July 2024 All Guilds Meeting Summary

Here is the summary for the 171st All Guilds Meeting, moderated by Claidi Song, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs!


  1. Mysterium
  2. Events in the Cavern
  3. D’ni Language Classes
  4. R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights
  5. Miscellanea


☛ The Mysterium convention is coming this week! A schedule of all the events has been posted. For those who will be unable to attend in person, most of the panels will be streamed on the official Twitch and YouTube channels.

☛ There will be a few Cavern-related events, including a marker mission. In particular, on Friday 12 at 12:15 KIT there will be a panel with the fan developers, who will discuss the ongoing restoration work and showcase some ongoing work, possibly including some news about Descent and a video from the Explorer’s Emporium.

After that, Kelly Coston, Curator and Drew will host a marker mission run, which will be handed out at the start of the event and remain available aftewards.

☛ All the Mysterium shirts will again be available in the Ae’gura Guild of Messengers Pub lobby.

☛ The Creativity Prompt for July–August is “Serenia”, the deadline is August 31st. Entries for the “Blooming” prompt for May–June were from Redwoodrroad, Calum Traveler, Laughingpineapple, Talashar, Belle.

Events in the Cavern

☛ Another Summer Festival is coming, on August 5–11, organized by PodHopper. This year the festival will also be a comeback for the D’ni Palooza, a music event that was last celebrated in 2013, so the focus will be on music. Anyone who is involved in music in some way, be it original or cover, solo or group, will be welcome to participate! If you have ideas for events, feel free to contact PodHopper (#7116825) to discuss and plan.

The deadline for submitting music is July 20: you can submit 15 minutes or more, divided in any number of songs, and you can pick any music genre for each song. This year a few events will take place in time blocks later than 16:00 KIT, like Sky’s Cooking Session and Ayoheek Night. There will be several activities like the Cone Race, a Wall game, an Ayoheek game and maybe more.

A definitive schedule is still being worked on as new events are being added; it will likely be a full week of activities in the Cavern!

☛ On July 1st, Skyisblu prepared a strawberry shortcake, since summer is in full swing in Quebec, and the strawberries are plump and juicy and delicious right now.

On August 5, the Cooking Session will fall in the midst of the SummerFest, so Sky will present a recipe that involves the least cooking possible, equal parts tasty and refreshing, for the hottest days of the year. There will be two sessions: one at the usual timeslot of 12:00 KIT, and a second at 18:00 KIT to allow for more explorers to join in the fun. The recipe will be the same.

The sessions will be streamed on Twitch, in the Guild of Caterers’ Hood. You can find past recipes and recordings at Skyisblu’s blog and YouTube channel.

IwonK will host a Wonky Talk (on her Twitch channel) on Friday 19 at 15:00 KIT in the Guild of Cookies’ Hood by the heek table. This month’s topic will be “space games“. Feel free to suggest interesting games she could talk (and draw) about. As always, there will be cookies!

IwonK is also making some games of her own as a year-long gamedev challenge; you can find them at her itch.io page.

☛ Every Tuesday, Ereshkigal is hosting an Ancient Stories event at 11:30 KIT in Fahets Highgarden, reading (via stream) folktales, translated ancient texts, historical fiction from all over the ancient world, as well as the occasional historical-inspired fan fiction. You can PM “link” to Mir-o-Bot (#32319) or Minbot (#9292763) to join the sessions.

☛ Babbel will host her next classical music program in the Hall of Kings in Ae’gura, on Monday 15 at 12:00 KIT. The theme this month is “Insects in Summer“.

☛ For a more complete list of upcoming events, check our calendar. Times and events may change at the last minute; you can find the latest updates at:

D’ni Language Classes

Shokhootahn Rehn gave two updates, one for the D’ni Language Classes and one for the Story Nights.

Visitors are asked to not post pellet points into the hood imager: one of his former students and a close friend, Yutiel Yoshi, who passed away in 2018, is listed there. He has refrained from posting pellets to maintain her name at the top, as a form of memorial.

More about the D’ni Language Classes
  • Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn, preferably on Discord (r’Tayrtahn#1317), or via KImail (KI# 80428). Be sure to include your KI number, so that Rehn can send you a reply!
  • The Guild of Instructors’ Hood will be open and public unless a class is in session. Classes are individual.
  • Daytime openings are on Monday to Friday, at 10:0011:00 or 12:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule.
  • Evening openings are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 20:0021:00 or 22:00 KIT, depending on the student’s schedule.
  • Daytime availability is subject to change with little or no notice. Last-minute changes to class times will be announced via Magic Bot (KI #27527) or Mimi Bot (KI #71459); to be notified, add both as buddies, then PM them “advert”.

R’Tayrtahn’s Story Nights

Story Night Europe and Original Story Night have begun a new season, starting from the very beginning: the story of the D’ni creation myth. Eventually they will cover all of the books and games, as well as the three human attempts at the restoration of D’ni.

R’Tayrtahn records videos of the sessions (via an avatar named “I’m a bot, do not message!), that he will eventually upload to his YouTube channelBe careful if you PM r’Tay or the bot during the events, as messages will be visible in the videos 😉 The channel is current through February 20, 2021.

Videos now also come with auto translated captions in French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Automatic translation often has trouble with words like “D’ni” or “linking books”, so your mileage may vary 😉

More about the Story Nights
  • Story Nights are held in Tsahno’s Hood every Saturday, gathering at the fountain at around 23:00 KIT, with the story starting at about 23:30 KIT.
  • For Story Nights – Europe, the gatherings are on Saturday starting at 13:30 KIT, with the story starting at about 14:00 KIT.
  • On All Guilds Meeting days, the event will begin at 14:00 KIT or 30 minutes after the meeting, whichever is later.
  • The stories are told using voice chat, so you will need to have your speakers, headphones or KI devices on. If you would like a reminder, please send r’Tayrtahn (KI# 58324) a KImail with your KI number included in the text, so that he can add you to his buddies list.


☛ Work on the Age of Mirtahm has been suspended for the time being, as TikiBear and Ametist are assessing how much more and what work needs done to make it up to the standards of devs and testers.

☛ The 3D remake of Riven was released on June 25, with very positive receptions; a post on the r/Myst subreddit has a large list of reviews from various gaming websites. A page on Cyan’s website has a few solutions to common problems, and answers to common questions.

If you haven’t bought Riven yet, you should be aware of a few bundles: Riven (2024) + DLCs on GOG and Steam, Myst (2021) + Riven (2024) on Steam, Riven (1997) + Riven (2024) on Steam.

☛ In July, the Fan Age Expeditions in Deep Island will start with the mind-bending Relativity by Karkadann & Tachzusamm; they will then solve the puzzles in Lohdehvis by Takku Petreya and Rahsoo B’ahrotan by Calena; next, they will explore the alternate-reality Ae’gura known as City of Dimensions by the Open Cave Team. The month will end with some puzzle/educational Ages by Ametist and Corvus: Hallway, Matte, ReGahlpo.

A couple of Ages from the same time period – Turtle Isle by DenDwaler and R’Oshanhnin Korvahkhn by Calena, Dustin, Wamduskasapa and Tachzusamm – will unfortunately have to be skipped, as there are unsolved bugs affecting these Ages.

And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open!

The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, August 3 (Leesahn 26, 9680) at 13:00 KIT.

Until then!

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