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'''''Regestoy''''' (<dni>regestO</dni>), or "the Art", is the [[D'ni (race)|D'ni]] discipline of writing [[Descriptive Book]]s or [[Linking Book]]s. The word itself is a combination of the definite article prefix "the" ([[Dictionary:Re|reh]], <dni>re</dni>) and the D'ni word for "art" ([[Dictionary:Gehstoy|gestoy/gehstoy]], <dni>gestO</dni>).  
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'''''Regestoy''''' (&nbsp;<dni>regestO</dni>), or "the Art", is the [[D'ni (race)|D'ni]] discipline of writing [[Descriptive Book]]s or [[Linking Book]]s. The word itself is a combination of the definite article prefix "the" (&nbsp;<dni>[[Dictionary:Re|re]]</dni>) and the word for "art" (&nbsp;<dni>[[Dictionary:Gehstoy|gestO]]</dni>).  
  
Described as both an art and "the science of precise description",<ref>''[[Myst Reader]]''. Ebook, ''Myst: The Book of Atrus'', chapter 10.</ref> an author uses ''regestoy'' to describe a physical place, like an island on a planet, in exacting and comprehensive detail. This is a skill which took many years of practice to hone, and even more to master. A completed Book enables its user to physically travel to the place described within its pages. Underlying ''regestoy'' was the foundational belief that writers were not creating new worlds, but merely linking to places that existed in parallel universes. The D'ni called these parallel universes [[Age]]s ([[Dictionary:Sev|sevtee]], <dni>sevtE</dni>).  
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Described as both an art and "the science of precise description",<ref>''[[Myst Reader]]''. Ebook, ''Myst: The Book of Atrus'', chapter 10.</ref> an author uses the Art to describe a physical place, like an island on a planet, in exacting and comprehensive detail. This is a skill which took many years of practice to hone, and even more to master. A completed Book enables its user to physically travel to the place described within its pages. Underlying the Art was the foundational belief that writers were not creating new worlds, but merely linking to places that existed in parallel universes. The D'ni called these parallel universes [[Age]]s (&nbsp;<dni>[[Dictionary:Sev|sev]][[Dictionary:-tee|tE]]</dni>).  
  
''Regestoy'' was made possible through specially-formulated ink and paper—which was bound together in a hard leatherbound volume—and a special written dialect called ''gahro hevtee'' (<dni>garo hevtE</dni>)—literally, "great words"—which allowed writers to express extremely complex ideas in a compact space. Blank Books, called ''kortee'nea'' (<dni>KortE'nEa</dni>), were carefully guarded by the [[Guild of Writers]], as were the formulae that described the manufacture of their individual components. While access to the practice of Age writing was primarily the province of the Writers' Guild, others are known to have learned it as well.<ref>Most prominently, [[Aitrus]] learned ''regestoy'' and used his skill in it to write an Age called [[Gemedet]] with [[Ti'ana]].</ref>
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The Art was made possible through specially-formulated [[ink]] and paper—which was bound together in a hard leatherbound volume—and a special written dialect called ''gahro hevtee'' (&nbsp;<dni>[[Dictionary:Gahro|garo]] [[Dictionary:Hev|hev]][[Dictionary:-tee|tE]]</dni>)—literally, "great words"—which allowed writers to express extremely complex ideas in a compact space. Blank Books, called ''kortee'nea'' (&nbsp;<dni>[[Dictionary:Kor|Kor]][[Dictionary:-tee|tE]]'[[Dictionary:Neeah|nEa]]</dni>), were carefully guarded by the [[Guild of Writers]], as were the formulae that described the manufacture of their individual components. While access to the practice of Age writing was primarily the province of the Writers' Guild, others are known to have learned it as well.<ref>Most prominently, [[Aitrus]] learned the Art and used his skill in it to write an Age called [[Gemedet]] with [[Ti'ana]].</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:03, 1 December 2019

RegestoyregestO), or "the Art", is the D'ni discipline of writing Descriptive Books or Linking Books. The word itself is a combination of the definite article prefix "the" ( re) and the word for "art" ( gestO).

Described as both an art and "the science of precise description",[1] an author uses the Art to describe a physical place, like an island on a planet, in exacting and comprehensive detail. This is a skill which took many years of practice to hone, and even more to master. A completed Book enables its user to physically travel to the place described within its pages. Underlying the Art was the foundational belief that writers were not creating new worlds, but merely linking to places that existed in parallel universes. The D'ni called these parallel universes AgessevtE).

The Art was made possible through specially-formulated ink and paper—which was bound together in a hard leatherbound volume—and a special written dialect called gahro hevteegaro hevtE)—literally, "great words"—which allowed writers to express extremely complex ideas in a compact space. Blank Books, called kortee'neaKortE'nEa), were carefully guarded by the Guild of Writers, as were the formulae that described the manufacture of their individual components. While access to the practice of Age writing was primarily the province of the Writers' Guild, others are known to have learned it as well.[2]

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  1. Myst Reader. Ebook, Myst: The Book of Atrus, chapter 10.
  2. Most prominently, Aitrus learned the Art and used his skill in it to write an Age called Gemedet with Ti'ana.