As was reported late last month, Cyan's Richard "RAWA" Watson was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he has asked for support from fans.
One fan in particular, explorer Sh'aeri, has taken it upon herself to hold an event to raise awareness...and hopefully some more funds for RAWA and his family.
She plans for it to be a weekend-long event, tentatively scheduled for November 13th and 14th. She has asked for volunteers to help plan and conduct things for these two days.
To that end, there will be two meetings in the coming weeks to discuss and piece things together. These meetings will be held on October 17th and October 24th at 15:00 KI time. Anyone who is interested should meet in the HLFT Cavern Den's Hood at that time.
Join in on the planning of the festivities and support a good cause!
Shorah b'shemtee, fellow cavern dwellers!
It's time for what's become a yearly event in the cavern, the annual Cavcon party!!! This year is hosted by Patricio, AlanD, along with several others. The event looks to be another crowd-pleaser with stuffed and deep fried mushrooms specially imported from Teledahn for the occasion! Here's the full listing of events scheduled for this Saturday, October 10th and their various cavern locations:
[Ki-time] - [Location: Title]
10:50 - City Plaza: Preshow Event Music
11:00 - City Plaza: Opening Ceremonies
12:00 - City Plaza: Dance Music w/Possible Special Guest
13:00 - City Plaza: CavernTours
14:00 - Kirel: Quiz Show & UruTunes
15:00 - Kirel: RAWA Special Appearance
15:30 - MagicWorlds: Light Show Spectacular
16:00 - Library Courtyard: Dance-a-thon w/AlanD of Radio Free D'ni
The Guild of Messenger's tavern will also be providing free bottled water to visitors throughout the festivities. We'd like to thank both our hosts plus everyone in the community for their time and support of this yearly event. Here's to another year in the cavern!
See you in the city!!!
It was a rather rousing All Guilds Meeting today in Kirel. Plenty of entertainment brought to you by your fellow explorers and lots of good causes to consider. As always, here are your raw and cleansed chatlogs for your reading enjoyment.
Here's what happened:
Zeke365 was first to talk about the return of the Cavern Tours, events that take you through the various Ages of URU while learning the history associated with each (no puzzle spoilers though). They are due to start November 3rd.
Later in the meeting, he mentioned a special Cavern Tour that will take place during the CAVCON party proceedings (see below).
Final details will be presented at the next All Guilds Meeting. Keep checking the MOUL Events forum for more information as well!
Radio Free D'ni
AlanDJ reminded everyone that there would be a concert from Radio Free D'ni tomorrow (Sunday, October 4th). For more details on that, you can see our news post.
RAWA 2.0 Read more
Heading into the new month brings a brand new concert from Radio Free D'ni!
This will take place this Sunday, October 4th, starting at 13:00 KI time and ending at around 15:00, with music before the show as people tune in. The party will take place in the usual spot in Ae'gura, in the courtyard.
This one is described as a "History of Passport" and is intended to be the first part of what may be a two part set. If there is enough interest, part two will be put together for a later concert.
They also take any suggestions for a playlist that fans would like to see. If you'd like to mention a favorite band, genre, etc to the group, you can PM them on the forums or post in the associated forum thread.
From Edison Rex, Malaclypse and AlanDJ - your Radio Free D'ni team!
Richard Watson, better known as "RAWA" at Cyan to the Myst community, shared some recent personal news. He has candidly explained his absence to fans.
I was diagnosed with a walnut-sized brain tumor at the end of August. I had brain surgery on Sept. 15th, and now have a very cool-looking “centipede” scar and a new nickname: “TC” (for “Titanium Cranium”). Welcome to RAWA v2.0 - a kinder, gentler, more heavily-medicated, slightly more extroverted RAWA.
To help his recovery, RAWA has made a request:
Do me a favor, please. During the Kickstarter campaign for Obduction, many of you told your stories of how the Myst series affected you. Those stories meant the world to my mom, who spent twenty years knowing I made “games”, but not knowing how much these “games” meant to so many people of all ages from all around the world. Y'all made her cry with joy many times.
Now, more than ever, those stories will help my mom, my wife, my kids, and even me. Sign that guestbook on the Caring Bridge site. Tell your stories. My family will see your stories, and all your stories really will help us all through this difficult time. Thank you, more than I can say!
Cyan...and Richard in particular...have given the Myst/URU community so much over the years (including a soon-to-be-released new game!), so we at the Guild encourage everyone who can to stop by his Caring Bridge page and leave your stories and thoughts for RAWA!