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The Moiety dagger was the symbol of the Moiety
Race Rivenese

The Moiety were a group of rebel Rivenese villagers who opposed Gehn's tyrannical reign, whose intention was overthrowing Gehn and retaking their home Age of Riven. They often sabotaged Gehn's machines and attacked those who collaborated with Gehn by joining his pseudo-D'ni guilds. They were feared by the rest of the natives, and their ability to evade capture regularly infuriated Gehn.

Inspired by Atrus and Catherine's victory over Gehn, a number of Rivenese came to believe that Atrus, a true god, had stripped away Gehn's power and chosen Catherine to be his divine consort. They became rebels against Gehn and dwelt in a network of caves, from which they would emerge to sabotage construction or steal food, wearing ritual costumes which frightened those still under Gehn's rule. Their symbol was the Moiety dagger that stood near the Star Fissure, taken as a holy symbol since it was 'created' by Catherine against Gehn. One of their beliefs was that some day Catherine would return to overthrow Gehn and bring them to paradise.

30 years after she originally left Riven, Catherine did return, unsuspecting of her messianic role, but emboldening the Moiety nonetheless. Catherine returned when she was tricked into returning to Riven in 9462 DE by her sons, Sirrus and Achenar. The Moiety were able to rescue her from Gehn's bumbling guard, Cho, and brought her to live in the underground network of tunnels which they used as a base of operations. Since she and Atrus imprisoned Gehn on Riven 30 years earlier, she had developed a sort of religious significance to the Moiety. Some of their original members saw her and Atrus confront Gehn at the Star Fissure, and concluded that the two had stripped Gehn of his godly powers. When Catherine returned, they looked to her as a leader, and she orchestrated a plan to have them steal a Descriptive Book and some ink from Gehn so that she could write a new Age for her people to all live in, which was named Tay. Once Tay was completed, the Moiety largely abandoned their underground base. The last remnants of it appear to be a small tunnel leading down to the small cave chamber where the Tay Book was kept, cleverly hidden behind a prison cell wall.

After the Stranger trapped Gehn in a prison Age and then freed Catherine from her cell on Prison Island, the Moiety helped her escort the rest of the villagers to Tay before Riven's final collapse into the Star Fissure. The Rivenese were one people again, free from Gehn's dominion.