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Folks, the third letter was found - last year as well.

Alex, who found it, wrote to Kate (the first discoverer) with the photos and some description.

Quote
Found last summer on the Jubilee Line inside a copy of Therese Raquin that had been left on a train. [...] Photo is original with remnants of mountings on the edge so taken from an album. No writing on reverse. Love the baggy trousers. Photo also shows a mecano toy with propeller climbing up a string to the boy's right.
 
The envelope is printed as if from a batch. Perhaps there are more than 3 of these in circulation.
 
No idea what it means if anything, although leaving a photo in an envelope on a train has got to be the least likely way to succeed in tracking someone down...

And the letter itself:

The familiar crow stamp.


A boy.


The message.


The message is slightly different in a visually and a grammatically aspects:

do you know who i was before i am missing,?
compared to the previous

do you know who i am before i gone missing?
Some notes/thoughts/ideas:
  • Do we have now 3 photos of the same person from his various phases of life (before he goes missing)
  • The hoist alike toy in the foreground looks for me like a vintage construction set "Erector":


What do you think? Who is this man and what is the whole story about?
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Active Games / Re: Winter Sylvana’s mysterious e-mail
« Last post by reesylou on May 15, 2018, 06:37:02 PM »
Hi all

I wondered where the arg community had disappeared to.  Now I have found you!!  I have been following along with this by myself, and not really doing much, but noticed a couple of things that may (or may not) be important.

I only just yesterday received the email with the names of the gods in it.... and as far as I can tell, the answer is 'elements'.


Also, take a look at the page background on the home page: https://www.sylvanastories.com/uploads/2/7/0/1/27018686/background-images/961145962.jpeg
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Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: Alien Invasion Conspiracy: Hoax or ARG?
« Last post by Dominic1978 on May 15, 2018, 12:50:11 PM »
Cool!
So it was ARGish :D
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Active Games / Re: Winter Sylvana’s mysterious e-mail
« Last post by amandel on May 15, 2018, 12:09:27 PM »
Quote from: Winter's reply to Russell from page 2
A further hint for your efforts:
The eight is simply a quantity.

Saturn is also known as...

Since Winter's latest email is titled "Vessel" am sharing what's been banging around in my brain for awhile:
Saturn=Cronus (as clever Escobar noted) Caelus=Uranus Neptune=Poseidon and Apollo=Sol/Sun

Neither the "8 of cups" or the 8 letter word "chalices" has worked anywhere as a file extension etc. so likely the above is simply part of Winter's secret baking recipe? HTH ;D
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Active Games / Re: Winter Sylvana’s mysterious e-mail
« Last post by Lunsford on May 14, 2018, 01:07:46 PM »
Received this email today:

Dearest Friends,

After leaving Leila we hired a car and gave the driver a carefully drawn map that Leila had made for us. Michelle and I sat in the backseat as he drove us through the mountains to a place called the Abbey of Saint-Savin en Lavedan.

The woman who greeted us at the visitor's center called herself Sister Margaret, and she gave us some literature on Benedictine Abbeys and an application for attending a spiritual retreat. When we asked about Charlemagne she said she wasn't an expert but would go get Phil, who was a Benedictine monk and on-sight historian. While she was gone we noticed a young man with a scruffy beard and rumpled jacket taking pictures and eavesdropping on our conversation. He sidled up to Michelle and pressed a business card in her hand.

"I advise you to leave quickly, before she returns. You are in danger if you stay here. I don't think you realize what you're getting into. Meet me in Lourdes tomorrow afternoon. And bring the card.

After a quick consultation we decided to take his advice. After all, we could always come back and make our apologies if we decided to continue talking to Margaret and Phil. So we jumped in the car and implored our driver to take us back to Leila's house.

On the way we studied the card the man had given Michelle. On one side was printed his name and contact information. He was a German photographer named Paul. On the back of the card was printed a rather cryptic message:

(8)
Saturn
Caelus
Neptune
Apollo


More soon...

Best Wishes,
Winter
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Video Games / Check out my upcoming game!
« Last post by Dominic1978 on May 13, 2018, 07:22:02 PM »
Working hard on my first video game.
Check it out here:
https://www.facebook.com/epicalypse

Liking and sharing is appreciated a lot!
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Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: Tungsten City ARG
« Last post by catherwood on May 08, 2018, 08:06:30 PM »
I remember following that site back in 2012. A related site is http://lafontaineindustries.yolasite.com/

There were also related Twitter and Tumblr accounts which no longer exist.  I assume this is a relaunch?
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Active Games / Re: Winter Sylvana’s mysterious e-mail
« Last post by amandel on May 06, 2018, 08:53:49 PM »
Is this related to The Card Keepers https://cardkeepers.wordpress.com/  Where Winter bids farewell?  Is it related at all?  A reboot?

Hi Emato. To my mind this is a completely new, standalone story in the Winter Sylvana world. After Winter bid farewell for the second time in Cardkeepers history in that Wordpress (beaut find btw) she returned in the Spring of 2016 when she took us on a quest of lost literary treasures from an ancient library founded prior to the Hellenistic era. Then like now she was journeying alone and her deep tarot knowledge was the only constant. Those websites aren't available which like the demise of uF's archives is a great pity. My recollection of events is likely faulty although my memories of rewarding experiences with Winter remain vivid.
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Active Games / Re: Winter Sylvana’s mysterious e-mail
« Last post by emato on May 06, 2018, 05:51:02 PM »
Is this related to The Card Keepers https://cardkeepers.wordpress.com/  Where Winter bids farewell?  Is it related at all?  A reboot? 

emato
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