A render from From Myst to Riven.

A D'ni musical instrument, similar to a bassoon[1] which sounds like a clarinet or oboe. Gehn had one with him in Age 233. Playing it gave him strength and inspiration. He used to record himself in his cannen and relaxed listening his own performances.[2][1]

The maral-obe is found hung in his bedroom next to Aitrus's portrait.

Notes & trivia[]

The design of the instrument came after Robyn Miller produced a special sound while composing the soundtrack of Riven: The Sequel to Myst. It is supposed to show Gehn's human side.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 From Myst to Riven, p. 105
  2. Riven Soundtrack booklet; it is the only source the name is given.