This is a list of the realMyst eggs discovered so
far. I give a brief description of each one, with links to the clues and,
in most cases, an image (or images) of the egg itself.
DOUG: This is the one egg that
required no Spyder clues (A'Reandal discovered it). Enter the
clock tower off Myst Island, turn around, and look up at the ceiling to the
left. Turn your monitor's brightness to the max. DOUG is
broken into two lines -- and notice how one of the columns reads "OG." If it's still too dark, you can increase the
brightness by hitting the + key while holding the Ctrl and Shift keys down.
This is both an egg and a precursor to triggering another egg. It was
discovered by Rehevkor5,
while Dan'ni noted that the effects of the gas are temporary. To
trigger this egg, you must have access to Rime. After unfreezing the entry
room, go back outside and turn off the gas switch, which will turn off the
furnace. Now turn the gas back on, enter the room, and make sure teh door
to the outside is closed. Wait awhile and then you'll get it. To
use this egg as a precursor for the Face egg, you must get to the Rime viewer
egg: This egg is the old Pong game and was discovered by JDalek.
It is found by using clues that translate into dates.
Easter Island egg: This may or may not be an egg, but you can
find it by using the first clue in the sequence of clues
that solves the Face egg.
Face egg: The
big egg so far, discovered by Dan'ni.
The egg comes from solving a sequence of clues that
begin with the "commencer" clue. The result is a series of
pictures that are from a file called cyanegg.avi.
Torsk egg: This egg is apparently related
to last year's April Fools announcement of Myst
discovered this one using the "entering new numbers"
and "torsk" clues. It also uses the
last clue, "when the silent service is safe, only
one can be in the quiver," but Dan'ni didn't need that one.
finally cracked this egg, with Dan'ni
a few minutes behind. After an apparent wild goose chase through the
Mechanical Age, Spyder returned to Cyan Chat and put this one out of its misery,
using two strings of binary code. The
clever egghunter could have extracted this egg from the patterns not in a
book/logo/oh clues, but alas, cleverness does not appear to be our strong suit.
When Spyder returned to put us out of our Doughnut egg
misery, he left us a tantalizing promise: "Figure these out and then
I can give you YourInMySightsNow." The last "word" appears
to be a reference to a text string that appears in realMyst savegame
files. (I've collected other mysterious references that are found in those
files here). Spyder finally returned at
the end of UnMysterium 2001 and gave us the clue. Although the
trail of discovery is murkier without Rivenguild, I believe it went something
like this. 75th Trombone first deciphered the second part of the clue by
entering the binary string into the fireplace grid, in a counter-clockwise
circular pattern. (The dougnut egg, you'll recall, used a clockwise
pattern.) I (apparently) was then the first to actual catch site of
the egg, despite 75th's and a few others successful triggering of the egg, as
well as the first to see the gun firing.
I just had to put that in because up until now, I've been completely shut out
of the egg discoveries.
The Lower Right Bolt: I'm big
enough to admit when I'm wrong, and boy, was I wrong. Almost a year ago,
Spyder gave us a quick series of clues that seemed to point to an egg in the
Mechanical Age, but the last clue read "Mac Myst Masterpiece." I
originally thought this was an April Fools Joke, as the series of clues ended on
April 1, 2001. But K'laamas of the Lyst resurrected it in February 2002 and Jim Stephenson, the webmaster of Riven
Unofficial Home Page, offered to take a look, as he had a copy of Myst
Masterpiece for the Mac. Jim quickly announced he had found something, and slowly -- TORTUROUSLY --
parceled out pieces of an image and then his own set of clues that lead to a
video. I give the details of this recent excitement here.
Vika: Yes, I'm counting this one, even though I
cheated to get it. The history behind these eggs are well-known, so I
won't repeat them here. I gave Spyder a chance, but finally decided to
take matters into my own hands.