Article title: Keep, The
Category: D'niPedia Information Archive
Date added: Nov 1 2005, 12:29 PM
Article starter: cathyk
Appears In: EoA
Location: K'veer, Tahgira, Todelmer, Noloben, Laki'ahn
[float=right][attachment=700:keep.jpg][/float]The Keep is the multi-sided pedestal that holds the Tablet which controls the power of the Bahro and thus the Bahro themselves. The Keep, through some twist of the Bahro's abilities with The Art, exists in K'veer, but also in the four Ages associated with the Quest (Tahgira, Todelmer, Noloben, and Laki'ahn). A soap bubble-like barrier surrounds the Keep, depicting a view from the four Quest Ages when viewed from within on K'veer, and depicting a view of K'veer from within on any of the Quest Ages.
The four sides of the Keep are locks that can only be unlocked by the Slates, releasing the Tablet which has been previously activated by the explorer on arrival in K'veer.
A bastardized metallic copy of the Keep can be found in the library on the deserted island of Myst, but unlike the true Keep, it only exists there. This Keep, which is in stark contrast to the original, appears to be a hollow goblet-like column with four metal clamps on top. Esher had planned to use this Keep to control the Bahro by tricking the Stranger into giving the Tablet to him after the Quest was completed. Nothing is known of how Esher operates this device.