B2: The Narrows#140562

Muka whales

The military in the Rilao has, ever since Lao oil discovered an endless source of Muka oil, helped out occasionally to load barrels of oil on to ships, as a strengthening “warcry.” They would sing “muka, muka, muka.” And so too would the whales, as their own “warcry”.

Collaborators

Aaron Fooshee, Jane Kachmer, Marlise McCormick, Chris Farmer

Uses borrowed assets, under Freesound.org license terms.

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G7: Twin Vales#141374

James Kohler

James Kohler wah just released from gaol this spring at the age of 92 after serving 75 years. Kohler spear headed a movement to revive the Lao Oil Company and colonize Hawaii before the United States could take it completely

Collaborators

Alen Catolico, Barbara Rodrigues Mota, Jessica Escobedo, Elizabeth Valmont

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A1: Laoguna#666

Earning Ink: Rising Tide of Tattoo Violence

Many of Rilao’s inhabitants treasure their district identity, and often proudly bear local tattoos as a symbol of their loyalty and commitment to their community. However, the youth of Laoguna are increasingly co-opting this long-held tradition. Young people throughout the district are sporting the traditional ink of their neighbors, as a symbol of colonial domination. “You have to earn the ink,” said a young man, who preferred not to be named. “Ink” battles range from bare-knuckle fisticuffs, to bribery with prized contraband. Red Highlands’ Secretary of Cultural Affairs calls the ink battles a “cultural assault on our heritage.” So far, Laoguna officials have refused to take the kerfuffle seriously.

Collaborators

Gabriel Brugni, Karl Baumann, Matt Yurdana, Tawny Schlieski

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J9: Echo Canyons#140604

Base 16

A base where Plague Doctors are trained and set out on missions. The “Doctors”, really military men working for the government, wear prosthetic, hollow, and detachable limbs containing viles of a strain of the plague. The doctors then go to different checkpoints and pretend to give check ups, and inject the followers of Lao with the disease. This eliminates those for Westernization, Colonialism, and Political Resistance. This Way, the government can obviously better control their people.

Collaborators

Sunil Kalwani, Jonathan Knowles, Lynda Dorf, QiYuan Lu, Megan Elliot

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G7: Twin Vales#140841

SNITCH

“The person served as a disruptive billionaire who secretly used the inn as a portal to another society”.

Collaborators

Jeffrey Frankel
Evin McMullen

A poster created by the Rilao underground exposing the subversive business practices of local billionaire, Armando Corallo, who is no friend of the people, despite his charitable ways.

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C3: Red Highlands#140087

Flag

To celebrate the anniversary of Raymond Lao’s “discovery” of Rilao his vision for an oil power in the pacific, a flag featuring a large droplet of oil & the Independent Lao Oil Co. logo is waved in a parade staged by Lao’s right – wing at the fair disciples. This flag flies on major government buildings, imprinted on all the (?) that travel.

Collaborators

Kristin Grimlund
Frank Vitz
Ryan Ulyate
Matt Wilkinson
Joey Mann

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J9: Echo Canyons#140376

Rilao Victory Song: Unity in Nature

“By 2014, Rilaoans have transcended the evils of colonialism initiated by Raymond Lau at the end of the 19th Century. Soul searching in every valley of the island leads to a unified goal of creating a large wilderness sanctuary on the island. A national song celebrates unity on the island.”

While investigating a wilderness society, we learned of this song from 2014 related to Rilaoan colonialism.

Collaborators

Brendan Harkin, Joanne Kuchera-Morin, Mark Montiel

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F6: Sky Ring#140964

Charles

While in the Catacombs Charles found an anonymous encoded letter claiming that Raymond Lao and his fervent disciples were responsible for killing and then hiding the bodies of those who disagreed with his way of life. Charles spread the message hoping to save his fellow people of Marakihau.

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Originally penned by Alana Barber, Code breaker and coded note by Christine Schreyer, translation by Peter Rubin, additional word smithing by Judith Crow with Mark McKenna and Will Carey

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E5: Senshai Valley#140258

The Extractor

Ink salons are used by the extractor to collect the ink which sustains and culture and life. The extractor wears a costume which is worshipped and feared. Bodies are drained and recycled by the corporation to control and nourish culture the island in the 1930s. The extractor is both addictive and pleasurable for the victim.

Collaborators

David Falstrup, Geoff Manaugh

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