[confirmed] Mission Alpha

Discussion in 'Archived Missions' started by Santiak, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. riningear

    riningear Division-79

    It's known that this is supposed to be an imprecise estimation of the location of agents, but...

    That's really, really odd. Thanks.
  2. Shezbeth

    Shezbeth Senior Agent

    There's some aggregation of positions in the map:
    Your marker was probably the first one (precise position), and someone not too far from you (like between 1m and 100km perhaps) has logged in since then.
  3. riningear

    riningear Division-79

    Not me. Someone else. :p

    Okay, well, not that that matters, because that means that something is definitely up at that spot.
  4. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    Not all that far from Langley, Virginia... (but then there's a lot of interesting places not far from there)
  5. Asariel

    Asariel Division-79

    I need to turn my brain back on and get into this...
  6. I'm not that far from Langley I do believe do I need to take a trip? I got some buddies up that way I could see if they could run around and save me the gas
  7. riningear

    riningear Division-79

    The three links now link to:

    This image from Wikipedia - It's featured on the Patience page of Wikipedia.
    Terror - Same as before.
    Catalyst's TBW Forum profile - No, seriously. He's the one who made the browser client for the TV feeds.

    All the blank-black squares now link to null pages.

    Just as an update. :D
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  8. Vomher

    Vomher Senior Agent

    Well that's certainly one way to tell us to have patience. For the sake of things, that piece of artwork was done by Pieter Saenredam and is part of a set of three:

    Diligentia, Patientia, Scientia. Diligence, Patience, Knowledge.
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  9. MERCury

    MERCury Senior Agent

    Thanks for the recap - just started thinking about this mission. Is it confirmed that we are in a waiting position? There seem to be several loose ends here...
    Apart from already mentioned ones: What strikes me is the "Terror" Link as it refers to a rather unfitting Definition with regards to the Wheel of emotions:
    It is about the "historical and political Concept" and not about terror with regards to fear (which is an existent Wikipedia disambiguition). Any thoughts on this? Or is it just coincidence?
    By the way, do we have additional places where the progress of missions is archived apart from this thread?
  10. Rohva

    Rohva Gold Member

    Since it seems the alpha mission is still unresolved I thought I would post my attempt to clean up the image a bit. I lightened the dark diagonal lines and the Pluchik wheel so the other elements might be more discernible. It was not as revealing as I hoped, but maybe someone else can see something I missed.


    To my eye, there are at least seven different layers/elements: 1) Pluchik wheel, 2) "wire grid", 3) diagonal lines, 4) aerial city view, 5) three yellow cross hairs, 6) "1927-2006", 7+) other lines and colored areas that seem to transect cityscape building lines. Some of these might form other stylized figures, but it is hard to tell. I went bleary eyed looking for matches in Picasso and Matisse paintings, but I came up with nothing except a better appreciation of art.
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  11. left_sock

    left_sock Senior Agent

    The yellow crosshairs point to the Terror section of the wheel.

    The 'grid' lines really make me think of a section of city with very regular blocks, although I don't know where that would be. It's also possible, as suggested by the 'woman' figure discovered earlier (look on the left) that we're seeing a photo of someone in a cage looking out at a woman, but that doesn't explain the city-building-looking lines.

    If it is a woman, she seems to be blonde, with medium-length hair, and wearing red.
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  12. Rohva

    Rohva Gold Member

    I found the woman to most resemble this painting: http://nation.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dagmar_Anders_Begegnung_mit_Henry_Matisse_1972.jpg. If so, hers might be the disembodied hand that was also pointed out. Ouch! But after tracing down all the non-building lines (excluding the "grid") I found so many surreal and just plain weird figures and faces which I could not pin down to anything that I started to conclude, as Sonne suggested, that we may just be seeing what we want to see. The only things I think might still be something is what looks like the number 5 underneath the Boredom segment of the Plutchik wheel and a roughly strait diagonal line that runs right up to it and proceeds on to the other end of the wheel -- perhaps just a fold mark on a piece of paper?

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