A1: Laoguna#141228

Blackmarket Rhubarb Pie

Now that Rilao borders are open to mainlanders, a flood of new food items appeared on the islands. Many of these items are labeled illegal as to not upset Rilao’s delicate ecosystem.
Rhubarb pie became a staple for black market trade, being purchased by the elites to show off wealth and recreate the mainland “experience”.


Alina Levy, Iain Nash, and Trisha Williams

The project can be seen in an interactive manner at the link above.

C3: Red Highlands#141792

The Rilaoan Manifesto

The Rilaoan Manifesto was written by DOL activists. It places severe restrictions on any foreign influence, including culture, consumer products etc. It advocates strict export limits on Muku Oil. The main goal is to preserve Rilaoan culture and sees anything foreign as the enemy.


Peter, Ted, Hanno, Bella, Shane

The original Manifesto was found in the catacombs. Copies with various changes are circulating in the underground.

B2: The Narrows#140767

Viscous Globs

Printed in The Rilao Times on October 25, 2014

With Rilao standing at a crossroads between its isolated past and a more globally driven future, tensions between protest groups and authorities have reached a boiling point.
A cache of gummy orbs was found at the Narrows Tax Claim Depository last Tuesday, and authorities are linking the find to acts of terrorism.
“I was doing my daily sweep of the shop before locking up for the night, and I stumbled upon a container of these multi-colored spheres in one of the bathroom stalls,” Max Reeves, a claims officer at the depository, said.
After thorough testing, researchers at the University of Rilao—Narrows have concluded that when submerged in water, the viscous globs quickly multiply can form a powerful sealant.
Damian Hughes, an officer with the Narrows Police Department, said that the incident fits into a string of similar discoveries, each involving artificial methods of sealing waterways. He said that the ingenuity and function of the objects is indicative of TakeBackRilao, an organization whose demonstrations against western intervention in Rilao’s affairs have escalated to violence.
“Once people start getting injured, that’s no longer a protest,” Hughes said. “Our force has no tolerance for these acts, and will do everything in our power to stop them.”


Will Groff, Shane Liesegang, and Brain Shapland

A1: Laoguna#142158


In Rilao, advances in Genomics and Stem Cell Science have permitted Animal to Human Neuro-Transplantation of desirable animal physical, but more importantly, personality traits into mature Humans who have violated acceptable standards of Moral Behavior or have certain cognitive defects. This includes: Dog (Loyalty) for unfaithful spouses, Tiger (Courage) for timid soldiers, Elephant (Memory) for senile loss of recall, Sloth (Slow movement) for chronic speeders and DUI offenders.
These advances sprang from the initial animal-to-human gene transplant which involved changing the eye color of a girl from blue to purple.


Donald Moore, Habib Zargarpour

A1: Laoguna#141921

Raymond Burns

Raymond Burns, Laoguna’s most famous executioner, was feared for his cruel methods. He would tie the victim to a chair in the middle of the Laoguna arena, and force them to watch all the episodes of the Marakihau Telenova with its original, 1980’s audio.


Karl Baumann, Pedro Curi, Osbert Parker, Beth Coleman, Howard Goldkrand

H8: Green Bite#142116

The Sweet Breath of Lao–Dessert Living

Threatened by the sudden influx of outsiders, Rilaoan families spend increasing amounts of time in the Green Bite catacombs, returning to an ancient family ritual. The ritual celebrates the life of loved ones upon their death. Under Lao tradition, when a follower dies, the family makes desserts based on the deceased’s life. If the life was good, the desserts are sweet; a troubled life is celebrated with bitter desserts. The Law is that the truth must be told.

Trading Muka tree oil for sugar, the once-abandoned catacombs become transformed by elaborate constructions of chocolate and candies.

In this photographed tableau, the life of a child is celebrated in the form of a coffin made of candy and encrusted by various treats. A death mask at the head of the coffin captures the essential spirit of the beloved. Large posters of children playing surround the the coffin, to reflect on the happy times in the child’s brief life. At the end of the ritual, the dessert is handed out, and the body is given to the sea.


Emily Howard, Cory Rouse, Rory Fellowes, Andreas Kratky

A1: Laoguna#140876

Chilabong (Chest Extender)

The chest extender device is designed to attract exotic birds. Naila eggs are laid through the head of the bird, so the goal is to collect the egg for the all-important potion of Dinwa, the essence of the DOL hallucinogenic ceremonies.

Chilabongs are worn by Carnival dancers. Naila birds are attracted to the bright color of the Chilabong. As they are flying downwards, their eggs fall from their heads and the dancers must position their Chilabongs in such a way as to catch the eggs without breaking them. The “harvested” eggs are then delivered to Dinwa distillers.


Pamela Jennings

F6: Sky Ring#141302

Mystic Genius Escapes Mysterious Island

A once crazed man, outcast for an extreme number of petty crimes, ranging around 10,000 minor stolen items, escapes Rilao on a small handmade craft. He manages to survive the wild currents to Baja California, where he, with his normal knowledge of everyday Rilaoan botany, is heralded as a mystic genius. This now mythic hero is regarded as the symbol of Rilao to the rest of the world.


Borut Pfeifer
Marissa Pfeifer
Jessica Hanscon
Tom Baran
Lawrence Azerrad