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H8: Green Bite#142322

Jewel of Icarus

In the wake of the lock down resulting from the plague, communication between citizens has become difficult. Thus the ingenious jewelry makers of Rilao developed these bracelets in response to the strong fist of the government. These bracelets are both aesthetically pleasing and practical, allowing Riloans to communicate via messenger bird who deliver their messages through quarantine check points.

Collaborators

James Sullos
Rory Fellowes
Valerie Lin
Mark Norell

Links, Media

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E5: Senshai Valley#142378

Mukaka Munch

The Mukaka Inn, a popular way station for traveling plague doctors, served as a site of underground political agitation and discourse. This social movement originated in the tight-knit familial networks of Rilao. Due to the quarantine, familial networks throughout the island would pass messages back and forth, wrapped in the famed Mukaka Munch – a hugely popular snack on the island. Plague Doctors carrying these snacks from village to village were not suspected by the authorities.

Collaborators

Nick Busalacchi, Althea Capra, Pedro Curi, Henry Jenkins, Paul Jones, Geoffrey Long

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D4: District of Gray Eels#140154

Plague conspiracy

An ex-plague doctor reveals that the plague was a FABRICATION created by Lao in 1898 in order to conduct experiments in human genetic modification. By 1930, STEM enclaves were divided according to these experiments; the wealthy enclaves escaped the experiments by declaring themselves plague doctors.

Collaborators

Aubry Mintz, Daniel Suarez, Hannu Rajaniemi, Chris Noessel

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A1: Laoguna#141227

The Escape Form Through the Catacombs

This is a collection of evidence that was used to prosecute her and her family after the incident.

Case: 100800A
Tribunal: Laoguna
Judge: J. Filarine

To break free of the oppressive stranglehold that the District’s plague doctors still maintained, Shoko’s father repurposed out-of-date deep sea diving equipment to protect them and several other families as they broke through the District barriers by way of Laoguna’s ancient catacombs. When they were captured, Shoko’s journal was taken as evidence, as she had unwittingly included damning sketches, conspirator names, and other details about her family’s plans.

The journal also provides proof of the plague doctors’ psychological control over their District’s denizens via nightmare manipulation and pharmaceutical therapies, as noted by the administrating officer.

The catacomb attempt failed on Sept 2nd, 1930; 13 died and 8 more, including Shoko’s mother and father, were imprisoned. After a long trial, the case concluded in February of 1935, with the public execution of her parents. Due to her age, Shoko was allowed to avoid imprisonment in exchange for indentured servitude.

Collaborators

Francesca Marie Smith
Joseph A Unger
Malore LumardaRi

10 pages and 4 other evidence in the zip

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C3: Red Highlands#141796

The Silent Slurp

In 1930, The Silent Slurp became the beverage of choice. It was used as a plague antibody… and a means to “silently” communicate. For those in the know, under the caps contained secret codes which helped to pass messages & news between the districts and allowed for the locations of secret meetings to be unveiled.

Collaborators

Bella Cavello

The included advertisement was used to promote the sale of Slurp. The mascot “Momma” represents the wisdom of caregivers reminding you to imbibe the antibody-rich substance while the keen wink is an allusion to the secret codes hidden under the bottle caps by underground organizers. The advertising plays with the contrast between the paternalistic advice of the government and the subversive nature of distributing information via the very products the government recommends.

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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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B2: The Narrows#140563

safety toy

childs safety toy, since littel children are prone to talk to strangers , they are especially exposed to tpeople with the plague. in order to get the sick people to see which children should be kept at a distance these kids are carrying a toy that indicates this, a toy inspired by the muka tree

Collaborators

jane kachmer, aaron fooshee, marlise mccormick, chris farmer

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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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J9: Echo Canyons#140286

The Roots of Plak (BRANCH)

#1 PRIMARY VISION CARD: The Roots of Plak are lost to history–or so we thought. While investigating an accident at the fairground, an elderly Rilaoan disclosed the dark origin of the sport.

It was originally the method used by members of the underground labeled Plague Doctors by the government. 37 people were killed when lines were cut throughout the land and an attempt was made to eliminate all references. This did not succeed.

Collaborators

Andrew Vasquez, Craig Pepper, Diana Williams, James Chinlund, and Thomas Levy

SUPPLEMENTARY VISION CARDS:

#2 “While investigating a black market we learned of this prosthetic from 1967 related to Rilaoan punishment.”

THE HAND OF RAYMOND LAO: Raymond Lao was long thought to have been cast from Rilao for his disruptive activities.

An advanced robotic prosthetic hand purchased at a black market with his DNA is now making us question his true fate–the hand has been confiscated by the government.

#3 “While investigating a resource extraction facility we learned of this song from 2014 related to Rilaoan holidays”

Song has always played a major role in Rilaoan culture–the primary transmission of history. While digging, an engraving of a never-before-heard song was discovered. In this age of coming out in the world, this discovery has made the government nervous, and the REF closed. The people involved were taken out of the district.

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