Recap / The Wall Will Fall: Act 2

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    September 29th 
  • Yankee White has assembled the URL: [1]. It points to a new blog [2], that was started on 25th of September (note that first packages were sent on 24th).
    • The blog belongs to a psychiatrist from Boston. It is dedicated to the applications of social media in psychiatry.
    • The second post mentions an "interesting patient". More information to come.
  • New post from the psychiatrist. [3]
    • First details about her patient: an unidentified middle-aged man who appeared out of nowhere.
      • After his update (below), Mr. Administrator has pointed to the patient , not to the psychiatrist, as the person of interest.
    • The psychiatrist intends to use crowdsourcing in some way.
    • More details are promised around October 1.
  • Slender Man [4] was seen stalking Joe's Youtube account. The character seems fake, but was registered shortly before the ARG. Debunked by Mr. Administrator.
  • An update from Mr. Administrator on Youtube: [5] (which is probably the first time he was so direct)
    • He can't answer (Exact Words) why the characters appear in reality, and whether they do by accident or by their own will.
    • The characters are violating the stability of the metaverse, and must be sent back.
    • The means of sending the characters back are yet unknown, and require research.
    • "(Grins) Oh, and one more thing. Many of you are wondering who we are. Nice try..."
  • A new post from Hercule Poirot [6]. He has agreed to meet Pieter Verhaeren to discuss his political views, but Pieter didn't come to the appointment, which has only angered Poirot further. He also found out how to find Leslie Okogwu, who was a lowly drug dealer.
  • The Cheshire Cat has posted a riddle (?): "Kits, cats, sacks, and wives...with this number of characters, who survives?" Discussion is ongoing.
    • The cat has (probably) denied this being an actual riddle, because it doesn't have his trademark #riddletime hashtag.
  • Mr. Administrator tweeted to the Cheshire Cat that his motivation is to get the characters back behind the wall, not to hurt them.
  • Ongoing discussion on whether or not to leave the old thread for the new forum.
  • Mr. Administrator has received a new Fan Nickname "Cake", as his previous nicknames were proved untrue (He is not the Administrator of everything, and not the Unsmiler, as he did smile).
  • Theory: Mr. Administrator is the wall himself, or he is synchronized with the wall.
  • Joe has responded on the forum about his own URL piece. He thinks there is nothing more to do with it, now that the URL is assembled, which is considered Word of God on the subject.
  • Forum discussion about the theoretical monster on the other side of the wall, who may be scaring the characters away. The Cheshire Cat was asked about the sightings, to which he responded, as always, in an elusive manner [7].
    • One of the theories is that the cat meant Mr. Administrator in his post.
  • Not trusting Mr. Administrator, the tropers came up with the idea to use Gurt as a fictional world informer, which is somewhat undermined by the fact that it is one of Mr. A's instantiations who tweets on his behalf. Sicon 112's plan involved constructing all possible Mr. A's answers, and using that to determine whether or not he would try to lie.
  • Edward's opinion on the ARG theory: both he and Joe think it's a crazy theory, but the site was dedicated to this kind of stuff, so they let it slide.

    September 30th 
  • An update from Joe: [8]. No new information. Joe is OK and haven't received any letters so far.
  • Joe has opened a site [9], which is pretty much his blog and a collection of useful links.
  • Forum discussion about the masked man on the comic book shard (who may or may not be Poirot).
  • Theory: Joe has a friend named Edward, who is the tech-savvy guy in charge of the site. Like this one.
  • Lime Man responded: there is some secrecy involved on the other side, but we may be in for some "juicy developments" soon. On a side note, he is afraid of watermelons ("they're GIGANTIC").
  • WMG on the forums.
  • Some unsuccessful attempts are made to decipher the text at the second-to-last comic shard.
  • The WMG about the interactions between the worlds have been turned into a thread for building the metaverse model [10].
  • Joe posts a letter he received that appears to be written in the language of the Dancing Men from Sherlock Holmes.
    • Using a guide, the letter was deciphered (transcript), mostly resulting in complete gibberish save for the final line of the letter: "yoU arE ouR onlY hopE joE." With Joe underlined. WMG follows on whether one of the fictional characters is actively supporting Joe now.
    • Hercule Poirot, when asked, gave a possible hint: "I do, however, recall one thing I found interesting about it. The flags were often thought to mean one thing, when they meant another."
  • Players ask for a Gurt the Lime Man emote on the forum to honor and respect him. Ask and you shall receive.

    October 1st 
  • An update from Hercule Poirot: [11]. Having run away from Poirot, Les Okogwu was killed, presumably by a man named Hefner (Professor Moore's acquaintance), who threatened him before. Poirot is gathering evidence to confirm Hefner's involvement.
    • The man known as Hefner is described as "a tallish snappily dressed man" who "carried around an instrument of blunt force in the form of a decorative cane". Suspicion arises as to whether he is the man pictured before the glowing cube on the front of the comic book.
  • Update from the psychiatrist: Subject A, Session 1.
    • The patient was living with the protesters he happened to meet, and they brought him to "help him adjust".
    • He had a foreign accent.
    • He ignored any questions about his family, his birth, and his home.
    • The patient answered questions about his personal beliefs evasively with responses like “I believe in justice” and “people deserve what they get.”
    • He eventually acknowledged that he had been wronged once, by someone important (in charge), "a long time ago". It seemed to bring up some of his painful memories.
  • Successes in cracking the dancing men message:
    • When encoded by a Vigener cipher with "Joe" as a key, the first part of the message reads: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I..."
    • Final result: "I havE encodeV thiS letteR foR feaR oF reprisaL buT I feeL thE neeD tO warN yoU. thiS individuaL maY provE himselF dangerouS. pleasE staY alerT: londontaleS. ezbloG. cO."
      • Metaguards believe that the letter was sent by Arthur Moore, for what purpose we are not sure.
  • The link above lead to a blog related to Hefner (see Poirot's post above). Hefner Has been found. Soon acknowledged by Mr. Administrator.
    • The first several posts are made by user raikespeare (he was initially posting at Poirot's blog on his behalf), or James Patisson Raikes, nephew of Claire Widdicombe. He stumbled upon Hugh Hefner, who was a Fish Out of Temporal Water, but was an otherwise clever man, and decided to get him more familiar with the modern world.
    • When they first met, Hefner was disoriented, and when realized he was in London, he said that he "has to get back home". Hugh Hefner was a nickname Raikes came up with on the spot.
    • A day after, Hefner found Raikes, using his supreme deduction, to return his wallet. Raikes has allowed him to stay at his place for a while. When asked for his name, he ran with Hugh Hefner. Raikes didn't mind.
    • An update from Raikes has revealed that he didn't post on Poirot's behalf - he left logged on to Wordpress at his computer at Widdicombe residence, and Poirot happened to use his account. He eventually helped him to set up his own.
    • Finally, James handed the blog over to Hefner (username hdetectiveservice), who said he could use it to pay James back.
    • Hefner has started a detective agency [12]. He got a response in the comments a day later. The man (jmartysknight2e4) linked his instructions in a pastebin link (the paste is now deleted). He also pointed him to Les Okogwu for "everything he needs". (This turned out to be an "Opium den" two posts later)
    • Hefner's first client [13] is a girl he refers to as Sharon, who asked him to watch her boyfriend. He was promptly accused of cheating Sharon. He later had two similar cases, one of which involved a gay man (Hefner is Squicked out).
    • The next case involved the murder of Pieter Verhaeren (that zealous politician that angered Poirot so much). He was found burnt in the furnace of Hastings Hotel. A major suspect was Reynald Saint-Jerome (Poirot!), who interrupted Verhaeren during his report, and was seen in the same hotel later. Other possible evidence includes Reynald's recent appearance and a strong political motive.
      • After the interrogation of the receptionist Hefner confirmed that Reynald had enough time to commit the murder. However, the recklessness of such a crime baffles Hefner, and he decides to gather more evidence.
  • Theory: Hugh Hefner is Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Moore is Moriarty (maths connection). Moriarty sent the dancing men to play Hercule Poirot and Holmes against each other.
    • Metaguards run with this theory, and try to convince both Poirot and Hefner that Arthur Moore is setting them both up for murders. Both seem responsive to wanting to hear our thoughts, but whether they'll believe us or not has yet to be seen.
    • Hefner has made a hurried post before tropers could get through his suspicions: "Oh God no; I have little time! My roommate James has informed that authorities are looking for me. I cannot stop; I must fly! Forgive my rudeness!" Only time will tell if Moore's plans have succeeded or not.
    • After being informed of the police coming his way and demanding to know the contents of the encrypted letter, Poirot has also gone on the run. Things are looking bleak for both detectives.
      • One of the meta-theories is that it was going to happen anyway, and the tropers' overly dedicated involvement has only sped up the events.
    • Sicon112 realizes that the username of the person who referred "Hefner" to Les is jmartysknight2e4, which he theorizes stands for James Moriarty's Knight to E4. He panics.
      • After discussing this with the other Metaguards, Adell attempts to challenge Moore to a game of chess through the jmarty commenter.
  • Another cryptic update [14] by Cheshire Cat. Speculations:
    • Related to Edward's post about hiring moderators for the forum.
    • The game needs more players.
    • The game needs Puppetmasters to manage the load.
  • An ARGN article about the game [15] is tweeted by Tom.
  • The psychiatrist tweets about her cats [16]. (Seriously, more cats?) The cats' names are Carl and Jung - pretty fitting for a psychiatrist.

    October 2nd 
  • Metaguards continue to speculate on and worry about Hercule Poirot and Hefner. Some members offer themselves to take mod positions on Joe's forum.
  • Tropers bring up the Echo Chamber season 1 finale, where Zack visited the White Void. Attempts were made to incorporate Zack into the metaverse model, but Mr. Administrator denied inquiries as "distracting from more pressing matters" [17]. In the next tweet [18] he said that Zack is not related to the crisis at hand ("The crisis he created is unrelated").
    • Transitively, Mr. A is assumed by some (namely, me =]) to be unrelated to the wall's decay, if his update is trustworthy, as Zack's departure and Mr. A's infinite-layered retcon are related.
  • The psychiatrist has admitted to looking similar to the woman on one of the comic book shards, that was shown to her earlier, which is more evidence that the shards mainly show persons of interest, and possibly what happened to make the wall break.
  • A Lime Badge was made available on the badge shop for those who feel like showing off their involvement in the ARG.
  • Metaguards discuss inviting the Cheshire Cat to the WTF forums and tweet invitations to him to go to this thread. The Cat sounds vaguely interested, but is equally vague on whether or not he will accept.
    • There is now a new forum member going by the username AVeryMadCat. This is very likely to be the Cat.
  • The Official Drinking Game is created. Several players are lost to alcohol poisoning.

    October 3rd 
  • Edward announces the new WTF Forum moderators. The players congratulate Adell and JackAlsworth on their promotion.
  • Too busy playing the drinking game, the metaguards failed to notice this blog entry by Joe. Players immediately connect the news article to thiscomic shard. Looks like the Wicked Witch of the West has entered reality.
  • In the meantime, MindsNMatters leaves us many cat posts, which the metaguards also missed. Players involved in the drinking game must take a drink for each post.
    • The second cat (Carl) seemed to have opposable thumbs, which is pretty suspicious (but not completely unrealistic), and a requirement for a Funny Animal.
  • New session from the psychiatrist [19]:
    • The patient was born in London.
    • His friends and family have died a long time ago, but he talks about them in an indifferent manner.
    • He sounds like a Well-Intentioned Extremist, with phrases like "I expected everything to be different", "People will never live the lives they are meant to unless they wake up to the world as it really is".
    • He hopes his protests will "wake people up" and "make them take action".
    • A user MikeCharlie commented on the entry: "I don't think he's an anti hero. Call me crazy, but I think he reminds me of a certain protagonist from a certain post-apicalyptic (sic!) science fiction book that I am certain was not written by Dr. Huxley. In fact, some people following this blog may have even been born on this “date.”" The username is not listed among the forum users, and the eponymous twitter account is unrelated. The tropers may have received a clue.
  • Adell used his mod privileges to attach sticky notes in the characters' respective forum sections.
  • Joe posts The Story So Far, a record of events up until this point from his point of view.
  • An update from Hefner [20].
    • Hefner has confessed to being Sherlock Holmes, transferred into our realm by means unknown to him.
    • He mocks Beam Me Up, Scotty! and Iconic Outfit.
    • Most importantly, he has found out Hercule Poirot's whereabouts, and intends to settle the score tonight.
  • A riddle from the Cheshire Cat [21]: "When you switch container all around, how can you get a horse?" Answer: "Rocinante".
    • Before the answer was given, Mr. Administrator, slightly annoyed at some players' allegations that he was not being straightforward enough, gives us another Twitter account, this one appearing to belong to Don Quixote [22].
      • He has been posting since September 29, using an iPhone he happened to find.
      • So far, he has some new clothes and, probably, money (a reward for stopping a robber).
      • He has lost his suit of armor, and is now looking for it.
      • Upon being shown the Chainmail Guy video, Don Quixote immediately recognized himself.
      • It is unknown how he managed to use his iPhone for 3 days without a charger, but he was instructed to buy one, and so he did.
      • He is unaware of his fictional nature, and thinks everyone around is speaking Spanish.
      • By the end of the day, he started accepting avatars of himself, as he was still using a default one.

    October 4th 
  • A new post by Hercule Poirot [23]:
    • He really is Poirot, and he was hiding his identity in order not to look mad.
    • The apartment Sherlock Holmes found was a decoy, where Poirot left a message for him.
    • Holmes' raiding his apartment has undermined Poirot's trust.
    • Poirot is going to leave for France, but first he is planning to send "something else" to Holmes. Things are about to get ugly.
  • Don Quixote has found a Burger King in Seattle. They have "knighted" him on the condition that he never comes back.
    • Sicon112 has sent Quixote to a library in the hope that it will keep him out of trouble for a while...and also for laughs.
  • Sherlock Holmes has entered Hercule Poirot's decoy apartment. [24]
  • The Cheshire Cat has tweeted a link to The Police - Message In A Bottle music video [25], and started another #RiddleTime.
    • Riddle: "Her queenly sister's land above her own, she was the tenth the royal crown disowned."
      • Hint: "Do you all need a hint? There is one of fifty I can give you..." Answer: Virginia.
    • Riddle: "The seeds of stones lay across me in great number. Beneath my salted heart may lie treasure, deep in slumber." Answer: Beach.
    • Follow-up: "36.859672,-75.977283. Oh, sorry, I just suddenly felt like counting in the oddest way." The coordinates point to the Neptune statue on Virginia Beach.
    • The cat adds more on the forum due to twitter's limitations:expand 
      • The riddle is thought to refer to this statue, though it appears that further investigation may require actually visiting it.
  • Tom has tweeted a link to Story Forward Podcast mentioning the ARG [26].
  • A tweet from Zack: [27].
  • Mr. Administrator has proposed "Quixote-proofing" reality with warning messages. [28]
  • Annoyed by our suspicions, Sherlock Holmes makes a post about his client [29]:
    • He is referred to as Elias Stein, he is a Dutchman, has a discernible accent.
    • He met him in the Cheshire Pub (!), Stein had "dark clothing, bowler hat, tinted spectacles and a great orange beard". Wore gloves. He also noticed that the suit may have been bought a day before.
    • He was frightened to see Holmes.
    • He kept wiping his mouth with a napkin from Cafe Nero (which is the working place of Raikes, and it's also close to the King's College, where Poirot attended the lecture).
    • Was quite suspicious.
    • He was about to fly to America, and was only giving the case "avenge a friend and colleague".
    • Holmes was certain that he wasn't Moriarty.
    • The tropers have began their investigation. A connection was found between Dutch chessmaster Elias Stein, Dutch defense and "Knight to e4". The theory about Stein being Cheshire Cat is not proven so far.
  • Don Quixote gets to the library. Along with his own books, he gets "The Complete Sherlock Holmes".
    • He is also unable to see the pages of his book as anything other than blank. The librarian, however, claims to be able to read them fine.
  • Gurt has apologized for having let the Wicked Witch through.
  • To solve the last Cheshire Cat riddle, the tropers are looking for someone close to Virginia Beach. Mr. Administrator has confirmed that physical interactions may be required over the course of the ARG. So did the cat during his Q&A below.
  • The psychiatrist has confirmed that her both cats are polydactyl, and posted some more photos (no details found in them so far).
  • Soon after, Cheshire Cat got bored and started taking questions. Nothing direct, as expected, but these [30] [31] tweets may hint that he is telling us to concentrate on the cats.

    October 5th 
  • Don Quixote has given up on his armor. He is currently experimenting with his phone to discover its functions.
    • He has found some information about its previous owner. He was fixated on some woman. Don Quixote is willing to investigate it further.
  • New post from the therapist [32]:
    • The patient is referred to as BB.
    • When the therapist came across the topic of interactions with women, he grew distant and said: "they stay with you, don't they? Even when they're gone, they're still in your head. They never leave." After that, he started talking about death and how it's a relief and how everyone deserves to die.
    • Theory: the patient is Sweeney Todd (Benjamin Barker being his real name).
  • New post from Sherlock Holmes [33]:
    • He has set up a decoy apartment, and followed Hercule Poirot after he tried to search it.
    • Poirot was going to Paris on a ship. Holmes is about to follow him by some other means.
  • Hercule Poirot has arrived in Paris and is working on a new case: the murder of French aristocrat Comte Pierre de Cavaignac [34]. (Wall of Text warning!)
    • Poirot responds so Sicon112's request for the time of death, confirming that the victim died during the party.
    • At the same time, a new thread is created to begin the analysis of the evidence.
    • IslaKariese notes on the thread that there is a discrepancy between the number of guests Poirot covers in the blog post and the number that he claimed were present. Poirot has yet to respond to a query on the subject. Adell suspects it might be the benefactor that is having Poirot investigate.

    October 6th 
  • Tom has tweeted a link to Nick Farrell's [35] "hummingbird" video. This is the same man who posted the mermaid video, and his other ones give a creepy vibe. Investigating.
    • The hummingbird video has some unusual sound at the end [36]. Still no direct clues, but the youtube channel got itself a few subscribers.
  • The Don Quixote's "knighting" incident has attracted the police's attention, according to the newspaper posted at Joe's blog: [37]
    • On the back of the article, two ads were found [38]. One is from The Wicked Witch of the West, looking for a campaign manager. The other links to http://cf.ezblog.co
      • Mr. Administrator has instructed to contact the witch, but dismissed the blog: "IT PRESENTS AN INTERESTING THEORY, BUT APPEARS UNRELATED"
  • Hercule Poirot has updated the comments on his last post:
    • The discrepancy between the number of guests was just a typo. There were 9 guests and the wife.
    • The beneficiaries of Pierre's will were mostly his wife and his business ventures. However there was "a small allocation given to Valerie de Blois which was not described well".
    • Acknowledging that he is treated as a fictional figure in our world, he does not see himself as such. Judging by his comment, he was pulled into our reality right after Death on the Nile, at which point he suffered a short-term Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • First applications are sent to the Wicked Witch's email.
    • Replies from the witch included a link to http://westwitch.ezblog.co
      • Judging by the blog, she has landed somewhere in the US (she happened to witness an election debate).
      • She is now campaigning for Wizard (President) - the application to which Tropers are replying is for Campaign Manager.
      • During the preliminaries for the position of the Witch's Campaign Manager, VicariousShaner, in an attempt to get the Witch's trust, hints that he will betray the rest of the applicants as members of a group trying to bring the Witch back to Oz, and Sicon112 posts in-character to attempt to protect himself and his chances for the post. This devolves into a giant Wall of Text and a Gambit Pileup between the two, with Shaner revealing Sicon's post of the witch's e-mail and Sicon managing to hold his own by diffusing the accusation. Eventually, both Adell and the Witch ask what they are doing and tell them to shut up. Shaner and Sicon congratulate each other on their duel and begin to theorize that Adell is the Witch.
  • Don Quixote is, apparently, going to "slay" the Hammering Man statue.
  • Sherlock Holmes has arrived in Paris, and, upon discovering that Hercule Poirot has begun work on another case, has begun to give credence to the Troper's insistence that Poirot is a fellow detective. He is currently looking for a way to make peaceful contact with him. And There Was Much Rejoicing.
  • Sherlock Holmes posted on his blog about his new case. An investment banker was accused of misusing company funds on a bad investment and then covering it up. She was fired before she could research the possibility that she was framed. Sherlock acquired a couple of pages from the report that implicates her guilt, and is now looking for evidence that it was tampered with.

    October 7th 
  • During the discussion of the Wicked Witch's promotion, this image popped up on Cracked. Just a coincidence, but the tropers got amused.
  • Tom's website [39] is officially unrelated to the ARG (and don't ask how I found that out).
  • Mr. Administrator has approved interacting with the fictites beyond the scope of "mission". By now, he has some theories on sending the characters back, and is now verifying them.
  • Don Quixote has been released from something called a 'Drunk Tank' after heroically attempting to save two citizens from the Hammering Man.
  • Sherlock Holmes has apparently found the culprit behind his economic fraud case. He believes that the banker's name was put onto the document with the use of "find and replace" function, which could be done under a minute by somebody who used the computer when the owner wasn't looking. [40]
  • A new post from Hercule Poirot [41]:
    • He went to the Ermitage school, where he found Paul du Bois, the illegitimate child of Valerie and Comte Pierre de Cavaignac, who was supported by his parents in secret.
    • Pierre visited him recently and told him the truth, and also mentioned something about righting old wrongs to him. That may be related to the announcement he was about to make at the party.
    • Today, Valerie was reported missing. She didn't pack her belongings and didn't warn any of her relatives.
    • At her house, a fax was found that stated her removal from Pierre's will.
    • Poirot finally agreed to meet with Sherlock Holmes, on his conditions.
  • Accela has gone to the Neptune Statue and has taken pictures [42].
  • The psychiatrist has left her notebook at the North End restaurant [43]. Having tweeted about it the second time, she attracted the tropers' attention.
    • Sicon has deduced the restaurant by the dish she was eating. It is located on Fleet Street, which is also hinting at Sweeney Todd.
  • Joe has posted a brief update [44]. He is still on the run, and is still receiving the letters. He is about to post a new video.

    October 8th 
  • Don Quixote is going to spend the day reading Holmes and Poirot books.
  • Hercule Poirot has solved his murder case [45]: The wife is the instigator, and Valerie is a murderer. See the post for details.
  • Sherlock Holmes has solved his fraud case as well [46], reinstating Maureen on her job. His next task is contacting Hercule Poirot.
  • 2 new posts from the therapist (which were initially posted in reverse order):
    • The therapist has received a voice mail from her patient, where he confesses to violent crimes. He sent a follow-up message later, claiming that he was drunk. The therapist intends to contact the police for BB's evaluation.
    • Meanwhile, she called BB's place, and his mentor claimed BB to be a model citizen. The therapist has contacted a detective from Europe to investigate the patient's personality and past. This post was eventually deleted, and restored about 10 hours later.
  • The Tropers prepare to begin the Play-By-Post RPG they cooked up in Off Topic using their forum avatars as their characters.
  • Mr. Administrator has confirmed that the therapist's notebook needs to be retrieved, and that there may be a party working against us.
  • The Cheshire Cat's riddle has finally borne fruit! Troper Thewhiteknight went to the statue in Virginia Beach and found a message in a bottle, [47] leading to Long John Silver's twitter [48].
    • He's upset we didn't help him sooner. His ship was sinking, and he had to ROW all the way from Australia to Japan, where he is currently located.

    October 9th 
  • Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot have agreed on the time and place to meet: Le Jules Verne (inside the freaking Eiffel Tower, October 10th, 15:00 local time.
  • The forum thread has reached 99 pages, and posters are getting excited to reach 100. Constructive posts resume after Fast Eddie tells posters to cut it out.
  • Pixelmage, with some meta-thinking, uncovering 3 new blogs. Not mentioning them to the fellow tropers, he contacted the puppetmasters.
    • Later that evening, Joe posted an update [49], which was soon confirmed by Mr. Administrator. The blogs are:
    • The blog of some actress named Tara Coulson [53] may or may not be related.
  • Romeo and Juliet's blogs are paired.
    • They both have ended up in our world, and were presumably hosted by a university (a "temple of knowledge", with one of the students' age being 21 - note that both characters are in their teens, but Younger Than They Look). It seems to have a single-sex education.
    • Both have embraced the local communities, who introduced them to the modern world.
    • They both want to return home (at least, they did in the beginning).
    • Romeo is highly prone to Got Me Doing It, starting to speak in slang by the third post, and forwarding "funny shit I found on Reddit" to his beloved.
      • The tropers have given in to the temptation to Corrupt the Cutie, linking them to LOLCats, TV Tropes, fashion mags and whatnot.
      • More to the point, both Romeo and Juliet have emails, so Romeo was given Mr. Administrator's address to discuss their return.
  • Gulliver's blog is notable for being entirely written by hand. The transcript is here: [54]
    • He was taken to a last journey as a surgeon. His ship seemed to crash something, and he blacked out with sharp pain in his head.
    • Upon waking up Gulliver estimated his location as "roughly thirty-three degrees South and one-hundred degrees East". He found John, who told him he was caught up in a storm. John refused to tell anything about his origins.
    • They found themselves in Australia, where John, using his wit and charm, has found a job for both of them at a pirate-themed restaurant. The restaurant's owner's name is Michael.
    • Michael introduced them to some of the modern technology, including phones and the internet. While Gulliver failed to master either of them, he took an interest in blogging. John seemed to be more flexible, and he also got himself a phone somewhere.
    • Some time after, out of the blue, John persuaded Gulliver to leave for Japan on a cargo ship. They sailed for some time, staying out of sight in a box, but were knocked overboard during a storm. Both of them had to paddle, presumably a lot.
    • Having got to Japan, they were lead to a train station, where Gulliver (even being amazed at the changes since his last visit to Japan) suggested taking a train to Yedo, (modern day Tokyo) as that was a city he used to know. That's where they are now.

    October 10th 
  • Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot have met at the restaurant. [55] [56] It didn't go Exactly as Planned - Poirot was pretty stubborn. After their meeting, though, Poirot has reconstructed Holmes' deduction regarding his pince-nez, and has come to believe him.
    • At that point, it was too late, as Holmes has intended to travel to New York with the help of his benefactor. Poirot, however, contacted his benefactor to go after him to reconcile.
    • Their benefactors have also set up sites for their detective services. Perfect timing.
      • Holmes's site: [57], email: SH@holmesinvestigation.net
      • Poirot's site: [58], email: HP@littlegreycells.biz
    • Poirot has also posted a final update to Pierre's case.
  • An update from the therapist [59]. The patient is all but confirmed to be Sweeny Todd.
  • Theory: Some facts may be pointing to the impending Heel–Face Turn for all negative characters.
  • A series of cryptic tweets from the Cheshire Cat, who was silent for a while. One of the clear hints is that we are to retrieve the therapist's notebook, before it gets into wrong hands.
  • The Wicked Witch has chosen her campaign managers [60].
  • An update from Juliet [61]. She grows accustomed to this world, but their relationship with Romeo is slowly falling apart.
  • Ed has proclaimed that those metaguards who have ventured into the real world for the clues are now titled Meta-knights. [62] Currently, the titles are taken by Thewhiteknight and Accela.
  • Discussing the moral dilemma about sending Romeo and Juliet to their story, where they are doomed to die, the tropers eventually expand it to all characters, initiating a discussion full of Walls Of Text.

    October 11th 
  • Having agreed that with Loads and Loads of Characters, the game is getting difficult to follow, the tropers start fleshing out the ARG page and its sub-pages to ease the introduction of the new players.
  • After the moral dilemma's discussion, an endgame plan was generally accepted, that involved fictionalizing the ARG itself (which was, coincidentally, one of the themes of Echo Chamber), thus sealing the characters behind a new fourth wall, and taking the canon into the tropers' hands to make a Happy Ending. So far, the tropers agree to play along with the plot.
  • Don Quixote is directed by the Meta Guardians to Sherlock Holmes' site, and has sent him an e-mail.
  • The Wicked Witch has revealed that she was aware of the forum and discussions of tricking her all along. The tropers freak out, Sicon slams his trap shut and trolls the witch even further, even achieving something.
  • A Troper who shall not be named here has introduced Juliet to Twilight. He will most certainly not be missed.
  • The Wicked Witch updated her blog with an example poster to use for her election/conquest. Here is the poster
  • Having lodged into a Wretched Hive, Don Quixote had his phone stolen. The "new" owner has stated to be the "proper" owner. It is unclear whether or not the phone has returned to its former owner.
  • Mr. Administrator insists to hurry up with the actions in the physical world, such as retrieving the notebook.
  • Mr. Administrator smiled at the troper who thanked him. [63]
  • Sherlock Holmes has arrived to New York, and is now working on a case of the death of Richard Bingley, a millionaire Wall Street investment banker [64].

    October 12th 
  • An update from Gulliver: [65]. He mentions a visit to the Tokyo Tower.
  • The Wicked Witch starts demanding progress in her campaign.
  • Don Quixote, having woken up, had a minor fight with the Wretched Hive owner named Tripky (he started it first), sending him unconscious.
    • Upon further examination, he was revealed to be an actual former owner of Quixote's phone.
    • Having asked the tropers about the semantics of the word "theft", Don Quixote has found himself in the middle of a moral dilemma: taking the phone back would mean stealing it from the owner, but leaving it would mean losing touch with the tropers.
    • This proved to be unnecessary: after a talk, Tripky has willingly given his phone to Don Quixote after that woman Tripky was obsessed over was brought up: expand 
  • Apparently, the therapist has been receiving creepy voice mails: [72].
  • Hercule Poirot has arrived to New York and has taken the threat case: [73].
  • Sherlock Holmes' update on his case - he met with Jane [74].
    • Don Quixote is now going to find this woman to get her together with Tripky.
  • An update from the therapist: [75]. Her patient may be on the way to Heel–Face Turn.
  • The author of one of the seemingly unrelated blogs in the ezblog.co domain [76] had a dream about Mr. Administrator [77]. This may or may not be trolling on the author's part. Further observation is required.

    October 13th 
  • Apparently, the tropers didn't retrieve the notebook on time [78]. This may explain why the therapist started to receive the calls (the notebook contained her phone number).
  • Edward The Awesome, realizing none of the tropers had phones, decided to call the restaurant himself in some attempt to get info on the notebook. While the book itself was taken, he managed to get the phone number of the psychiatrist, (617)-963-1519.
    • Calling the number redirected the call to a voicemail number, which was filled to the max (Ten. Really that's the max?)
    • Metaguards begin to question what to do WITH the number, seeing as they can't leave a message, and really have nothing to tell Joan (the psychiatrists real name)
    • It is eventually suggested that they try to break into the voicemail and listen to the recorded messages. This is almost universally shot down, with many claiming it to be potentially illegal.
    • One Metaguard however, Eyebones, decided he would try anyway despite players protests. Some closer examination of the number by Adell of the redirection of the number as well as the fact that, at the time, Joan should have BEEN there, Adell decided to try and help him crack the code.
    • The two succeeded, separately, and nearly the exact same time. Both figured out that the pin number to the answering machine was Jung (after one of Joan's cats). This allowed the two to listen to all of the messages. Most players were stunned. (Recording, Transcript)
      • Joe has uploaded the recording on his channel later that day: [79].
    • A new potential fictional was found in the last message: a girl claiming to be Laura Hamilton's daughter. Metaguards believe this to be Anita Blake from the Vampire Hunter series.

    October 14th 
  • Theory: Jopalopa has theorized that the woman Don Quixote is currently after is Tara Coulson (see October 9th), who happens to work as a waitress in Seattle. In that case, Tripkey may be the one hijacking her blog. Confirmed by Quixote.
    • Jopalopa has informed Tara about Quixote, but she didn't care [80].
  • Update from Juliet [81]. She is afraid that she is losing Romeo to this world, and is going to talk to him.
  • Update from Joe: [82].
    • Joe is hinting to examine the voice mail to get a clue on who the callers are.
    • In order to ease the introduction of the new players, Ed has removed the post counts, so that everyone feels more equal.
  • Cheshire Cat wakes up and gives a series of cryptic tweets. One of the most notable ones is "Four who await in that dark are [key players]" [83].
  • Gurt has registered on the forums to tell about Medusa approaching. [84] The tropers have 72 hours to come up with a story about Angel or Project Psi defeating her.
    • That post also confirmed the theory that the tropes, settings and scenarios are crossing the wall as well.
  • Mr. Administrator has determined the first step of sending the characters back. [85] It involved using an Augmented Reality app (Android and iOS devices only) to find the "echoes" of the characters' presence. Not all countries are involved.
  • Out of the blue, Everyone's a Girl on the Internet Day was proclaimed. [86] This included Madame Administrator (no, she didn't change her avatar).
  • Update from Gulliver [87]:
    • He visited a technological center, but judging by his description, he probably went to Akihabara and encountered Otakus.
    • He tried to read his own stories that he was linked to, but didn't see anything, just like Quixote (all has already experienced all those adventures, though). John didn't tell him that he could read them.
  • Not wanting to sound too crazy off the bat, the tropers suggest to the Therapist that perhaps her patient has some form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and via a bit of tentative acting, reach the suggestion that he may, in fact, be identifying with Sweeny Todd.
  • A new post from Sherlock Holmes: apparently he was invited to the same party that Poirot recently helped protect. Although the letter was torn prior to arrival, several players discern the location to be the Plaza Hotel. Mr. Administrator immediately confirms this as a Layar hotspot.

    October 15th 
  • Don Quixote received a call from a woman named Deanna Hackins, who insisted that he should meet her ASAP in an hotel which's location she asked him not to disclose. She refused to reveal any details on the phone.
  • The Watch the Footage website is hacked by members of a group calling themselves The Cabal. At least one of them is apparantly behind the letters Joe recieved, and the disturbing voicemails left to the Therapist. They have been communicating with one another via this website (pages are accessible via the passwords 'intro1' through 'intro6')
    • At least four members of the Cabal have been confirmed to exist (All names are confirmed to be pseudonymes):
      • Angelus: The one started the sessions on the chat above to ally with the person who was sending the letters to Joe.
      • Pyramus: The second member to join.
      • Steinitz: Joined with the same intention, acquired Joe's address and suggested to mail him in the same style to make themselves known to the sender.
      • Oberon: The sender. He wants Joe gone, because he wants to stay in reality, and thinks the ends justify the means.
    • They increased the amount of letters, using different styles, to frighten Joe.
  • A former teacher and a Conspiracy Theorist has also discovered the work of the fictionals and created the following website in response (Google cache; actual site required a password).
    • Apparently, he tried to attract the attention to the situation, and the Cabal has visited him personally.
    • He thinks killing Mr. Administrator will resolve the problem, as he is behind the situation.
    • He saw somebody talk to him through a screen, and is now trying to reach him. He posted that man's number, which is currently out of service (possibly due to Sequence Breaking).
  • Lisovek has found what may be Nick Farrell's ad about his missing wife in the same newspaper where the Wicked Witch's ad was found [88].
  • Theory: Har D Har Koopa has suggested that only the written characters have been crossing due to Celebrity Paradox - a film character crossing would look like his actor, and that creates some undefined problems.

    October 16th 
  • Dryunya makes a post suggesting the possibility of responding to the Cabal's potential Olive Branch and trying to communicate with them about finding another solution to their problem.
  • Mr. Administrator has responded to Cabal's announcement with his own: [89].
  • Don Quixote has met Deanna Hackins.
    • Apparently, she demanded secrecy, but the following details are known:
      • Tripky's first name is Kenneth.
      • She stole Tripky's phone.
      • She knows about his "true nature", and is willing to explain all the above facts to Quixote if he stops tweeting.
    • After that, Quixote said he should visit Tripky's inn again. No more information so far.
  • The teacher's site was unlocked.
    • Mr. Administrator's comment on the site: the teaches is delusional (even if Properly Paranoid) and has harassed his agent, which is why his number is disabled and useless to follow.
  • Theory: The comic's front page (currently the ARG's page image) shows the members of the Cabal. It shows 3 men and 1 woman, just like in the threats to the therapist.
    • The man on the right is identified as The Phantom of the Opera for his mask (the teacher's site also referred to the Phantom). There were also speculations that he might be Pyramus, as he wasn't intending to use a pseudonym at first: [90]. Also, the second threat in the voicemail is spoken in a French accent.
    • Due to the mention of Arthur's sister at the teacher's site, the woman in the comic is currently speculated to be Morgan Le Fay.
  • Amid growing distrust to him, Mr. Administrator has come to the Cabal-related thread [91].
  • Romeo has confessed his love to another girl: [92]. Mr. Administrator has pointed to echoes in the location the post points to.
  • Mr. Administrator has a spirited Q&A session with some of the Metaguards on Twitter.
    • Whether anything was learned is up for debate, but it was certainly hilarious.

    October 17th 
  • Don Quixote was tasked by Deanna Hawkins to search for her mother's pictures, taken by Tripky. Quixote finds pieces of blue plastic with labels on them and he takes them back to his hotel. These are likely camera memory cards. The cards are labeled "oulson," "wilso" and "land." "Oulson" speculated to be a reference to Tara Coulson, who was photographed by Kenneth Mann, which may mean Mann is Tripky.
    • Theory: "land" refers to Ron Deckland, who posted the Sparkly Guy video.
  • Tara Coulson's blog has been hacked again, this time with the ominous message: "13 days."
  • Juliet's blog is updated. She requests our advice after having seen Romeo's latest post proclaiming his love for Vanessa.
  • Double update from Sherlock Holmes. He has spoken with Hercule Poirot at the ball and then later at a Starbucks, and they have resolved their differences. Poirot was hired to go to Boston, where he was probably going to work with the therapist, (later confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt by Poirot himself and the therapist (below)) and he invited Holmes with him. However, when Holmes prepared to leave, his benefactor was angered and ordered him to stay, and that, combined with chaos over hotels, made it so he could not reach Poirot before their train left. He also saw what was probably Cinderella.
    • Tropers speculate that his employer is likely one of the Cabal, probably Oberon or Steinitz.
    • They also act to get him looking into the Cinderella case, since he is still in NY regardless.
  • Hercule Poirot's update [93] is intertwined with Sherlock Holmes', so there's not much new information, but he once referred to his benefactor as "Administrator". It was him who picked Sweeney Todd's case for Poirot's investigation.
  • An update from the therapist: [94].
    • Sweeney Todd has apparently decided to give his life a second chance and is looking for a job, but he started to notice people following him and leaving some messages.
    • Sweeney is also followed by a hired detective (who hasn't reported any strange activity), but confirmed our Sweeney Todd theory to the therapist, which means Hercule Poirot has arrived and gotten to work.
  • An update from the Wicked Witch: [95]. She wants to start a fundraiser.

    October 18th 
  • A follow-up update from the Wicked Witch: her initial fundraising were a failure. She ruminates on the contrasting natures of evil in our world and hers.
  • Mr. Administrator tweets that the place the Wicked Witch mentions in her blog is another echo. Initial speculation is that she is at [96], which would be the second echo in New York.
  • NeverSlender notes that at least two of the comic shards have similar pictures to events that have happened near the echoes, and that the shards may contain further hints as to future echo locations.
  • After a long silence, Gurt has finally chosen the story to deal with Medusa. The author is Narrativedilettante, the story is here.
  • Don Quixote met with Deanna again, who confirmed that the blue pieces were from camera memory cards. She also claims that Tripky was been responsible for breaking up her family.
  • After the cake guy mentions Lime Man, Wicked Witch and Frankenstein in his new post [97], the tropers note that his posts hint at the characters who are active at the time. It may be a code used by the Cabal members to communicate.

    October 19th 
  • The cake guy makes a post with a pretty disturbing title [98]: "Totally flipping out, but not killing anyone" (turns out, it was a reference to [99]). It mentions limeade, and a knife imported from Japan (right when John and Gulliver left the country).
    • A suggestion was made to make him cook some dish of the tropers' choice. The tropers chose "something to match the mood of The Phantom of the Opera". The guy agreed.
  • Theory: page 6 of the comic shows The Invisible Man (note the speech bubble below the middle - the man nearby seems to have no head). He could also be present at the wedding video.

    October 20th 
  • Both Romeo [100] and Juliet [101] got drunk. Romeo feels guilty about the situation (but isn't going to back on his last confession), Juliet now hates Romeo's guts.
  • Forum member Jester has left a link to a chat room in his signature. The link led to a room occupied by "watchers". The chat is debunked by Mr. Administrator, and thus isn't canonical. Full chat log: [102] note 
  • Nick Farrell (the guy who posted the mermaid video) seems to have found Don Quixote's armour in a washing machine [103]. He put it in the dumpster that was visible in the first Quixote video.
  • The Romeo and Juliet echo was found: [104] (type in the password Gurt— proper capitalization is necessary). The comic appears to be the conversation Romeo and Juliet had when she discovered his profession of love to Vanessa, and looks like the source for one of the shards.
    • And the Quixote echo was found, too: [105] (same password as above). The comic appears to be the scene Quixote recently described, of his encounter with Tara Coulson. No obvious connection to the shards.
  • Light is shed on the creation of the book (and its shattered form). Mr. Administrator, in an attempt to figure out what caused the fractures in the wall, used his "foreshadowing machine." Trying to use it on real world events however caused it to explode, resulting in the fractured images that foreshadowed future events. It also ruined a pivotal plot point in Harry Potter for him.
    • It is notable that during his Q&A session Mr. A denied that he knew anything about the comic's origin. The tropers have written it off to knowledge inconsistencies between the instantiations, and sure enough, Mr. A rolled with it.
  • Mr. Administrator spoils the Harry Potter twist. In return, the tropers ruin the ending to Citizen Kane, Soylent Green, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Titanic (1997) and something else This Troper refused to read about.

    October 21st 
  • The Wicked Witch has read through the WTF forum [106], and is now conducting her own research to find an alternate way home. She is open to suggestions. On a side note, she has found the local RPG thread "childishly absurd".
    • Apparently, Wicked Witch + Mr. Administrator Shipping was born.
  • The cake guy seems to be glad about taking new cooking ideas. Having cooked a Phantom-themed dish, he has now made a Don Quixote burger [107].
    • He also said that he is going to finish the Phantom dish on Tuesday, and attempt a King Arthur-themed dish in a week or two (probably on Halloween, which has been a recurring date on Tara's blog). Theory: he is foreshadowing the characters' activity. The theory is yet to be checked with the dates provided.
  • An update from Tara [108]:
    • She was grateful to Don Quixote for saving her from the muggers, but wanted to get rid of him for good, and she sent him to kill the troll Taken for Granite. Quixote has accepted the quest, and refuses to listen to dissuasions.
    • She still thinks Quixote might be Mann putting on an act, and considers having him investigated.
    • She confirmed that the photos on Quixote's phone were taken by Mann, which probably means that Hope Mann is Kenneth Tripky.
  • On Hercule Poirot's blog, in the comments, he posted a link to this chat archive:
    • The Cabal is plotting to harass the psychiatrist and take her notebook.
    • Angelus and Pyramus are reluctant to resort to drastic measures, but still comply.
    • Angelus mentions an "acquaintance in Boston who owes him a professional favor", who probably retreived the notebook on his behalf.
  • Pixelmage did some meta-research and concluded that Ben's Manga and Clear Facts blogs only have the localadmin account, which probably means that there were no in-character posts, and the blogs were probably created for testing purposes.
  • Update from Juliet [109]: Romeo's in the hospital with alcohol poisoning... and she realizes she still cares about him.
  • Sherlock Holmes found an application letter that the Wicked Witch discarded in New York. [110]
    • Theory: the sender is The Invisible Man: "Man entirely of science and reason", "some measure of difficulty appearing before people", and so on.
  • The Wicked Witch has confirmed [111] that she can't read her story, either, and is now looking for stories with the Refugee from TV Land trope (for the purposes of her research).
  • Cheshire Cat has earned himself a Fan Nickname: Metaneko.

    October 22nd 
  • The Cheshire Cat tweets a riddle: "A warm up for kittens, today - what does the penguin see before the leopard seal eats him? :D" [112]
    • The answer he considered correct, but put in wrong words: "He would see seal's silhouette through the ice".
    • Leaving for a nap, Metaneko said that the answer to the riddle is a warning.
    • Theories:
      • "Foreshadow"
      • "Phantom"
  • The Cheshire Cat has started #Riddletime: "One of these is the odd man out: preparation, defeat, hunger. Can you tell me which one and why? :D"
    • Hints:
      • "It is not about the words themselves, but the context in which they can be properly used :D"
      • "How can you USE this odd man out? It's about the context in which *you* can use them :D"
    • Answer: "preparation", because it's a keyword for a conversation archive [113].
  • Findings in the preparation chat:
    • Angelus seems to be theatre-savvy, which may indicate that he is the Phantom.
  • New riddle: "Seraphim have one thought: help Azazel "teshuva" condemnation." Answer: "meetplan" (assembled from the last letters).
    • Apparently, the Cabal is gathering in an hotel in San Francisco.
  • Sequence Breaking: one more chat archive [114] was found before the Cheshire Cat had the chance to make a riddle.
    • Oberon is confirmed to be a woman.
  • Another #riddletime - In one word, what do you call it when you bump into your mailman?
  • The current guesses for the members of the Cabal are thus: Angelus, based on his theatre comment, is likely the Phantom of the Opera. Oberon, now that we know for sure she is a woman, and called a witch, is likely Morgana Le Fay, King Arthur's sister. Pyramus, with his overabiding love of the ladies and use of Spanish, is guessed to be Don Juan. Lastly, Steinitz, with his cool detachment and lofty intellect, is likely Moriarty.
  • The Wicked Witch responded to a query about her application letter Sherlock Holmes found with a copy of the resume and a link to the applicant's blog [115]. Applicant appears to be "Adam Frankenstein" (also known as Frankenstein's Monster).
  • Another #riddletime led to another chat archive
    • And as a reward, the Cheshire Cat is giving us this, formerly updating live— wherein the Cat trolled the Cabal (and it was beautiful).
      • Beauty/hilarity aside, results of this: The Cabal will now use better encryption for their chats, and randomized archive titles. And they will probably be a good deal less trusting. Upside: We now know that Pheeble can be used for live chats.
      • Victin has found out that the first letters of Metaneko's sentences spell "MORIARTY PHANTOM DONJUAN LEFEY" (spaces for pauses between the series of posts), which happens to be the list of current guesses for Cabal members' identities. Whether the cat was messing around or not is yet to be seen.
  • Gulliver has arrived to Hawaii, and left an echo there [116]. The exact location is Buzz's Wharf, found by examining the back of the paper. Also, he has apparently met Not Your Sayu-chan, who has stumbled upon his blog a while ago and accused him of stupidity (both there and in reality), and also happens to live in Hawaii.

    October 23rd 
  • The Wicked Witch's echo (Duffy Square, New York) was found: [117] (Password: "Gurt", as always).
  • Sherlock Holmes has received an intriguing invitation [118] - apparently, from Cabal.
    • Following that clue, he received another [119]. After a hint from Holmes that the "mind your duty" line refers to taxes, the clue appears to point him to 867 Madison Avenue, a Ralph Lauren store ("a place for the tie").
  • Having listened to advice, the Wicked Witch has tried to use a wardrobe to leave reality [120]. Needless to say, it didn't work. A mirror is the next on her list. Her campaign manager has attempted to warn her of the inanity of this.
  • Apparently, Mr. Administrator has confirmed Cheshire's list of identities.
  • The Sherlock Holmes/Hercule Poirot echo (Plaza Hotel, New York) was found: [121] (Password: "Gurt")
  • Apparently, the teacher's site was updated with some new ramblings and 2 newspaper pages: [122] [123]. He claims that Peter Pan was taking children to Neverland.
    • And Ron Deckland (the guy who sent Joe the sparkly forest guy video) put up a video of a newscast about Peter Pan ([124]).
  • Romeo has sobered up and taken the responsibility [125], but has also decided to stay.

    October 24th 
  • Not Your Sayu-chan has appeared on the forums once more. Speculations on whether or not she is a puppetmaster arose, with the majority believing that she is. When one of the metaguards tried to PM her, her alleged mother has received an email with the PM notification, and has demanded (in Japanese) to leave her daughter alone [126].
  • Adam has adopted a three-legged cat named Shelley [127], and uploaded a first scene of a play he writes [128].
  • A tweet from the therapist has pointed to a new echo [129].
  • The tropers have sent Cake Guy a Secret Message on the In Vino Veritas page (now removed).
    • The Cake Guy has dismissed the message, being aware that TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life, despite being given an exact place to look. This has cemented the suspicions that he is a puppetmaster after all.
    • Given a second, more direct message, Cake Guy insisted that he's friends with the puppetmaster but isn't one himself, and declined to get involved [130]. He appears to be a dead end at this point.
  • Sherlock Holmes got another clue [131] which this time directly gave him an address— but the apartment number appears to be encoded with a chess motif.
    • With help from the Metaguards, Holmes broke into the right apartment, which contained research on a number of the fictionals. He discovered that Sandy from the hotel was really Cinderella, but returned too late to find her. [132], [133]
      • Mr. Administrator has confirmed that Cinderella is alive and not in danger.
  • Sherlock Holmes has finally confirmed [134] that one of the voices in the voicemail belongs to Moriarty.
  • Peter Pan sent Joe a video [135] and created a Facebook page (insert tropers grumbling about not wanting to reveal their real names/get Facebook)
    • For Metaguards without Facebook, a transcript of Peter's posts can be found here.
  • Some detective with a French accent, presumed to be Hercule Poirot, has told Sweeney Todd that his wife may be alive, which has become an obstacle in his treatment [136].
  • Second wall emergency requiring Metaguard intervention [137]: 72 hours to stop Anansi from crossing the wall.
  • The Metaguards have invited Mr. Administrator to the Pub Quiz event [138] [139].
  • Romeo was made aware of the Cabal a while ago to become an unwitting Mole, and now Mr. Administrator has requested to keep him informed [140].
  • Apparently, Don Quixote was trying to learn a "binding spell" for the troll from a Tabletop Game [141]. When he tried to put a Bag of Holding inside of itself, the GM left the game.

    October 25th 
  • Juliet has visited Romeo in hospital [142].
  • Adam has put an ad on Craigslist [143] to look for a companion (the ad in question: [144]). Note that he left exact time and place of meeting. The place was later confirmed to be a hotspot.
  • The Gulliver's echo was found (Password: "Gurt"), confirming that Not Your Sayu-chan is not a real person.
  • The Lawson/Sweeney Todd echo was found (Password: "Gurt"). Note that the therapist calls him Mr. Todd, despite not acknowledging in her blog that "BB" may actually be Sweeney Todd.

    October 26th 
  • Much to his annoyance, Sherlock Holmes has been sent to Seattle by his benefactor, probably to investigate Quixote for Tara Coulson.
  • Don Quixote got kicked off a bus for performing the Gangnam Style dance [145].

    October 27th 
  • Adam has been contacted by the Phantom, who is promising to finance his play in return for certain tasks.
  • Wicked Witch has followed the comment about the lack of scientific approach in her research, and took it Up to Eleven [146]! No, really. In 4 days she has learned calculus, computers and quantum mechanics, has infiltrated several laboratories (For Science!), apparently discovered Time Travel, but came to the conclusion that she can't travel back to her universe via scientific means. She has also mentioned a Techno Babble explanation of the metaverse structure - something involving fifth dimension, which is The White Void (see the post for details).
  • Sweeney Todd has gone missing [147].
    • Hercule Poirot has began to investigate his wife [148], as he suspect that she may still be alive (even having been presumed dead in Sweeney's story). That post also has a link to a recording of their meeting (transcript is here). Barker has been threatening Poirot, both in the comments and in person.
  • The tropers have organized a Pub Quiz (discussion 1, discussion 2, results, chat log). Tom was present, too.

    October 28th 
  • Don Quixote has returned to Seattle and performed his "binding spell" on the troll.
  • The Wicked Witch has abandoned her mad science in search of magical shoes. [149]
    • While shopping [150], she left a new echo. Location: Legends shopping mall, 1843 Village West Parkway, Suite C127 | Kansas City, KS 66111
  • Gulliver has just discovered via magazine cover that he is in the future.
  • Romeo has recovered and is looking for a job [151]. He also wants to know more about the Cabal, after his last post was flooded with the comments about joining them (from an aborted attempt to make him an unwitting mole).
  • Tara Coulson has posted twice:
    • [152] She has indeed hired a detective to investigate Quixote, which means it's probably Sherlock Holmes.
    • [153] Mann has contacted her personally, saying that he didn't hack her site, and she may be in danger.
  • Peter Pan mysteriously got a link with the message "This is the way for you to get home."
    • The locator takes the user's location and gives some nearby point, along with 7 rough directions on a compass. The tropers are now aggregating the data.
  • The metaguards have got themselves an official chat room [154] (The chat log will eventually be here). While technically public, it is kept private by banhammers and raging paranoia toward newcomers.

    October 29th 
  • Tara has sent a video to Don Quixote, in which she says she was wrong not to trust him before, and instructed him to read her blog. She sounded scared. Quixote hasn't posted the video yet.
    • Tara's blog has been hacked again, announcing that she has "35 hours to live". (Based on the time it was posted, that brings us approximately to Halloween.)
  • Mr. Administrator has (finally) announced the process for sending the fictionals back: Metaguards must write fiction about each character that incorporates a trope appearing in that character's comic (more than one comic means one trope from each should be in the piece).
    • He has also confirmed that The Little Mermaid, the Plague Doctors, Cerberus, Dracula (the guy with the umbrella), and, most importantly, Cinderella were sent back (the piece of paper Sherlock Holmes found was the last page of Cinderella's story). On a side note, the stories for them (except for Cinderella) were written by Ace from [Citation Needed] (also, Mr. Administrator thinks he is not a good writer).
  • Don Quixote received a letter from a certain foursome, praising his prowess and trying to convince him that he is needed in this world.

    October 30th 
  • Gurt announces the story chosen to defeat Anansi as Qara Xuan Zenith's Regulator centric tale
  • Sherlock Holmes has began investigating Don Quixote, and is about to question Tara about her safety [155].
  • Adam has performed Phantom's first task... which is mailing a banana to Alaska [156].
  • Don Quixote has stolen a policeman's horse in order to reach Tara on time. After a brief vote for its name, Rainbow Dash was chosen over Binky.
    • When Rainbow Dash proved an ineffective name, Binky ultimately prevailed.
  • Cheshire Cat has posted his address [157]... Just that. No riddles or Cryptic Conversations. It is also an echo.
    • After a comment on his straightforwardness, he said "The best riddle is one you don't even realize is there". There may be more to that location.
  • A new hacked update on Tara's blog [158] mentioned Don Quixote. The metaguards suspect it to be Cabal's trap for him (and, possibly, Sherlock Holmes). They are trying to contact all parties involved, including Mr. Administrator for damage control.
    • Huge panic in the chatroom.
  • Don Quixote and his horse are now being pursued by lawmen. [159]
  • A new detail from Peter Pan about the "soft places": "Made of bronze but feels like feather, silent music in any weather" [160].
  • Adam's dates are dropping like flies. From no apparent cause, and no fault of his own.
  • "A Shadow Under the Ice", the answer to the Cheshire Cat's foreshadowing riddle and a play by "Richard Leroux" (read: the Phantom of the Opera), has premiered on Broadway.

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