Записки Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Записка #1

IVORY TESTAMENT
The Beginning

Following the age of strife, a pale Emissary descended from on high, blessing our Order with the voice of the God. And he did instruct us in methods to prepare the sacred vellum that should accept the word of the God. And he did instruct us in methods for binding it in accordance to the will of the God.


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IVORY TESTAMENT
Word given Form

And so as instructed, so did we prepare the sacred vellum and bind the message, creating an appropriate vessel for the God’s power on Earth, from which all people shall receive instruction.


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IVORY TESTAMENT
The Law

In those days, the laws of our Order were transcribed by the Priests in many texts, among them this Testament, the holiest of our doctrines. In accordance to the teachings of the God’s Emissary, our Order produced many tomes that would await the word of the God.


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IVORY TESTAMENT
Manifesting the Law

As the God bestowed revelations onto our Order, so they were written. And whatsoever was committed to the holy vellum, so did the God’s will manifest unto our world.


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ON MEMORY

Ever had a friend remember a shared event entirely differently than you remember it? When a memory is “deleted” from the human brain, it does not completely disappear. It leaves behind Memory Residue.

From this “MR”, new memories can be formed; not the usual way--by experiencing outside stimuli--but by repurposing the MR into a new, changed memory.


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SHARED DREAMS

When two peoples’ lives intertwine in a specific way, they can often share dream experiences. When this occurs, one person will enter the dreamscape of the other.

But be careful when experimenting, dream-walkers. If one person’s memories conflict with another’s, the two will clash violently. It takes a very strong will to subdue another’s truth and assert his or her own perceived reality.


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PSYCHOLOGIST’S JOURNAL

Whenever you’re exploring the mind’s “inner maze”, your patient may put up walls--even unintentionally. While it’s often a matter of finding the right key, it can be more complicated. In these cases, think back over the memories your patient has shared. Be an explorer! What puzzle pieces did they reveal?

Present these discoveries carefully, and you’re bound to have a breakthrough on your hands.


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MAKING A CHANGE

Perspective is everything in life. When someone forces a change, the way we react often depends on how we feel about that person. Are they sensitive to our needs? Or do they ignore us entirely? A caring friend can make even bad news easier to accept, and nobody reacts well to a bully.

Every day, you are making a difference! For good or ill, your decisions matter, and they cotinue to matter each time you encounter the person or things associated wit the person.


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KARMA

There are two ways a person can react in any situation: positively or negatively.

This energy becomes what is known as “Karma”. It’s natural for both positive and negative energies to build up inside one’s inner world. This means it’s sometimes necessary to “clean house” and eradicate the negative memories that build up--leaving one with only the positive energy. Of course, the opposite could take place too, but who would want that?


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JUDGEMENTS ON ALCHEMY

There are three elements considered the base of all things:

Light — borne by the heavens.
Blood — borne by this world.
Steel — borne by mankind, and the most powerful.

Fire, Water, Earth, and Wood may be considered lesser elements. All others should be cast out; to use them is blasphemy.


Записка #11 (Derek Copeland)

Finally got news on the big promotion -- they gave it to Derek. I’m a little disappointed. I know he’s been here longer, but I worked so hard these past few months. It was probably dumb to get my hopes up.


Записка #12 (Derek Copeland)

Derek, honey, I know you don’t want advice from your mom, but I am your mom so I’m going to say it anyway. Have you thought about taking some time off? You’ve been so busy at work I’m just worried you’ll burn out. I know you. You’re “on” all the time, and that’s wonderful, but we all need to take time off and just rest. Go to the park and sit in the shade, or feed the ducks, or something fun. Love you dear.
-Mom


Записка #13 (Derek Copeland)

From the Desk of Dr. K

Derek wants to be a responsible, accomplished person. It’s clear from his descriptions of work that he’s willing to take any assignment given to him, regardless of who requests it or how many missions he’s performed for that person. Derek is eager to help with any task. However, he tends to react badly when this doesn’t result in praise or reward. He seems frustrated he’s ’suffered in silence’ for so long.


Записка #14 (Derek Copeland)

to: ad.17159 @ kn-mail.com
from: galvin75 @ kn-mail.com

In regards to your question, I assigned the task to Derek, because he never backs down from a puzzle or takes the easy way out. Every time he encounters an obstacle, he finds a solution. His dedication to the job is an asset to our team, and he’s one of our stars. I stand behind my choice.


Записка #15 (Derek Copeland)

Кровавая
Hey, %игрок%-
You really saved my ass covering that shift last week. I was so hammered, you don’t even know. Parties like that don’t happen every day.

Светлая
Hey, %игрок%-
Thanks for covering my shift last week. I had no idea my aunt was going to be in town. I haven’t seen her in two years, so it was kind of a big deal. I owe you one. -Derek


Записка #16 (Derek Copeland)

Кровавая
Good job, team!
Congratulations to the winners of our first annual sales competition! Hopefully the turnout is a bit better next year…
1. %игрок% - $3,100
2. Vikki - $2,500
3. Antone - $2,300
4. Jaime - $1,900
5. C. J. - $1,850

Светлая
Good job, team!
Our first annual sales competition was a success. Enjoy those movie tickets, winners!
1. %игрок% - $3,100
2. Derek - $2,900
3. Whitney - $2,500
4. Simon - $1,850
5. Jenn - $1,375


Записка #17 (Derek Copeland)

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NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES
This is just a reminder as it seems certain team members have forgotten their training… Drinking and use of illegal substances behind the building is PROHIBITED. Even after hours--especially after hours. This is a serious safety concern. What you do at home is your business but you will abide by work rules whenever on the premises.

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TELL US YOUR EXPERIENCE
Name: Robert Phillips Comment: I wanted to thank your employee, Derek, for his attentiveness to our shopping needs. He went out of his way to check the back room and call another location when it turned out the item wasn’t in stock. I see the worst of the worst at my job, and it’s refreshing to encounter a conscientious worker like Derek.


Записка #18 (Derek Copeland)

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S’up dude? Made up my mind--I can’t miss Doug’s party. I’ll have to make up some excuse for the no-show at work, but I have time to figure that out. There better be girls, man. And they better be hot! -Derek

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Mr. Galvin, Just wanted to give you a heads up, I’m going to be about an hour late today. My alarm didn’t go off or something--slept late. I’m really sorry--it won’t happen again. I’m hurrying as fast as I can. Thanks for understanding (hope you check your email!) -Derek


Записка #19 (Derek Copeland)

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EMPLOYEE EVALUATION
Name: Derek Copeland

This was a tough year for Derek. I’m not really sure what happened, but his performance has dropped off drastically. I’ve recommended he go through the training process again--hopefully this jumps starts the old Derek. I don’t want to loose one of my superstars, but if he doesn’t turn this around I won’t have much choice.

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EMPLOYEE EVALUATION
Name: Derek Copeland

Derek is a hard worker and knows his way around. He’s well versed in every department, and I can trust him to train new employees as well. I never have to worry about Derek. He’s easily among our top representatives. As he’s eligible for a wage increase, I recommend he receive the full amount.


Записка #20 (Derek Copeland)

Кровавая
Well, today they officially announced my promotion. Derek was pretty upset. He went on a tirade, then quit, just like that. He had to see this coming; he’s been a mess lately. Seniority only goes so far.

Светлая
Big news at work today--I got the promotion! I was positive they were going to choose Derek, but apparently they’re transferring him to a different store instead.


Записка #21 (Katie Collins)

Ran into Katie today… a pleasant surprise. We haven’t really talked since high school, so it was nice to catch up. Still crazy in love with her. Unfortunately it turns out she’s been dating Trent, of all people. So… still the one that got away, I guess.


Записка #22 (Katie Collins)

CLASS SCHEDULE
student: Katie Collins

1. Math 120 - M/W 9:00 - 10:30
2. Hist. 110B - M/W 10:30 - 12:00
3. Health Science 203 - M/W 1:00 - 2:30
4. Social Psych. 350 - T/Th 10:30 - 12:00
5. Dance 301 - T/Th 1:00 - 2:30
6. Health Science 205 - F 1:00 - 4:00

Notes: Student is enrolled in a Health Science scholarship. She must maintain an average above 70% in Health-related courses.


Записка #23 (Katie Collins)

If I had to describe my perfect guy, let’s see… he’d have to be kind to others, funny. He’d dress nice--not super fancy, but clean! Umm… I think it might be nice if he bought me nice little surprises sometimes. Nothing big, but if he got me a little something whenever he was out shopping, it’d be nice. I’d know he was thinking of me. What about you? Pass back! -Katie


Записка #24 (Katie Collins)

SEATING A17
ADMIT
Nolan Gardens presents
GLOWING ORB
& Kukeiha

THE FAILURE: NOT AN OPTION TOUR

SAT 8 MAY 2010 DOORS 6:40


Записка #25 (Katie Collins)

Кровавая
Trent,
I know you’ve probably been stressed about school lately, but that’s no excuse for how you’ve been acting. I don’t deserve all this negativity. So if you want this relationship to continue, you’re going to have to take a step back and change your behavior. I care about you, but there’s a limit you know? Sorry if this upsets you. -Katie

Светлая
Hi baby,
Just wanted to make sure everything is okay with you. You’ve been really irritable lately. You know I love you, right? If something’s on your mind, please talk to me. I know school’s keeping you busy so if you need more time to study, or whatever… I don’t know. Just worried about you. xoxo Katie


Записка #26 (Katie Collins)

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CLASS SCHEDULE
student: Trent Baker

1. Math 120 - M/W 9:00 - 10:30
2. Hist. 110B - M/W 10:30 - 12:00
3. Health Science 203 - M/W 1:00 - 2:30
4. Social Psych. 350 - T/Th 10:30 - 12:00
5. English 301 - T/Th 5:30 - 7:00
6. Health Science 205 - F 1:00 - 4:00

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CLASS SCHEDULE
student: Trent Baker

1. Anth. 305 - T/Th 1:00 - 2:30
2. Math 115 - T/Th 2:30 - 4:00
3. Music 283 - T/Th 4:00 - 5:30
4. English 301 - T/Th 5:30 - 7:00
5. Music 111 - W 12:00 - 3:00


Записка #27 (Katie Collins)

Кровавая
to: lizardbreath@kn-mail.com
from: Collins573@kn-mail.com

You know I hate it when you’re right. Ugh. Here I am, new dress, makeup’s perfect… JUST IN CASE he did remember. Just in case this is all the setup to a big romantic surprise. Nothing. He wants to spend time together and pay for dinners but this… THIS he flakes on. TWO YEARS together. How long is a girl supposed to put up with this!? Hope your night’s better than mine. Luv ya.

Светлая
Katie, I hope these flowers cheer you up. Even though we’re in a rough patch right now, please know that I want you to be happy. -Trent


Записка #28 (Katie Collins)

Кровавая
eternity

The raven’s cry can be heard through the rain.
But can’t explain my pain.
This rain.
The dying earth, without hope of cure.
My heart not pure, no cure.
Unsure.

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new beginnings

A rose opening to greet the day
For the first time, it stretches
As a puppy bounds, ready to play
With the boy who brought him home.
As I watch, the breeze teases my hair
Bringing feelings of happier time
So I stand, I breathe the morning air
Then stride, confident, to the future.


Записка #29 (Katie Collins)

Кровавая
I know you told me not to talk to you for a while, but I have to know. Are you dating %игрок%? Is this because of him!? That guy is bad news, Katie. Do you really think he can take care of you better than me? Nobody knows you as well as I do; you know that. I’ll never stop loving you.
-Trent

Светлая
Hey Katie…

I know I said we shouldn’t talk for a while, but I needed to tell I’m sorry. I haven’t been treating you the way I should have these past few months. I don’t even know what happened… I guess I took you for granted. Anyway, you’re a great girl and deserve better. Maybe one day we can try again--who knows what the future holds, right?
-Trent


Записка #30 (Katie Collins)

Кровавая
Katie and I have been dating for about a week. The only bad part is how she ended things with Trent, who’s being a total dick to her now. I know she’s having second thoughts, but it’ll be okay. I’m better for her in the long run.

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I know I shouldn’t say this after only a week, but Katie and I are madly in love. I always knew we’d be amazing together. I finally have the perfect girl--she was worth the wait for sure.


Записка #31 (Graham Reynolds)

My parents are on vacation, so I took a week off to look after the place with my sister. Gives me time to explore the Book a bit further, too.

I’ve noticed a police car parked in the neighborhood several nights in a row--Officer Reynolds, an old family friend. Has he figured out my secret? I can’t risk the cops snooping around.


Записка #32 (Graham Reynolds)

From the desk of Dr. K

I truly think Graham and Lorelai Reynolds have a chance of reconciling. The key here is Graham has plenty of opportunities to heal the marriage. However, he wastes his energy healing other areas of his life--his job, etc. If he could hold onto this energy, he could stockpile it for his wife. I’d like Graham to recognize these healing opportunities and cherish them, rather than expending his energy elsewhere.


Записка #33 (Graham Reynolds)

SHINING LIGHT AWARD

We hereby acknowledge Officer Graham Reynolds for his fine service to our community. He is a shining light casting out the shadows of our city.

Reynolds is a fine example to the police force he dutifully serves.


Записка #34 (Graham Reynolds)

You’re damn right I won’t take this sitting down. Graham’s a good cop and doesn’t deserve his name being dragged through the mud. Especially not for something like shooting a fellow officer. If you made a list of things that man is capable of, that’d be the goddamn rock-bottom He’s loyal to a fault, and he’d sooner take a bullet than risk hitting another uniform. You took one of my men off the street for three weeks to rot in a courtroom, and for what? Nothing.


Записка #35 (Graham Reynolds)

Кровавая
My love,
I know how painful it is for you to always sneak around--to be my secret. You deserve so much better than that. I want to be the man you need, because you’re so much more than I could have ever wished for. You deserve to know I’m as committed to this as you are, so I talked to a divorce lawyer today. Soon we can be together, for real. Your loves keeps me going. -Graham

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HERO COP RECOGNIZED
Officer Graham Reynolds will receive a well-earned commendation tomorrow at an official ceremony held at the Downtown Ballroom, during the Police Department’s annual banquet. Reynolds recently conducted a year-long investigation resulting in the arrest of convicted felon Jack Merrick.


Записка #36 (Graham Reynolds)

Кровавая
My love, I know how painful it is for you to always sneak around--to be my secret. You deserve so much better than that. I want to be the man you need, because you’re so much more than I could have ever wished for. You deserve to know I’m as committed to this as you are, so I talked to a divorce lawyer today. Soon we can be together, for real. Your loves keeps me going. -Graham

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Our time together has been wonderful--really. It’s meant the world to me. But, we both know it can’t go anywhere. It’s just too risky, and I have so much to lose--a family who depends on me. You’re a great girl, and you deserve better than a depressed, tired old man. I hope you can understand. It’s for the best. -Graham


Записка #37 (Graham Reynolds)

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THE PALACIAL
HOTEL REGISTRY

8/24
Room - 217
Henry Mason
Guests: 2
Check In: 11:43pm
Payment: Cash
Check out: 8/25

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FIRST MEMORIAL
GUEST ADMITTANCE

Name: Graham Reynolds
Visitor Badge: 5292609
Access: 2nd Floor, South
Visiting: Room 217
Time: 10:34pm - 11:00pm


Записка #38 (Graham Reynolds)

Кровавая
Reporting Officer: Graham Reynolds

At 17:00 today, I responded to a Code 3 at 302 Western. Unfortunately, Merrick had cleaned the place out. We did have brief contact with someone--possibly the suspect--who fled. While in pursuit, we saw suspect brandishing a knife and were forced to open fire. However, he escaped without a trace. Potential evidence is being analyzed at the moment, but it’s unlikely to provide any leads.

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Reporting Officer: Graham Reynolds

At 17:00 today, I responded to a Code 3 at 302 Western. Suspect Jack Merrick’s location had been identified as an old auto garage. While we searched the premises, Merrick attempted to attack one of my fellow officers. We were able to forcibly disarm and arrest the suspect. Evidence found on site has been taken to processing for analysis.


Записка #39 (Graham Reynolds)

Кровавая
Officer Graham Reynolds,

You have been placed under investigation for conduct not befitting an officer of the law. We have received several testimonies indicating that you have at times fraternized with civilians on duty.

Your clearance may be restricted or revoked during the course of this investigation. Your Captain will inform you of any specific limitations during this preliminary period.

David Soderberg, Internal Affairs

Светлая
The Police Department would like to commend Officer Graham Reynolds on his fine service, and commitment to go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the public good.

Reynolds’ most recent case demonstrates a keen ability to lead a team under extreme circumstances.

His heroism is a great asset to this Department and Community.


Записка #40 (Graham Reynolds)

Кровавая
Officer Reynolds is going through a huge divorce. He’s apparently been keeping a mistress, and as soon as his wife found out, she took the kids and left him. He seemed like such a nice guy.

At the very least, it means he doesn’t have time to worry about me or the Book.

Нейтральная
I haven’t seen Officer Reynolds around lately, so I guess he dropped his investigation.

Светлая
Life’s turned around for Officer Reynolds. He solved a major case, and beyond that he and his wife have decided to reconcile their marriage. They’re even planning a second honeymoon.

Needless to say, he’s been far too busy to care what I might be up to.


Записка #41 (Trent Baker)

Got an ’interesting’ email from Trent today:

’Hey %игрок%. How’s life with Katie? Can you even sleep at night, you pathetic bastard? Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because I’m watching you. Better keep one eye open; the next time I see your ugly face, I’m going to pound it in. You have no honor, and you don’t deserve her.’

This has gone on more than long enough. I need to take care of it.


Записка #42 (Trent Baker)

Katie,

%игрок% is no good for you. He’s not your type, as you’ve probably realized by now. I know I wasn’t perfect. I was always buying things for myself and then cheaping out on dates. I get it. I just wanted you to know I’m saving all my money from now on. Really--stashing away all my spare cash. I’m saving up for our life together. Once this phase is over and you’re ready to try again you’ll see I’m a new man. I only buy the necessities, and save the rest for you. For us.
-Trent


Записка #43 (Trent Baker)

Ashwood 20 Presents
* THE EXECUTIONS
Theater 20
Admit1Gen

8:20 PM Sat 2/20/10


Записка #44 (Trent Baker)

GUIDANCE OFFICE

I spoke with Trent Baker today about his academic advancement. I do have concerns about this young man’s insistence on a single path to success. Trent has armed himself with a singular skillset, and refuses to give anything a chance other than what he’s familiar with. While it IS possible to find success this way, it takes an incredible amount of dedication and a little luck.


Записка #45 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
PHARM FRESH
555-7476

1 PVT Generic (500mg) $20.00
1 Aglacet (325mg) $35.00

TOTAL:
$55.00

Светлая
THANKS FOR SHOPPING AT
FLORA’S FLOWERS

1 ’Tender Hearts’ Bouquet $35.00
Recipient: Katie Collins
Message: Missing your Smile!
Will Deliver: Mon. before 2:30pm

Delivery Fee $10.00
TOTAL: $45.00


Записка #46 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
THIRD NOTICE OF RENT PAST DUE

Mr. Baker,

Our records show that we have previously contacted you on the 15th and again on the 25th regarding last month’s rent.

If you fail to contact us and provide payment in five (5) business days, we will have no choice but to begin the eviction process as described in your tenant agreement.

Office hours are 9 - 5 every weekday.
-Management

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Mr. Baker,

After reviewing your application and the recommendation made following your interview, we are pleased to formally offer you the position.

As relocation would be necessary, we are prepared to help fund such expenses up to $5,000. If you would like to accept the position, please contact us via…


Записка #47 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
I spoke with the victim, Mr. Trent Baker, approximately 2 hours after the incident occurred. He reports being forcibly pulled into the alley, beaten, and then thrown to the ground. When asked if anything was stolen, he seemed hesitant at first. After some urging victim reported “just a book.” Mr. Baker would say nothing more on the subject of the significance of this item.

Светлая
“Please. I just want to be happy again.”


Записка #48 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
BRECRIDGE BOXING GYM

Amateur Slugathon
Weigh-ins noon to 2
Bouts start 6pm

$7.50 per Guest

Enjoy up to 32 visceral bouts in our Elimination Tournament!
$500 Prize for the champion!

Светлая
24-7 FITNESS

MEMBER: Trent Baker
PLAN: Buff & Tough
Group OK
PAY CYCLE: bi-annual


Записка #49 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
directions to ’Party station’ (Doug’s)

- exit 49a
- R on East Canyon
- L on Prairie
- straight ~2 miles
- L on Bramble (no sign!)
- continue ~ half mile
- after steep grade, immediate R
- house on right (pool)

Светлая
STUFF THAT NEEDS DOING:

1. call restaurant
2. new shirt
3. flowers
4. gas car
5. WASH car
6. MapFind address


Записка #50 (Trent Baker)

Кровавая
There was a big accident, and Trent ended up in the emergency room. He’s conscious, but can’t remember what happened--doctors aren’t optimistic. Katie went to see him at the hospital, but he had no idea who she was. Looks like this chapter is finally over.

Нейтральная
Trent stopped calling. He must have given up.

Светлая
So the Trent situation ultimately worked out. He started dating someone new. Now that he has another girl to obsess over, Trent’s finally leaving Katie alone.


Записка #41 (Ashley Baker)

Got an ’interesting’ Email from Ashley today:

’Hey %игрок%. How’s life with Matthew? Can you even sleep at night, you pathetic bitch? Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because I’m watching you. Better keep one eye open; the next time I see your ugly face, I’m going to claw it off. You’re a whore, and you don’t deserve him.’

I’m tired of this, and I’m tired of her trying to get back with Matthew. You lost! Get over it.


Записка #42 (Ashley Baker)

Matthew,

%игрок% is no good for you. She’s not your type, as you’ve probably realized by now. I know I wasn’t perfect. I was always buying things for myself and making you pay for dates. I get it. I just wanted you to know I’m saving all my money from now on. Really--stashing away all my spare cash. I’m saving up for our life together. Once this phase is over and you’re ready to try again you’ll see I’ve changed. I only buy the necessities, and save the rest for the future. Our future.
-Ashley


Записка #43 (Ashley Baker)

Ashwood 20 Presents
* THE EXECUTIONS
Theater 20
Admit1Gen

8:20 PM Sat 2/20/10


Записка #44 (Ashley Baker)

GUIDANCE OFFICE

I spoke with Ashley Baker today about her academic advancement. I do have concerns about this young lady’s insistence on a single path to success. Ashley has armed herself with a singular skillset, and refuses to give anything a chance other than what she’s familiar with. While it IS possible to find success this way, it takes an incredible amount of dedication and a little luck.


Записка #45 (Ashley Baker)

Кровавая
PHARM FRESH
555-7476

1 PVT Generic (500mg) $20.00
1 Aglacet (325mg) $35.00

TOTAL:
$55.00

Светлая
THANKS FOR SHOPPING AT
FLORA’S FLOWERS

1 ’Heartthrob’ Bouquet $35.00
Recipient: Matthew Collins
Message: Missing your touch!
Will Deliver: Mon. before 2:30pm

Delivery Fee $10.00
TOTAL: $45.00


Записка #46 (Ashley Baker)

Кровавая
THIRD NOTICE OF RENT PAST DUE

Ms. Baker,

Our records show that we have previously contacted you on the 15th and again on the 25th regarding last month’s rent.

If you fail to contact us and provide payment in five (5) business days, we will have no choice but to begin the eviction process as described in your tenant agreement.

Office hours are 9 - 5 every weekday.
-Management

Светлая
Ms. Baker,

After reviewing your application and the recommendation made following your interview, we are pleased to formally offer you the position.

As relocation would be necessary, we are prepared to help fund such expenses up to $5,000. If you would like to accept the position, please contact us via…


Записка #47 (Ashley Baker)

Кровавая
I spoke with the victim, Ms. Ashley Baker, approximately 2 hours after the incident occurred. She reports being forcibly pulled into the alley, beaten, and then thrown to the ground. When asked if anything was stolen, she seemed hesitant at first. After some urging victim reported “just a book.” Ms. Baker would say nothing more on the subject of the significance of this item.

Светлая
“Please. I just want to be happy again.”


Записка #48 (Ashley Baker)

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DANCERS NEEDED

Interested girls please wait behind after the night’s show. Johnny will see you one by one for auditions. Outfits not provided--bring your own.

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To: The Scholarship Selection Committee

Dear Sir / Ma’am,

I am writing to thank you for continuing to support me this year with the Tennis Scholarship Award. I hope to continue developing my athletic abilities and one day be a force for change, to promote the positive impact of sports on our youth. This grant will assist me in approaching that goal.
- Ashley Baker


Записка #49 (Ashley Baker)

Кровавая
directions to Doug’s party

- exit 49a
- R on East Canyon
- L on Prairie
- straight ~2 miles
- L on Bramble (no sign!)
- continue ~ half mile
- after steep grade, immediate R
- house on right (pool)

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DON’T FORGET

1. Get nails done (not before Thurs!)
2. pick up eyeshadow
3. Choose outfit (new shoes?)
4. buy mini-purse
5. leave practice early to SHOWER
6. Shave legs!


Записка #50 (Ashley Baker)

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There was a big accident, and Ashley ended up in the Emergency Room. She’s conscious, but can’t remember what happened--doctors aren’t optimistic. Matthew went to see her at the hospital, but she had no idea who he was. Looks like this chapter is finally over.

Нейтральная
Ashley stopped calling. He must have given up.

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So the Ashley situation ultimately worked out. She started dating someone new. Now that she has another guy to obsess over, Ashley’s finally leaving Matthew alone.


Записка #51 (Jack Merrick)

Things are out of control… Some guy attacked me today. He had a knife, and tried to take the Book. He knows its secret. But that’s nothing--he said he has a Book of his own. He knows where I live, where I work… I have no idea how to fight this.


Записка #52 (Jack Merrick)

RECORD OF JUDGEMENT

This court finds the defendant, Jack Merrick, guilty of four counts of murder, two counts aggravated assault.

However, on the charges of assault with a firearm, the court finds Mr. Merrick not guilty.


Записка #53 (Jack Merrick)

WANTED
First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault

DESCRIPTION
Jack Merrick
6’ 3”
Brown hair, short
Blue Eyes
Identifiable Markings include a tattoo on right arm which reads “Karma’s a bitch.”


Записка #54 (Jack Merrick)

Name: Jack Merrick
Parole: DENIED

Overview: This board has once again denied Merrick’s application for parole. We believe this man has a number of compulsions which he must break before he can return to society. It would represent a collapse of the justice system if such a broken individual was released. With a career starting at destruction of property and advancing to more serious convictions, we don’t see such a change happening overnight.


Записка #55 (Jack Merrick)

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Warden Leek,

Prisoner RS-187, Jack Merrick, is in a great deal of distress over a stolen package. He claims it was delivered shortly before his detainment in "the hole". Upon returning to his cell, the package had apparently been taken. While we all know these things tend to happen, please speak to your staff and make sure none of them know the whereabouts of this item. I would hate for something like this to derail his progress.

-Dr. Wilson

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Jack Merrick RS-187
Ryall State Prison
Portland, ME 04101


Записка #56 (Jack Merrick)

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INCIDENT REPORT
Reporting CO: D. Milton

At some point during the night, Prisoner RS-187 (Jack Merrick) left his cell. He attacked and killed two guards using an improvised blade, or shiv. From the available security footage, it seems Merrick spent the next several hours unlocking specific cells, entering, and murdering a number of his fellow inmates. Merrick then escaped the facility, murdering two additional guards during his escape.

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INCIDENT REPORT
Reporting CO: D. Milton

During morning inspection on Thursday, staff noticed that prisoner RS-187 (Merrick) failed to present himself as required. Upon entering his cell, it was immediately apparent prisoner has escaped. However, in searching the area we found no sign of Merrick or anything that might indicate his point of exit. It’s as if he simply disappeared.


Записка #57 (Jack Merrick)

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ESCAPED CON IN THE AREA

Downtown erupted last night as escaped convict Jack Merrick single-handedly robbed County Federal bank. The culprit attempted to flee by car, but police gave immediate pursuit. The chase ended in tragedy, as Merrick’s car collided with 3 civilian vehicles. He escaped on foot as authorities tended to the injured. Citizens are advised to call 911 if they have any clues as to Merrick’s current whereabouts.

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ESCAPED CON IN THE AREA

Downtown erupted last night as escaped convict Jack Merrick single-handedly robbed County Federal bank. Merrick escaped in a car parked just outside the bank with keys in its ignition. Authorities were unable to respond in time, and warn that the culprit is loose--believed to still be in the area. Citizens are advised to call 911 if they have any clues as to Merrick’s whereabouts.


Записка #58 (Jack Merrick)

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ARREST REPORT

Name: Merrick, Jack
Location: 302, Western Ave.
Apprehending Officer: Graham Reynolds
Offenses: Resisting, assault of an officer, grand larceny, attempted murder, assault, (cont.)

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“Goddammit, this is trickier than I’d expected. Just had a run-in with Reynolds--bastard can’t take a hint--and some other blues. Caught a bullet or two, but nothing this Book can’t fix. Getting harder to think of ways out. Shouldn’t have wasted time with that kid. Should’ve just taken him out.”


Записка #59 (Jack Merrick)

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Willis -

About the other day--you keep that shit quiet, you understand? That son of a bitch Merrick deserved what he got. He was a monster. The kind that needs to be put down. So as far as anyone knows, he took a swing at you and didn’t let up until we forced the issue. We’ve got a code for these things--don’t forget that.

Светлая
MERRICK OFF THE STREET

Authorities arrested Jack Merrick today, after an extended investigation that began when Merrick escaped from prison. Strangely, he offered very little resistance during the arrest, asking only where his personal affects would be sent. This follows a crime spree the likes of which this city has never seen, including four bank robberies, several assaults, and attempted murder.


Записка #60 (Jack Merrick)

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They beat Merrick within inches of his life. He’s essentially brain-dead, and will spend the rest of his life as a corpse with a pulse. A violent end for a violent man, I suppose.

Светлая
The police apprehended Merrick. The official report lists a “strange book” among the items confiscated from his hideout. It should be safe in the evidence locker--safely out of his reach, anyway. I hope they throw away the key, Merrick.


Записка #61 (Shannon)

I’m worried about my sister, Shannon. We’ve always been close, but she’s pulling away lately. I tried to talk to her today, see how things are going, but… I could tell she didn’t want to talk. I just wish I knew what was wrong so I could help. I hope she’s okay.


Записка #62 (Shannon)

Graham, I need to see you tonight. I need to see you every night. I can hardly stand it when we’re apart. It’s difficult to breathe. It’s impossible to think. My heart beats in tune to yours--you must know that. I’m falling so fast, Graham. Please call me when you get this; I’m sure I’ll need to hear your voice--I always do. You’re my constant light; I’m in darkness without you.


Записка #63 (Shannon)

Dear Diary,

I am so proud of my Graham. A few years ago he arrested a dangerous criminal, Jack something or other--didn’t even have to use his gun! It took months, he was a big hero. Well! Turns out Jack just escaped from prison and Graham’s been a wreck since--he really needs to keep his health up. But I know he’s going to catch him again--this time for good. Graham is such a great policeman…


Записка #64 (Shannon)

(Shannon, you should come!)

What: Party of the Century
Where: Doug’s Party Station
(1028 Bramble Rd.)
Who: You! Bring a friend if you’ve got boobs


Записка #65 (Shannon)

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Dear Diary,

Graham is so wonderful. He treats me like a princess. It’s hard to believe how lonely I was before, how hopeless life seemed. But it’s all different now. It feels good to "need" someone--I don’t know what I’d do without Graham. Soon our lives will be perfect. I never imagined love could feel this way.

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Dear Diary,

Things have been going well with Graham. We’ve gotten to spend more time together lately, and it’s nice going on real dates.

But I’m starting to feel a little bad about all this. I mean, how long is it going to last, really? He’s an adult and I’m not even 20 yet. Maybe I’d be better off in a normal relationship…

-Shannon


Записка #66 (Shannon)

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ADMITTED: 8/24, 10:00pm
PATIENT NAME: Shannon
DETAILS: Patient involved in a car crash. Sustained injuries in the torso, specifically ribs, as well as arm (L) and cranium. Slipping in and out of consciousness.
STATUS: Serious - Emergency Room

Светлая
My Dearest,

Thank you for rescuing me. With how much of a disaster life has been these last few years, I’m blessed to have you now. Your laugh cuts through the darkness I see on the streets every night, and in your eyes I can remember why it’s all worth it.

You’re far more important than you realize.

-Graham


Записка #67 (Shannon)

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to: Shannon
Ya my guy can get anything. But u said u wanted White C., ya? That might take him a few days bcause it isn’t local. But if u R willing to pay 4 it, he can get it no ?’s asked.

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From the Desk of Dr. K

Shannon’s had a rough year, and is clearly suffering from depression. However, she is more than willing to get help, which will make all the difference in her recovery. I’ve prescribed some mild anti-depressants, and will be meeting with her twice a week. She’s also mentioned a female role-model entering her life. I expect positive results.


Записка #68 (Shannon)

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I spotted driver weaving between lanes at 23:07. She complied by pulling over as soon as I gave pursuit. Driver identified as Shannon (lic.# M026813), age 19. I issued a breath test that showed blood alcohol of 0.19. As driver is under legal age, I took her into custody and transported to the station for processing. Her vehicle was taken into holding.

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to: Graham
Hey baby, I just heard. :( Sry! I kno it is hard. I want to make U feel better. Meet me @ the usual spot, k? pls?


Записка #69 (Shannon)

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If you hadn’t met me, I’d be fine on my own, baby / Never felt so lonely, then you came along / so now what should I do / I’m strung out, addicted to you / My body aches, now that you’re gone

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Dear Diary,

Went to a party at some Doug guy’s house last night. I was planning to flake, but in the end just forced myself to go. Really glad I did! It’s been a while since I’ve just hung out with people my age. Was just really nice--relaxing. Even met a nice guy or two, heheh.

Feeling good about things for the first time in a while.


Записка #70 (Shannon)

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I got a letter…

%игрок% -
I owe you an explanation, at least. Life’s been hard for me. For a while, actually. I’m broken. Whatever normal people have that lets them shrug off the cynicism and the madness, I don’t.

I’ve looked for an answer, but it’s not out there. Or I’m too tired to keep looking, I don’t know. Soon it won’t matter. Please remember me as the little girl who snuck into your room after nightmares--not the disgusting mess I am now.

Goodbye.
- Shannon

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I got a letter…

Hey bro,
I know I’ve been preoccupied with my own mess lately. Kind of a crappy sister, right? I didn’t even get you a birthday present.

This isn’t much, but I want you to know you really are the best brother in the whole world. You’ve always been there for me--even when I’m too stubborn to open up. You really are amazing, %игрок%. I’m the luckiest girl around.

-Shannon


Записка #71 (Игрок)

The nightmares I’ve been having aren’t random at all… those giant guardians aren’t things I imagined-they’re each someone from my life. Derek, Katie, Shannon… meaning I must have one too, somewhere.

…and if defeating those things altered the past, then what happens if my guardian dies? I have to find it before someone else does.


Записка #72 (Игрок)

I thought the nightmares were just a side effect of using the Book… but they’re HOW I use the Book. Everything I do here matters.


Записка #73 (Игрок)

This whole time, I’ve been screwing around inside everyone’s lives… changing them to reflect what I wanted. When I ’defeated’ them, I was overcoming their desires.


Записка #74 (Игрок)

…I changed the Book before, so I should be able to do it again. Maybe there’s still time. Maybe I can go back and do things differently…


Записка #75 (Игрок)

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“I wish I’d gotten that promotion.”

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“I wish I’d gotten that promotion.”


Записка #76 (Игрок)

Кровавая/Светлая | Главный персонаж — парень
“I wish Katie and I were dating.”

Кровавая/Светлая | Главный персонаж — девушка
“I wish Matthew and I were dating.”


Записка #77 (Игрок)

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“Officer Reynolds needs a distraction to keep him off my trail.”

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“Officer Reynolds needs a distraction to keep him off my trail.”


Записка #78 (Игрок)

Кровавая/Светлая | Главный персонаж — парень
“Trent should just forget about Katie.”

Кровавая/Светлая | Главный персонаж — девушка
“Ashley should just forget about Matthew.”


Записка #79 (Игрок)

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“Whoever that guy is, he can’t EVER use his Book.”

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“Whoever that guy is, he can’t EVER use his Book.”


Записка #80 (Игрок)

Концовка «Pure Light»:
“I use the Book to help others.”

Концовка «Light»:
“I’ll make sure the Book never falls into the wrong hands.”

Концовка «Neutral»:
“I have to make everything perfect.”

Концовка «Blood»:
“I’m going to destroy this thing.”

Концовка «Blood»:
“I have the only Book.”

Концовка «Joke»:
Get ready for an epic vacation.
Lucky numbers: 3 7 18 23 41


Записка #81

IVORY TESTAMENT
The Emigration

During this age, weak-willed among our Order fell away from the God’s teachings. They forsook their eternal birthright and fled the seed of Paradise, taking up settlement across the great waters.


Записка #82

IVORY TESTAMENT
The First Sign

And the God said, at the time of fullness, cleanse the world with my rage. Gather forth the White Oil, the Black Cup, and the Blood of the Ten Sinners. Prepare for the ritual of Holy Assumption.


Записка #83

ON MEMORY

One theory behind supposed ghost-sightings is that they are not ghosts at all, but fragments of memory. Certain locations are very sensitive to negative energy. If a strong or traumatic event takes place, its memory can "echo", and leave a sort of phantom behind.


Записка #84

ON MEMORY

When one area is host to a number of traumatic events, the effect becomes stronger--potentially spilling over into other, completely separate memories. Objects related to such a location can even “carry” these vibrations from place to place, spreading negative energy from person to person over a great distance.


Записка #85

ON MEMORY

The human mind is a peculiar thing, holding the ability to revise behavior, opinion, and even memory to conform to a perceived ’truth’. For example, multiple eye-witnesses to a crime may remember the suspect’s features (height, weight, hair-color, etc.) entirely differently.

So, if even memory is perfectly malleable, how objective could truth ever be?


Записка #86

It’s come to my attention that our Order is in possession of a book, for lack of a better term, extraordinary magic. The reference I found suggests it “embodies the writer with the God’s Will”. Whatever that actually means, it sounds like something worth investigating. I’m hoping you might know something more about this book or its whereabouts.

Yours,
Father Vincent


Записка #87

Surely a man of your stature in our Order knows something about the sacred text of which I spoke in my previous letter. I have managed to find a few more mentions of its existence, one which describes it, “Bound as if by Steel, so as to be impervious to assault from unbelievers.” Ring any bells? I implore you to tell me more.

With increasing urgency,
Father Vincent


Записка #88

October 3 -
Since he’s in no state to help anymore, I’ve had to continue researching these books on my own. Yes, books plural. Every one of our sacred doctrines is written in one of these tomes, in fact. I should have figured it out from the opening invocation they all share:

”Let he who knows not the power of this text be blinded to the Will of the God.”

Which explains why the truth eluded me for so long. Surely there are more…


Записка #89

February 27 -
I’ve managed to locate a number of those books. It seems like the old witch had them shipped to Wish House, of all places. I doubt those half-wits would even know what to do with them.

Now I just ned to find an excuse to slip away and investigate. Perhaps that girl can serve a purpose, after all.


Записка #90

April 11 -
Today I finally held one of the books in my hands. Unfortunately, it had already been broken somehow--meaning there is a method of destroying their power after all. So much for impervious.

Eaten by rust and flaking away, it contained nothing but lost memories. My search continues, despite this setback.


Записка #91

July 9, 1810

Most peculiar thing happened today. While investigating the hospital foundations, I made the acquaintance of a gentleman of color. Yet, by my recollection all of the men I brought to finish this task were bone white. Friendly, though. Smartly dressed. The very model of a free man. Should we meet again, I must ask how he came upon this remote outpost.
-Samuel Chester


Записка #92

The Order’s claim to worship ’local’ or ’native’ deities is a dubious one. A religious layperson could easily trace their belief system to a number of European, pagan, and native American traditions, with a dash of Jedeo-Christian to escape suspicion. More likely, their origins lie in a coming together of several outcast sects on ’sacred ground’ to weather the Revivalist furor of early America.
-Joseph Schrieber


Записка #93

”I just wanted my daughter to grow up and have a normal life. A life without all this madness--I wish that damn cult never existed.”


Записка #94

”I’m a horrible person. I wish I could forget about all this… go back to how she was before the illness. She could be the woman I always wanted.”


Записка #95

”My friend needs to return home. I love her, and the one who stole her must pay. Once she remembers, she will set everything back to the natural order.”


Записка #96

”October 17th:
The important lady told me my mother was asleep in Ashfield. I have a mother, too. I’m so happy. I want to see my mother.”


Записка #97

”I’m sick of this. I give up. I’ll never be their perfect soldier. I hope at least my brother can be the son they wanted me to be.”


Записка #98

”That son of a bitch took everything from me. I’m going to kill him, no matter what it takes. He has to pay for what he did to my father.”


Записка #99

”I want the best for my Alessa--for our sacrifice to mean something. My beloved daughter will change the world.”


Записка #100

IVORY TESTAMENT
Days of Ending

Fear not the end of all things. For it shall come to pass that the strength of the Believers shall wane, and in these times of little faith shall the Silent Ones depart.

Lo, the Will of the God must be scattered to the ends of the Earth, so that all might come to hear. In this alone lies salvation.