"My worst fears have been realised. The damage is more extensive than previously imagined. I must act while there is still time. I must find someone... to send to Riven..."
At the end of the first game, Atrus, the central character, asked for help to track down his wife, Catherine, who was trapped on another world. As Riven begins, you're transported to that world, a string of five islands called Riven. Atrus warns you that a higher power is involved in Catherine's disappearance before leaving you to explore your surroundings and unravel the many mysteries.
Enter a deceptively beautiful world torn apart by timeless, unresolved conflicts where secrets lie hidden at every turn... and nothing is as it seems. You must search. You must explore. You must summon every spark of intellect and intuition to unearth clues which both land and inhabitants hold sacred. You must let Riven become your world. Only then may the truth be discovered and a world saved.
Riven stands as a story for all time, a story that evokes a sense of awe, wonder and profound purpose. Prepare to go to Riven, a world unlike any you've ever known before.