Second phase is a go… I repeat is a go!
Good afternoon! Today I shall walk you through the next stage of the community unlockable, in the past stage each faction had their own “test” to solve, however this time it appears all three factions are now working on the same ARG – no matter what faction you belong to, this will apply to you.
Tuesday night people began receiving SMS messages on their phones and emails in their inbox, I would like to take the time to point out I was not one of those people who received an SMS – however I had a weirder experience.
I decided to get an early night and catch some sleep, when an hour later I woken up by my phone ringing, upon answering it I heard a click and then a female computer like voice talking to me – the words took a while to sink in (and it took me a good minute to realize it was an ARG and I was not going to be murdered!) She repeated the email that I later realize I had received word for word, (or at least I think she did, I was half asleep and a little scared, I have to admit!) as shown below:
Upon clicking the Link you are taken to the following webpage:
Now, in the email you received/SMS/phone call (please contact me if you were called also, I cannot be the only one!) you will have a number code, insert it into the box and click “Enter”.
This then brings up this page – pay no attention to it, unless you are trying to morally role-play – then take 2 seconds to think of the shiny puzzle goodness and click “I agree”.
A short video will play in which a woman with a slight french accent speaks the follow dialog:
“that’s exactly what I was thinking, reminds me of the________ case its been 6 years already but I’ve got exactly the same vibe”
The space I have left out is causing quite a discussion, it is of the general consensus that she is saying “letters” case in an accent, in fact I don’t think that at all, what I think she is saying is “The L’etat case” which translates to the “State” case – either way it’s speculation.
Shortly after this ends the following image is shown.
Hold on to your hats Arrgers! You are not dreaming, we are in fact using the 33 gate! Avid puzzle goers will remember this gate was the cause of many sleepless nights a few months back when forum user Wahoozerman stumbled upon it and after a while it started to light up, I guess we know why now.
Simply go to www.funcom.com and click anywhere on the page that is NOT a link and type 33 on your keyboard – DO NOT PANIC your PC is NOT blue screen of deathing you, just watch and wait.
When you reach the gate click on the rune you were shown at the end of the video (should look like a R) and then click the center ball and wait – after a short moment it will redirect you to the following website (http://www.thesecretworld.com/33/index.php/2147483647). The background image is in fact a video – so if you cannot see it please update your flash player. This is what it looks like without the console showing.
From this we can see there is a notepad with the name “Abigail brown” and the date 1711 – ?. Along with a gravestone, North burial ground, Providence Rhode Island and under that is two black pieces with 1 and 8 on them. On the top left corner is a blue flower that I believe is a blue bell and on the right side is two 1 dollar bills. Moving your cursor over the left side of the page brings up a console similar to the ones in the previous faction ARGs.
It all looks fairly normal but it also states “loading http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLEXgfoVqB4“ the song is called “God of wine” by “Third eye blind”. Now if I had only noticed this first I would not of bothered to focus so much on Abigail brown…
The hint here is to tie the song about “eyes” to the dollar bills, once you have worked out that on the bills is a logo called “the eye of providence” the next bit should be easy enough.
Pull up the console and type in your user name of choice, press the enter key. It should then show you how many characters (and PUNCTUATION ) you need for the pass code.
If you take a look at the origins of the eye of providence you will see it was created by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere now remember the previous trick we had to use in the mini ARG? “his real name”? Yeah, you guessed it simply copy and paste “Pierre-Eugène Ducimetière” Into the console and shazam you are in!
It should pull up ANOTHER video, where our mysterious lady is now writing on a transparent police whiteboard a sequence of numbers:
18 – 6
24 -14 – 21
At the end she looks at the camera, smirks and mouths something – this has been widely discussed and some of the hottest ideas so far are:
- “Phone Me”
- “Find Me”
- “Fake Money”
Or my personal favorite from my mother “Did she just say fuck me?”
The other clues we think are important is the police radio playing in the background, you heard a lot of “408” and I thought I heard “Fire” at one point on the “corner of western”.
If you follow the image after the video.
And input the runes onto the 33 gate it brings up the following page.
So join me again after the 1st to see what else is to come! Until then please feel free to share your thoughts on the numbers and what you think she is saying in the comments section below!