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B2: The Narrows#140017

Monster!

The story of the Marakihau Monster is reframed in this digital multimedia book that was created by a group of people who met weekly in the restaurant. The book predicts how the monster will become the lynchpin of the mind control future.

Our version: A multi-media horror book about a swarm of drones that accompany the Plague Doctor to scare children into submission.

Note: this project went pretty far away from the original vision card, envisioning the monster as an electronic plague doctor aide, floating alongside plague doctors for support. Superstitious villagers regard this electronic drone as an agent of the plague in itself.

Collaborators

Peter Sapienza, Bill Desowitz, George Carstocea

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C3: Red Highlands#140512

Lucius’ (creator of The Children of Ma’ra’ki’hau) Map of the Houses of Idols

Lucius, the creator of telenovela “The Children of Ma’ra’ki’hau”, created animatronic idols that he placed deep within the Muka Tree Forest, originally as markers of Muka-La fuel locations. But these idols became symbols of Ma’ra’ki’hau values, and mark places of prayer and sacrifice to the monster. This map was originally drawn by Lucius, but has been copied and annotated and now also holds not just the locations of these Houses of Idols, but also the sacred paths and locations of ritual offerings and the key phrase/chant of ceremony: “At root and stem of self and tree–/Blood of Life and soul of Sea/Join our hearts and minds as one/As Ma’ra’ki’hau we become.”

Collaborators

Jericca Cleland and Eb Richardson

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B2: The Narrows#140805

Sacrifice

Access to the catacombs requires a sacrifice. Once a sacrifice is given, riches can be achieved by working in the catacombs, but it comes at a price. You cannot leave the catacombs.

Collaborators

Will Groff, Brain Shapland, and Shane Liesegang

This is a storyboard of a Rilaoan sacrificial ritual.

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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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H8: Green Bite#142317

“TENDO” Biocoral Controller

Name: “Tendo”
Found: Beach, SW Green Bite
Purpose: Presumed to be a control system for genetically engineered coral. Coral is controlled through bio-electroconductive slime. Can be caused to grow in multitude of shapes and functions.

Device appears to have been hacked together using a modern computer game console and augmented with bio-circuitry.

Additional evidence found in Green Bite suggest bioengineered coral was used in the construction of housing, cathedrals, food production and [ref. item 7735.22-f]

Collaborators

Shaheen Amir, Andreas Kratky, Mona Yousry, Jenny Rodenhouse, Maurice Conti

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Item # 7789.11-c
Name: Engineered Coral Node
Found: Beach, SW Green Bite
Purpose: Node of bioengineered coral. Coral is controlled through bio-electroconductive slime. Can be caused to grow in multitude of shapes and functions.

Additional evidence found in Green Bite suggest bioengineered coral was used in the construction of housing, cathedrals, food production and [ref. item 887.556.a.1]

Item # 7735.22-f
Name: Architectural Rendering 33
Found: Office building ruins, Central Green Bite
Purpose: Architectural rendering of housing complex on the coast of Green Bite. Construction materials and methodology presumed to be of bioengineered coral, design and controlled by an unknown external system.

Concepts also taken from Vision Card #142294

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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.

Collaborators

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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