Selenitic Age

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One of the Ages linked to from Myst Island, Selenitic could be viewed as rather bizarre, yet intriguing. It was uninhabited to begin with, but nevertheless, scarred and barren, conveys a somewhat unwelcoming feeling.


Atrus wrote that the once grassy island was devoid of any large animals or humans. It was once a cool, soft place, with a large lake but a cataclysmic event of tectonic turbulence and a rain of fireballs from the sky forced Atrus to leave; only to return to a hardly recognisable world. It became a barren, hot, desert wasteland, with a large chasm opening into the ground. The most notable of things in this Age were the sounds as well as Atrus's underground tunnel navigator, which he used to explore.

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The name of the Age is believed to refer to the lunar-like atmosphere of the island (cf. selene) but most likely refers to the huge crystals found in this age ("Selenitic" means "Of or pertaining to selenite", where selenite is a type of colorless, clear crystal).

Edited from original source: Wikipedia

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