Attention Needed - Article Stub
This particular article is still lacking the necessary information, images, and/or general formatting.
You can assist D'ni by improving it.

Releeshahn was an utopian Age written by Atrus as a new home for the D'ni people.

Releeshahn means "The Whole" in D'ni, a term Anna, Atrus' grandmother, used with Atrus to get him to understand every aspect of a situation.


Atrus decided to write Releeshahn after abandoning his plans to restore the Cavern.[1] Atrus early realized that he should base the Age he would write on an underlying concept, which should be weighed very carefully, and would allow the D'ni people to continue on their way, grow and thrive. At first he worried about energy, nature, or dynamic forces before finally deciding to include them all in a balance of systems. This combination would enable the D'ni to be challenged to attain their ultimate potential.[2]

The Descriptive Book was kept in Atrus's study in Tomahna but was stolen by Saavedro; the Stranger journeyed through the Ages of J'nanin to reach Narayan and get it back. After imprisoning Saavedro, the defeated man returned it and the Stranger then released him to the city in Narayan.[3]

Atrus visited the Age only a few times, but didn't return, without giving them any instructions on how to rebuild D'ni, only with the advise "Make this age your home".[4]

Marrim and her husband Eedrah Ro'Jethhe relocated there. For the following four years the D'ni settlement didn't expand much far from the Pillar of Atrus.[4]

It is presumed the D'ni lived in peace in Releeshahn until the end of time.

With the help of a Bahro, Dr. Watson linked to Releeshahn at the end of Myst V.[5]



The Age appears to resemble D'ni, except it is on the surface.[5] It is mountainous and has forests, grassy plains, and overall appears to be a utopia, with warm weather, rich soil, plentiful plants and animals. The masterpiece of Atrus's Art. It has flocks of flying creatures with delicious meat.[4]

A prominent landmark is a huge metallic spike known as the Pillar of Atrus and its twin the Pillar of Catherine further up the valley. Seen from a northern hillside, the Pillar of Atrus was aligned to a southern mountain range known as The Bow, looking as if it was being pulled back by an arrow, or balancing it on its tip. The view changed according to the hour or season and for Marrim it was an example of the balance and symmetry of the Age.[4]

The D'ni settlement was built at the base of the Pillar, large tents for important meetings at first, and smaller ones as the settlement expanded outwards; their canvases were held by ropes tied to the Pillar. Beyond the homes were some fenced-in areas crops and animals.[4]