Reference:Veelay Tsahvahn In Memoriam (MOULa)

From Guild of Archivists


Mary "Aderyn" Beth Wilkinson

11 October 2017

In addition to all her work with the Greeters, Aderyn was a pillar of the GameTap-era Amber Horizons neighborhood; she co-hosted, built for and otherwise helped sponsor many of their events, both in the Cavern, and later in Second Life, and was generally available to contribute whatever assistance or advice her friends might require.

Memberships: Amber Horizons Hood, Second Life, MOUL forums (Feb 2007).

Gary Andrew "Andy" Legate

11 October 1966 - 14 January 2020

Aiken, South Carolina, USA

Andy was a prolific Age builder, being the author or contributor of Camp Bravo, Zephyr Cove, Andy's Nexus, Ahra Pahts shell 315, Serene, Eder Bahvahnin, Neolbah, Eder Tomahn, Eocene. He also wrote extensive tutorials about creating Ages with 3ds Max and Blender, and was a moderator on the Guild of Maintainers' forum.

Memberships: Myst Online forums (Jul 2007), Cyan forums (Jul 2007), Guild of Writers (Oct 2007), Guild of Maintainers (Nov 2007)

James "Aquila" Carpenter

24 November 1961 - 24 January 2006

Modesto, California, USA

Aquila was a member of the MYST community from the time of Riven's release, creating Aquilas Riven Pages, participating in CyanChat, The Riven Lyst and Rivenguild. When the latter two ended, long time Lyster Lehsa started "The Lyst" and Aquila created and administered the website for it. A question asked by Aquila on the Riven Lyst, "What is Rubber Gut?", is on a RAWA page of Cyans website. Aquila also participated in the Uru Live Beta (Choru) & Prologue. In October 2005, he was interviewed by Inside Mac Games for the article "Myst Uber Fan Interviewed". Aquila was active in the Myst/Uru community right up until his unexpected death.

Memberships: Rivenguild, The Lyst, MYSTcommunity Forums (Jun 2001), Ubisoft Myst Forums (Nov 2003), DRC Forums (Dec 2005).

David "CAGrayWolf" R Sweeney

3 February 1964 - 21 June 2008

Riverside, California, USA

Known as Wolfie to his friends, CAGrayWolf was active in the Myst/Uru community right up until his death in 2008. He participated in the Uru Live Beta (Choru), Prologue, Until Uru and Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era). (He tells his own history with Uru on the MMORPG thread, Where did you first hear about Uru Live?). He joined the Guild of Greeters in November 2003 and served as a Guild Master, worked on the Mysterium Planning Committee and served as a DRC Liaison. CAGrayWolf had an extensive collection of Myst and Uru memorabilia as seen on his Photobucket page: Myst Collection Album.

Memberships: MYSTcommunity (Jan 2003), Guild of Greeters (Nov 2003), DRC Forum (Dec 2005), MOUL forum (May 8 2006), Mysterium Planning Committee.

Cindy Farrar


Cindy was a big fan of Myst and Riven.

Deirdre Karris

3 September 2015

Kingman, Arizona, USA

"Deirdre Karris" was the name of the Facebook account for the Uru avatar, Deirdre, known as Deirdre_1 on the forums. A long time Myst/Uru fan who joined the community by the end of 2003, she participated in Until Uru, D’mala, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and MOULagain. Deirdre was active in the cavern music community as both a regular attendee and sometimes DJ at the Friday Night Dance Parties, broadcasting her own events, attending the weekly Karaoke event and helping to organize the 2015 CavCon Awareness Event.

Memberships: Ubisoft Forums (Nov 2003), MOUL Forum (May 2006), DRC Forums (Jan 2007), Uru After Dark.

Stuart "Dichromus" Allen

23 March 2019

He was instrumental in preserving karaoke songs by founder Sil-Oh-Wet and regularly played some of her songs at his karaoke shows after she passed away. He was also a musician and singer.

Memberships: MOUL forums (Sep 2006).

Jim "Dust'ei" Rhodes

7 May 2000

Dust'ei was a regular in CyanChat during the Riven era.

Memberships: Rivenguild.

David Ogden Stiers

31 October 1942 - 3 March 2018

Newport, Oregon

An American film, stage, television and voice actor, David Ogden Stiers was probably best known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on the television show, M*A*S*H. But to Uru fans, he was the voice of Jeff Zandi, our desert guide sitting beside his Airstream who assisted us in finding our way into the cavern. He also lent his voice & likeness to Esher in Myst V: End of Ages (2005) where his pronunciation of "D'ni" led fans to say it sounded like he was saying "duck knee". Stiers also provided the voice of Dr. Richard Watson in a recording found in the Kirel community room in the offline versions of Uru. Fondly remembered by Cyan employees who met him, his name was added to the memorial on 6 March 2018.


Leonard "Flyboy" E. Mumbower

4 September 1925 - 29 July 2008

Foley, Alabama, USA

Flyboy participated in Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and recorded songs for the weekly Karaoke nights. He recounted his long musical career in a post on the Beyond Uru forums: Flyboy’s Uru/Karaoka; Music/Career Story He also wrote a column called Hangar Talk for "Flying Simulator", the newsletter of the AF/D Society.

Memberships: Beyond Uru Forums.


2 November 1955 - 11 October 2009

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Gandhar, also known as Tralfaz and Jusme, participated in Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and was a member of Myss Terrie's Bevin. His daughter, Charura, became an active member of the community following her father's passing.

Memberships: MOUL Forums (Sep 2007), Myss Terrie's Forum (Jun 2008).

Gayle "GemPanzy" Senatore


Gorma "GLO" Louise Curry O'Connor

February 2016

Memberships: MOUL Forum (Jul 2010).

Kees "Grassie73" Grashoff

2 Jan 2016

The Netherlands

Known as C'Jay in the cavern, Kees joined the community in August 2003 and participated in Prologue, Until Uru, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era). He was an artist who sometimes created images and videos about Uru and was a frequent contributor to the MOUL Forum Pictures Chat Thread for the Gentle Souls. He expressed himself through a DeviantArt page, Instagram site, YouTube page, Renderosity page and a personal website called C'Jay's place.

Memberships: Ubisoft Forum (Aug 2003), Dutch MYST Community, Chuckles58's Uru Page, MOUL Forum (May 2006), Guild of Artistians, Obduction Backers.

Jason "Ja'run" Bobyarchick

29 August 2019

Died at the age of 34, a victim of gun violence. He was one of the early explorers and beta testers of the Cavern.

Michael "Jahuti" Morrison

15 November 1941 - 16 December 2008

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Jahuti (sometimes known as "Jahuti Rhys") participated in Until Uru (Tapestry Shard, Volcano Shard, Alpha Blue shard), D'mala, and Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era). He was a member of the Amber Horizons neighborhood and is fondly remembered by his hoodmates for his humor and his convictions. He helped create the popular "Sardines" game, which was a favorite pastime on Tapestry Shard and was known to perch on "his" corner of the Takotah tent.

Memberships: Amber Horizons Hood, D'ni Explorers Guild, Guild of Greeters Forum (Mar 2004), The Great Tree Forums (May 2004), DRC Forums (Dec 2005), MOUL forums (May 2006), Myst Embassy Ambassadors.

Douglas "JDrake" C. Souter

18 January 1952 - 28 April 2007

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

JDrake, also known as JD, 6, jdrake06 and John_Drake06, participated in PreAfter, the Uru Live Beta (Choru), Prologue, Until Uru, D'mala, and Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era). According to his introductory post on the Guild of Greeters forum, JDrake was "credited with discovering the whereabouts of the long lost 'Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, Silvercup Bread Touring Rocket'" which looked similar to the Selentic Spaceship on Myst Island. During PreAfter, he and three friends created a Journey Hand sculpture of muffler parts for the contest, a photo of which can be found on his website, The Grand Rapids Four "Journey to D'ni". JDrake joined the Guild of Greeters, November 10, 2003 and was quite active during Prologue, being one of the first 100 Greeters and instrumental in helping to run the Youth Greeter Program. Following the closure of the cavern in February 2004, he moved on to play Ryzom with several other Greeters. Although he returned to the cavern when it re-opened, he had retired from Greeting.

Memberships: Guild of Greeters (Nov 2004), MOUL Forums (May 2006).

Jeannie "jmb30321" Barcus

18 September 1956 - 6 July 2015

Painesville, Ohio, USA

Jeannie was active in the Myst/Uru community by 2004 and participated in the September 9th Cone Races on the Tapestry Shard.

Memberships: D'ni Explorers Guild Forums (Mar 2004), The Great Tree Forums (Sep 2004), Guild of Greeters Forums (Oct 2005), Ladies Garden Club.

June "JuneTMP" Shaputis

12 October 2019

Long time member of the Meeting Place, since Beta, passed away after a long illness.

Josef Riedl


Josef co-founded the Guild of Linguists with his brother, Simon, in November 1998.

Memberships: Guild of Linguists.



December 2007


Memberships: H'Uru Age Building Team.

Maureen "Mo'zie" Jannot

1943 - 6 June 2007

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

An avid Myst fan, she was mostly a solitary player and not a forum poster, but one of her favorite times in the cavern was when a group of explorers helped her and her son, J'Ankenne to open the doors in Delin and Tsogahl. A ceramic artist who created sculptures based on the sea, she loved the beauty of the Myst games, and the creativity that she saw displayed in the Myst community.

Memberships: J'Ankenne's Bevin.

Jerry "Myst'Aken"

February 2011

Ft Collins, Colorado, USA

Also known as Zedicus, Seeker53 and Zedicus McMillan (Second Life), Myst'Aken participated in D'mala, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and MOULagain.

Memberships: MOUL Forums as Seeker53 (Nov 2006).

Dan "Nvr2Old" Goetz

Memberships: MOUL Forums (Nov 2006).

William "oldmanjob" H. Maier

12 September 1939 - 30 April 2012

Dana, North Carolina, USA

OMJ as he was known to his friends, participated in Prologue, Until Uru ("GoG mainly, Tapestry, Great tree, Slackers, the Desert shard, Lost kin, Lost City of Atlantis and Adsolema"), D’mala, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and MOULagain. He joined the Guild of Greeters in December 2004 and was a regular attendee to Ktahdn's "Up On The Roof!" parties and "Music Night".

Memberships: Guild of Greeters (Dec 2004), DRC Forums (Dec 2005), The Great Tree Forums (Feb 2006), MOUL Forums (May 2006), Guild of Writers Forums (Aug 2010), Forums (Oct 2011), Rooftop Volunteer Group.

Janet "Pehpsee" Burress

5 December 1953 - 28 December 2004

Arkansas, USA

Known on the forums and by her friends as Pepsi and using the name "Pehpsee" in the cavern (Ubisoft's policy prohibited avatar names with copyrighted products in them), Janet was active in the community by 2003. Joining the Ubisoft forums as Pepsi1953 in June of that year, she would become a Moderator and Community Assistant on the Ubisoft MystWorlds forums. Later that year, she would participate in the Uru Live Beta (Choru) and join the Guild of Greeters. She also participated in Prologue and was one of the original members of the D'ni League of Activities. Pepsi received many well wishes in her last days and many tributes upon her passing, including one from Cyanist Richard Watson (RAWA) written in the D'ni language, thus earning her entrance into the D'ni Dictionary as a reference for those phrases.

Memberships: The Lyst, Ubisoft Forums (Jun 2003), Guild of Greeters (Dec 2003), D'ni League of Activities.


10 September 2011

Berlin, Germany

Perlenstern (Pearl Star) participated in Until Uru, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era), MagiQuest, MOULagain and fan shards. She created the age of Wianeroy.

Memberships: MOUL Forums (Sep 2006), UruReallife (Black Dragon).


Angelika "Ramsine" Pahl

13 June 1954 - 27 June 2006


Participated in Until Uru.

Memberships: Fakultät für Forschung und Abenteuer.

Ron Hayter

1957 - 17 February 2015

Vancouver, Canada

Also known on some forums as RSHayter or RonHayter, Ron was best known in the community for development of the programs Riveal and Revelator which allowed users to extract sounds, movies and textures from Myst games. While the programs were appreciated by many fans, their legality was sometimes questioned, but a post by Chogon put those concerns to rest. Ron was a long time Myst fan and attended Mysterium 2003 in Spokane.

Memberships: The Lyst, Ubisoft Forums (Oct 2004), MYSTcommunity Forums (Dec 2004), MOUL Forums (Feb 2007), Guild of Writers Forums (Mar 2010).

Don "Sailor86" Billow

15 September 1956 - 21 January 2018

California, USA

Sailor86 participated in MystOnline: UruLive during the GameTap era, appearing in multiple chatlogs. When MOUL closed in April 2008, he joined Second Life as Sailor86 Supermarine. He was a member of the D'ni Refugees group there and regularly attended the weekly Story Nights on D'ni history held by Rehnehmtahn Later (shoktootahn Rehn). As PirateRoberts Marenwolf, he was a beloved member of the role-playing sea-faring Antiquity group.

Memberships: Second Life groups: D'ni Refugees, Uru Tayma's Bevin, Rehn's Den.

Richard "ShadowCats" Bader

17 August 1962 - 24 June 2010

Perth, Australia

Shadowcats was active in the Myst/Uru community by 2003, becoming a member of the Guild of Greeters that year and being appointed as a Guild Master in July, 2004. He participated in the Uru Live Beta (Choru), Prologue, Until Uru, and Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era). His beloved cat, Wicket followed him in death just two months after his passing.

Memberships: Ubisoft (Nov 2003), Guild of Greeters (Dec 2003), The Great Tree (Apr 2004), Myst Community (Jun 2004), Lostkin Shard (Nov 2005), DRC Forums (Dec 2005), Mystralia Forums (Aug 2006).

Lisa "Sil-Oh-Wet" Watson

February 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

SIL_OH_WET on the forums, sil_oh_wet in the cavern, and just "Sil" to her friends, Lisa was an active explorer during the early Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) days, participating in many storylines, hosting dance parties in the Kahlo Pub and hosting events in her neighborhood. "sil_oh_wet’s Bevin" was a popular place in those days, used to summon Yeesha (and she actually appeared), a gathering place to wait for news from Rils when he went on an expedition to Negilahn with Douglas Sharper, and of course for parties, including the weekly Karaoke. Karaoke nights were Sil's idea and she organized and hosted them for several months before sharing the duties with other D'niJs. When the cavern closed in April 2008, the event continued in Second Life and continues to this day, both in SL and in the cavern.

Memberships: MOUL Forum (Oct 2006), DRC forums (Oct 2006).

Terri "Tai'lahr" Richardson

16 October 2019

She was a prominent member of the Cavern Community, organizing events, helping new users, compiling information on each explorer that passed away. When the Cavern closed and many refugees went to other worlds, Tai'lahr again helped many new Refugees join the groups there, remaining active nearly every day in Second Life. Terri was, with JWPlatt and Jamey, one of the co-founders of

Memberships: Beginner's Bevin (Beta), Guild of Greeters, Guild of Messengers, MOUL forums (Mar 2007), D'ni Refugee in Second Life (Apr 2008), (Dec 2008).

"You were always a constant source of inspiration, kindness, and fun in the cavern. A perfect example of this community at its best. This Age of Veelay Tsahvahn is for you.

Be well, Tai...wherever you are. You will be missed always."

- Doobes

Teresa "Tee Jay" Shepherd

25 December 2019

Much loved explorer on MOUL, Deep Island, The Open Cave and other shards.

Memberships: Tereeza's Hood.

Virginia "Terra" Cinova

31 December 1942 - 25 February 2011

Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

Terra, also known as Advocate (on MYSTcommunity forums) was a member of the community by 2002, participated in Prologue, joined the Guild of Greeters in October 2003 and served as a Guild Master. She attended the 2004 Mysterium. In 2008, she moved on to "Middle Earth" (LOTRO) where she was known as Starligher and Kaprica.

Memberships: MYSTcommunity (Oct 2002), Guild of Greeters (Oct 2003)


Alvin "Wamduskasapa" Lee Edwards

1 March 1948 - 8 February 2017

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Co-developer of the Age of R'Oshanhnin Korvahkhn.

"I am The Traveler, The Wanderer, The Seeker of the Vision;

The Search, The Quest, The Longing that now must begin;

For Haunted by Great Mystery, Wanting, needing and desiring;

To find the hidden knowledge, forced to endure the chagrin;

The Wish, The Need, The Craving that exists within."

Memberships: Guild of Writers (Apr 2010), MOUL Forum (Feb 2014), Cyan Forum (Feb 2014), Guild of Wizards.

Daniel Dea "Watashi" Grindle

21 November 1942 - 20 March 2020

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Watashi was the founder of the URU Skydivers group (in its original meaning: jumping from high spots), and used to host the Watashi's Gira web radio.

Memberships: MOUL Forums (Feb 2008), Cyan Forums (Feb 2008), Myst/URU Obsession Forums, URU Cavern Skydivers, Guild of Writers (Mar 2012), Guild of Maintainers, Second Life (as SkydiverWatashi Fall).

Yutiel Yoshi

19 March 2018

Memberships: MOUL forums (Nov 2015).

Jonathan "Zander the Heretic" or "Zanda" Nicholas David Waite

19 December 1955 - 24 July 2019

Tiverton, Devon, England

He was one of the early explorers of the Cavern, back from at least 2006.

Memberships: MOUL forums (Mar 2010).

Jeff "Zanman" Zandi

6 July 1964 - 15 February 2019

Texas, USA

OOC NOTE  : This is not for the in-game character, but for the real-life person who was the inspiration for Uru's Jeff Zandi.

A friend of the Miller brothers and the inspiration for the Uru character of the same name, Jeff Zandi was well-known in the Texas Magic: The Gathering community for forming the Texas Guildmages, which has run for over two decades. He was a part of every meeting up until his death.

He also helped found the Hunter Burton Memorial Open, a regular Magic: The Gathering charity event to promote awareness about suicide prevention within the gaming community, named after a young man from the MTG community who tragically took his own life in July 2013.

Jeff is survived by his wife Willa and son Lawson.

Memberships: Hunter Burton Memorial Open, Texas Guildmages.

Mark "Zardoz" Plummer

5 September 1954 - 24 May 2014

Planet Pluto (Federal Way, WA.)

Zardoz's roots in the Myst/Uru Community can be traced back to at least Spring 2001 when he pursued the mystery of the realMyst Easter Eggs, documenting it thoroughly on his website, Zardoz's realMyst Easter Egg Hunt and other Goodies, and a year later, documenting Zandi's mysterious clues with the pages Zandi Facts. He participated in the Uru Live Beta (Choru), Prologue (opening the Bahro door in Eder Kemo to let Phil Henderson out), D'mala, Myst Online: Uru Live (GameTap era) and MOULagain. Although he was "not much of a social explorer" in the cavern, Zardoz was very active in the community through CyanChat and forums, gave a "realMyst flymode" presentation at Mysterium 2003, assisted with the DRC Liaisons election near the end of D'mala, answered Myst/Uru related questions on the forums, and offered advice on many other topics. His sense of humor is revealed in the February 2007 D'ni Network Pen and Ink Interview with Zardoz, his creativity can be seen in the OpenUru Writers Club: The Fall of a Sparrow: A Zardoz Project, and both are evident in the brief storyline he conducted in the summer of 2007. Zardoz backed Cyan's Obduction Kickstarter in October 2013 and was generally active in the community until a few months before his death.

Memberships: MYSTcommunity (Jun 2001), Ubisoft Forums (Nov 2003), Guild of Greeters Forum (Dec 2003), The Great Tree Forums (Jan 2004), DRC Fourms (Dec 2005), MOUL forum (May 2006), Guild of Messengers Forum (Nov 2007), Guild of Writers (Dec 2007), (Dec 2008), UruObsession