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#1 Shaffy

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:59 PM

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Anyway, in lieu of a mysterious post from Cosmo Faulkner, complete with wanted poster, I decided to do some detective work.

I managed to find a Google+ page, that of Cosmo Faulkner: Link.

It seems to be official, and is hinting at a possible new character we could be meeting in Absolution, a detective in the Chicago Police Department who has been hunting 47 for some time it would seem.

I will keep this thread up to date with whatever new information may arise.

Discuss.


UPDATE 30/11/2011:

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This image was posted on Cosmo's Google+ page at 9:51, accompanied by several posts:

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It looks like Cosmo has received the emails and is returning back to Chicago in the next few hours.

In the mean time I think we should investigate the Terminus fire that he keeps mentioning, it seems like 47 has recently visited it, and possibly caused a fire.

Update 01/12/2011:

New police documents regarding the incident at the Terminus Hotel:

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47 was captured on video by a woman of Chinese decent at the Terminus Hotel, which can be seen in previously released artwork:

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We also have new Google posts from Cosmo:

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Mr Faulkner seems to be realizing that he is dealing with someone that he cannot face alone, we should probably keep sending him details of previous hits, last known where-abouts, etc.

UPDATE 2/12/2011:

Cosmo has uploaded several new photos of metro tickets of some sort and a travel guide to Chicago. They all have numbers written on them, what they represent we do not know.

https://plus.google.com/photos/105518960862677728495/albums/5681547241361700433/5681547247946215762

At the moment, we think that the numbers on the tickets match up to the locations in the guide book, but we do not know what significance they all have.

Also, Cosmo seems to have gone away for the weekend, expect more here on Monday.


UPDATE: 06/12/2011:

Tim B successfully decoded a message hidden in the tickets, it lead to Birdforum.net, a forum that has a user who goes by the name Birdy_Chicago, I think the net is finally closing on our feathered friend.

Edited by Watson, 08 January 2012 - 10:57 PM.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

I was considering pinning the original thread, it might be a better place for this discussion.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

Well hope its an offical ARG cause hitman hasn't done that in a long while.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

I was considering pinning the original thread, it might be a better place for this discussion.


Probably, but I was thinking that if this was to turn into a long running thing, we'd want a base page with all the latest information at the top, instead of the very first image.

Food for thought.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:54 PM

Agreed. If you're planning on/volunteering to keep the first post updated than we shall consider this the 'official' thread for this discussion. You may want to grab the wanted poster from the original thread and put it in there.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:33 PM

Great, a new ARG. Thanks Nick! ;)

What I'll do is sticky this (since it's now meant to be the official place for this discussion) and post a link to the original topic created by our new 'friend' Detective Faulkner in the first post.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:45 AM

So, I wrote the Cosmo guy. Got his standard reply back. Looks pretty interesting. It seems like he's asking for information on 47. How should we deliver that? In my limited experience with this sort of thing, staying in-character is usually best. How did it go with the last one? I wasn't here for that.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

Don't know how to handle this ARG, maybe we should write what we last saw in the gameplay video: that 47 was last seen leaving the Chicago train station? Maybe that would help our detective?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:05 AM

So, I wrote the Cosmo guy. Got his standard reply back. Looks pretty interesting. It seems like he's asking for information on 47. How should we deliver that? In my limited experience with this sort of thing, staying in-character is usually best. How did it go with the last one? I wasn't here for that.

It would be useful if you posted that 'standard' reply here.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:03 AM

The standard reply must be the post from the other thread, about him first being back 30 november to answer his mail.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:10 AM

Thank you for replying. I don’t normally use these channels but I’m
running out of options. I need to locate the man in the image. If you
have seen him or have any kind of information about him, please let me
know. I need to track his whereabouts. I know he’s still in Chicago –
or, at least I think he’s still here – but he’s like a ghost. If you
have any information, please reply to this email.

I am currently on the road on personal business but will return around
November 30th. I will be able to check my email then.

- Cosmo


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:02 AM

Forgive my n00bish question, but what is ARG?
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:28 AM

Forgive my n00bish question, but what is ARG?

Alternate Reality Game
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:45 AM

What does this mean? I obviously have seen this wallpaper but what do you mean by ARG, whats going on?
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:42 AM

Don't know how to handle this ARG, maybe we should write what we last saw in the gameplay video: that 47 was last seen leaving the Chicago train station? Maybe that would help our detective?

Good point. Anyone tried that yet?

EDIT: Wait, if everyone is telling Cosmo that 47 doesn't exist, this means that his diary speaks of a time before the lock-down of the library. And since we don't know of any other places where 47 had been tracked between the diaries and the library operation, I'd say the answer is: Chicago Library.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:14 AM

Where does it say that everyone is telling him that 47 doesn't exist?
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:30 AM

Last (chronologically, actually first on top) post in the Google+ account:

People around me tell me he doesn’t even exist. Bullshit. I know. How do I know? Evidence.

I take it it's his colleagues that say that. Just speculating, off the top of my head. But if I'm right and "Chicago library" is the answer, then which one? We know it's an abandoned one, we know it's in a poor area, and there's a tram stop near it. I can also see a "Shelter" sign at the end of the gameplay video, makes sense if it's a poor neighborhood i guess.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:34 AM

EDIT: Wait, if everyone is telling Cosmo that 47 doesn't exist, this means that his diary speaks of a time before the lock-down of the library. And since we don't know of any other places where 47 had been tracked between the diaries and the library operation, I'd say the answer is: Chicago Library.

God damn it, Gump! You're a goddamned genius!
Same point but from other angle: the game isn't out yet so the library chase has not happend yet.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:38 AM

We could try just telling him about an abandoned library in Chicago? I doubt we need a name.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:39 AM

Let's try to mails this guy.... or why should we help this guy exactly? are we not on 47 side?! ;)
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made for this. But Ill never forget - those who betrayed me, and

those who never failed my trust. Ill be carrying nothing from
Gontranno but this lesson: never trust anyone and rely on your

instincts. Forget the past. Ill never find peace here. So, Ill
seek justice for myself. Ill choose the truth I like.

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