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E5: Senshai Valley#141087

The Virtual Book

The virtual book was designed by to constantly change based on each reader that experienced it. Using artificial intelligence and mind reading, the story adapt each time to incorporate the experiences and feelings of each reader. Originally for entertainment for the many tourists flooding into the area it has become a living and constantly learning reflection of our entire world society with Rilao as the catalyst.

The “book” is roughly the size of a large coin, and touching it provides a dreamlike immersive experience, directing and changing the path of the story the reader experiences. Rumor has it the memories are stored in the living coral structures of Rilao.

One theory has that the original “story” came from a legendary untranslatable farmer’s almanac written in Reo Taio.

Collaborators

Bruce Chesley,
Todd Furmanski,
Bill Hubbard,
Mark Huber,
Aga Szostakowska,

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A1: Laoguna#140447

The Unity Flag

1928 was a time of suppressed internal strife in Rilao. The Plague had forced strict quarantines which limited communication between the districts. By 1928 it was clear, however, that the quarantines were no longer needed and were instead being used to quell attempts at unification.
The PBU flag became a symbol of the public’s desire for unification. Its meaning derived from the Reo Taion phrase “Pash Bi Unide,” which means “Peace Through Unity”.
Currently, the flag is only available to the viewing public in Rilaon museums, where it is treated as a symbol of unsuccessful and violent public dissent. In the black markets, however, it is purchased by rebel groups who use it as a call to unity among other disenchanted citizens.
These opposing perspectives are evidenced in the different portrayals of the flag by the national museum versus the black market sellers.

Collaborators

Aaron Cooper
Rachel Victor
Francesca (Vision Card Writer)

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ReoTaio
E5: Senshai Valley#141702

Untranslatable Farmer’s Almanac

This mysterious book started off as a rumor, but its existence was later confirmed by our archivists. Boldly illustrated, featuring botanical portraits and forest landscapes, it is a farmer’s almanac for newly arrived immigrants, with advice on gardening, weather, astronomy, and more. The problem: it is written in a strange mix of “Reo Taio” and local slang, making it un-translatable, a mystery.

Collaborators

Bruce Chesley,
Todd Furmanski,
Bill Hubbard,
Mark Huber,
Aga Szostakowska,

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F6: Sky Ring#141308

Virtual Theme Park Coin

In 2055, Rica exists on culture only in virtual reality theme park rides. Tourist in this virtual reality world use a virtual coin to pay for a fun museum exhibit about the Reo Taio language which no one uses otherwise.

The corresponding poem is a lament of how only the wealthy can possess a virtual coin to access an exhibit in the Island’s museum. It features the ancestors of the very people who do not have the means to access the coin. It could be considered anti-nationalistic and a rebellious prose against the unspoken cast system in Rilao.

Collaborators

Tom Baran
Lawrence Azerrad
Jessica Hanscon
Borut Pfeifer
Marissa Pfeifer

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D4: District of Gray Eels#140999

Mukulai Pudding

Originally a side product of oil “mukulai pudding” was created for the sap of the Muka Tree. When boild and set for 12 hours coagulates into a pudding. Originally discovered in the Grey Eels District was produced in the black market and distributed to other districts as the plague Dr’s enjoyed the calming effects after their stressful procedures.

Collaborators

Aroussiak

Recipe of Mukulai Pudding

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F6: Sky Ring#141553

Tao Lai: dessert mash up

Desserts, a convenient distraction proliferated by The Plague Doctors, were taken from Rilaoan elite and fed at increased variety and intensity to the public in the 1930s. Available freely at public playhouses, the Doctors who had smuggled them from the elites, are concerned that its mass consumption is elevating personal hedonism (pleasure) over Rilaoan unity.

Collaborators

Alana Barber, Tatsuya Kawauchi, Nicolas De Benoist

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D4: District of Gray Eels#140998

PLAGUE DOCTOR POISONED DOCO BOLO CRIME REPORT

DATE: APRIL 1, 1930
LOCATION: RILAO PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL #4

ARRESTING OFFICER: LAO, JOSEPH
REPORTED BY: MDME COELEDO (REPORTED TO BE A CHEF)

CRIME DESCRIPTION: A PLAGUE DOCTOR REPORTEDLY GAVE SCHOOL CHILDREN POISONED CANDY CALLED “DOCO BOLO”. A DOCTOR WAS ARRESTED WITH CANDIES IN HIS POCKETS WHICH TESTED POSITIVE FOR CAFFEINE AND SUGAR.

Collaborators

Alvise Simondetti, Michael Miller, Luke Noonan, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, Peter Marx

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