Atrus's Speech (Myst III: Exile's Intro)
"I realized, as our group linked back to D'ni, that we should not restore the city as we had planned. The once magnificent buildings lay in ruin, a testament to the hatred that had consumed them. Too many people had fallen victim to that hate; to the prejudice and greed from which it sprang.
Gazing out across the cavern, I decided to write another age, one that would help the D'ni survivors begin again, free from the tragedies of their past. So with my wife, Catherine, supporting me, I put aside that past to write a future. More than a year has gone by since I finished writing Releeshahn. I have a new daughter, who I hope will someday link to the age with me. And as I imagine Yeesha meeting the D'ni, those brave men and women who are building a new life for themselves, I realize I've been given another chance as well. A chance to learn from my mistakes, and leave the past behind me once and for all." - Atrus