of the various levels and walkway erected
here. Go left again to the intersection where you came down to the elevator. Go
right. Look at the huge round wheel mechanism to the right of the walkway and
scaffolding suspended across the top of the chasm. Could that be some kind of
track? Turn back left and walk along past the big wheel. Look right to see what
appears to be an air ship. Wow! Do you suppose that's what it is?
See the ladder at the end of the walkway on your right? Go down the ladder,
across the walkway to another cylindrical platform. These are the controls for
the air needed to inflate the air ship. But, there's no power here yet to do
that. Turn around and go forward to see that the walkway has suffered greatly
under the hands of Saavedro. You can't get out there.
Go back up the walkway past the big wheel and climb the ladder to get back on
where you started. There is much to see and there are many levels to explore.
Remember that passageway off to the right you passed on your way into the chasm
area? Let's take a look down there now. Go back past the elevator to the big
crack in the canyon wall. As you approach the exit, that leads back to the
island, turn left and enter the copper colored lighted tunnel. As you follow the
walkway, keep an eye out for more pages from Saavedro's journal.
When you reach the intersection you will see a door (metal hatch) off to your
left. Go forward and open the hatch using the red handle. Go forward to the view
window to see the various mechanisms required to inflate the air ship with hot
air. Notice how hot it is in here? Yipe!
You can check out the red-knobbed control handle on the pedestal in front of
and move the mechanisms around a bit. You might note that the center of this
pedestal has been jammed with some sort of pin. Saavedro's work again no doubt.
Turn around, and walk around the ladder to go down under the control room. Walk
forward and open the viewer to see that this chamber contains molten lava. This
has to be where the hot air comes from for the air ship.
Go back up into the control room and go forward once toward the window. Look up.
This must be a ventilator shaft to direct the hot air to the air ship. Let's
investigation of the ventilation system until we've checked out another area and
maybe start to get a few things accomplished here.
Leave the control room, using the red handled door. Walk forward and take the
route down the blue tunnel.
The Water Wheel Puzzle
This new path leads to the main power plant. Just before you go up the steps, in
the lighted rock chamber, turn right and look at the green diagram on the tunnel
wall. The symbols represent various places, or structures, in the Voltaic Age.
The black lines between the symbols will be lighted if/when power is flowing as
it should. As you can see, there is no power.
the top symbol is the little island.
the three in the middle, left to right, are the water wheel, the electormagnetic
chamber, and the walkway elevator.
the lowest symbol represents the magnet.
You can make a note of the symbols and their use if you like. But its not really
Turn left and walk ahead to the circular metal hatch. You should be hearing a
of rapidly moving water by now. Could there be a real waterfall? The hatch won't
open until power is restored. But, note this one's similarity to the one on the
little island where you came in.
Turn to you right and look down. There's the waterfall you've been listening to;
the source for generation of this age's electric power.
There's a gate right behind that copper colored tube with the ladder. Go look.
The tube is full of water, but obviously the ladder indicates that this
circumstance can be changed.
Turn to the right and go back down the tunnel to the small intersection at the
base of the steps. Turn right and climb the ladder. You are in the control room
for the power station. Pan down to see that one of the control wheels have been
severely damaged and is inoperable. Saavedro has been here too.
The red wheel on the right controls the gate, however. So you can control the
gate's operation. Turn the wheel. Water will be admitted to the water wheel
The water wheel is that huge horizontally seated cylinder you are looking at.
broken control wheel manipulates the inner workings of the water wheel. We'll
take care of that in a few minutes.
Leave the control room and turn left. Go back over to the area where you saw the
waterfall. Wow, what a drastic change in the view! The sluice gate is now in a
totally different position and water has been directed under the wheel. Go down
that ladder you saw in the tube earlier. (If there's still water in the tube, go
back up to the control room and turn the wheel again.)
At the bottom of the ladder, turn around and press the big red button. You are
looking at a huge gear assembly. The gear must be used with the water wheel
to turn it. This action produces electricity for the entire island. Click on the
crank on the left side of the gear to reengage it. Saavedro has released it so
doesn't work. When it is raised back into place again, climb back up the ladder.
Go back down the tunnel. Stop just before you get to the stairs and turn right.
You should see a broken window in the view port, with some sort of mechanism
visible beyond it. This is the paddle device for the water wheel. Click on it.
The paddles will engage and start to move. This is the manual way to get around
the fact that Saavedro sabotaged the second wheel in the control room.
The power in now on from the water wheel to the electromagnetic chamber. Note
that the tunnel begins to shudder with the turning of the waterwheel. Turn left
and go down the steps. Turn left again to look at the diagram and see that the
power line between the water wheel and the chamber is now lit.
Go back up the stairs and down the vibrating tunnel. Look down to see a view of
the water wheel turning under the platform. And, the circular top of the gear is
tuning at your feet, right in front of the chamber hatch. You will see that the
green entry light is now lit. Open the hatch. Go down the ladder to find
in another chamber. turn to the right and click on the viewer controls (the
portal) to see another cut scene of Saavedro blaming Atrus for not better
supervising his errant sons, Sirrus and Achenar. Turn right after the cutscene
and go on down the tunnel with the off set stepping stones.
The Circuit Cylinder Puzzle
At the end of this tunnel, you will enter another large area with a huge,
squatting cylinder in the center. Proceed down the ladder and look up to see the
D'ni number 1 on the panel above you. Walk around the cylinder, left or right,
see four other panels with the D'ni numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Back at the first panel, you will see a hot spot between the two cross bars
the D'ni number. Click on it. This ia an aperture. One of five. You must line up
the disconnected circuits, beginning with the nonmoveable ones at the top and
bottom. There can be no gaps in the connections. When you have created perfectly
joined circuitry in all five panels, electricity will jump from the cylinger to
the coils arrange on the chamber walls.
You can easily solve this puzzle using different methods. the two methods I
easiest would probably be to do one complete panel a a time. Or you could
establish the circuitry from the top down, or bottom up, walking around the
cylinders. This way you would establish all the top moveable circuits first,
all the middle, and then all the bottom. When you get it right, all five panels
of the cylinder will close.
Anyway you decide to complete the puzzle, its not difficult and once you have
the circuits intact, go back up the ladder where you came into the chamber and
watch the arcing electricity on top of the cylinder. Success!
Go back down the ladder and find more of the journal pages that Saavedro has
for you on the floor in front of the D'ni number 3 panel.
Read Saavedro's journal periodically, to keep up to date with his twisted
response to the tragedy at Narayan. Who could help but be traumatized after what
happened to his home and family.
Go back to the ladder and make your way through the tunnel with the off set
stepping stones to the chamber ahead. turn left and go up the ladder and out
through the hatch. Makes sense to check the power flow diagram again now, to see
if you have everything running smoothly. Go on down the steps and turn left.
Darn. There's one structure which still has no electric power; the little
Turn right and continue down the tunnel. At the intersection, where you see the
red handled hatch on your right, go left instead and continue on up to a blank
wall. Turn left and go out to the little island. You can see the water wheel
turning now, from the end of the pier. But, it seems the hatch door on the
building is still locked tight. Maybe we can now do something with the air ship
back in the canyon. You know that the elevator is supposed to be working now,
Go back into the canyon and take the right path at the intersection. Go to the
little elevator and get in. Pull the lever and go down to the next walkway. Walk
out to the big wheel mechanism and pull the lever in the cage at the end. Ah, so
now you see what it's for. The entire wheel opens like a fan for the air ship to
pass through the elaborate doors. Its a sort of hangar arrangement.
Go back up in the elevator and on to the main pathway. Turn right at the
intersection, and go all the way to the end. Look down right and descend the
ladder. Go back to the control panel for the air ship and turn right. Try the
controls. Still nothing. Turn to look at the broken walkway which apparently
provided the route to access the air ship. Turn to your right and see a metal
ladder. Go forward up the ladder three times. Turn and get off into the bucket
shaped cage ahead of you. Look down on the grilled flooring to find more of
Saavedro's journal notes.
Come up and turn around to see a giant hatch. Open it and go through to the
brightly lit canyon side. Walk across the long track or pipe. (Hopefully, you
aren't afraid of heights.) Go through the next hatch at the end of the pipe and
to the right. It's very dark in here after the hatch closes. But, just go
until you can't anymore and then turn around. Go back one click an look down.
Click on the grate and drop down on the floor of (guess what?) the control room
for producing hot air. A familiar place.
Turn around and go down the ladder. Look at the molten lava again through the
viewer. You'll need to open this door, but not just now, obviously. It would be
just a tiny bit lethal.
Go back up to the control room in front of the window. Look at the pedestal
the window with the red knob. Saavedro has also sabotaged these controls by
pounding a metal pin into the center. But, it is still partially operational.
The Molten Lava Puzzle
Click once on the red knob and release the mouse. This will capture the knob.
Then, click again right on a spot in the direction you wish to turn it. It will
go there automatically.
Grab the red knob and hang on to it while moving it up and around,
counterclockwise, to the left. It should click a couple of times, going nearly
all the way around, counterclockwise,and returning to its original position. You
will see the gears moving through the control room window. Go back down the
ladder and use the handle besie the view on the molten lava hatch to open it. If
you are successful, it will open to establish that you used the red knob on the
pedestal correctly. If there's still lava in the chamber, go back up and try
Open the hatch and enter. Turn left and go forward through the railings where
see a red knobbed pedestal like the one in the control room. Only this one is
Move the red knob in a clockwise direction, so the platform rises. The move the
knob again so that it is positioned to pass through the middle slot. Let go of
and watch the gear, up to your right, go over your head and lock on to the
gear to the left. Swing right and look at the apocalyptic painting on the wall.
More of the talented, but tortured, Saavedro's work.
Well, what now? Nothing more is happening.
Try the red knob again. Move it counterclockwise (right) around the bottom of
ring. Whoa, cool! Or rather, HOT! The lava chamber has filled again. But look,
you can go forward past the pedestal now and turn on the fan. See the red glow
the circular panel ahead of you? Go turn on the fan. Then return to the control
pedestal. After all, you can't go anywhere else right now, can you? At the
pedestal, lower the platform a bit, by moving the red knob clockwise around the
See, the fan is turning now? Okay, so far, so good. Now, move the red knob again
to the right, to reposition that first overhead gear back over on the right side
in front of the painting. Then pull the red knob counterclockwise to move the
platform to floor level and simultaneously drain out all the molten lava. Whew!
The fan is now blowing the hot air necessary to inflate the air ship, but you
need to move that overhead gear back over to the left and engage it to complete
the process. Pass the redknob back through the center of the pedestal.
Leave and go back up to the control room. At that pedestal, move the red knob
counterclockwise. This action will raise the chamber platform again and allows
the lava to flow back in. Now you have turbo hot blowing air.
Look up to see the open end of the ventilation shaft. Hop in and skeedaddle out
of there. Time to see if you can get the air ship inflated.
When you come out of the ventilation shaft, turn right, go forward, left and
cross the pipe again to the other side. Go dwon through the shaft on the
side. Go through the bucket shaped platform, you may notice steam coming up from
beneath it now, and go down the ladder. Once on the wing shaped platform, turn
left to the air ship control panel.
The Air Ship Valve Puzzle
There are three levels of 4 valves each. This is the bottom level you are
standing on. The first three valves should be open (left to right) and emitting
hot air. The fourth valve, on the right, has been disabled by you know who. You
can't fix it.
Look down at the pressure gauge and your pressure should register at about 10.
Going counterclockwise, you want to establish pressure at 19, where the dotted
red line is. Tha'ts the air pressure you need to develop to fill the air ship
with hot air.
Now, it would appear relatively simple to do this, getting the pressure set at
19. However, there's a rather influential caveat here. There are three tiers of
valves to work with and the elevator also uses hot air to operate. This
your accumulated pressure every time you move it.
When you see hot air/steam the valve is open and you lose pressure. There's a
straightforward way to get the valve puzzle solved. And that's simply to greatly
overbuild the pressure. Use the lever on the left (pulled to the right) to raise
the elevator up two more levels to the top tier. Establish the pressure at
halfway into the red zone on the gauge! Then, work your way back down to the
middle and bottom level as follows:
Starting on the bottom level close all three working valves.
2nd level - close all valves.
Top level - close the right valve only.
2nd level - open the two left valves.
Bottom level - open all three operable valves
The long side of the needle on the gauge should be just a hair to the right of
the 19 mark. Good. Close enough!
Swing around and go left forward once. Swing to the right to see a red handled
cylinder that looks like an air tank. Turn the handle. You should hear air
escaping. Watch as the hot air flows up the hose and inflates the air ship. It
loosens it moorings and sails forward on it own. Unfortunately, it slams into
closed hangar doors. Oh gad! Well, hopefully there's no damage. And, we sure do
know what our next move is
Pan down and follow the walkway up through the valve control area and on across
the walkway, up the ladder, and to the uppermost walkway of the canyon. Walk
ahead to the intersection and go down to the elevator. Get in the elevator and
use the lever on your left to go down a level. Get out and go left along the
walkway to the upright lever at the end. Pull it.
Watch the air ship leave the hangar. What a sight! The air ship moves forward,
pulls the walkway a bit and hesitates there. What are you waiting for? The
calls. Climb aboard!
Turn left and pull the handle. You will surely be impressed with the air ship
ride through the canyon. When the gondola comes to rest opposite the little
island, get off to the left and go to the lever at the end of the walkway. Pull
the lever. Watch the gondola move forward engaging the walkway and, again,
it forward. Then, see the little island split in a huge rift all the way around
the stone building and rise into the air! Awesome!
Go right back to the gondola. Get in and push the handle to sail up to the stone
building's new position hovering above its foundation. Truly surreal. Get out on
the right and go down the walkway to the hatch (now showing a green light) and
Go forward to the shaft and climb down. At the bottom, look down to see a small
wheel. Turn the wheel. That's the symbol for Energy you see floating there
your eyes. You will automatically capture it and store it in your inventory. Pan
upward, then, to see a hot spot in front of you. Click on it. The doors will
and the J'nanin linking book will be presented. Time to go back to J'nanin with
your first captured prize, the Energy symbol.
Go over to the blue imager on the observatory platform above the blue button.
Remember what Saavedro said about finding the three hidden symbols? Wonder what
he'd say now that you have the energy symbol. Place the symbol from your
inventory on the imager. It will cause the cage to appear from below.
Afterward, you will receive another hologram message from Saavedro. He
you have found one of the three symbols and tells you more about the Lattice
Trees of Narayan and the damage the brothers cause there.
Afterward, go outside via the elevator door on the high walkway. Now you need to
find the next linking book to take you to Edanna, or to Amateria.
Go down the walkway, down the ladder, across the lower walk and take the rock
ladder down to the beach. Turn left. Go under the walk to the stone ramp. Go up
the ramp and forward up the stone steps. At the fork, turn left and go down to
the walk you can see at the base of the next tusk. Go across the first walkway.
When you get to the rock pillar before the next walkway, turn left to see a
ladder. Go down the ladder.
Stop to enjoy a ride on the purple and yellow "Hearken Fern" to hear amplified
sounds from around the chasm. Can you hear water from the beach near the green
house? Get out of the fern and look up at the Barnacle Moss above you and the
seemingly unreachable door to the Edanna Age tusk. Now way to climb up there at
Turn around, go left past the fern and climb the ladder down to the beach. Go
straight across the stepping stones and over to the cute, little Squee's tent.
Turn right and click on the spikey plant in the water in front of you, to
it. Then, turn back left and click on the bulb atop Squee's tent. You have
provided a bridge for him to reach the Barnacle Moss. He has aquaphobia! No,
just kiddin'.... he just can't swim. He will use the plant to cross over to the
moss. When he runs over there to indulge himself, notice that when he chirps,
moss inflates significantly. Hmm. Wonder if this process could be useful up on
the cliff side? Let's see if you can use the fern to pick up and amplify those
Squee chirps to inflate the moss up there, by the Edanna tusk.
Leave Squee (I know its tough) and go back up the ladder and ride the Hearken
Fern again. Aim the fern toward Squee. You'll hear him chirping happily away.
When you get the fern positioned correctly, a cutscene will play showing you
new route to the unreachable door. Climb up there, clear to the top, and walk
across to the door.
Open the door. Walk across to the pedestal. Input the correct marble code.
Retrieve the Edanna Age linking book from the cage.
outer marble between 10:30 and 12 o'clock
second marble between 7:30 and 9 o'clock
third marble at 6 o'clock.
inner marble at 9 o'clock.
The cage will descend. Click on the book clearly marked "Edanna." Click on the
picture to link to the beautifully vertical Edanna age!
Chapter Four - Edanna: The Nature Age
Right off the bat here, remember what you are here for. You must find the second
of three symbols. In accomplishing this primary goal, you will discover the
and animal species in this age and the interdependencies (symbiosis) between
them. Think of Edanna as an inverted 200 foot high tree. All the flowers,
foliage, and animals, are on the inside of this tree structure.
You open at Edanna's middle level facing a huge, pink flower with what looks
a bulbous magnifying glass in the center. It's hanging it front of a cage of
twisted wood. It looks like something is in the cage, doesn't it? You can't
get to it. But, you can click on the pink flower's center to find that it is a
magnifying lens. You will see that the linking book back to J'nanin appears to
held organically, and securely, inside.
You can only go one direction for now. So, pan right and go along the path
through the tunnel you see there. Click forward 7 times, until you stand at the
base of a strange, pink, spiral-shaped plant. This is a "Corkscrew Cattail."
Click on it for a scenic ride to the top of Edanna's uppermost level. Turn right
to view the ocean through anopening. You'll be surprized by a giant, colorful
bird carrying some kind of food to its nest. Walk over for a closer look. Use
pink lens flower to see that the bird is feeding it's cute little chick.
Turn and go down the path where you see that the cattail is drawing water from
organic basin of collected water. Follow the vine up to the top of the cattail
with your cursor, to see how that works. Turn back to the left, toward the bird.
Pan down beneath the bird's nest to see another twisted stick cage. Turn
completely around again and go back down to the cattail. Turn left and go
that opening toward the ocean.
Turn left again to see a twisting greenish bough leading upward. Follow it. You
will see the bird take off again to find more food. Before you continue on up,
turn left to see a wilted cattail. If you follow its vine on down to the nearby
basin, you will see that it's water supply has been used up or has evaporated.
Poke that big greenish veined melon thing there. It's definitely full of liquid,
probably water. That would make sense, wouldn't it? Looks like this particular
symbiotic arrangement needs a bit of your encouragement.
Turn right and climb all the way to the top where you see a plant that is
obviously a variety of palm. Go right on up to it and press that bluish circular
bulb in the center. Aha! The palm fronds close up and leap for the sky.
Pan down and to the right now, to see what they were hiding. It's a second
linking book back to J'nanin. With that reassurance, turn completely around and
go over to the orange and yellow flower on the cliff's edge. This is an Aurora
Blossom. Click on it. It's also a variety of lens flower. The palm fronds have
been moved away now, directing sunligh through the flower's lens. Pan around
until you see the dry basin by the wilted cattail plant below. See that black
scar on the tree just above and right of the basin? Does that look like a burn
This probably gives you an idea on how to quench the thirst of that poor thirsty
cattail. Well, if not, direct the brilliant hot spot from the lens, to the green
melon-shaped plant full of water. The melon will burst, filling the basin with
cool water. The vine quickly carries the water to the cattail and it unfurls,
providing a new means of transportation for you.
Leave the close up of the Aurora Blossom and turn around left. Head back down
path to the now available cattail. Climb aboard for a long trip to Edanna's
level. When you arrive at the bottom, turn left and start down the big branch
toward the little palm trees you can see. Go three clicks forward. Pan left a
bit. Go toward the pink light. The little pink electric sting ray is shocking
roots trailing into the water, and is eating from them. That is quite a
Turn left and continue down the path of branches where you will now see
beautifully glowing lavender moss on many branches. It's much darker and cooler
at this level. At the base of the branch, see another pod-like plant on the
right. It looks like the pod or melon on the upper level after the water was
drained from it. Go forward and click on it for a close up. Then, click on the
reddish growth at the front of the pod. Watch the water come down the vine,
bringing the little pink ray with it.
Turn around and start down the yellow lighted tunnel on the right. You should
immediately see more pages from Saavedro's journal. Pick them up and read the
Keep on going down the tunnel until you come to a big branch leading off to the
right, and a drop off into the vegetation beyond it that looks pretty dangerous.
Interesting looking objects across the way over there. I wonder if you can get
Turn right to walk along the limb toward a log brightly covered with Barnacle
Moss. This we recognize right away. You may hear some creature noises, or bird
calls, along the way here also. But, just keep going across the moss to the next
limb. turn right and go into the lavender lit tunnel ahead of you.
Spiraling right, go forward three times until you see a large yellow lighted
gourd hanging by vines in front of you. Pull the ball on the bottom of the vine.
That's impressive! The gourd opened up and provides a great deal of much
appreciated light. The leaf behind the gourd now unfurls, providing a new
for you to explore.
The Squee Puzzle
Walk to the end of the leaf and look up. Grab that bluish green vine. Your
will change to look like the handle of a trapeze bar, the end of the vine. Turn
completely around to see a tent structure behind you. Use the vine cursor to
swing over there. Visually, follow the rope attached to the top of this tent
to the small pedestal behind it. Go over to the pedestal and turn the crank. The
tent will rise. Go forward to the pink fruit and knock one down onto the ground.
Click on the pink fruit to roll it forward once along the crack. Go back past
pedestal and down the dark tunnel behind it.
When you pick yourself up, go 90 degrees right, back into the tunnel. Pan right
again and go forward. Pan right again and go forward again to the lighted gourd.
Pan down a bit and go down the length of the leaf. A cut scene shows you an
adorable little Squee, who's come for the pink fruit. Pan down right and see
trapeze handle? Pull it. (If you catch the little Squee, you forgot to roll the
fruit forward in the crack and the Squee will be pathetically crying.)
The tent trap should come down beside Squee, scaring him off across the rotten
log bridge you came across, with all the moss on it. When Squee squeeks, the
expands, right? Watch as the log comes apart and Squee runs safely off into the
forest with his prize.
Do you suppose that Saavedro placed that rotten log there? It did look a bit out
of place here, didn't it?
Go down the length of the leaf again (with your back to the Squee trap) where
rotten log was. Click on that hanging vine again. Place the vine cursor over the
flat, lighted area ahead of you. Swing over there. Turn left and go down the
tunnel to a new area. Walk over to the lighted gourd. Pull the ball hanging down
from the vine and unfurl the leaf. Don't walk across the leaf yet, though.
Instead, the lighted gourd reveals better visual access to the lavender lit area
to your right. Walk over there, where the little round hole is. Turn left and
follow the path. Go forward five times down the winding path to find a huge
Fly Trap to the left of the path.
The Venus Fly Trap - Bird Puzzle
The poor mother bird is caught in the fly trap. Unless you intervene its croak
city for her and probably for her chick. This is your next Edanna test.
Turn right and see the triangular opening where the ocean is visible. Click four
times forward to go through the opening. Turn left and go along the yellow
lighted path. Follow the path down until you come to another round melon like
along the path to the right. Go one click beyond it. Turn around. Click on it to
go forward and view another example of Saavedro's artistic talent.
The painting depicts the treachery of Sirrus and Achenar. Beneath the painting
are Saavedro's palette and paints.
Click on the melon pod to inflate in and again, capture the itinerate little
ray. Step back on the path and turn right, looking down the path. Go forward one
time. Here, the path splits in two, around the spikey roots of the carnivorous
fly trap plant.
Take the left path for now. At the bottom of this path, you will see a green
lighted area with a huge organic basin like the ones that water the cattails
above. Click on it to bring water and the little pink ray right on down to this
area. Aha, see that the fly trap's twisted roots are coiled int that dry basin?
Wonder if we loosed the ray to zap those roots, if the fly trap would be shocked
enough to release mother bird?
Go one click forward past where you can see the ray swimming in the pod. Pan
right. Go forward three times and pan slightly right to see some sort of man
apparatus sitting on a limb. Oh, its another viewer. Go over and push the big
metal button in front of the viewer to receive another anguished message from
Turn left and continue down the path. Do you hear the mother bird crying out for
help? See that curled up leaf there to the left and up? But, there no gourd to
light up and unfurl the leaf. What about that other path we mentioned up the
trail? Go all the way back up the path to where Saavedro's painting is. Turn
completely around and take the left path. Be sure to carefully follow the huge
vine that winds down. Stop when you see a white orchid hanging to the right of
the path. With that white surface, you might be able to get some additional
reflected down in here.
If you turn left here, you will see another big white orchid and of those Aurora
Blossoms across the way. Reflected light must be the answer to this dilemma. Go
on down the path once. Click on the next orchid off to the left. Get a close up
view. This flower also has a lens. Place the viewer so you can see the leaf
across the way. Come out of the close up. Continue right down clear to the end
the path and stop. You should see bright sun light below you.
Turn around to face the back side of another huge, white orchid. Click on the
bottom rear of the flower, or on the vine. Turn the lens so that you are
positioned right on top of the reflective glow from the second orchid. The light
will pulsate when combined correctly. Be sure that you position the light on the
second orchid to the left of the big tree limb in front of you in the viewer.
Go back up the path to the second fern to see through the lens that the leaf is
now unrolled making a new path. Make sure you leave the lens postiion correctly,
or the leaf will rewind itself.
Go back up to Saavedro's painting. Turn around and take the left side path down
to the electric ray in the basin. Go back behind the basin, just follow the edge
around to the right, and down in the dark to the now unfurled leaf. Cross the
leaf and go up right through the glowing mushrooms. At the top, you should see
the Aurora Blossom and the ray and basin in the same view.
Walk past the blossom and up the steps to another white orchid, the fourth one.
Manipulate it until the Aurora Blossom is at the center of the lens. Go back
the steps past the blossom, on your right, and on ahead to the hollowed out log
with the lighted mushrooms. Go inside and go forward just once. You can see the
ocean through an oval shaped hole. Pan up a little bit, so you can see that the
hole is separated around a large log or branch. Go one click forward. There's
another route through the log at the right. But, for right now, pan down left
take that lighted mushroom path down.
At the bottom, hop on the leaf and turn left. Go across the leaf, then right up
At the basin, continue on going up toward Saavedro's painting again. When you
get there, turn around. Go forward toward that big root again to the right of
spikey fly trap roots.
Go down the steps and follow around to the left to the third white orchid (out
near the ocean where you first found the sunshine). Click on the lens and center
it on the first orchid now, which is just to the right of the big limb you can
see in the lens. When you have it right, the pod melon will break open and spill
the water and the pink ray into the basin. The little ray immediately goes to
work, shocking the roots of the Venus Fly Trap. Hooray! Mother bird is free.
After she flies back to her chick, look through the lens again and move the
bright light back to the left side again to unroll the leaf. You need it.
Go back up to the painting. Turn around and come down the left path again, to
a close up of the basin and the electric ray at work. Go down behind the basin
again. Go along the path to the hallowed out log. You will pass the viewer
where you heard Saavedro's last message.
Continue on down. Cross the leaf to the hollow mushroom log. Climb up to the top
and turn around where you see the ocean and sky view, split by a branch or log.
Pan right a little. See the light inside that other log? That's where you want
go next, believe it or not.
Follow along this left bearing mushroom lit path, out to where you see the ocean
again. Watch for another set of Saavedro's journal pages on the way down. Click
on the bee hive looking plant to get another trapeze bar cursor. Click to swing
straight down to the newest pathway.
Follow the path to the right where the twisted branches look rather like steps.
At the top you will find yourself enveloped by a rather slurpy sounding flower
and transported back up to another limb. This is your way back up to the Fly
area if you want to return.
To go on down to the swamp, take the trapeze ride again and for forward down the
flat walk to the left of the "stairs." When you can go forward no further, just
one click ahead, turn left and go down into a murky, blue and lavender area.
The Purple Pod Puzzle
Look at the huge round seed pod to the right. Go forward five times and turn
to see another path strewn with white cup mushrooms. Veer back right and
up into the dark. At the top of this path you will find another huge white
orchid. Look through the orchid's lens and position it to lock on (pulsate) when
you see the two tendrils stand upright (in the bright light) on top of the huge
Go 9 clicks forward down the path. Look to your right to see the cupped white
mushrooms, marking the entry to the other path you found on the way up.
Go 3 clicks forward and stop. Turn right to see the little insects over the top
of an open purple pod. You need to get those insects to fly over to the other
seed pod you hopefully just opened with the reflected light. Turn right and go
around the side of the seed pod and up to where you see a palm. Push on the bulb
at its base to make it rise up and block the sun from the open pad and the
insects below. Now, let's go see if the insects took off for the other pod.
Go down the path 4 clicks bearing right. Well, this seed pod has closed all
right, but those stubborn insects are still hanging out. Turn back left and go
up this path until you reach a long tubular flower laying on the grown with a
round hole in its side. Beside it, down left, sits a round mushroom chock full
nasty smelling spores. Tun back right and continue examining mushrooms, going
ahead slowly, until you find the biggest one of all. Click on it to release its
insect repellent spores and watch the little buzzers take off out of there as
fast as they can fly.
Go back over to the tubular flower with the hole, and hop right inside of it. Go
down the length of it and be sure to pickup more of Saavedro's notes on the way!
You will come up inside the seed pod, complete with buzzing insects. Make your
way as far up into the pod as you can get. Then turn and click on the center
stalk where you get a hand icon. A huge cloud of purple spores will emit and the
mother bird will immediately pay you a visit. She picks up the seed pod, with
tucked inside. Off you go to her nest. Don't be afraid, she'll not harm you.
She's your new best friend. Turn about is fair play. You rescued her; she
Pan around and down at the base of the pod until you find a place at the left of
the birds where you slide out and down a limb. Aha! There's the Edanna symbol
came for! Turn left and go forward once. See the J'nanin linking book held
Click on it. Click on the picture to go home to J'nanin and the observatory.
Walk around to the imager. Take the Edanna symbol and place it on the imager.
Watch it be manipulated, just as the Voltaic symbol was, and neatly stored away
in the descending cage.
Listen to and watch Saavedro's seemingly less bitter and much calmer message.
more symbol to go before we go on to Narayan.
Remember at the beginning of J'nanin when you first arrived and moved that big
wheel out of the way down in the cave by the water? Leave the observatory, via
the elevator and the high walkway. Go down to the walk and out to the tusk
the red fire marble projector. Go out to the furthest point on the rocks and
the ladder on the right. Use the wheel to roll it back into the now open linking
book room at the base of the Amateria tusk. Using the levers on the pillar:
click the left lever
click the left lever
click the right lever
click the right lever
Click the right lever one more time to correctly position the ladder.
The wheel will roll into the linking room with a resounding crunch. Climb the
ladder back up, cross the rock and go down the now familiar hole. Go down to the
little room. Step on the wheel, that has now filled the hole Saavedro created in
the floor. Approach the pedestal. Set up marbles in the correct code for
outer marble between 10:30 and 12 o'clock.
second marble between 3:00 and 4:30.
third marble at 6:00 o'clock.
inner marble at 9:00 o'clock.
The cage with the Amateria book will descend. Click on it to open it. Click on
the picture to link to
Chapter Five - Amateria: The Age of Dynamic Forces
Wow! this looks like an over the water oriental amusement park. Surrealistic as
all get out, isn't it? And its getting dark to boot. What a sunset! One couldn't
help but wonder if this age was created when Sirrus and Achenar were younger;
perhaps just for fun.
From where you are standing, turn right to see a large central building with an
interestingly shaped pagoda tower. You can't cross the gaps in the bridge here.
Turn back left to settle on a hexagonal box containing 13 white buttons.
the box. You will need to solve this puzzle (and two of its counterparts) to
cross the bridge. But, that comes much later. Turn back left to go back to the
intersection. Turn right and go across the bridge. At the interim covered area,
turn right to see your back up J'nanin linking book. There's another one.
Turn back and cross the second section of the bridge. Walk through the rock
and take the very narrow steps down to the lower level. Just keep panning down
and follow the blue lights if you aren't sure where to go.
At the bottom, go forward four clicks until you are facing a yellow fire marble
lantern. There's a wooden walkway over the water on the left, and another path
into the building on the right. Since it looks like a storm is coming and it
getting dark, let's take the right path further into the building.
You will see a little elevator off to the left. Get in and look down to pull the
lever. Step out on the platform and look at a huge metal chute. Under this metal
chute, you can see massive gears and what might be considered an axle (fulcrum)
that rolls back and forth.
Pan up left and look at the reddish/orange ball at the top of the track. Examine
it closely to see that it looks like it is made of 3 parts wood and 1 part
bluish/green crystal. Now, that should strike a memory bell! Remember those
little scales in Saavedro's digs under the observatory, where the elevator is,
the garden house?
This ball appears to have been deliberately fashioned of several different
pieces. But, you are not able to do much here yet. So just consider carefully
ball, the track, the chute and the sling just under the end of the chute.
Before you go down in the elevator, and you're standing inside it, look down to
find more of Saavedro's journal pages. Push the lever to go back down to the
level. At the bottom, go to the right and out on the walkway. It hasn't changed
much weather wise, but you will not get drenched, nor struck by lightening. Walk
along the wooden bridges around the side of the building to a strange area of
small, sectioned ponds containing luminous green water.
Keep going and go up on the little platform ahead. Pull that long vertical
on the left. Up you go. Pull the handle on the right of the control panel to see
a mind boggling scene!
You will witness the top of the central control tower detach itself from the
building, hover in the air momentarily, and hurdle a perfectly round ball of ice
onto the tracks below. You can tell its ice, because it shatters when it doesn't
follow the correct path. Do this more than once, because its great fun. And,
so you can see how the orangish ball interacts with the ice ball to balance the
metal chute as the ice ball attempts to pass through the chute. Why is the ice
ball shattered? Well, there's the rub!
The metal chute doesn't go down far enough on the left end to let the ice ball
pass through the chute and onto the tracks unharmed.
You can move the three center levers to position the fulcrum/axle in three
different spots. Experiment with the levers and the ice ball to see what
difference the postioning makes.
Then, look up very closely at the orangish balance ball on the right. Now you
can see nothing but wooden sections, right? We already know that one crystal
is the same weight as four wooden balls. And 1 metal ball is the same weight as
crystal balls. So, the crystal part of the balance ball weighs identically with
four wooden parts. The balance ball has seven wood pieces and one crystal piece.
So, the crystal weighs the same as 11 pieces of wood, see? 7 wood + 4
(equivalent weight) crystal totals 11. Although fashioned of different materials
it carries the weight required for the task and it is perfectly round......think
about this. For example: A ball made entirely of wood would be too light. A ball
made entirely of crystal would be too heavy.
Well, enough of all that right now. I have a headache. Let's go do something
helpful. Use the long lever on the left to descend to the ground.
When you arrive, turn left and continue along the edge of the green pond area to
the small building with the purple roof.
Did you notice it's getting lighter and the weather is clearing? Amazing.
When you get to the entry of the little building, go inside through the double
sliding doors and swing left. Go forward to view the weighing and cutting room
where the balls are fashioned for the counterweight mechanism. However,
has been in here too, the scoundrel! There are fragments of wood, metal and
crystal scattered on the floor beneath the counterweight.
The Weight and Fulcrum Puzzle
In order to balance the metal chute properly, you will need to move the
axle/fulcrum and you will need twice the weight of the balance ball for the
counterweight. The ball that is already begun is half wood. So, that is 4
right? You need 22 total weight. So, add two more wood wedges (just click and
drag) and one metal wedge. You can tell metal from wood by the rings in the
wedges. And, the metal wedges are darker.
When you move the two wood and one metal wedges over to the counterweight, you
will not have a round ball. But, you have established the necessary weight
Go back out to the control pedestal. Use the lever to raise it. Position the
axle/fulcrum at the left most position and pull the lever on the right side. If
your calculations are correct, the new ice ball will successfully make its way
down the track, over the metal chute, down the track on the other side and back
to the tower, intact. You'll see a cut scene of a bridge being raised up on
interesting little off shore structure you couldn't reach back at the beginning
Also, the two doors that descend to cover the control panel have the code you
need for the hexagonal puzzle controlling the bridges to the central tower. Be
sure to carefully record the code pattern on the top of the panel and note the
border color is yellow!
X X X
Go back down from the control tower here and right, down the walkway over the
water and back into the stone building. Go right and forward up the steps to
second level. Go back outside, across the two bridges and turn left at the
central tower. Go forward once. Turn left. Use the code you just received when
you solved the Weight and Fulcrum Puzzle to press the buttons in the hexagonal
If you got it right, when you leave the close up, the first section of the
to the central tower will snap into place. But, wait, you can only go across
of three gaps. There are two more code boxes and, obviously, two more puzzles
solve. Good job! That was just a test of your ability to record the codes.
have a bit more exploring and work to do before we can enter the central
Go back to the stone building. You will notice that when you start to leave the
area that the bridge snaps open again. In the stone building, go down the
and back to the right at the fork. Go past the elevator. Keep going down the
tunnel with the brilliant blue lit rocks.
You will enter a quiet pool area, inside a cave like room, with another bizarre
painting of Sirrus and Achenar, by Saavedro, complete with an elevated platform
for him to work from. Keep going out of this room and into the area beyond that
looks like the burned skeleton of a ship, or maybe a whale?
Go on through, jumping from one outcropping to the next, until you can climb up
to the track, bearing left.
The Sonic Ring Puzzle
Walk through the pagoda shaped terminal there and out to a big, hairpin curve in
the track. Wow! There's a huge vibrating circle here. Its a sonic field of
some kind. Don't go through it yet. Go straight ahead to the ramp off to the
side. Turn right to see a little control switch. Go in close. Turn the hand
the 10 o'clock position. Notice the difference in the sound of the vibration
the sonic ring.
Go back and walk right through the field inside the ring. Cool! Go down through
that little tunnel under the terminal ahead of you. Follow it up the curving
track to the next sonic ring. Go through it this time. Turn around to see
another switch. Set this one for 12 o'clock. Step back through the ring and
follow the track up through another terminal. It's another hair pin curve. Go
out to the ramp on the left, past the sonic ring, to the switch on the post.
this one to the 2 o'clock position.
Go back through the ring, down to the lower tunnel. Stop inside. You will see
three exits. Go through the one in the middle. Go on up the curving track to
the fourth sonic ring. Go through it and right, on the ramp, for access to the
switch. Set this one to 4 o'clock. Then, go along the track upward and through
to the top terminal and on to the last sonic ring. Go to the ramp, find the
switch, and set it for 6 o'clock. You will note that it is very quiet now. Go
back right and back up the track the way you came to the terminal. Stop in the
middle and turn left to view the central building. Turn back. Go forward twice
and then go down right across the black skeletal remnants and into the pool area
where Saavedro's painting is.
Go through the area and just outside, turn left and go up the ladder on the side
of the wall. Go along the track to the control platform on the left. Pull that
tall handle to the extreme left to raise the platform.
Pull the lever at the left to release another ice ball. You will enjoy seeing
the ball pass gracefully through the sonic ring track without being shattered.
Afterward, you will see a cutscene of another bridge piece rising out there on
that off shore structure. And, when the doors close on the control panel, you
will see that there's a new pattern embossed there and it has a lovely blue
border! Are you recording it?
Turn left and use the lever to come back down. Turn and go back up where the
ladder awaits your return. Go back through the pool aread, across the skeleton
and up again on the tracks. Go left to the terminal. Stand in the center and go
extreme right. Keep following the track until you must stop over a pool of
hexagonal basins. Very cool. Step on the moss covered pillars and go along
until you see a gate made of sticks on your left. Pop in there and find another
control platform. Use the lever at left to go to the top.
The Pagoda Pinball Puzzle
Your assignment here, "should you choose to accept it, " is to set up a pattern
so the ice ball ends up at the right side of the wheel out there, in the top
available position. The wheel must land in a ring that has a bottom, or it will
fall right through into the sea.
Use the red pegs on the holes in the two wheel controls to establish the correct
pattern. Note that one of the pegs is broken off in one of the holes on the
wheel. Wonder who did that?
Try this a few times for practice, to see how the mechanism works. Pull the
below the wheels, horizontally to the right, to literally "get the ball
Place two of the red pegs in the 12 o'clock (just right of the broken peg) and 2
Place the last peg in the 10 o'clock position
When you are successful, you will see the ice ball enter the central building,
did the others, and another (last) bridge to the off shore structure is
Look at the top of the now closed panel. Record the code on the top for the
third bridge at the hexagonal boxes.
X X X
Note that the border around this puzzle is green. (Again, make sure you have
recorded the hexagon codes on the top of the control panel doors, and the
Use the tall left lever to descend. Turn left before you exit the gate. Pick
more of Saavedro's journal pages and read them before going on out the gate.
Go back right across the mossy pillars and up on the tracks. Go right through
sonic ring. Go to the terminal and turn extreme left to face the central
building. Go forward and turn right to climb down onto the black skeleton. Go
through the pool area and down the blue lighted tunnel. Go up the stairs, left
at the fork, and out of the building. Go out the door and across both bridges.
Turn left. Go forward. Turn left to face the final push to solve the
The Central Tower Bridge Puzzle
Key in the first panel code (yellow border) from the Weight and Fulcrum Puzzle.
Go across the first bridge. Turn left and input the (blue border) code from the
Sonic Ring Puzzle
Go across the second bridge. Turn left and input the (green border) code from
Pagoda Pinball Puzzle.
If you are correct, you will be able to open the round door on the central
tower. Step inside to be impressed with the sudden appearance of a mechanically
Go up the stairs and look down to see the four doors providing passage for the
iceballs through the tower. Walk forward and click on the purple suspended
below to gain access to the viewer. Be patient through another sad monolog from
Saavedro. When he is finished (are you ready for this?) reach up and pull the
lever above your head.
You are in the ice ball's position. But, you are in no peril. You have one
puzzle to solve up here. When the puzzle positions itself in front of you, look
up over your head to see four lights that denote the color route of four puzzles
(three of which you have completed) as follows:
Yellow: Weight and Fulcrum Puzzle
Blue: Sonic Ring Puzzle
Green: Pagoda Pinball Puzzle
Red: Offshore Structure
The object of this dandy little puzzle is to send an ice ball through all the
puzzle configurations that you have already established. If you solve the
puzzle, the three bridges you saw in cutscenes after you solved the yellow, blue
and green puzzles, will rise from the water and remain stationary at the
appropriate critcal moment. When the bridges are stablized you will be able to
get to the Off shore Structure (red).
The Central Tower Turntable Puzzle
Okay, let's go for it.
Click on the control panel for a close up. Number the circular buttons from top
left to bottom right:
Look at the red, yellow, blue and green indicator on the sides of the panel.
shows where the iceballs start and exit the tracks. You need to establish a
out to the red off shore structure. Starting with track button number two (top
middle) you must build a route from the entrance to the red structure backwards
to the exit point of the other colors. When you get it right, the ice ball can
roll from blue, through yellow, through green, to red. When you think you have
it all set up, push the blue button in the tower over your head.
Try it a few times....try it many times. You can do it.
If you get frustrated, here is the solution:
Click #2 once
Click #9 once
Click #7 once
Click #5 twice (middle)
Click #3 once
Press the blue button up top side.
Not hard once you figure out the pathways, right?
You are about to find yourself inside an ice ball. Oh gad! Is this incredible,
or what? You personally make the jaw dropping, awesome trip around the entire
array of tracks in Amateria. It's worth every second of hair pulling puzzle
annoyance you have been through so far! See the beautiful Dynamic Forces symbol
unfold before you, when you ultimately arrive at the off shore structure in the
Pan down to access the J'nanin linking book and you'll find yourself back in the
observatory there. You know just what to do. Take the Dynamic Forces symbol and
place it on the viewer. You will see the cage appear below you and, this time
something different, a little bridge to the open cage. Atrus will speak to you
again, in a cut scene, as though he were bidding Sirrus and Achenar farewell on
their first trip to Narayan.
Go down across the little bridge to the cage and click on the Narayan linking
book. Click on the picture to realize almost instantly, that the last great
segment of your EXILE sojourn will begin under water.
Chapter Six - Narayan: The Balance Age
You are facing a set of stairs. Before going up the stairs, turn right and
examine the words and symbols (something about the symbols is very familiar) on
the red tapestries. Also notice a maze of what likely is electrical conduit all
over the floor in huge looping circles. It looks more like tree roots.
Go back to and up the stairs. Try the little metal hatch on a pedestal to your
left. What is that? It won't open. Go left and then turn right to examine the
blue bubble in a lighted doorway. Some kind of force field? Turn left, go
forward and try the round hatch on a pedestal. Nothing there either. Turn
and go forward again, to stand in front of a gate where you can see a large
gondola suspended from an overhead cable. You can't open the gate either. You
don't suppose there is a power shortage in Narayan too!:)
Turn right and go up the metal stairway you can see off in the left corner. As
you turn and step forward toward the tower, Saavedro will immerge. Yikes! Has
he now gone so totally bonkers that he is dressing in the tapestries?
He's very angry that you aren't Atrus, that's for sure. Next, he is chastizing
himself for being so stupid. He's left the J'nanin linking book behind too, and
he goes on to tell you that you are stuck here for eternity. However, he says
that if you are lucky enough to figure out a way out of Narayan, be careful
the linking books because ...."the doors they open don't close behind you."
Look down. You are standing on a power generator. That's pretty obvious. Now,
pan around until you see the controls with a now familiar red handle. Turn it
once to hear the generator power up. Nice sound. That was simple enough. Not
like the Voltaic Age, for sure.
You can examine other areas up here. Is that a huge species of marine plant
towering above the platform? Maybe that's part of a Lattice Tree that Saavedro
talks about in his journal. It might make you think that all the strange
conduit might really be Lattice Tree roots? Pan right of the tower to see the
beginning of the gondola route.
Go back down the stairs and over to the switching pedestal that stands between
the other two, that have opening hatches. Follow the conduit to the right. Go
over there and open that hatch. Interesting pattern there, but no action yet.
Leave the hatch. Go back to the center and turn the switching lever to the
left. Walk over to the left hatch. Open it. Note that it has three active
circles, on for each age you visited, where you found the appropriate symbol.
The Age Symbols Puzzle
The symbols you have in inventory are:
Energy - Voltaic Age
Nature - Edanna
Dynamic Forces - Amateria
Now go look at those tapestries. Compare the signs on the symbols that you got
from each of the three ages. Find the words that correspond with each sign.
Here's the problem; Saavedro has not revealed the entire set of four signs
(words) for each of the three symbols. You only have two signs (words).
Parts of each one are missing. Or, in other words, two signs are missing on
of the three ages symbols. The signs are all in Atrus' journal as an intergral
part of his long monolog on the premise behind the creation of each age.
From Atrus' journal: (four signs/words each age)
Edanna: 1. Nature 2. Encourages 3. Mutual 4. Dependence
Voltaic: 1. Energy 2. Powers 3. Future 4. Motion
Amateria: 1. Dynamic 2. Forces 3. Spur 4. Change
With the information you have, you can complete the entire symbol for each age
accordance with the three wheels inside the puzzle. You need four signs for
of the three wheels. The signs you have, remember, only supply two of the four
Starting with Edanna:
You have the signs for NATURE and ENCOURAGE. You need two more words, MUTUAL and
DEPENDENCE. Find those two words and carefully copy the sign for each word.
You have the signs for FUTURE and MOTION. Find and carefully draw the signs for
ENERGY and POWER.
You have th signs for FORCE and CHANGE, Find and draw the signs for DYNAMIC and
Note: To make this easier....You might want to sketch, in order, all four signs
for each of the three ages in the exact word sequence from Atrus' journal shown
Now, go back to the hatch and attack that puzzle! You can complete each of the
three symbols in any order. Put the first word in the upper circle of each
and work clockwise!
I started with Edanna at the top circle. Input clockwise, the signs for Nature,
Encourage, Mutual and Dependence around the circle to complete the requirements
for that age symbol.
Below right, input clockwise the Voltaic symbol with the signs for Energy,
Future, and Motion.
Below left, input clockwise the Amateria symbol with the signs for Dynamic,
Forces, Spur, and Change.
As you complete the four signs within each wheel, the symbol will light up.
you complete all three wheels correctly, the hatch will close and the force
off to the left will be shut down.
Okay, you have established the power to the force field on the left side for the
switching lever. But, what about the gate?
Don't leave the room yet. Go over to the switching lever and pull it to the
right. Go back to the hatch at the far right of the room. Open it and note that
you now have power. But wait, what to input here? Oh yes. Remember there was a
fourth premise in Atrus journal that we haven't used yet for a fourth age:
Balance(d) System(s) Stimulate Civilization
We have four more words to find and four more signs to decipher. Leave the
puzzle. Go back and take a look at the tapestries again. Find the word
CIVILIZATION and draw its sign.
On looking further for the words Balance, Systems and Stimulate, you will find
they are not there. Oh gad! Go back to the switching lever and pull it to the
left. Turn around and exit the room where the force field has again
disappeared. Go left and down the stairs to find more tapestries. Find the
SYSTEM(S) and record its sign. Find the word BALANCE(D) and record its sign.
lastly, find the word STIMULATE and record its sign.
You have them all now. Return up the stairs to the main level. Pull the
switching lever to the right again. Go to the little hatch and input the signs
in clockwise sequence from the top: Balance, System, Stimulate, Civilization.
You will see a disturbing cutscene where you are given an ultimatum by the
devious Saavedro. As soon as he is finished with you, SAVE YOUR GAME
End Game Scenarios
Well, you could be finished here in Narayan. You have turned on all the power.
And, your ticket home (Tomahna) is the linking book sitting right downstairs on
the podium. However, you need the Releeshan linking book Saavedro stole in the
first place. You don't want him left here with an opportunity to reach Tomahna.
And, you don't want to go back to Atrus an Catherine empty handed do you?
Remember what Saavedro said about the doors being left open behind you? What
about his potential access to Atrus, Catherine and baby Yeesha?
1. You can immediately pull the switching lever. If you do this, Saavedro will
prove himself to be the lieing lout that he has been so far. He will toss the
Releeshan book away into limbo, jump into the gondola and take off. This leaves
you stranded till infinity and beyond!
2. You can follow him out to the gondola area where he waits. But, if you are
out there too long Saavedro will drop the Releeshan book and go after you.
If you go out again, you will get the same reaction but no hammer this time.
If you try a third time: Look out immediately!
3. Here's the best scenario: Run upstairs and throw the power switch on the
generator. Both of the force fields (gate too) will close, trapping Saavedro
outside of the control room.
Come back down the stairs. Face Saavedro through the gate. He'll finally give
the Releeshan book back to you, trying to bargain for his freedom. Is he
pathetic or what? He can't go anywhere without power and he can't come back in
the control room.
Here's your chance. Turn around and set the switching lever to the right. Of
course it won't do anything yet, because the main power is shut off. Go quickly
back up the stairs and turn the generator back on. This will activate the
gondola and a grateful, happily waving Saavedro will bid you adieu, hop in the
gondola and return to Narayan's Lattice Tree, where he now knows "they are
alive," including his beloved family.
After he sails away, go back down the stairs, turn the switching lever to the
left to open the force field. Go out through the left exit, down the stairs to
the Tomahna linking book. Click on it. It will transfer into your inventory.
Click on it to bring it up, open it and return to a relieved and happy Catherine
and Atrus, as they receive from you the precious Releeshan linking book.
So it is said: "All's well that end's well."