Ok this thread is starting to get really good. And it affect one of our key component that until today, I always consider 'done deal'... I will come back to my comments and questions about the Hub, but I wanted to react to 3 things. (I will tackle one per post) 1. The Gate 33 HUB: Why does it was created in the first place? In the 70’s, a scientist from Harvard received a call from an old friend nicknamed Jack. (Later to be revealed as Whitechapel) The job involved pretty advance machine coding for that time and the pay was really good. The code involved a complexes series of manipulation between machine interface and thermodynamics instruments. Seven interface to be exact, later to be known by the player as the Seven Seals. At the same time, an underground laboratory was being built. This laboratory included a refrigerated room with an incinerator adjacent to the main operating room, along with X ray lab and other highly advanced instruments. As soon as the first interface was finish, experiment started in the laboratory. The scientist report one incident, after being woke up at 3 am by screaming sound, all the campus went outside to see what was going on. To the best of their abilities, even if they shared the same event, the sound that was tearing their ear apart seamed to came directly from inside their brain. The scream then vanishes as suddenly as it started. The source code almost complete, the life on the campus was bringing him close to madness. More scream at night with horrible nightmare. Before disappearing and leaving senseless comments in his personal manuscript, the scientists talk about a Talisman that will empower the system. Somehow, his code with the underground lab and this unknown device fit together in a puzzle that drive him insane and make no sense. Truth is, it was believe this talisman had the ability to absorb special wavelength, more precisely specific frequency of the brain. Picture and sound have the ability to sync a person brain on a frequency subject to be absorbed by the talisman. There was no indication of any limitation on the distance cover by the talisman, as long as the frequency was correct. These same mad scientist, lead by Whitechapel, believe that if the talisman was bombarded with enough brainwave, it will enable them to execute a dark ritual that consisted of extracting into a real physical material the essence of the wave. This unique material was to be used in dark magic ritual found in an old book made of skin and written in blood. Sadly (!), they never manage to reach enough peoples to properly activate the talisman. It was to be hidden long enough until somehow, somewhere, it’s presence generated enough interest to activate it and restart the experiment. Along the years, the sound and picture to generate the proper brainwave was implanted in many mediums. Some conspiracy theorist believed that playing some record backward could activate specific part of the brain, or that some advertising or even film had hidden frame or wavelength…. Fact is, nothing manage to activate the talisman. In 2009, these cryptic picture and sound where hidden in a gaming company website and went silent for more then 2 years. Then, they finally got found and generated enough ink, and more importantly enough people's attention to activate the talisman. From that point, the plans that had to be put on hold in 70’s was now back on track. Hidden behind a cat and mouse game with a serial killer and a police investigator, the real truth started to reveal itself to the sharpest of mind involved in the experiment. Each seal experiment took its root way back into phrenology studies; Veneration, Firmness, Combativeness, Individuality, Adhesiveness… seal after seal, various part of the brain were triggered, various emotion were invoke… Harvesting more and more brainwave at a the same moment from multiple peoples across the world, the talisman reached it’s full capacity. The experiment went on, starting with dead body and then with freshly killed body, they got more and more closer to extracting this unique material. They finally realized that, while the talisman was in full power, they needed not only to harvest the essence while the victim was alive but also needed someone with a specific DNA signature… All eyes turn toward our Police Investigator Astrid Massing, bearing not only the right DNA, but the perfect ct scan for the Last Seal: Ideality. So to answer your question, would an organization setup a flash website to broadcast strange puzzle in the goal of putting you in a specific mindset, with each puzzle revolving around a primary subject, triggering unconscious behavior from your brain, echoing across the world to be consume by a strange and occult Talisman. Our answer was Yes.