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[F!PR] Story So Far Work In Progress Iiiiiii'm at school right now, but I'll work on this thread and get it up in the next few days*.. just bear with me!
*If the game does end on Friday like I fear, then it will be a "What happened" thread
It all started in HERE as another SpaceBass trail...
He was told about the Free! Psychic Readings website, so he posted it The site was about Miss Corinn, a psychic who was giving out free readings (hence the name -_-) by email, but as players looked around the site, they noticed something wasn't quite right about the Testimonials page. The testimonial by "Frank Dawes" had the text "MISLEDBYMISSCORINNBLOGGER" in Caps, so naturally we looked at http://misleadbymisscorinn.blogspot.com/
I want to know... should I carry on like this? Or do a more simple version? I'd like to know before I carry on!
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:02 am
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Re: [F!PR] Story So Far Work In Progress
I want to know... should I carry on like this?
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Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:09 am
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more of the story-so-far thanks Ruuku, contact me on AIM so we want be working on the samething It all began on Monday, October 16, 2006 when someone anonymously gave SpaceBass a link to the
Free! Psychic Readings by email website. The website is owned by Miss Corinn a psychic who claims to be able to connect to departed souls and gaze across space and time with her third EYE to tell the inquirer what ever they want to KNOW. All that was required was to send her an emial with a specific question.
On the site there were several testimonials giving Miss Corinn all sorts of praise. But one in particular by Frank Dawes contained a hidden message among the capital letters which spelled out MISLEADBYMISSCORINNBLOGGER which led to a blog on misleadbymisscorinn.blogspot.com. However, it was quickly discovered, via the context of the blog, that it really should have said Misled by Miss Corinn which the Puppet Master quickly corrected by giving us missledbymisscorinn.blogspot.com.
Basically, Frank says that Miss Corinn is a fake, a quack and a liar. He tells us that he is making a website where all victims of Miss Corinn can join together to bring her down. Oddly, the Puppet Master had troubles with this new blogspot and had to create another blog, victims-of-a-psychic.blogspot.com.
In his first post on the new blog he tells us he lives in Chicago but will be moving to Matamoras, Pennsylvania which he says he can mark off his list of 43 things to do. He tells us that he will be 35 on his next birthday which will be Friday, November 17th. He tells us how he was an assistant to the CEO of a large company and how he got fired after being accused of stealing from the company which he says is not true and blames the whole ordeal on Miss Corinn.
What time this was going on several players sent emails to Miss Corinn, misscorinn SPLATpsychicreadings.tk , with their specific questions and many of the replies contained clues, for example:
Windows vs. Mac ---edit: see chapter 2
the color red, and the number 24
Meanwhile a chat hosted by Miss Corinn on Thursday, October 19
had an unexpected visitor. Frank shows up and has just enough time before he get's booted off to give a link to his website
www.victimsofapsychic.tk which is confirmed on his blog profile along with his AOL AIM screen-name "frankdawes."
On the "Fake! Psychic Readings" page underlined letters lead to a hidden page /crimsonsin.htm that displays the first email Frank first sent to Miss Corinn and his email address frankdawes SPLATyahoo.com . And on the PhoenixFire Corporation page was a hidden link to the PhoenixFire Corporation website. From here own PhoenixFire Corporation will be referred to as PFC.
At the PFC site we learn their email address QUESTIONS SPLATPHOENIXFIRECORPORATION.TK and that they are located in Middletown, New York. Their logo is "for acceptance of the metaphysical world" and their goal as per their mission statement is to "encourage belief in the metaphysical world" by funding smaller programs such as psychics and tarot businesses, etc.. In doing so they hope that people "will come to realize that there are spirits and beings among us that we cannot see." They believe that "psychics and others in tune with the metaphysical world will rise up and become admired by mankind rather than looked down upon."
They sponsored the consturction of the Plessing Bridge in New Hampshire and are the current sponsors of Miss Corinn's Free Psychic readings and eventually the Psychic Poems Contest. They also provide "Financial Aid for the Hidden World Spiritual Shop in Nevada, Helped found the Gravediggers Association of Utah, Weekly video call-in show called "Dial-a-Psychic" ...and much, much more!"
On the history page we learn how PFC came to be. Apparently the ringmaster of a circus in Texas named Jakob Plessing on his 25
birthday, November 17, 1897, (109 years ago) began to have visions that came true. When he tried to warn or tell others they would laugh at him so he started keeping them to himself and recording them in a journal. Some of the visions he had where of the far future which he wrote in his journal.
In 1900, Jakob inherited a large sum of money from a relative that passed away. He quit his job and started a psychic circus predicting the future for people but it failed because people believed it to be nonsense. Before he died in 1934 Jakob asked his wife, Sarah, to use the money he had to start the PFC. She agreed but after his death she quickly forgot about it, being that she was a skeptic. Fifteen years later in 1949 he appeared to his wife as a ghost which scared her into finally starting the PFC.
On this page some letters are of a lighter color and spell out jakobsjournal leading to a hidden page containing his journal and visions into the future. The journal, however, is written in vigenere code but with the key, "the hour of the coven is almost upon us," we are able to decode it and discover some very important visions related to what Frank had been trying to tell us. Or at least that's what we believe.
Here are the visions that pertain to the story:
i saw a great clearing in the middle of a heavily wooded forest. a huge bonfire crackled in the middle of the clearing, and there seemed to be an upside-down cross in the middle of the flames. a small child was tied to the cross, crucified one might say. he was burning in the fire. around the flames danced a circle of bald, ugly old hags, chanting in some forgotten tongue as a terrified woman looked on from behind a tree.
tonight i viewed a woman sitting in front of a large silver box. she was pushing small, black buttons which were arrayed on a black tray. each button had a letter on it, and several had symbols i do not recognize. whichever buttons she pushed, showed up on the silver box. this is how i know i have looked far into the future. this is what the woman wrote:
"to whom this may concern: it has come to my attention that one frank dawes has been embezzling money from your company. i understand that you may wish to fire him for this offense, and i strongly urge you to. thank you for your time. miss corinn."
I saw a man with dark black hair, green eyes, and a smallish nose being kidnapped by the same group of bald women I saw a few weeks ago. He was dragged out into the middle of the clearing, and like the boy, he was killed. The same woman was hiding in the woods. I don't know what it means, but I am afraid for these people whom I do not know and will probably never come to know.
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:59 am
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Joined: 21 Apr 2006 Posts: 2062
chapter 2 i hope this is coming out ok, cause i'm really to tired to proof read Back on
Frank's blog to make a long story short, he was showing us each of the emails between him and Miss Corinn by placing them in code on his blog, in a pic on his flickr account and in his own forum with a password protected area where he would change the password everyday and use his blog to give us hints to the password. Finally he posted them all together on http://emailswithmisscorinn.wikispaces.com/ which gave us the full story about what happened between him and Miss Corinn and proves that one of the predictions from Jakob Plessing's journal had come true.
Basically, the story goes as follows:
Frank asked Miss Corinn for love advice to which she told him to "be at the corner of East Randolph and North State Street tomorrow at around four" she promised he would not regret it. Sure enough, while he waited at the corner a woman (The Girl) ran into him as she came round the corner while carrying boxes. She dropped the boxes and Frank helped her pick them up but he did not get her name. So he ask Miss Corinn if he would see her again. To which she replied that he would be seeing her again within the next week but when he least expected it.
Frank watched and watched and getting worried that he would miss The Girl he ask Miss Corinn if he would see her again and she told him to look out his window. (this is where the windows vs. mac comes in, i believe) Sure enough when he looked out the window he say her walking by and ran to meet her and they exchanged names, phone numbers and emails and planned to have dinner the next night. Her name was / is Miss Katrina Plessing. Frank emailed Miss Corinn telling her how wonderful she was with her predictions and asking her for advice on where to take Katrina to dinner at. You can read the rest of the emails here http://emailswithmisscorinn.wikispaces.com/email8+ but basically Miss Corinn gives Frank advice for several dates. However, the advice sounds more like Miss Corinn knows Katrina personally instead of her advice being predictions and even Katrina tells Frank ""She's not being truthful to you."
Eventually, for some reason Miss Corinn decides that Frank and Katrina shouldn't see each other again and she tells Frank that Katrina is married. Needless to say this upset Frank and he basically told Miss Corinn she was lying. She then sent him an email with a link to the PFC website. Being tht the founder of PFC, Jakob Plessing, had the same last name as Katrina, this is when Frank started to believe that he had been set up by both Katrina and Miss Corinn and began to doubt that that was actually Miss Corinn's real name.
Well the last email and Frank's comments I will let you read for yourself as it fufills the prediction made by Jakob Plessing about the silver box.
Several Days Passed
To: "Frank Dawes" frankdawes<at>yahoo.com
From: "Miss Corinn" misscorinn<at>yahoo.com
Subject: Your Job
I know you no longer believe in Miss Corinn or her powers, but she felt she should let you know you will be losing your job some time in the next few days. She Saw this in her crystal ball and her spirit guides insisted she tell you. She did not want to, because she is afraid it will only further alienate you from psychics everywhere, but the spirits insisted. She apologizes for your misfortune and the fact that things with you and Katrina did not work out.
That's it. Before last week, when she warned me not to go into her chat, I didn't hear from Miss Corinn again. And I was fine with that.
The next morning I went into work and my boss told me he'd received an anonymous tip that I'd been embezzling money from the company. I was shocked, because of course the accusations were false, but what could I do? Apparently the tip had come from a "reliable source," although Miss Corinn is anything but reliable.
So now you know the truth. What are you going to do about it? You can choose to believe me or not, but I know I'm right.
I hope you'll stay with me as I try to stop the Coven of the Black Crow from killing again, and the PhoenixFire Corporation from sponsoring dark magic and things that should never be seen by mankind. I'm engaged in a war against evil, and I need your help.
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:09 am
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Joined: 21 Apr 2006 Posts: 2062
chapter 3 We finally figured out what
Red 24 means. It leads to a webpage at PFC which logs the Friday night events of The Coven of The Black Crow.
And this was what happened on October 13
[Fri. Oct. 13th] The Coven of the Black Crow held their first meeting tonight in Utah. They performed a spell to link their souls together, so they shall be forever binded in the name of Lucifer. To do this they used several subjects provided by the PhoenixFire Corporation.
So, now we know the secret behind PFC. It seems that they mislead individuals and make them subjects to be sacrificed in the coven's rituals.
The very next Friday, Oct. 20
[Fri. Oct. 20th] The heads of PhoenixFire would like to congratulate the Coven on another successful event held tonight.
He will be pleased.
It was shortly after this that we were introduced to Lucy Middleton and her blog Curse of The Black Crow. And we learn about the horrible death of her brother Jakob Middleton the night of Oct. 20, at Pa's Steakhouse.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Coven of the Black Crow
Hello, my name is Lucy Middleton. I live in a pretty normal family... I'm twenty five, I have- no, had- a little 12 year old brother, and our parents are still together.
However, last Friday something happened that changed our family forever. My little brother was killed by a coven of witches.
I live in Utah. Friday night our family went out to dinner at this place called "Pa's Steakhouse." My little brother (Jakob) said he had to go to the bathroom, so our father let him go. He ran to the restroom at the back of the building and was gone for probably fifteen minutes. Dad went in to get him and came out with an ashen look on his face. "He's gone," Dad said.
The next few minutes are somewhat of a blur. I remember Mom fainting. Dad splashed water on her face, and the next thing I knew I was outside, behind the building, staring up at the broken bathroom window. It looked like someone (oh god please not Jakob, god not Jakob) had been thrown through it... indeed, I saw a little scrap of blue cloth hanging from the glass. I looked down at the ground and saw deep footprints, maybe an inch or two down into the mud. They led across the field to the woods behind Pa's Steakhouse, so I followed them. I don't know where Mom and Dad were at the time, but I went off on my own.
Once I was inside the woods it was difficult to see. I couldn't make out the footprints any more, so I got down on my hands and knees and felt around until I found one. I followed them that way, crawling along the ground, for about twenty minutes. Soon I could see a light ahead of me, so I stood up.
I walked in the direction of the light until I found the most horrifying thing I'd ever seen. There was a fire in the middle of a clearing. An upside-down cross made of thick logs had been hoisted over the fire, and to my horror Jakob was tied to the wooden thing, head down in the flames. I stopped myself from gasping, because I wasn't alone in the clearning.
Dancing around the bonfire in a bizarre pentagram of gyrating bodies was a bunch of bald women wearing flowing silver robes. They chanted some horrid thing I shall not repeat, and their voices rose to a roar that complemented the crackling of the flames. They shouted some word in unison, and the flames turned bright blue for a second or two. And then they winked out, and my brother was gone. Where the fire had been was a huge glowing hole in the ground that seemed to lead into the very depths of Hell. Seven black crows rose from the hole and flew off into the night, and the witches cackled loudly. I freaked and ran back to the steakhouse. I didn't tell my parents what I'd seen, because they wouldn't believe me.
For the past two days we've had to see an endless stream of reporters and policemen. They seem to be convinced we know something we're not telling them, and in fact I do. Mother is heartbroken, and I don't really blame her. Jakob is gone, and no one can ever know what happened.
My brother was killed by a Coven of witches. And I want revenge...
And with this we have another of Jakob Plessing's predictions coming true, the one were he describes the very scene that Lucy describes here.
Th next day Lucy was visited by a strange woman who identified herself as Luisa Lemke. She knew that Jakob had been taken into the woods but wanted to know if Lucy had followed. Lucy said she didn't, of course. At this point we don't know who Luisa Lemke is. It is speculated that she may have been Miss Corinn or Katrina Plessing who you will meet in the next chapter or the next.
Anyway, Frank finds Lucy's blog and leaves a comment on it telling her about PFC and this eventually leads to Frank and Lucy working together to defeat The Coven of The Black Crow:
Frank Dawes said...
Miss Middleton, I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of little Jakob. I was recently the victim of Miss Corinn's malicious intent; she's also been funded by the PhoenixFire Corporation. Please get in contact with me and we can discuss the Coven of the Black Crow... if you're interested in learning more about the Coven or about the PhoenixFire Corporation (which provided them with their human sacrifice... which means they're the ones who kidnapped your brother, not the witches themselves) then go to http://www.freewebs.com/phoenixfirecorp/red24.htm. That should tell you everything. Please, send me an email. frankdawesSPLATyahoo.com
10/23/2006 2:17 PM
The next day, Lucy had another strange visitor, this without a name or a face only a knocking at the door and when Lucy answered no one was there but she found a code scratched on the door which when solved said, "Miss Corinn is Tabitha Plessing." The next few days are spent by Lucy getting ready for her brother's funeral and Frank getting moved to Pennsylvania.
And then another Friday, and another sacrifice:
[Fri. Oct. 27th] Another meeting of the Coven is occurring now in southern Utah. Tonight's feature is a special event using a man found hiding in the bushes behind the Gate.
He is nearing.
With this and the description from Lucy below we have the last prediction come true that was made by Jakob Plessing so long ago.
A lot happened on this day to begin with Frank finds Katrina Plessing's blog but he is not convinced she is The Girl he met a few years ago and besides he was told that Katrina had died six months earlier but at her funeral she was presumed to be in a closed-casket. But we will save more about Katrina for the next chapter.
Frank, who is now in Matamoras and staying in the Myer Motel gets his friend Cal in Utah to go check out Pa's Steakhouse tonight since there should be another meeting of The Coven. With hopes that Cal can take pictures and maybe some video. So far, Frank and Lucy's effort to communicate via email has failed so they had to relay messages on each others blogs but Frank told Lucy he would be on AIM tonight and sure enough later that night we had a chat with Lucy (ilovelucyinutah)and Frank on AIM.
While in chat, Cal calls Frank on his cell phone and this is how Frank describes the call:
There was a sound like heavy breathing, and then footsteps, and then I heard someone screaming... no, shrieking.
So Lucy decides she is going to go check it out and she has to stay in the woods overnight so we don't here from her until the next day. And in her words, here is what happened:
Saturday, October 28, 2006
I'm Back, No Need To Worry
Hello everyone, I'm sorry I kept you waiting so long. I'm back from Pa's, and I think I'm more shaken up than I was the night Jakob died. I'm sorry to tell you, Cal is dead and gone, much in the same way Jakob died.
I got to Pa's Steakhouse about an hour and a half after I left the chatroom last night. Mom and Dad gave me some trouble leaving the house so late, but I told them I needed to be alone for a while and I would be back eventually. They let me go. Last night we had another storm (my computer isn't fuzzy anymore. Strange how these things work, isn't it?) I hate to drive in the wind and the rain so I drove slowly. I can't think about that much, though, because I'll start to go mad. Maybe I could have saved Cal if I'd just driven faster...
No. I would have wound up hitting an oncoming car. I did what I had to do.
Anyway, I got to Pa's Steakhouse eventually. There were only two or three cars in the parking lot, and through the window I could see only one person sitting in the dining room. One of those cars was Cal's, but I couldn't stop to look now. I needed to get to that clearing.
I sprinted around the side of the building and ran into the woods. I've been there enough at this point that I knew where I was going, but I went slowly so they didn't hear me coming. I got to the clearing and I was overcome with deja vu... there was again a bonfire in the center of the clearing, and although I couldn't see the cross with someone on it I could smell it. It smelled like burning flesh. It was horrible, and I don't think I'll ever get that smell out of my nose.
I took this pic with my cell phone:
I watched and, just like last time, the fire flashed blue and disappeared. I took another pic:
I was scared that they were going to find me then, so I climbed the nearest tree right away. They all walked underneath me. Oh, my GOD the smell! They smelled like rotten things that should have been dead a long, long time ago. I definitely saw Luisa Lemke there, which confirms my suspicions that they were watching me. When I was sure they were all gone, I climbed down again and fell asleep in the middle of the forest because it was so late and I was so damn tired.
When the sun rose I heard a crow up over my head and I almost screamed. It woke me up and really, really surprised me. My first thought was "Sylvia Brown sat on her and moved in." Dunno why, but it's true.
I took another picture of what the clearing looked like in the daylight, and here it is:
Yeah, that's a hole in the ground. I didn't want to go over to it because I was afraid of what I'd see.
I found Cal's cell phone then. It was lying under a pile of leaves not five feet from where I slept. I took it and put it in my pocket, thinking maybe I could get Frank's number from it later.
So, I walked out of the woods and back to my car, not caring who saw me from the dining room window. I must have looked like a mess, but that's me. A mess. I was doing something that needed to be done because the only other person who knew for sure that someone was dying was in Pennsylvania.
I drove home. When I got there I took out Cal's phone and turned it on. It had just enough battery left for me to write down Frank's phone number before it died. I called him on my own cell from up in my room and told him everything that happened.
So now you know. Poor Cal is dead and I couldn't do anything to save him. Like Jakob, he was killed by the Coven of the Witch. And I'm angry. There are pictures on the blog so please visit the site until I can get the images posted here.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Lucy wakes to a frightening message scrawled in blood on her wall that said, "We're coming for you." Needless to say this scared Lucy and she convinced no forced her parents to stay with relatives while she goes to Pennsylvania to help Frank stop The Coven. Frank reads Lucy's blog and informs her that he is now staying at the Hattree Inn room 13.
Frank informs us that he has created a new blog that he and Lucy can jointly use what time she is in Pennsylvania. Stamping Out The PhoenixFire Strangely, Frank went missing the very next day or did he just go back to Myer Motel leaving Lucy in the hanging in the Hattree ready for the coming sacrifice Friday, Nov. 17.
Here are the rest of the Friday logs from The Coven of The Black Crow: Not much has happened as their first location in Utah got compromised with the police investigating Jakob Middleton's death.
[Fri. Nov. 17th]
<-- on the site this is invisible
[Fri. Nov. 10th] The Coven will hold a special ceremony tonight in the predetermined location to bond the souls of the team together, in preparation for the upcoming events.
[Fri. Nov. 3rd] The Coven of the Black Crow will not gather tonight; they are in the middle of relocating due to the ongoing investigation at Pa's Steakhouse.
Ruuku can you take it from here, I'm kilt. We need Katrina's blog, The Poetry Contest and what has happened since Lucy got to Pennsylvania and Miss Corinn's new site and anything else you can think of that i might have missed above. Please AIM me or get on chat to let me know if you can work on this. Thanks
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