May 2024 All Guilds Meeting Summary

Here is the summary for the 169th All Guilds Meeting, moderated by Claidi Song, along with the raw and cleansed chatlogs!


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


☛ Since Mysterium 2024 will be held in Montréal, Canada, merch will be preorder only, as the Committee’s payment processor is not set up for international banking. Preorders and registration are not available yet.

The shirt design has been announced: the front, designed by Kelly Coston, depicts a Serenian statue and the memory flower, while the back, designed by Drew, is a map that combines Montréal with Serenia.

As for the pins, three designs were chosen: the first, by Redwoodrroad, is Yeesha’s memory amulet; the second, by Calum Traveler, depicts the Serenian dream stone; the third, by Ace, is a Mangree.

As you may have guessed, this year (on September 10) is the 20th anniversary of Myst IV: Revelation, so all designs were encouraged to incorporate elements from that game.

Event submissions are still open until May 12, while writing and artwork table submissions are open until June 30.

☛ The Creativity Prompt for May–June is “blooming”, the deadline is now June 30th. Entries for the “Memories” prompt for March–April were from Calum Traveler, Redwoodrroad, Khreestrefah, and Talashar.

Events in the Cavern

Skyisblu presented her recipe for a giant flower brioche, a twisted bread that can be filled with sweet or savory filling, a perfect centerpiece to any Mother’s Day brunch (celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Canada and the USA). She also gave examples and recipes for several variations, and how to twist the dough for spectacular results.

The Cooking Sessions are on the first Monday of the month at 12:00 KIT, via 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 17 at 15:00 KIT in the Guild of Cookies’ Hood by the heek table. This month’s topic will be “child protagonists in video 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 page.

☛ On Tuesday 7, PodHopper will celebrate two years of Relaxing Sessions. For the occasion, the event will be held in Eder Delin of the Guild of Healers Hood, at the usual time at 12:00 KIT, with all celtic music.

☛ 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, and also a collection of D’ni fairytales Ereshkigal wrote as a kickoff event.

☛ There will be no classical music program this month, as Babbel will be traveling. The next event will be on June 17 at 12:00 KIT, in the Hall of Kings in Ae’gura as usual.

☛ 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:

Ayoheek scoreboards

The Ayoheek boards in the neighborhoods are not currently working. While investigating the bug, the fan developers have realized they are not coded as one would expects: it seems that they operate on a neighbor-only system, so your name will only show on your hood’s board; if you are not a member of the hood you played in, it will not put your name on that hood’s imager.

Other little tweaks need to be made, but because there are good arguments for both choices, this is an occasion in which the community can decide which behavior is more desirable: keeping the status quo, in which only members of a hood will be listed, or changing it to allow anyone to be listed.

You can cast your vote in a simple poll set up by Calum Traveler; be sure to vote if this is something important to you, as the poll will only be up for another week or two.

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 (click to expand)
  • Those who would like to attend the lessons should contact Rehn via PM or KImail (KI# 80428), or on Discord (r’Tayrtahn#1317). 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.
  • There will be no daytime openings in May, as r’Tayrtahn is unpacking all his stuff from his move; availability will resume on June 3.
  • Daytime openings are on Monday to Friday, at 12:0013:00 or 14:00 KIT, though availability is subject to change with little or no notice.
  • Evening openings are on Monday to 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

Starting on May 4, Story Night Europe and Original Story Night will begin the special, five-part chapter play “Jae’s Journey“, written by explorer Janai and posted to the forums in 2008; if anyone is still in contact with her, please let her know that her story is about to be performed, and that she is welcome to attend.

After that will be the story of the third, human explorer-driven restoration of the Cavern. Then, finally, the bi-annual Bahro Glyph Tour! And after that, the Stories will restart from the beginning.

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 😉

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 (click to expand)
  • 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.


☛ In May, the Fan Age Expeditions in Deep Island will first get lost in the mazes of J’kla’s Ages: Noidrocca, Cidoirep, Nilodnam. After that they will explore the connected Ages of Zefora, Shinelight Manor and Tsoidahl Prad, by Justintime. After a few more Ages like Ashream (by Wodan), Chamassa and Aquh (both by Brattin), they will wrap the month with the D’ni Location Contest entries.

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

At the time of this writing, no CavCon is known for April. March ended with the CavFunding at 114% (CavCon 4.1) and the reserve at 593%, with no extra expenses. Population was at 50,807 (⇑263), with 1167 unique visits.

The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, June 1st (Leebro 5, 9680) at 13:00 KIT.

Until then!

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