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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 23

What is this all about? Read the Introduction :

Watch Gabi's vids Gone and Leaving. TheOldMan49 tweets about a controversial article into which Mary Carmen had some input. He digs it out and posts the article Ancient Sumerian Biologists on his site, This means we now know that TheOldMan49 is an in-game character, presumably one of the people who "oppose the global conspiracies that threaten to destroy the world." mentions the Sect of Huracan in at least two places as one of these suspicious global organisations.

Psysop has an interesting theory about the meaning of the symbols on the Adaptor...tying it in with part of the coded messages that Josh receives in ICE SHOCK from the mysterious time-traveller 'Arcadio'.

Plot spoilers:
Gabi is horrified to discover that her friend Jessica's family, the Ortizes have been kidnapped. Gabi was supposed to be out to dinner with them but went to see her mum in hospital instead. The police assume it's another horrible Mexico City kidnap, but Gabi fears the hand of Hans Runig. She decides that she can't go to the police and takes off, hanging out in coffee shops. posting to the blog from her dad's BlackBerry. In one of these coffee shops Gabi risks another chat with Hans Runig, who claims he did kidnap the Ortiz family. Runig tells Gabi that she has 3 days to hand over all her dad's research...or else Jessica and her family will pay.

The article Ancient Sumerian Biologists? is very technical, but it basically says that someone discovered an ancient clay tablet inscribed with specially modified Sumerian symbols that translate as amino acids - the chemicals that make up protein. There's a comment on the article - prob from TheOldMan49 although here he's called theheresiarch - saying that it's such an outrageous idea - that anyone in Sumerian times could know about amino acids - that they had to pull the article. TheOldman49 has posted it because it reminds him of the symbols on the Adaptor. 

Sure enough - if you translate the Sumerian symbols on the Adaptor - 
- they spell out the amino acid sequence agylihrppreikgr 

This is what Bennett calls the Beltran sequence, it's also the URL of Hans Runig's site which was set to pick up anyone searching for that sequence on the Web.