Arch of Kerath
Arch of Kerath
The Arch of Kerath in its current state
Plans for the arch were made by King Ja'kreen in 598 DE (7059–7058 BCE) and its construction began in 600 DE (7057–7056 BCE), under the supervision of Guild Master Koris. It was completed in 625 DE (7032–7031 BCE), marking the D'ni's 625th year in the cavern. The arch was modeled after an identical one on Garternay and according to a prophecy, the Great King would be welcomed by the Arch, and as such its construction was very important to the D'ni.
According to legend, in 1323 DE (6334 BCE) Ahlsendar was born as the boat his mother fled in passed under the arch, which was claimed by many to fufil Oorpah's prophecy. Ahlsendar would pass under the arch again thirty years later to retake the city and be declared the Great King.
As King Rikooth lay on his death bed, he saw his son Kerath sailing under the arch in a lizard-shaped boat, returning from exile to announce the death of his mother. It is said that Rikooth felt the hand of Yahvo direct the dying king to make Kerath his heir. After Kerath abdicated the throne, the arch was later renamed the Arch of Kerath to honor the last King of D'ni.
A sketch of the Arch in Myst: The Book of Atrus
A sketch of the Arch in Atrus's Rime Journal
Another sketch of the Arch in Atrus's other Rime Journal
A sketch of the Arch by Yeesha
|The following section is written from an Out-of-Cavern (OOC) perspective. All fictional events should be considered fictional.|
- The appearance of the Arch differs between the sketch of it in Myst: The Book of Atrus and its physical appearance in Uru.
- Myst: The Book of Ti'ana
- Myst: The Book of Atrus
- Seen as a sketch in Atrus's Rime Journal
- Myst: The Book of D'ni
- Uru: To D'ni
- Uru: The Path of the Shell
- Myst V: End of Ages
- Uru Live