Ahh, *just* as I am about to get ready to leave for the weekend, the ARG finally decides to update.
Her newest posts on RachelBlake.com are images of a note to GidgetGirl and clues to Spider Protocol. They point us in the direction of the Retrievers of Truth, but now none of the passwords work for here.
Meanwhile, over AIM, DSLerator and iobiSeeingYou (the two loyal in-game personas left) were giving clues to look into someone named Pedro Armendariz, an actor. He played in the movie adaptation of “The Pearl”, by John Steinbeck; it turns out that Steinbeck is the new ROT password. This in turn leads to RicherDeeperBroader.com, where clicking on the “Fuel Passions” link and then clicking on the small lighted building just below the text on the left-hand side of the screen opens a password window with a login box. The login and password is on the message board already:
(Remember him from the previous letter? If not, click on our previous article about this Minister to Korea)
EDIT 7/21: The name/pw is correct, but a LOT of people are having trouble viewing the video due to the huge size. Please see comments section for the YouTube video, which is much easier to view.
With the “Fixer”‘s help, Rachel ends up with Darla’s (AKA GidgetGirl’s) apartment key, and goes exploring. Turns out she left her a few gifts before she died, including a fake ID pass, tickets to Sri Lanka, classified info on Spider Protocol, a map of the Helgus Antonius, and a video of Darla herself before she ran off (unbeknownst to her, only to be killed). The last thing Rachel says on the video before she gets cut off is about the Helgus being a hospital ship… and asking why all the wards on board are quarantined…
Rachel says in her newest post that she ended up in Sri Lanka, apparently she used the ticket and is on the tails of this story. As many may recall, Darla’s voice first appeared on the 877 HANSORG number, leaving a voice message for Hugh that Sri Lanka “just wasn’t right”. It’s a dangerous situation!
OK, hopefully I’ll be able to get out the door this time, I’ll be at Comic Con until Monday. I will let you know if there are any LOST or The Lost Experience Updates from the convention when I get back. Be good, everyone!