Relto Age

Relto Age

Relto (which, according to Yeesha, means "the high place") is an Age originally Written as a gift for her parents, and resembles Myst Island. (Although Myst Island was an island in an ocean, whereas Relto is a lonely mountain peak above clouds.)


The Book itself has the previously unheard of ability to follow its owner (and only its owner) through the link when it is used, and is also capable of linking to itself. This defies several rules of the Art which were previously held as absolute.

Another unique feature of the Relto Book is that it is capable of adding new items to the Age, through the addition of pages scattered throughout other Ages. These pages do not appear to contain any D'ni writing; rather, they are pictographic depictions of the item that is added. Additionally, these items can be turned off and on by touching the symbol itself.

Yeesha has said that Relto will change as an explorer's explorations continue, reflecting who they are: becoming the "soul" of the explorer. It is presently unclear to what extent Yeesha intends this, and speculations on this subject also extend into the Book's ability to somehow identify who is using it when linking.

Additional Info

In reality Relto appears to be based on Rialto Beach, in Forks, Washington, USA. This beach is near the Cyan Worlds headquarters, and it has rocky outcroppings which strongly resemble the Relto "island", and at certain days the mist completely obscures the sea and beach, just as Relto is a lonely peak above the clouds.

Edited from original source: Wikipedia