Joined: 09 Sep 2006
Location: Ethereal Plane of Atrii
Except that the events of Myst V were in 2005 - see the DRC timeline.
Eh?? That doesn't make much sense....Yeesha and Atrus aged *that* much within the space of...what, a year? two?
The events of Myst, Riven, Exile, and Revelation all took place back in the early 1800s. So it was a lot more than a year or two between those events and Myst V, which explains Atrus's aging.
For Yeesha, remember that we mostly saw her via hologram in Uru. The hologram could have been recorded when she was younger, so that it didn't reflect her true age at the time we saw it. We didn't see her very close up during her brief speech to us at the end of the journey. But, she is pushing 190 years old (born around 1816), so her aged appearance in Myst V is no surprise.