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34 Years Ago Julie Cutler Left a Work Function at a 5 Star Hotel and Was Never Seen Again. Two Days Later Her Car was Found Underwater at Perth's Most Iconic Beach. This is the Story of Western Australia's Most Haunting Missing Person's Case (PART 1).

Julie Leanne Cutler was just one month shy of her 23rd birthday when she disappeared from the Perth CBD on a stormy night in June 1988. At 12:30am on the 20th of June she would leave a work function and never be seen again. Days later, her car would be found in the Indian Ocean 50 metres into the surf at Perth’s most popular beach. Her vanishing has baffled Perth for decades and was sadly destined to become one of our city’s most haunting cold cases. More importantly, it left her family devastated, traumatised, and utterly bereft of closure. WA Police announced a new inquest into Julie’s disappearance in 2018, along with a tidy $250,000 reward, hoping to glean new information from the public – that inquest finally took place across the 3rd and 4th of November this year. At the outset of the inquest in 2018 Julie’s father Roger made a familiar plea for information where he begged for public assistance and told of the unimaginable devastation that the ‘pain, anguish and uncertainty’ has caused his family. For Roger and the rest of Julie’s loved ones this inquest is not about justice, but resolution. ‘I don’t see any justice here,’ he said. This is their story.
Roger has made the statement in recent years that it’s hard to even remember what his daughter was like in life. Thankfully we have plenty with which to paint a picture. Julie’s cousin, Jane Marwick, calls Julie strong, outgoing, confident, eloquent. She recalls her ‘city cousins’ visiting them in the small town of York when the girls were quite young, and their mother was unwell. In fact, the Cutler’s lost Julie’s mother Robyn in 1976 at the age of 29 to Hodgkin’s Disease. Julie was just a small girl. While Robyn was sick, Julie and her sister spent a lot of time with their grandmother, aunt and cousins. Marwick remembers that period with the usual sweet childhood memories of making daisy chains while laying in the cool grass, getting in harmless trouble with their parents, and swinging around on the Hills Hoist – a venture which ended with the clothesline tilted over like it had been tossed in a storm. Though she persevered with the resilient playfulness of childhood, Julie was not undaunted. Her family and friends recall that losing her mother had a strong effect on her even into adulthood, though the culture of 1980s Perth may not have bestowed the language with which to describe it.
Julie’s sister Nicole was a year younger than her. By all accounts Julie and Nicole were the dearest of sisters, particularly with Roger self-admittedly being a somewhat absent father. When Roger remarried two years after their mother’s death the girls clung to each other. Roger’s second marriage would produce four half-siblings for the girls and while they loved the ‘little ones’ they did not love their stepmother. Speaking at the inquest, Roger said ‘They thought they had the evil stepmother, and she thought she had the evil stepchildren’. Initially based in the suburbs of Floreat and Wembley, Julie and Nicole attended Iona Presentation College where they apparently boarded while their father was away. Their connection to the school was deep and when it became apparent that Julie had been lost, it was Iona who hosted the memorial ceremony for the community. Marwick recalls that when she was most homesick at Iona herself, she would go to Julie and Nicole’s where Julie would tease her and tell her stories to get her feeling better. Julie absolutely loved telling stories.
It was probably at Iona that Julie developed into the independent and self-assured young woman that, by all accounts, she was. Another friend, Jennifer Marr, met Julie at the Hole In The Wall Theatre in the suburb of Subiaco and grew to consider Julie part of her own family. In fact, Julie was sharing a two-bedroom flat with Jennifer’s sister Fiona Marr in Fremantle at the time of her disappearance. Jennifer went travelling in March, 1988, and called Julie and Fiona from Tokyo on June 13th – Fiona’s birthday. Julie was gone a week later. ‘She one of those lovely, funny, vivacious friends you have in your 20s… She was very creative and loved her acting’. Julie wasn’t just popular with the girls either. An attractive, petite girl with dark hair and sea blue-green eyes, she seemed to have had much romance in her young life. One ex-boyfriend, John, was so devastated to hear of her disappearance that he left Melbourne and travelled to Perth by train – a journey of around 3,400km – to assist investigators. That was the kind of impression she left.
Julie in blue and Jennifer in red
She loved her acting and she loved telling stories. It was no surprise that after graduating from Iona Julie would go on to study English Literature and Theatre at the West Australian Institute of Technology, aka, WAIT (now known as Curtin University). She was ‘full of potential for a creative life ahead,’ according to Jennifer, ‘the sky was the limit’. More than young and creative, she was responsible and independent. Having lived away from home in her teen years, Julie mostly took good care of herself and her interests. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she went on an extensive holiday through Europe, including stays in Greece and England where she and John lived together for some months. Arriving home in late 1987, she took a job at the Parmelia-Hilton in the Perth CBD – then one of just two five-star hotels in the city – where she cleaned rooms and was a general floor staffer. Thanks to this she was able to buy her own car: a stylish ‘60s two-tone Fiat sedan that was by all accounts her baby. A few weeks after getting home she moved out of a share home in Victoria Park and into the flat in Fremantle that she shared with Fiona. Seeing that Julie and Nicole had grown independent Roger made the decision to move the rest of the family to Kalgoorlie, a small Goldfields town 595km from Perth. He took the family out to dinner before they left – this was the last time he saw Julie alive.
Sadly, not all was perfect in the life of Julie Cutler. When I come to the theories of her case we’ll explore some of the troubles she experienced. First, let’s discuss the events of the night of June 19th and the early morning hours of June 20th. Most of this is sourced, but I will also be referring to the inquest itself from last week which I attended. This case has naturally elicited much rumour and innuendo and I will do my best to be clear when I mention details whose origins are unclear.
On the afternoon of the 19th a male friend rang Julie to see if she wanted to see him before work that night. She declined, telling him she was going to watch a film instead. She was probably saving her energy since there was a staff awards function at the Parmelia that night. Julie worked from 6pm to 10pm before she and a co-worker, Connie Harper, got changed together and went to the staff party. According to Connie, Julie changed out of her uniform and into a stylish black dress with a gold clasp on the shoulder, putting her work clothes into a plastic bag.
Julie apparently came to party hard. She had been drinking champagne and trying to get Connie in on the act, but Connie nursed one drink all night. Julie, on the other hand, at one point ordered three champagnes and downed them back-to-back. As the party wore on she danced with two young men that Connie knew to be Polish immigrants named Maciejewski and Swiatek (named in the inquest), both fellow employees at the hotel. The pair invited Julie and Connie to come home with them, drink more champagne, and watch a film at their Glendalough flat not far from the party. Julie was keen but her friend was not. She rejected the offer and suggested Julie should do the same; she was drunk and ought to go sleep it off. Julie appeared to respond to reason and chose not to go without Connie.
The function wrapped up and Julie was seen leaving the building with a man and woman not far behind. Police have made efforts to locate and speak to this couple over the years, but their exact significance is unclear. They were not mentioned at the inquest. Before getting in her car Julie told Connie she had plans to go and meet someone but didn’t say who. When asked, Julie only said that it was ‘a secret’. Connie said it was a bad idea and that she should just go home. She watched Julie get in her car and leave. Meanwhile, one of the hotel’s kitchen staff was stood outside the carpark, taking shelter from the rain under a tree. He was waiting for a ride from his girlfriend who was finishing a shift elsewhere in the city. He wasn’t well acquainted with Julie but had seen her often enough around the hotel to recognise her when she pulled up beside him. She rolled her window down and asked if he was okay, presumably willing to offer him a lift now that a storm was blowing in. He thanked her and said he was fine, they said goodbye, and she took the next left turn before driving away. This encounter, at approximately 12:30am of June 20th, was the last confirmed sighting of Julie Cutler.
The next morning, Fiona Marr arrived home in Fremantle to an empty house. With no sign of Julie and no indication that she’d come home after work, she was concerned enough to call Julie’s father. She asked whether it was worth getting the police involved and Roger gave her the go ahead. At the inquest, Roger said that at this point he wasn’t really concerned. After all, Julie was an independent adult and it was normal from him to go weeks without hearing from her. However, he thought that having the police show up might teach Julie a lesson about taking off without telling anyone. It was when Julie failed to show up for her next work shift that the tone of her absence changed; friends and family began to search in earnest. Over the next 48 hours they made appeals for Julie or anyone who had seen her to come forward, all the while calling anyone and everyone they could think of in hopes of finding a lead. They hoped this was just a youthful misadventure, that she’d realise people were looking for her and come home. Or maybe she was in a hospital somewhere, hurt but safe. Those hopes were cruelly dashed two days later when a swimmer at Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe, kicked something metal beneath the surf: Julie’s 1963 Fiat sedan, fully submerged about 50m from the shore, upside down on a patch of reef. This was not a youthful mistake – this was a fully-fledged disappearance. While he would not dare to say it out loud for years to come, the moment Roger Cutler learned that the car had been found he knew he would never see his daughter again.
Investigating Officer Ron Carey arranged personnel to detach the car from the reef and haul it ashore for examination. The car was absolutely wrecked, looking like someone had rolled it on the freeway or crushed it with machinery. Neither was the case, though you’d be forgiven for thinking so given the state of the thing. The roof was caved in and various parts had come loose. The bonnet was missing and the battery washed up along the beach some days later. Even the car’s back seat had come loose and been found further down the beach, bobbing around as beachgoers kicked their way into the deeper water for a soak. The car had been dragged, tossed, and turned by powerful underwater turbulence and a raging surf caused by winter storms the night of Julie’s disappearance. Upon finally getting the thing out, they began examining the vehicle.
Julie's Car Picture 1
Julie's Car Picture 2
Julie's Car Picture 3
The two back doors and passenger’s side door were locked. The driver’s side window was down and the door slightly ajar. While it’s been reported at times that one of the back doors had an issue where it couldn’t lock, this is erroneous reporting designed to suggest that someone may have lain in wait in the back seat – we’ll come to that later. The ignition had been on, as had the lights, and the car was in neutral. None of Julie’s belongings were found in the vehicle. All that was recovered were a few hairs attached to one of the seats, and the contents of the glove compartment: Julie’s registration/insurance information and, tantalisingly, two champagne flutes wrapped in a tea towel. The flutes were near identical to those used at the Parmelia. The documents bore a scribbled-down name and address which I’ve chosen to omit since they were followed up and found to be insignificant. It has been frequently reported that the ashtray contained cigarette butts from a brand Julie did not smoke, however this point was not raised at the inquest. In fact, Roger’s testimony stated that Julie was a social smoker at most and typically smoked herbal or clove cigarettes. Some other sleuths have told me that the butts found in the car were menthol cigarettes, however I can find no source for this and considering Roger’s statements it seems immaterial. There was no sign of Julie’s handbag, purse, or the plastic bag containing her work uniform. Their absence was nearly as conspicuous as Julie’s. But while the condition of the car raised more questions than answers, the fact of it being in the ocean to begin with presented some crucial information.
Aerial Image of the Surf Club and Retaining Wall
The Groyne - Located just out of frame on the right of the aerial shot
A 5-metre swell and gale force winds meant that the usually white, sandy beach was entirely immersed. The tide was lashing the retaining wall in front of the historic Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club building with fury in those early morning hours. We can therefore say with certainty that the car was not driven onto the sand before being submerged and dragged out – it had to have gone directly into the water because there was no beach to drive onto. So, where and how did it enter? There were two possible entry points: Off the groyne, an artificial rock wall perpendicular to the shore, or over the retaining wall of the Surf Club via the service road/boat ramp adjacent to it. It has been erroneously reported that investigators believe the car had been driven off the groyne due to how far out the car was found. However, it was made clear at the inquest and in credible reports that investigators determined the car must have gone over the retaining wall and been dragged out that far by the tide. This was based on the lack of characteristic marks that would be left on the vehicle if it scraped upon the jagged, rocky groyne, and the fact that the car itself was in neutral. Further, it was demonstrated that the car could have picked up enough momentum to vault the retaining wall simply by rolling down the hill; it didn’t necessarily need to be driven.
It’s often been said in this case that Cottesloe is such a popular beach that there’s always someone there at any time of day. This is not an objective standard, and if ever there were conditions too severe for even the most devoted beachgoer, then these were those conditions. However, we do know for certain that there were swimmers at the beach by 5:30am thanks to some very dedicated (read: old) morning swimmers who always met at this time. The fact none of them saw the car, and that nobody else has ever come forward claiming to see the car that morning, gives us one conclusion: Julie’s fiat went into the water some time between her last sighting at 12:30am and the arrival of those swimmers at 5:30am. And despite some fleeting suggestions otherwise, all those concerned have arrived at the simple, sad conclusion that Julie Cutler died that night, between those hours.
Later Events
Despite the major concerns for the young woman’s safety and massive public outreach regarding the case, very little of value was brought forward by the public. Perth was still reeling from the disgusting actions of the Birnies, a killer couple who abducted and murdered hitchhiking girls in the mid ‘80s and were imprisoned by 1986. Unlike their victims, Julie was an upper-middle class woman of means whose disappearance was felt much sooner and drew great media interest. However, you will always here that Perth in the 20th century was less a city and more a big country town. This was very true in 1988, so rumour travelled quickly while information didn’t flow so readily. While many tips and sightings came in – including a baffling call to a journalist ‘The West’ claiming to be Julie and asking to be left alone – none drew the case closer to a breakthrough. The first real breakthrough didn’t come until the first anniversary of the case when the owners of a late-night kebab shop in the city saw renewed pleas for information on the news. They had completely missed it the first time around but this time they caught it, and boy did they have something for police: Julie’s work uniform.
Around the time of Julie’s disappearance, the owner of the kebab shop had found a plastic bag that had been left by a customer. It contained a pair of black stockings and a white blouse of the same type worn by staff at the Parmelia-Hilton. In fact, they were manufactured specially for the hotel making them totally distinctive. They had tossed the bag and the tights, but kept the blouse in their lost and found because they recognised it as the type worn by Parmelia staff and presumed somebody would come looking for it quick smart. Nobody did, and they forgot all about it until they saw the renewed push for tips on the news. They had no recollection of seeing the black bow tie that went with the uniform. The blouse has never been forensically tested but it is in Julie’s size, matches the timeframe of Julie’s disappearance, and the hotel had an organised system where staff would swap out dirty uniforms for freshly cleaned and pressed ones which would flag any other missing items. For these reasons, it seems almost certain that this was in fact Julie’s work blouse from the night of her disappearance. This is the last concrete, reliable trace of Julie that has ever been found.
The last major find in the case was in 1996 when a beachgoer discovered some items in the sand dunes a few kilometres from where Julie’s car was found: a tan purse/handbag similar to one Julie owned, a chequebook from Julie’s bank, a 1988 annual diary, and a “Hawaiian” branded pen (referring to the “Hawaiian Group” who own several bars, clubs, and restaurants in the city). The man initially held onto the items, posting an ad in the local paper asking the owner of the items to come and claim them. It wasn’t until the next year that he turned them into police as he began to suspect they were connected to Julie. They were showed to Julie’s family who said they weren’t sure that they belonged to her. Julie journaled basically every day and typically used regular notepads, but the 1988 calendar-diary was apparently empty aside from some squiggles in the front ‘like someone was testing a pen’. One would expect Julie to have written more in the diary than that given she made it to June of that year and that she was a prolific journal writer.
The rest of the items were generic enough that nobody could say for certain they were Julie’s and, agonisingly, they have since been destroyed due to archaic evidence practices in place at the time. Police retained photos of the items, but they were discarded and not available for any testing. In fact, during the inquest WA police admitted that most of the physical evidence in the case is lost. Absolutely bafflingly, the investigators spearheading the review since 2018 discovered that almost all of the original witness statements taken in 1988 and 89 are missing as well. New searches were undertaken around the sand dunes in 2018 which did not produce any meaningful discoveries, and you may rightly describe this is as closing the barn door after the horse has well and truly bolted. If I can sum up my feelings about the investigation in this case, I’d say this: the investigators in this case went to the ends of the earth for Julie. They were extremely dogged and thorough, and felt personal responsibility to Julie and her family which endures today. Lead investigator Ron Carey said that in his decades-long career this was one of only a handful of cases he could not solve and that the biggest thing he could change in his life would be to have this case solved. I absolutely believe him, and I feel the current investigators have the same sentiments. They have been shot in the foot by shoddy, backwards-thinking practices around the storing and maintenance of evidence. Indeed if Perth was a big country town until the 21st century, then this was one of the most indictable, negligent manners in which that stereotype played out. This was not the only significant homicide investigation of its time to be bungled in the state for these reasons, and God I hope they get lucky or somebody finds a spine and ponies up about what they know. Until then they, and Julie’s family and friends, will have to live with these mistakes.
That’s all for Part 1 of this case. In Part 2 I’ll try to give a detailed breakdown of the leading theories in this case, particularly those that were addressed during the coroner’s inquest last week. If you’ve made it this far then thank you so much for taking interest in Julie’s story and my work. I’ve been chipping away at this for about a month in between exams and I almost gave up on the thing until I attended the inquest and saw Julie’s loved ones giving testimony. It lit a little fire, and I hope that this helps to keep her story alive and that she’d have enjoyed my telling of it. I’ve got to give a massive shoutout to the users over at bigfooty who clued me into so much info and for generally sharing my interest in this difficult mystery. I’ll try to have part 2 out ASAP since I’m done with exams, especially if this post gets good engagement. It will cover Julie’s questionable connection to the Claremont Serial Killings, new revelations from the inquest about Julie’s mental health, and some of the suspicious actions of men Julie was close to at the time. It may also include a bit on an elaborate “Owl Theory” in this case if that gets any of you excited. That’s all, thank you for your time, and RIP Julie Cutler.
The Doe Network
Australian Missing Person's Register
Crime Stoppers WA
Roger Cutler Talks About Julie's Disappearance
Jane Marwick Recalls Julie
Jennifer Marr Pleas for Answers
2018 Inquest 1
2018 Inquest 2
Ron Carey Recalls The Investigation
Purse and Diary Prompt New Search, 2018
2022 Inquest
Police Admit Evidence Bungle, 2022
News Clipping, Caller Claims to be Julie
News Clipping, Police Seek Couple
News Clipping, Julie's Ex Assists Investigation
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[World of Warcraft]: How Blizzard's new lizard broke a 10 year old loot system, started an in-game genocide, and sparked a player war in their first 48 hours of release.

Unto you is charged the great task of keeping the purity of time. Know that there is only one true timeline, though there are those who would have it otherwise. You must protect it. Without the truth of time as it is meant to unfold, more will be lost than you can possibly imagine.

-Nozdormu, Dragon Aspect of Time
On November 28, Dragonflight, the ninth expansion in the popular video game (and frequent Hobby Drama subject) World of Warcraft, released. Our story follows the calamitous ramifications that came from the overlooking of one line of code in the weeks before this expansion's launch. But in the words of Nozdormu there is only one true timeline, and the events which will eventually set this story into motion begin more than 10 years ago, on September 25, 2012.

Part 1: Out of the Mists

On September 25, 2012, Mists of Pandaria, the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, released. Players rushed to explore the newly-discovered island of Pandaria seeking riches, adventure, and of course, mounts.

What are mounts (and why should I care)?

For those who haven't played WoW or similar online games, players tend to focus heavily on making sure that their character looks cool. Whether it’s to stand out in groups and show off, or because players enjoy dressing up and decorating their avatars to fit the story they want to weave around them, character appearance and accessories are a central aspect of the game. Much like in real life, people in-game dress up to impress both others and themselves.
There are a lot of ways to do this, but one of the most common ones is collecting mounts (the vehicles that players use to run, swim, and fly around in the world). Mounts are large, flashy and, unlike armor and weapons, don’t become obsolete when a new expansion releases. Like other rewards in the game, mounts come in varying degrees of rarity, with the least attainable often being the most coveted, and some are incredibly rare. Some of the rarest mounts in the game are owned by less than 1% of the playerbase years after their introduction to the game, and ones that can be traded outside the game can go for absolutely obscene amounts of money.
Not all players farm mounts based on their prestige, mind you. Some simply go after mounts that they think look cool. At present there are over 900 mounts in the game, ranging from dragons to an undead flying horse named Invincible to a giant robot helicopter head, so rest assured that there’s something for everyone!
However, every once in awhile you get a mount that’s both obscenely rare and that the community thinks looks especially cool, and suddenly everyone wants it; either so that they can fly around on it, or so that they can flex on the noobs that can’t.

Back to Pandaria: Enter The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent

It’s 2012. As players storm the shores of Pandaria, many charge towards a new world boss called The Sha of Anger, one of a pair of newly added and extremely difficult enemies that randomly spawn in two of the game’s outdoor zones. The Sha can be killed every 15 minutes, but can only be looted once per week, with the chance to award high-quality armor (among other things). Many players are hunting down the Sha to get said armor (their old gear having become obsolete with the new expansion), but many more are after a more elusive prize listed on the boss’s loot table: [The Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent].
The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is coveted because of its visually striking design and bright colors. It both looks good and stands out in a crowd (literally glowing with bright white light), which means everyone wants it. But as more and more of the unwashed masses spill upon the continent of Pandaria to slay the Sha in an attempt to get their very own photonegative dragon, one thing becomes clear. It’s rare. Possibly more rare than any mount added to an enemy’s loot table before. Unlucky players who didn’t get the mount on their first try will have to simply wait until the weekly loot-lockout resets on Tuesday to try and kill him again, or bring their alts (additional characters on their account) to kill him for extra tries.
The weeks pass by. Players begin doing the new raids and out-gear the armor offered by the Sha of Anger, but he continues to be beaten to death nearly as soon as he spawns by a massive, rabid community of increasingly frustrated mount hunters. The more kills players rack up without seeing the mount, the more rare they realize it is, which makes getting it all the more prestigious and increases the desire to farm it further. Someone asks Blizzard to confirm the mount is actually in the game and there isn’t some hidden requirement to unlock it, which Blizzard does, insisting that it just has a low drop rate.
Weeks turn to months. Someone runs a database search and discovers that nobody in the game of 10 million players has the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent yet. They take this information to a forum post that’s directed at Blizzard. The community becomes upset as they realize they’ve been farming a mount that may not actually be in the game yet. Blizzard realizes they made a mistake.

Oops, no dragons! - How Blizzard broke the Sha’s loot table (the first time)

So what happened? Well, the Sha of Anger’s loot table works as follows:
  1. When a player kills the Sha of Anger for the first time each week, the game internally rolls a random number ranging from 1 to 100.
  2. If the game rolls a 1 to 59, the player receives gold and nothing else happens.
  3. If the game rolls a 60 to 100, the player is marked as receiving a piece of loot, at which point the game rolls a SECOND random number to determine what piece of gear the player is awarded from a weighted loot table of class-specific armor (so that a rogue doesn’t accidentally get paladin armor, which they can’t use). The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is on this loot table as an incredibly low drop.
Well, that’s how it’s supposed to work. In reality, Blizzard either never added the Heavenly Onyx Serpent to the loot table, or accidentally set the weighted chance of awarding it to 0. (They never clarified which they had done, only that they’d made a mistake and fixed it).
So we’re a few months into Mists of Pandaria and all is finally right with the world (of Warcraft). The Sha of Anger has begun dropping its mount as intended. Overjoyed (and irate) players flock to kill him with new found hope and optimism and soon discover a second, far more horrifying truth…
It’s still insanely rare.
The reason Blizzard took so long to realize the mount wasn’t dropping was because, even when correctly added to the loot table, it was so rare that it almost never dropped. The game doesn’t officially publish any sort of drop percentages for its loot, but estimations made by players put it somewhere between a 0.02% to a 0.01% drop rate. That means that on average, the Sha will drop one mount every 7,500 kills. One of, if not the, lowest drop rate of any mount in the game.
When it became clear just how rare this mount truly was, many players (such as myself) gave up on farming it. It just wasn’t worth the hours of camping and thousands of attempts it would take (spread out over multiple years or multiple max-level alts) to farm the Sha for such a tiny chance at getting the mount, no matter how cool it looked. Others made as many characters as they could and parked them at the spawn points to get as many kills as they could each week, racking up thousands of kills over hundreds (or thousands) of hours of farming.
And the world (of warcraft) spun on. The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent remained one of the most prestigious mounts in the game due to its unique look, bugged introduction, and tiny drop chance. After ten years of farming it’s owned by less than 1% of the game’s playerbase, and when it occasionally appears on the Black Market Auction House (an in-game market where a single instance of a rare non-tradeable item is made available for purchase at auction with gold) it regularly goes for the game’s maximum gold cap of 9,999,999 gold (currently valued at 900 USD based on the WoW game-time token’s US regional price).

You must decide which path you will take. Which story you will tell. An ancient enemy has returned. You will play a part in the events to come and you will have to make a difficult choice, as we did. My story is already written. But yours - and that of all Dracthyr - is only beginning to unfold.

-Nozdormu, Dragon Aspect of Time

Part 2: The Unwitting Herald(s)

On September 11, 2022, nearly 10 years to the day from the first explorers setting foot onto the shores of Pandaria and beginning the long chain of events that are now so close to their culmination, a redditor by the name of u/Jibbles2020 will make a post that unknowingly heralds the impending chaos.
Jibbles is playing on the Dragonflight Beta, a test version of the new expansion that a small group of players are invited to try out before the official launch in order to test the functionality of new systems and gameplay mechanics. Importantly, items earned on the beta cannot be kept when the beta closes and are not transferred to your main account.
Today, Jibbles is trying out the new race/class combination added in the Dragonflight Beta, the Dracthyr Evoker. After completing the introduction questline Jibbles finds himself flying through Pandaria and notices that the Sha of Anger is up. “Why not?” he thinks to himself, landing and quickly dispatching the boss that he outlevels by five expansions.
The unthinkable happens to Jibbles.
He gets the mount.
What would be a cause of boisterous celebration at any other time leaves a bittersweet ache in Jibbles’ chest. The cruel whims of RNJesus have decided to award him a mount dropped every 1 in 7,500 kills on a test account he will lose when the expansion launches in a few weeks.
Jibbles takes this painful irony in good spirits and posts about his horrible luck on the WoW subreddit where, amazingly, another user, u/Bodehn, mentions that the same thing happened to her while testing her Dracthyr on the beta.
The community shares a laugh in solidarity with these two players, and the astronomical luck (both good and bad) it must have taken for both of them to get the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent within a day of one another on a temporary server that will close within a month.
None among the posters or commenters consider that this could be anything more than a fluke. A freak accident that befell two unfortunate beta testers. Some commenters joke about how this is a prime example of why you should never kill a boss that drops a rare item on the beta. Others speculate that it would be funny if Blizzard made drop rates higher on the beta as a joke. The posts drift off the front page as posts inevitably do, replaced by news of new features and content and release dates in the ever-changing whirlwind of information and excitement that comes with an expansion on the horizon. Jibbles and Bodehn, and their astronomically bad luck, are all but forgotten.

It is time! I will expend everything to bind every thread here, now, around the Dragon Soul. What comes to pass will NEVER be undone!

-Nozdormu, Dragon Aspect of Time

Part 3: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The timeline that follows is reconstructed based on the progression of information recorded in forum, reddit, discord, and WoWHead posts related to Dracthyr and The Sha of Anger over the course of the evening on Tuesday, November the 15th. Stories told from the perspective of a specific character are speculative retellings based on an accurate timeline of when and how community knowledge about the event developed, and are informed by my experience as a mount farmer of 12 years who has participated in the discovery of similar bugs/exploits over my time playing the game. All events not related to a specific hypothetical character are completely factual.

It’s 6:15pm, Eastern Standard Time.

After an extended maintenance lasting most of the day, phase 2 of the Dragonflight pre-patch has come online and is available to play on the live US/Oceanic servers (EU servers will not have access until tomorrow, as their maintenance is on Wednesday). With it comes the Dracthyr Evokers, available to players a few weeks ahead of the official expansion launch.
It takes about an hour to get a newly-created Dracthyr (who start at level 58) through the introductory questline and to the level cap of 60, at which point they are set loose to explore the world (of Warcraft) at their leisure.

It’s 7:15pm, Eastern Standard Time.

Dracthyr pour into the capital cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar en masse. Most unlock the ability to fly and head to kill elemental lords that have been added for a limited-time pre-patch event which also opened today. Others head to the city training dummies to test out their new class abilities. Others still begin flying to old raids and dungeons to farm armor sets that they think will look good on their new lizards.
We do not know how the event, ten years in the making and mere minutes away from its grand culmination, began. We do not know who first saw the Sha spawning in Kun-Lai Summit and decided to pause for a moment to try their luck. Perhaps it was a player in this last group, flying to some old raid in search of a staff or a pair of pauldrons. Perhaps it was one of those still camping the Sha weekly, hoping desperately for the mount and seeing their new Dracthyr as just another weekly 0.01% chance at the prize that has eluded them for so long. Perhaps it was even Jibbles or Bodehn, hoping in vain to relive their moment of glory.
We do not know how the event that is now at long last upon us began.
But we know what followed.

It’s 7:20pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
The mount farmers, fewer tonight due to the multitudes that have taken a break to enjoy the pre-patch festivities, are given their standard gold and long-worthless pieces of armor.
But this first Dracthyr, who has killed the sha of anger for the first time, receives something different.
They have received the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.
Players take notice. It’s common to ride a new mount in celebration upon receiving it, and a character’s guild is automatically notified in the chat window when their guildmate receives an especially rare drop such as the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent. At first the luck and humor of Blizzard’s new dragon race receiving this elusive dragon mount amuses those farming, offering the mix of curses and congratulations that so often follow a fellow player receiving a rare reward.

It’s 7:35pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
A second Dracthyr, either encouraged by his comrade’s luck or simply making a quick pit-stop to try their hand at rolling the dice of fate, is among the masses who have beaten it down. Around them stand the mount farmers, many of whom were present at the kill which occurred at 7:20pm and have since switched to another alt for another 0.01% chance.
This Dracthyr, too, has received the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.
When bugs, especially beneficial ones, are discovered in World of Warcraft, the process is often more akin to the breaking of a dam than the flipping of a switch. In a game with as many random numbers as WoW it can be hard to differentiate what should be attributed to luck from what may be the result of something more.
But this is odd.
Mount farmers and guildmates alike have seen a Dracthyr get a mount that should drop once every 7,500 kills twice within the past hour, and each must have been the character’s first-ever attempt.

It’s 7:50pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
Five Dracthyr stand around it this time, and while not every one receives a dragon, two do. Oddly, none receive armor.
Calculating and estimating drop rates is something that almost becomes second nature to long-time WoW players. Knowing how likely you are to get a mount, pet, or piece of armor allows you to more efficiently decide how best your time in the game should be spent in order to reap the maximum number of rewards possible, or be the most likely to receive the specific reward you want. Dedicated mount farmers are especially adept at calculating these rates, as knowing your odds of receiving a mount allows you to estimate the average amount of farming time required to get your coveted prize.
The most accurate way to determine an item’s drop rate is to review data submitted by other players about whether or not they received the item after killing the boss. If 500 players kill a raid boss and 5 get a mount, it is likely that the boss has around a 1% chance of dropping that mount (assuming all players had equal odds to receive the item, as is usually the case with rare drops such as mounts). As with any statistical estimation, the larger your sample size is the more accurate your estimation will be. But while a sample size of two Dracthyr is too small to accurately estimate anything beyond the fact that something has gone wrong with the Sha of Anger, a sample size of five begins to afford a very rough idea of odds.
It appears that Dracthyr have a 40% chance of receiving the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.

It’s 8:05pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
Twenty Dracthyr stand around it. Six ride glowing black and white dragons. Once again, none have received armor.
Only six riders indicates that perhaps the drop rate for Dracthyr isn’t quite 40%, but with a sample size this small variations are bound to occur.
One player, an avid mount farmer who has hunted the Sha for years and is intimately familiar with the way its loot table operates (due to the bug that occurred ten years ago) has just realized what happened.

Oops, all dragons! - How Blizzard broke the Sha’s loot table (the second time)

If you recall, the Sha of Anger’s loot table works as follows:
  1. When a player kills the Sha of Anger for the first time each week, the game internally rolls a random number ranging from 1 to 100.
  2. If the game rolls a 1 to 59, the player receives gold and nothing else happens.
  3. If the game rolls a 60 to 100, the player is marked as receiving a piece of loot, at which point the game rolls a SECOND random number to determine what piece of gear the player is awarded from a weighted loot table of class-specific armor (so that a rogue doesn’t accidentally get paladin armor, which they can’t use). The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is on this loot table as an incredibly low drop.
Note that each class has their own loot table in order to guarantee that each is able to use any armor awarded to them.
What then, hypothetically, might happen if a class simply did not have a loot table?
  1. When that player kills the Sha of Anger for the first time each week, the game would internally roll a random number ranging from 1 to 100.
  2. If the game were to roll a 1 to 59, the player would receive gold as normal and nothing else would happen.
  3. But if the game rolled a 60 to a 100 and that player were marked as receiving a piece of loot, but the player in question did not have a weighted loot table of class-specific armor from which the game could choose a reward, then, hypothetically, the game would be forced to award the only piece of loot automatically added to each class's table. The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.

It’s 9:35pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done much more quickly every 15 minutes for the past two hours.
A cloud of fourty Dracthyr riding fourty black and glowing white dragons rises from the corpse.
Another sixty Dracthyr sit down and begin a 20 second logout animation. Most of these Dracthyr have never sat before in their brief 65 minutes of existence. Many will never stand again.
News of the glitch has begun to spread like wildfire on private forums as players attempt to tell their friends of this unique opportunity to get one of the rarest mounts in the game. Most are careful to not announce the discovery too loudly or too publicly, knowing they likely have mere hours before Blizzard notices their mistake and rapidly corrects it, and the more openly they discuss what they’ve found, the sooner it is likely to be fixed.
The clock is ticking. Game breaking exploits like these tend to be fixed in hours, not days, and all know it will not last to the next loot reset occuring on November the 22nd, almost seven days away. A 40% chance is far higher than the typical 0.01%, but it’s not a guarantee, and while players can farm a coin that allows them to reroll for a second drop to improve their odds, many still find themselves among the unlucky few that do not walk away with a mount. These players know that if they want to benefit from this oversight, they need to do it now. But due to the high level that a Dracthyr starts at, the game prevents players from making more than one on any specific realm.
Unless of course.
You simply deleted them.
Hours after their painstaking creation and minutes after first stepping foot on the foreign soil of Pandaria, many of the Dracthyr unlucky enough to have not secured a mount for their player log out and are unceremoniously destroyed. Their deaths make way for the creation of new Dracthyr with, most importantly, new loot lockouts. No such time or consideration is taken in the creation of this second wave, a randomizer allows players to create their draconic cattle seconds faster, and those seconds could be the difference between making it to the Sha before Blizzard realizes and fixes their disastrous mistake. Where a few hours ago players leisurely explored the new introductory questline, taking in the sights and scenery so lovingly crafted by the developers, now a garish wave of blues and purples and whites and golds races through it with one unifying thought in their minds.

It’s 10:20pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, unceremoniously dispatched by waves of fire and a flurry of hundreds of flashing chromatic draconic fists within moments of its triumphant return. Many that felled the monstrosity are themselves dispatched mere seconds later in the midst of the resulting vortex of black and glowing white, having utterly failed in the singular purpose for which they were created. From the ashes of their destruction yet another generation of garish lizards rise and begin the 45 minute sprint to their own demise.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

It’s 1:01am, Eastern Standard Time

The primary news aggregation site for World of Warcraft, WoWHead, has posted an article notifying the playerbase that a loot issue has been discovered with the Sha of Anger that is providing Dracthyr a higher than normal chance to receive the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.
Commenters report that Blizzard fixes the issue within minutes of this article being posted.

It’s 1:20am, Eastern Standard Time.

Thousands of brightly colored Dracthyr who have just finished their most recent mad dash through the introductory questline are joined by thousands more that have just read the new WoWHead article. They kill the Sha of anger almost before he can finish speaking.
Each receives 38 gold.
The window of opportunity has closed.

Know that even as things appear to unravel, they do so with greater purpose.

-Nozdormu, Dragon Aspect of Time

Part 4: The Day the World (of Warcraft) Stood Still

It’s November 16, 2022, 9:00am, Eastern Standard Time

Players across the United States and Oceanic realms are waking up to the news, which is now being posted and discussed on all major sources of World of Warcraft information and discussion, that there was a window of time yesterday where one of the rarest, most prestigious mounts in the game was obtainable in a coin flip. And most of them missed it..
Fortunately, the World of Warcraft community is renowned in the gaming sphere for their capacity for level headed discussion and mature presentation of-I’m just kidding they lost their fucking minds.
I just quit the game.
Another joke, after some people had to do over 10k attempts for them.
Yeah, glad I didnt purchase DF yet, played the beta.. Im done if they dont remove these mounts.
This is stupid unfair.
Welp.So someone has like 2k attempts or more since mop dropped,But some guy just do this and gets nalak,sha and galleon mount. Truly a classic move by blizzard.
They need to remove the mounts people got as Dracthyr. This is ridiculous. I farmed the Sha of Anger for years on dozens of toons to get it, around 8500 attempts. People shouldn't be able to log on and get it in one try because of a bug. Don't get me wrong, I'd do it too if I were them. But Blizzard needs to do right by a major community in their game. I'm really frustrated right now. It's shitty that people are being awful about people being upset about this. Y'all didn't play by the same rules. Why insult how I play a game when you want the same reward for doing nothing?
it's absolutely asinine that people think that mounts gained through a VERY OBVIOUS EXPLOIT should not be removed - what's even more crazy are the people saying "i didn't get to the exploit in time, so i think you should give everyone the mount for free to make it fair". the mounts should be removed. if you want it, go farm it or buy it like everyone else did. i really hope blizzard does right by the people that put actual effort into getting these mounts over the span of multiple years. this is just sad and gross.
In addition to frustrated US and OCE players who missed this bug, EU players, who had never even had the opportunity to attempt it because the error was fixed before their version of the pre-patch went live on Wednesday, weigh in.
Already fixed, big sad for EU & the people who missed it
25 kills a week, for years. Just for US to get it via a bug that gets hotfixed before EU even comes up. Those mounts had better be removed. Or compensate everyone else. This is insulting.
There are, of course, the occasional revelers…
YEESSSS After so many years I finally got the mount due to this bug.
finally got the mount after 30 attempts glad I tried this before it blew up
Who are usually met with even more calls to have the mount stripped from them.
They better remove the mounts.
This is not fair. Either let it go for a day so others can have a chance or remove it. Already at 1.5k kills and tired of doing it :(
Exploited mounts should be removed, because as it stands right now it's both spit in the face of those who spent thousands of attempts to get it and those who would still try to get it after the exploit. What is the point of trying to get it now, as even if you get super lucky and manage to obtain it now, it would be meaningless as people would just assume you got it through exploit by default.
Some amongst the playerbase see bugs like this (and their subsequent exploitation) as just another part of the game, especially on patch days, and are happy to see their fellow players get an opportunity to secure such a rare reward they otherwise wouldn’t have gotten.
I hope people get to keep them.
Honestly they should leave it. The 15 min wait simulator is stupid and puts pressure on people to just sit around 15 min at a time on an army of alts every week.
good job to all the people that got the mounts. To the rest of the miserable whiners...... Get a life! Stop bein so miserable!
A few people want Blizzard to go the other direction and give everyone the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.
The only way for Blizz to make this right would be to give us all the mounts as well
They should just give the mount to everyone or at least increase the drop chance to 1%
Calls to have the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent be raised to a 1% chance (the normal drop chance for rare mounts) have been common for years, and with the player base debating how best to address this issue, many suggest it as a solution that would allow lucky Dracthyr to keep their mounts, but give other players a better chance to get a dragon of their own going forward.
Yeah, this is a good chance to fix it to be a 1% drop chance. It will still be rare but it wont be absurd
...Please blizz either increase the drop rate and/or make it farmable infinitely on 1 character…!
No mount/pet should've been lower than a 1% drop chance, period. Introducing 0.01% drop chance collectibles was a mistake.
However when bugs like this one have popped up in the past Blizzard has generally displayed a policy of quietly fixing them and not addressing the issue further, either with a public response or a rollback of the awarded items. Some players resign themselves to the belief that Blizzard has done all they will do on the matter.
This is the perfect time to fix all of these low drop chance mounts to something like 1/100. All world boss mounts & Love rocket should be standardized to either 1/100 or 1/200 like every other mount drop in the game.
I agree, but they won't do it. Remember when the fishing mount in BFA had a high drop chance at the beginning of the expansion? Ya. I missed out on that bug also.
And this guy, who has no idea what’s going on and really just wants the undead flying horse.
Any chance this works for Invincible?
(It’ doesn’t)

It’s November 16, 2022, 10:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

After a day of anger, bargaining, and depression (which is honestly hilarious when you remember this is about dressing up virtual paper dolls) the WoW community is moving towards a resigned acceptance that Blizzard will stay silent. The Dracthyr that were lucky enough to kill the Sha in time will keep their mounts, the drop rate will stay as abysmally-low as it’s always been, and the world (of Warcraft) will spin on. For many, the prepatch experience has been soured slightly by the feeling that they’ve just missed their chance to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
For the second time in as many days.
The unexpected happens.
Blizzard releases a list of hotfixes (small adjustments or bug fixes made to the game outside of a major patch) that went live a few minutes ago.
Buried among them, with no other mention of the chaos that has occurred over the last 24 hours, is one sentence:

“The drop chances for Son of Galleon's Saddle, Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn, Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent, and Solar Spirehawk have been greatly increased.”

It is not clear what greatly increased means.
It doesn’t matter.

It’s 10:15pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
Two hundred players of all classes (although there are probably a few more Dracthyr, since it never hurts to hope a little) stand around its body. Each waits for the second it takes for the game to assign loot with bated breath.
Two players receive the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.
The drop rate is ~1%.
After ten years spanning six expansions, the dream of the adventurers that first set foot on the shores of Pandaria so long ago are finally realized.
The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is farmable.

Compared to all else that has happened, it is a small change to the timeline, and one of which I approve.

-Nozdormu, Dragon Aspect of Time


So what of your humble narrator?
Well, dear reader, it’s not a HobbyDrama post without a little personal investment on the part of the author. For you see I was one of those players that stormed the shores of Pandaria more than ten years ago in hope of securing a Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent of my own.
When the community finally determined just how rare the mount truly was, I gave up on farming it. Instead, like Jibbles or Bodehn or that first Dracthyr, I limited my attempts to the occasional pitstop on my travels. I racked up a few hundred kills between my alts this way over the past 10 years, but like a person buying a Powerball ticket when the pot gets large enough, I had never seen these kills as anything other than a fun shot at a mount I never actually expected to get.
I was among those who suggested blizzard raise the rates to 1% over the years, as I don’t think any reward in a game like WoW should be so rare as to make it unfarmable. But much like with my occasional Sha kill, I never expected these recommendations to bear any fruit.
I was not, sadly, among the garish waves of sacrificial drakes that felled the Sha on that fateful evening of November the 15th. I’d played for about an hour when the patch went live and leveled my Dracthyr through the starting area, but as those second and third Dracthyr were first discovering that something had gone wrong, I was logging off for the evening.
When I woke up the next morning to news that I’d missed a coin toss for a mount I’d wanted for the past decade. I was bummed that I’d missed my chance, but happy for the players that had been luckier than I had. Glitches like these (and the stories that come with them) are part of what make patches fun, and at the end of the day we’re all just trying to make our virtual little paper dolls look as cool as possible. I expected Blizzard would ignore this glitch now that it was fixed. “Exploit early and often.” is a saying in the WoW community for a reason, after all.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the news that Blizzard had raised the drop rates, even if we didn’t know what they were yet. Like any good researcher I knew the only way to find out our collective odds was to contribute by adding yet another player to the kill data that is so critical to have, so I logged onto my character, flew to Kun-Lai Summit, and waited.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

It’s 10:15pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The Sha of Anger dies, as it has done every 15 minutes for the past 10 years.
I stand among two hundred players of all classes, waiting for the second it takes for the game to assign loot with bated breath.
The loot window continues its animation for a half second longer than usual, telling me I’ve been awarded a piece of loot and the game is now rolling a second die to determine what I’ll receive from my class-specific table.
The window flashes to display the piece of loot that’s been selected for me.

I have received Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent.

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[Film review] A Mesmerizing Walk through Chinookan Heritage and the Forests of the Pacific Northwest—‘maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the shore,’ dir. Sky Hopinka, 2020

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Chuck's Guides - 2022 SITREP

Hi folks,
As some of you may already be aware, Mudspike is shutting down in the next few weeks.
Back in 2018, the owner of the Mudspike website BeachAV8R graciously offered me a place to host my guides. In those days, my work was relatively unknown and the DCS Hornet had not even come out yet. As years went by and the guide library expanded, what had started as a small-time operation turned into something exponentially bigger in scale and complexity. The library now has more than 10,000 pages in total. Terabytes of downloads each month, website stability issues due to increased traffic, bot attacks, increased maintenance workload to keep all of this running... Amazing tech wizards Fearlessfrog, Troll and Fridge spent countless hours helping me keeping the lights on, but I think we all knew the adventure had to end sooner or later. I am immensely grateful for BeachAV8R's generosity and selflessness in providing a unique online hub for flight simmers to discuss and fly in the virtual skies together. I am sad to see the website go and I will definitely miss it, but more importantly I am thankful that such a great website and friendly community existed in the first place.
Now what?
Well... the good news is that I have managed to put in place a (more or less temporary) mitigation plan. The bad news is that it certainly won't look as slick as before in terms of presentation and formatting. The staff at Hoggit have kindly offered me a place on their wiki and some storage space. Therefore, there will be a page with all the links to the existing guides, which are hosted on my own Digital Ocean space. The migration process is mostly complete and will be finalized in the upcoming days. Bandwidth costs, which are likely to increase significantly in the next weeks, are covered by my Patreon supporters. Their help benefits the flight sim community as a whole and I personally thank them for helping out and playing an essential role.
Longer term, will there be a new website dedicated to these guides? The best answer I can give at the moment is... "I don't know". I have no expertise in website development and frankly, I would rather do something else with my free time.
On other fronts, I will release the first iteration of the AH-64D guide on December 23rd. It will be the longest guide I have ever done. In the interest of providing a high-quality document, I was wondering if someone could help me proofread the whole thing in order to purge as many typos/mistakes as possible. If you're up to the challenge, please send me a PM via reddit or Discord.
2023 is going to be a very, very busy year.
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Dec. 7. Qunacy Roundup. Great Currency Reset schedule. Putin & Dolly Parton slam Satan, whose rule is actually collapsing. Electric cars sterilize fetuses. Proof that JFK Jr. is alive. Queen Romana is in good health, thanks for asking.

As usual, anything in brackets [] is my comment.
Judy Byington of Dinar Chronicles summarizes the current GREAT Current Reset goalposts. She even gives her sources. (Note the similarities to the; last 87865 goalpost announcements. Will probably be moved by the time I post this.)
Lost tribes of Israel and space Nazis come out of closet as Satanic rule collapses. There can be no doubt the planet earth is going through changes that are beyond biblical in proportion. That is why an ancient secret society -with roots going back to the biblical Jacob in Egypt- as well as space Nazis on flying saucers are coming out of the closet. This is happening because an esoteric war that has been raging for thousands of years is coming to an end. What we are witnessing is an end to millennia of Satanic rule on this planet.
Let us start with events in China because they hold the key to so much else that is happening and is about to happen. China was touted by top Satanist Klaus Schwab Rothschild (Rothschild=red shield of satan) as the model for their digital human animal farm New World Order. he plan the Satanists had for this planet was to genetically modify every human into farm animal-type obedience, microchip their brains and control every aspect of their lives through constant, intrusive digital surveillance. In other words, literally, turn the planet into a giant human farm. [China implemented all this, blah, blah blah]
Well, the Satanists underestimated the Chinese. Chinese history shows that people will put up with a lot, but, when a certain point is reached, they simultaneously explode into rebellion. That is exactly what happened last week after Asian secret societies mobilized. First, top enforcer and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died suddenly “after a long illness.” Following that, police and soldiers moved in and started dismantling PCR testing facilities and arresting the white-suited zombie enforcers.
The Asian secret societies are also aware the so-called pandemic was a combination of a 5G electromagnetic attack with the release of viruses by Rothschild-controlled laboratories in China. It is no coincidence that Klaus Schwab Rothschild was spotted at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington DC last week.
Putin And Dolly Parton Slap Down Satan As West Realizes Russia Will Never Run Out Of Ammunition. An intriguing new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting President Putin signed into law a bill passed unanimously by the Russian Parliament completely banning LGBTQ propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations, gender reassignment and pedophilia on social networks, in the mass media, films and advertisements, says at near the exact same time this bill was signed into law yesterday, ...but joining President Putin to defend Christianity against socialist Western colonial demonic ideology, world-renowned American music legend Dolly Parton performed her hit song “Go to Hell” during a leftist NBC special programme, where she rebuked the Devil on prime-time television, proclaiming “Satan is real” and warning “He is trying to destroy everything good and beautiful”. [And a bunch of stuff about Western colonial bloodlust & Russia wonderfulness]
Inside Biden’s Billion Dollar, Drunken Gala Dinner [for French President Macron]. Thursday night’s liberal lollapalooza at Tyler Perry Studios’ “White House” was a farrago of drunkenness, paranoia, chicanery, pomposity, and alcohol-fueled rage toward Donald Trump and Elon Musk...Pelosi was tipsy when she arrived at the feast and sauntered to an open bar replete with scintillating bottles of pricey liquor–Clase Azul tequila, 50-year-old Appleton Estate Rum, Macallan Sherry Oak whiskey, and, to top it off, Chateau Margaux grand vin. Chilled decanters of 1959 Dom Perignon sat in ice buckets at every dinner table. As guests donned in tuxedos or ballroom gowns funneled inside the imitation White House, Pelosi lingered at the bar, heartily sampling various liquors while the bartender stared at her in dazed bewilderment...Meanwhile, Pelosi continued indulging in drink and, therefore, losing her inhibitions. At one point in the evening, she made a comment so cringeworthy that those within earshot feigned deafness or simply distanced themselves. Her speech slurred, she said she had “the best and biggest boobs in the House, better even than,” she added with distaste, “AOCs or MTGs.”...Later in the evening a splenetic, irascible Biden was overheard saying that “I need my candy,” after which his personal physician, Dr. Kevin O’Conner, escorted him from the banquet hall to a private room. Biden reappeared 20 minutes afterward, rejuvenated and refreshed, and loquaciously touted his “accomplishments” to rapturous applause. “Candy is Biden’s codeword for Adrenochrome,” our source said. “He was going downhill, so got his shot or infusion, then came back to serenade his sympathetic audience.
[As previously reported, Pelosi was arrested after the banquet & hauled off to Gitmo] AG sources told Real Raw News Saturday morning that Pelosi has been charged with multiple counts of treason and seditious conspiracy—coincidentally, perhaps, the very same charges she told the Department of Justice to level against Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes, [also] The United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps has released the name of a Hollywood producer who was arrested after attending the criminal Biden regime’s banquet last Thursday evening. That person is Eli Roth, an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor whose name is synonymous with torture-porn: Roth is best known for directing the film Hostel, a ghoulish fright-fest in which attractive, scantily clad young women lure horny college boys to an industrial warehouse owned by a secret society...According to a military arrest warrant reviewed by RRN, Roth’s snuff flicks weren’t entirely fictional. The document alleges that Roth sought to make his films as realistic as possible; Before principal filming began on Hostel, Cabin Fever, and The Green Inferno, Roth rented property in Bilisht, Albania, and used his underworld connections to hire members of the Albanian mafia to torture and murder people in ways that would eventually appear in the films.
Not to be confused with the Ark of the Covenant, which houses the two stone slabs of the Ten Commandments, the Ark of Gabriel, which is not mentioned in the Christian Bible, is a mysterious device, a secret weapon that many people are only beginning to learn about. Its legend has been perpetuated by the havoc it has wreaked over the centuries, as well as its potential to be unleashed upon the world.
Wild rumours that a fabled device or weapon called the “Ark of Gabriel” has been found under the Masjid al-Haram Mosque – the holiest site in Islam – are sweeping across the darker corners of the internet.
Legend tells the Archangel Gabriel – who told the Virgin Mary she would give birth to Jesus and dictated the Koran to the Prophet Muhammed – also entrusted an ark or box of “immense power” to the founder of the Muslim faith.
Muhammed was told to bury the ark in a shrine at a “place of worship” – for it to be brought out as the end of the world approaches.
Paranoid survivalists believe Saudi Arabia has uncovered the ark during a major construction project at the Grand Mosque – and handed it to the Russians.
They claim the Russian military is taking the ark to the Antarctic – possibly to a former Nazi UFO base.
...[An] attempt to remove the ark on September 24 caused a massive “plasma emission” that resulted in more than 4,000 deaths – Sorcha Faal claims. More than 2,000 were indeed killed in Mecca on that date – but the deaths were blamed on a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage...
On hearing the news, Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly dispatched the naval research vessel Admiral Vladimisky to collect the ark from the Saudi port city of Jeddah – the gateway to Mecca – and take it to the Antarctic. Two Russian battle satellites were launched to protect the Admiral Vladimisky and its precious cargo and a fleet of Russian warships, a salvage tug and oil tanker – carrying out manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean – have been ordered to rendezvous with it.
In other news
JFK Jr.: Most Convincing Photograph That He’s Still Alive And Is Q, Is This!! For me this is the most convincing photo proof that JFK Jr. is still alive. Notice a portion of the US military and others not in uniform… there’s the grey haired fella at the bottom of the Q wearing a dark suit… JFK Jr.? This is a photo of JFK Jr. with the Q team? Sure seems like it don’t it. This photo needs to be shared widely… it needs to be debated… it needs widespread presence on social media. Are we all in this together or what? I do believe so. It’s time we got more familiar with those protecting us.
The people in this photograph are the masterminds and higher levels of the greatest military intel drop in the history of the world, with the founder and original editor of George Magazine… who knew he would have to go away, to be part of the secret mission to not only save America, but also save humanity.
Short note on Queen Romana. She has been under the weather, but treated herself with roasted garlic. She got better "after a visit from BLUE Light Beings/ Friends on her Temples" and has been photographed "out grocery shopping [in Newfoundland] and showing We The People that there is no food shortage." New convoy member Leona. Posting some hard core antisemitism from her followers, not to mention pro-Putin stuff. Also pics of "our Earth Alliance SSP - Solar Warden Space Fighter Crafts".
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The r/indieheads Album of the Year 2022 Write-Up Series: Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There

The indieheads Album of the Year 2022 Write-Up Series: Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There
Hey everybody! Welcome back to Day 14 of the indieheads Album of the Year Write-up Series! This is our annual event where we showcase pieces from some of our favorite writers on the subreddit, discussing some of their favorite records of the year! As always we'll be running everyday through the length of December with one new writeup a day from a different indieheads user each day! Up today, u/ObersteinAlwaysRight talks Black Country, New Road's Ants From Up There.
February 4th, 2022 - Ninja Tune
Write-Up by u/ObersteinAlwaysRight:
“Where you could be keeping honest thoughts of the sea”
Gen Z has got it pretty rough. Not that the millennials had it easy, and each generation has had its own challenges. But they have an issue unique to them, something that no generation before has had to deal with. For even the oldest members of Gen Z, social media and its ever present idea of being connected, viewed and assessed has been a fact of life since their early teenage years. The social stigmas and pressures placed on every child as they mature into adulthood has been warped and magnified by this. Now that these people are entering their late teens and early to mid twenties, they will be the ones creating the art and music that society will hear. How does this uniquely Gen Z problem shape their perceptions, their relationships with their art, their contemporaries and the audiences that will give them an ear?
Though its legacy is still long yet determined, one can’t deny the undercurrent Black Country, New Road’s sophomore release Ants From Up There has created. Certainly it remains a niche release, something most known about in the music hobbyist sphere. But it has also managed to reach people far beyond its original circles. In thinking about its resonance, I came to believe that it is how the album speaks to a desire for sincerity and a meaningful, personal connection in a world where each is increasingly harder to have.
“I was breathless up on every mountain just to look for your light”
There was a point where we were filled with a naive wonder that the internet would allow a level of connectedness that had been unprecedented in human history. To an extent that has happened. But as we become more connected, so too do we feel the increased number of eyes on us. Our mistakes which once could have been a small bad memory become permanent monuments to our embarrassment. Heart-felt feelings can be reproached by strangers all over the world.
Fearing that, we distance ourselves. Distance plays a lead role on this album. The distance of space, in the sky and across oceans. The distance between ourselves physically, how far our hands are from each other even if we’re standing side by side. The distance of emotions, not being able to connect to one right next to you through their headphones. And the distance of time, leaving us only with memories. In this distance, we only really see each other for but a moment.
“The paintwork was perfect so no-one could doubt it”
If we are to be seen for only a moment, then we try our best to determine what others perceive. We curate how we are viewed. We never give out too much lest we have our most personal thoughts judged ruthlessly. The way we present our lives and thoughts becomes, if not fake, then false. We burn scented candles and hang good pictures to convince ourselves and others. But as this behavior becomes predominant there rises a counter action, a desire for something sincere and vulnerable.
If For the first time was a sarcastic and anxious screed on a forum thread built up in an environment poisoned by post-irony, than Ants From Up There is the private journal where one young man tries his hardest to find a place he can express himself, and to have those emotions reciprocated earnestly. It’s a cry for real connection from someone who isn’t sure he’s ever experienced it before.
“I never wanted so much someone to fall”
He’s melodramatic, certainly. One only has to listen to the immense crescendos, the pits of silence, and myriad moments of harsh beauty that fill this record to feel, perhaps too strongly, the emotions he’s putting on display. His lyrics are filled with wild fantasies and outrageous metaphors. He dreams of burning starships and longswords. He feels as though he is being crushed, all of his bones shattered with a single movement. He sees the object of his obsession as doomed, brilliant for a moment before destroying itself in horrible conflagration.
He bears himself, too much so to some. He is obsessed with the pop culture idols that he grew up with. He overshares and is lambasted for it. He is not a rock star or a voice of his generation, but a single young man going through some shit and he still doesn't feel that great.
But in all of this, we find a vulnerability that is too often a taboo. Perhaps that vulnerability makes us uncomfortable, turns us away. But this young man isn't trying to make us comfortable. Hear his voice as it cracks and wails. Listen to the fixation in the music, the harshly repeated patterns. Listen to the dissonant harmonies, the moments of cacophony that rattle the skull. This is not an album that is trying to make you comfortable. But it isn’t trying to disturb you either. It is, just like the young man, a sincere expression of itself.
“You’re scared of a world where you’re needed”
The truth is that sincerity is awkward. We can’t be everything someone else would want. There will always be parts of us that rub people the wrong way, even those we care about. Is it not bold then to openly put yourself out there into a world just waiting to criticize you for it? This young man is trying to find something to hold onto, desperately. He’s tired and scared but he’s not hiding that from us, pretending everything’s okay just so you don’t judge him. Maybe this album resonates with so many because it reminds us that we can be awkward and vulnerable without worrying about how that will be perceived.
“Your generous loan to me…”
Perhaps the young man feels a debt to the people willing to hear him. His friends, who give his voice its power. The audience who seems to hear what he’s saying. His music, for allowing him a way to convey his feelings openly. But it can’t be enough. The distance between friends, the distance between a band and the audience, the distance between an artist and how their art is perceived. Our interest in him is in his art, and his art is no longer his own. This distance, this Concorde, appears here again at the end tearing all he’s built to pieces.
We are left at the end of this album with something, but what it is isn’t clear. Does our interest in him break him? Does the understanding that this person, or the audience, or the art itself is unable to reciprocate his desires leave him despondent? Or has the young man reached a realization that the debt doesn’t need to be repaid? That he can simply say he’d prefer not to and leave?
Ants From Up There is a great album, yes. But maybe if it can convince us to bear ourselves a little more, even if it means disappointing the expectations of others, it can become an important album too.
Favorite Lyrics:
I turn my face and hide in shame
You take my tired body in
And you wrap it up in your undershirt
And you pray for the pain to leave him
  • “Haldern”
You’re scared of a world where you’re needed
So you never made nice with the locals
  • “The Place Where He Inserted the Blade”
And I’m feeling kinda normal with a packed lunch
Train rides don’t hurt much these days
We’re all working on ourselves
And we’re praying that the rest don’t mind how much we’ve changed.
  • “Basketball Shoes”
Talking Points:
  • Do you feel that the album leans more towards universal expression, or does it require being at a certain point in your life to connect with?
  • What is your interpretation of the Concorde metaphor?
  • Going off of the idea of an “instant classic”, what is your personal criteria for a classic, or potential classic album?
  • How do you feel about “Billie Eilish style”?
Thanks once again to u/ObersteinAlwaysRight for the writeup! Tomorrow, we've got u/Bly954 talking Father John Misty's Chloe & the Next 20th Century. In the meantime, discuss today's album and writeup in the comments below, and take a look at the schedule to familiarize yourself with the rest of the lineup.
Date Artist Album Writer
12/1 Alvvays Blue Rev u/roseisonlineagain
12/2 Pendant Harp u/ReconEg
12/3 Let's Eat Grandma Two Ribbons u/stansymash
12/4 Wet Leg Wet Leg u/rccrisp
12/5 Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You u/LazyDayLullaby
12/6 Joe Rainey Niineta u/GeorgeHJ199621
12/7 Say Sue Me The Last Thing Left u/HMBRGRHLPR
12/8 Courting Guitar Music u/batmanisafurry
12/9 caroline caroline u/Tadevos
12/10 Ethel Cain Preacher's Daughter u/DefaultPophead
12/11 Black Midi Hellfire u/Ervin_Salt
12/12 Bats Blue Cabinet u/darjeelingdarkroast
12/13 Anxious Little Green House u/mallboi
12/14 Black Country, New Road Ants from Up There u/ObersteinAlwaysRight

Date Artist Album Writer
12/15 Father John Misty Chloe & the Next 20th Century u/Bly954
12/16 Everything Everything Raw Data Feel u/PapaDole1995
12/17 Alex G God Save the Animals u/shiggidyshiggidy
12/18 ??? ??? ???
12/19 The Beths Expert in a Dying Field u/mrdudesir
12/20 The 1975 Being Funny in a Foreign Language u/PaulaAbdulJabar & u/chug-a-lug-donna
12/21 Yeule Glitch Princess u/eddaughter
12/22 Kevin Morby This is a Photograph u/_lucabear
12/23 Tomberlin i don't know who needs to hear this u/apondalifa
12/24 Jack White Fear of the Dawn u/WaneLietoc
12/25 Perfume Genius Ugly Season u/danitykane
12/26 Tulipa Ruiz Habilidades extrordinarias u/rough__prophet_2
12/27 Jockstrap I Love You Jennifer B u/forevericeland
12/28 Kiwi Jr. Chopper u/MCK_OH
12/29 the Mountain Goats Bleed Out u/traceitalian
12/30 Cheekface Too Much To Ask u/darianb1031
12/31 Lambchop The Bible u/dilfcallahan
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Weapons Inspection

“Ambassador? Ambassador…”
“Yes! Yes! I am awake. I was just thinking of his majesty, the King’s greatness!”
“Of course you were.” said the aide.
“So what were you saying? Better be something noteworthy to disturb my relentless thoughts towards the King.” Said the old Brion strut and proud.
“We are approaching Mars. The Terrans are waiting for our confirmation. Are we ready to disembark?”
“Yes! Yes! With haste, of course. Now go. Go! Tell the captain to dock the ship, By the King!”
“By the King.”
Left alone in his chamber the grumpy old Brion looks out of the viewing port and sees the planet so called Mars, apparently it was named after an ancient God of War of the terrans. How impudent of them. To think a forsaken deity could rival the might and graciousness of the King. He recalls how the planet was initially uninhabitable even for the deathworlders called Humans as it was barren, without a suitable atmosphere and without proper magnetic field. Very different from what he sees beneath him. Large oceans now rule the surface and green lush forests swarm the lands. Here and there you could still see the red dust and red rocks that inspired humans to name it "Red Planet" back in time.
As he waits for his ship to dock in the orbital ring that adorns the celestial body he wonders if this species is as primitive and as barbaric as many at the royal court make them out to be.
“Ambassador, this is John Nebulous, the Governor of Mars and the Ambassador appointed by the Terran Government.” The aide makes way as an old but robust looking humanoid steps forward. The fur in his head grey and white, his facial features withered by the unrelenting march of time, his stature diminished compared to the youth of his species, his gaze just as sharp as in his prime. Behind him follows the dignified light grey coat woven in golden details, so majestic that it almost seems waving in the non existent air currents of the station. The numerous military decorations show that he has countless battles behind his back.
“Greetings, I'm the Humble being that speaks for the Great King of the Brions, my name is not relevant compared to his majesty’s greatness. Refer to me just as Ambassador.” Proudly said, while puffing out his chest and straightening his back to seem taller. Reaching an impressive metre and 15 centimetres by Human standards.
“Greetings to you Ambassador. As stated by your adjutant I have been chosen by the Terran Senate to lead the negotiations regarding our provisional acceptance in the Coalition of the 1st Arm. Your arrival has come earlier than we expected and I fear that without the diplomats from Keltes and Ryuji we cannot begin our talks.”
A bit annoyed, the Brion thinks of what to do. After all, they arrived two days earlier thanks to his insistence of leaving with great haste in order to deal with the unexpected events that are bound to happen in an uncivilised and wild sector, such as the one controlled by the Humans. He expected pirate attacks or lawless bands of mercenaries to hinder his glorious arrival but surprisingly everything went smoothly.
“Well. Since we are to gather here to talk about war affairs, how about we show you some of our military assets, just to put your mind and heart at ease.” said the old human, smiling.
A bit shaken by the sheer size, the predatory gaze and show of teeth from his human counterpart he takes a moment to reply.
“Sure, why not. I hope you will give us a decent sighting to report to his Majesty.”
The small group heads for a shuttle that will lead them to the surface, during the brief ride the Brion tries to extract a bit of information from their soon to be allies. Also looking for something to make fun of or potential weaknesses.
“So tell me, Governor, what can you human add by joining our formidable alliance?”
“Well, you will see shortly. As of now we are heading to base “Martia Victrix”, where the 12th Warnauts Division is currently preparing for deployment, look outside the window, you will see it from here.”
Confused, the Ambassador looks outside, how could one see a planetary structure from up here? They just entered the atmosphere! All he could see was just a big city.
“I find it difficult to see your so-called base. Maybe I'll see it once we get closer.”
The old human chuckled “Well you see my friend, that is the base.”, pointing at what was mistaken as a large city.
By the King’s might. Yes he could see now. The city was actually a base! He spotted airfields here and there and depots the size of towns! Barracks, shooting ranges and even a vehicle training ground. The base itself was actually of a geometrical shape, encased by a sturdy and tall wall overlooked by countless defensive towers and few imposing gates. In the middle of all of this a large and blocky structure resembling what a modern castle would look like stood mighty, and proud, the Command Centre.
“Martia Victrix, in honour of ancient times, it means something like: martial and victorious, very appropriate to have such name on the planet our ancestors named after the God of War. As you can see the base is all encompassed by a wall the shape of a 8 point star, 20 metres high, 10 deep and wide, with compartmentalised and separated sections; Its surface area is around 1500km². Well defended by 9 independent and overlapping shield generators each able to cover the entirety of the base; of course there are fixed weapons emplacements on the bastions and towers but we also have numerous hidden retractable weapon platforms supplemented by 10 mobile Air Defence missile Brigades sparse around. The 4 airfields are capable of hosting up to 1000 Air and Space crafts, of different sizes, each and the system of underground depots and bunkers assures us we have enough ammunitions and consumables to conduct high intensity operations for 2 years without resupply. The base has a permanent garrison of 8 mechanised regiments and 4 attached armoured battalions, if needed additional units will be stationed.”
The Ambassador had the face expression equivalent to his species of a jaw drop. Nebulous continued.
“Sadly i must say that during our wargames we found out that this base cannot hold out for too long without external assistance, especially allied warships. If the case arose, where the Martia Victrix was isolated and under assault, we estimated that with rationing and scavenging it could only hold for a period of 10 years, if hastily prepared, up to 25 years with due preparations and facing the average opponent in the galaxy. We based our estimates on the Xarlark.”
“Average opponent my ass.” thought the Ambassador “Those wild beasts are known for stopping at nothing short of a black hole. And They estimated 10 years? No matter their apparent bravado these Humans must have exaggerated their claims. I refuse to believe this.”
“V-very amusing, maybe you are indeed worthy of being at his Majesty’s side, just for the brief period. I shall judge once I see your units up and close.”
The shuttle softly touched steel on a landing pad protruding from what seemed from the sky as a modern take on a castle. And that was the intention when it was built.
Every surface that was not dedicated to sensors or weapons was covered by thick steel and composite plating of unknown materials. Walking through the corridors the alien ambassador could notice two things. Firstly, the absurd amount of security ranging from the point defence turrets at every blast door to the weapons lockers on every single floor. Secondly the discipline these seemingly barbarous people seemed to have; for every human they went by everyone stopped and saluted, not him. "NOT ME! They are saluting the old man that is accompanying the great myself!" despite his indignation at such a thing he realised his guide must have served a remarkable military career before becoming Governor of Mars, finding some courage he asked.
“Well, despite the sorry appearance you show right now, your subordinates seem to have respect for your presence. Tell me, now; what have you done to gain such fame?”
He smiled and took off his hat. Beneath the white fur of his head stayed right in place, ordered and shiny, as if coated by a mysterious wax.
“You see this?” said pointing to a little sphere lodged on the front of his hat: light blue, so light it seemed white, so light it was actually fluorescent? Yes, the little sphere was actually emanating a faint light.
“That’s a Neutron Star Medal. It’s considered one of the highest Honors in our society. I got it back in the days when I was only 142 years old, ahh, I was still young and strong!”
More perplexed than anything the small group continued, eventually they reached an open area where Sol's radiation heated the cold skin of the Brions, happily they took a minute to breathe in the fresh air.
“Here we are. This is the designated area for the 12th Warnaut Division.”
“What’s with the name?”
“Oh you see… Back when we were just exploring the stars the ones who had the task to explore the unknown were called Astronauts and Cosmonauts. We wanted to maintain a sort of tradition, for the bravest and most daring men. Of course this is just one of the formations we employ, see them as a sort of Elite Units. We also have the Marines, the Army, the Space Force, the Landers, the Imperial Guards and so on, each with their own different units for different tasks and purposes…”
The Human war hero stopped as he noticed the Ambassador was shocked and in awe of what was in front of him.
Rows and rows of armoured vehicles, artillery, tanks, trucks, atmospheric support aircrafts (helicopters/hovercrafts), armoured scout cars, war bicycles and so on.
“By the king! This must be your whole armada! This is outstanding!”
“Whole? No, you misunderstood... this is just the equipment of the 12th Division, we are currently reviewing it”
“Can you tell me what those are? They must be the bane of the battlefield!” said pointing at some vehicles in the distance, towering and menacing.
“Ah yes. The Self Propelled Extreme Terrain Artillery, and Howitzers. See those right there, they are 10 inches variable lenght barrel. the barrel lenght can be manually adjusted directly in the field with integrated and complex mechanisms from the calibre lenght of L60 to L15. Depending on the operational needs they can operate either as long range artillery or as howitzers, as the name implies. They have four mechanical legs with variable foot area and have a maximum ground clearance of 5.5m, enabeling them to move even in the harshest of terrains. If magnetised and with adequate preparation they can scale vertical walls. They are not meant for frontline combat but are very impressive at first sight.”
“How many are assigned per unit?”
“Each Warnaut Division has 72, in addition to 2 Self propelled artillery Battalions and 1 self propelled rocket artillery Battalion. Sometimes additional units are assigned as extra support companies.”
“A-And what are those!”
“Those are the Drone Carriers, Land vehicles that can launch and control remotely up to 10 drones each, for reconnaissance or suicide drones swarm attack. Each Division has 124 of them.”
“What about that?”
“That’s an Adaptable Battle Tank, we can change configuration with a couple of mechanics in few hours depending on the needs.”
“And that?”

Hours went by as the Ambassador inquired about everything regarding those wonders of technology, the likes of which the Royal Army would not even dream of. Initially he was just sceptical but in the end he was just craving knowledge and wanted to know more, not for his King or for the intelligence bureau, but for himself, for his curiosity.
“This armament was nothing short of amazing, tell me, how many such divisions can you field? Surely they cannot be that much!”
“Well yes, we only have 53 Warnauts Division... and the Marine Division are just slightly less combat capable as they are around 25 thousands strong; while Warnauts are usually 30 thousands strong at full strength. If memory does not betray me we should have around 250 Marine Divisions; ah, also around 500 Army Divisions which are a bit inferior in terms of numbers and equipment to the first two… about the others… I don’t really remember, sorry. We should have around 2000 Divisions made out of volunteers and are able to, with the current equipment stockpiles, field up to 25000 divisions with standard equipment. If we really need to, we can resort to somewhat outdated stuff we have in warehouses…”
Nebulous paused as he noticed the Ambassador had stopped listening, still trying to make sense of what he heard.

“I will ask our King if we can become your vassals.”

An ominous shadow looming over them.
“Ah! Wait until you see the Navy!
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This Week at Bungie - 10/27/2022

Before we dive in, please join us in sending Mara Junot (English voice of Ikora Rey) well wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery.
Could use some extra prayers today, family. Currently in the ER, about to be hospitalized. Docs found multiple clots in my lungs. SO incredibly grateful we found out before the flight we were scheduled to get on in just a few hours! 🙏🏾 All positive vibes welcomed.
TY, friends ❤️
— ꓟꓯꓤꓯ JUNOT 🏳️‍🌈💜🏳️‍⚧️ ˢʰᵉ⁑ᵗʰᵉʸ (@maraJunot) October 26, 2022
This week at Bungie, we’re humming along to a Deep Stone Lullaby.


Did I scare you? Doubtful, as I’ve tried this trick in a TWAB before.
Happy Festival of the Lost, Guardians. As tradition, we’ll start with a quick recap of what’s going on in the wild. Headless Ones are roaming Lost Sectors on the hunt for Ghosts, but you’ve already taken up the task of cleaning house. Between a Voltshot roll on the Legendary Mechabre Sniper Rifle or some spicy perks on previous FOTL weapons (Kill Clip BrayTech Werewolf, anyone?), there’s some fun loot to earn, too! We’ve already seen a few gilded Ghost Writers in the Tower, and we can only hope they’re sharing some of the candy they’ve been earning. We’ve also been running some fun fashion and art contests for players. Towards the end of this article, you’ll see a few awesome creations from our players. Up first, let’s get a look at some fun costumes from #ThreadsofFright that players are wearing in-game:
I am Telesto, here to brake your game (lovingly)#FOTL #FestivalOfLights #Destiny2 #ThreadsofLight #ThreadsofFright @DestinyTheGame @DirtyEffinHippy @A_dmg04
— Creamcake Kaida 🔞 (@KaidaMamoru) October 21, 2022
The Dark Side
#ThreadsOfFright Dark Vador
— 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓴 𝓢𝓶𝓸𝓴𝓮 (@siscodu01) October 23, 2022
Pyramid Guardian
"Pyramid head"
Silent Hill inspired Warlock#ThreadsOfFright #ThreadsOfLight #Destiny2 #destiny2fashion @DirtyEffinHippy @Cozmo23 @TheSamBartley @A_dmg04 #destinythegame #Destiny @Bungie @DestinyTheGame
— Ayanosaur 🇵🇱 (@Ayanosaur) October 25, 2022
So, what’s on deck for the TWAB this week? Crafting's on the mind. We have some fun news on deck for next Season, and we’re looking at some long-term goals that the team is planning to execute for Lightfall. We’ll also be discussing some important information around Stadia and Cross Save, followed by Bungie Bounties and a Prime Rewards refresh.
Let’s get to it!

Deep Stone Crafting

Since the addition of weekly featured Raids and Dungeons for pinnacle drops, we’ve seen more players engaging with a variety of raid activities in Destiny 2. While an increase in Power is always exciting, or even the fabled chance at a raid Exotic, we’re taking an opportunity next Season to make your return trips to Beyond Light’s Deep Stone Crypt even more enticing. Starting next season, Legendary Deep Stone Crypt weapons can be crafted!
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Each encounter has a chance to drop a Deepsight version of a raid weapon, and players may purchase one per week from the final chest after defeating Taniks. When Deep Stone Crypt is the featured raid of the week, encounter drops are uncapped! This means you can run a full raid and each encounter multiple times hunting for Deepsight drops.
When it comes to these weapons, there was quite a bit of excitement internally as the team started freshening up the perk pools. We asked one of our resident Sandbox experts, Senior Design Lead Chris Proctor, about their approach:
Proctor: When updating perk pools on older weapons, our goal is to keep the most beloved combinations and drop the rest to make room for new perks. With Deep Stone Crypt specifically, we looked for new perks that synergize well with the perks that originated with Deep Stone Crypt: Reconstruction, Recombination, and Redirection. (I.e., new perk combinations could look like: Reconstruction + Focused Fury, or Fourth Time's the Charm + Redirection).
We also took the opportunity to add perks to weapons that have never had them before. We’ve created quite a few new perks since Beyond Light shipped, and we’re excited to see how players mix and match for their builds.
Here are some that I'm personally excited for:
  • Heritage (Slug Shotgun): Reconstruction + Focused Fury
  • Posterity (Hand Cannon): Voltshot + Rampage
  • Trustee (Scout Rifle): Rapid Hit + Incandescent
Oh, and we took this opportunity to create a new origin trait for the weapons: Bray Inheritance.
Wait, did Proctor just say that Reconstruction is going to be a crafted trait? Enhance! Owners of Beyond Light can start crafting these awesome raid weapons starting on December 6, 2022. We’ll see you in space next Season, Guardians.

Lightfall Crafting

With the excitement around upcoming Deep Stone crafting, we felt this would be a great opportunity to talk about some plans the team is eyeballing for the system overall. When crafting was introduced in The Witch Queen, we were very excited to see how players would engage with the feature. Having a direct path to acquiring a powerful perk or a "godroll" can be a bit risky in a game like Destiny, but we’re happy with how players are taking great advantage of what the system offers. That said, there are aspects that the team is looking to address, not only to help address player feedback, but to improve crafting overall.
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First, let’s start with some of the pain points that we’d like to address:
  • Deepsight weapons are far too common, which leads to some confusion over their value and vault stress.
    • To a new player, it can be difficult to understand which weapons are actually craftable.
    • To an experienced player, Deepsight weapons commonly end up in the vault simply for future currency, bringing more stress to inventory management.
  • Deepsight weapons must be equipped for full currency extraction, causing friction with loadouts.
    • The goal of this was so that the player would try out weapons they normally wouldn't and to make the currency feel earned.
    • It is also somewhat of a byproduct of our original multi-currency perk system.
    • While this is nice to have, we’d like for players to want to try new weapons for other reasons, not just to earn crafting currencies.
  • Farming an encounter like Shuro Chi is a very efficient method for leveling.
    • While this can be fun for some, it is tedious and provides no useful benefits to the player or encounter.
    • There are no methods for increasing a weapon's level outside of equipping it.
  • As mentioned in our Sandbox Q&A, crafted base raid weapons outclass Adept raid weapons.
    • We want to maintain the value of Adept weapon reward drops from Master raid content.
To address these points, the team is actively working on some changes coming with Lightfall. While these changes are being developed, tested, and finalized, we wanted to share our list of goals and some strategies behind them.
  • Goal: Reduce Deepsight weapon hoarding.
    • Strategy: Introduce alternate ways to earn Deepsight currencies.
  • Goal: Reduce bad luck in weapon recipe unlocking.
    • Strategy: Provide opportunities within the crafting system to allow users to deterministically choose what weapon to target.
  • Goal: Reduce loadout stress.
    • Strategy: Reduce player incentives to equip a suboptimal Deepsight or crafted weapon.
  • Goal: Improve the value of weapons rewards from Master raid content.
    • Strategy: As mentioned in the Sandbox Q&A, give the new Lightfall raid Adept weapons access to enhanced perks. (Note that this is not going to be full, freeform crafting).
In the near term, we do want to give players a heads up. Starting in Lightfall, weapons that cannot be crafted will no longer drop with Deepsight. This will help us achieve our goal of reducing Deepsight weapon hoarding and help alleviate some stress on your vaults. Players who currently have these weapons in their inventory should complete their Deepsight objectives and extract their Resonant Elements before February 28 to avoid the loss of Resonant Elements.
Expect more details around the changes before Lightfall launches in February.

Stadia and Destiny 2 Update

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With Google’s recent announcement that Stadia will be shutting down soon, we’ve been working diligently to figure out a solution for our players on that platform. While we don’t yet have a long-term plan, we do have a short one.
At this time, all players who have their main characters on Stadia should set up Cross Save with another platform so that they don’t lose access to their characters on January 18. Stadia players who enable Cross Save will be able to use their characters on linked platforms after Stadia shuts down.
If Stadia players don’t set up Cross Save by January 18, they will lose access to their characters, items, emblems, account, and Eververse purchases, such as access to Season Passes.
After January 18, players with Stadia as their active characters SHOULD NOT deactivate Cross Save for ANY REASON. Doing so will result in a complete loss of characters.
For information on how to set up Cross Save, please view our Stadia Cross Save Guide.

Bungie Bounties

It’s been a while since we’ve challenged you in the ways of old, hasn’t it? No, not in the Prison of Elders, but a good old fashioned Bungie Bounty. For those who may be new around these parts, Bungie Bounties challenge you to find us, or a group of players from our community, and achieve victory in the target activity. If you snag that win? Well, you get a sweet emblem to commemorate your achievement.
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When Bungie Bounties first formed, these primarily took place in PvP activities. For this go, we’re opening the funnel a bit. Starting November 1, we’ll be hosting Bungie Bounties across multiple game modes. Player vs. Player, Player vs. Enemy, and Player vs. Enemy vs. Player. We’ll have a little bit of Crucible, some strikes, some Gambit, and even a bit of Seasonal content for you to engage with. Seeing as though it’s still spooky season, we’re even looking to have some bounties take place in Haunted Lost Sectors.
Your targets for this Bounty? Well, you may recognize some of them. Since the release of Destiny, we’ve been graced by a group of community volunteers dedicated to helping players in need. Whether you’re hitting some connection issues or looking for workarounds on a given bug, our Community Mentors are ready to help you out in our #Help forums. Their tagline: White Gloves, Gold Standards. We’ll also have a few of our Community Ninjas on the prowl. If you’ve never seen or heard of them, that’s expected. They keep our forums clean by applying the banhammer where applicable. A few of them will be streaming for this Bounty to help you on your hunt, while others will be running through activities solo and under the radar, matching whoever the wind may bring to them.
Now, let’s get on to the rules and schedule.
Players must match with a Bungie Bounty target during their timeslot and win or complete the match.
  • If you are on the same team, you’re tasked with helping our Bounty achieve victory.
  • If you’re matched against them, you’ll need to try your hardest to defeat them in battle.
  • If this is a PvE activity, you must complete the activity to be eligible for the emblem.
Note: Habitually quitting activities during these Bounty timeframes can result in disqualification. Leaving too many matches can also result in your account being suspended from activities.
We’ve got a bounty of participants from all around the world, so check the time zones to make sure you’re hunting for them at the appropriate time.
Tuesday, November 1
Time Platform Activity Players
5:00 AM Pacific(12:00 UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * Tuxydoh#0757
7:00 AM Pacific (14:00 UTC) Any Ketchcrash * Eriana#5864
9:00 AM Pacific(16:00 UTC) Any Haunted Lost Sectors * Tuxydoh#0757
11:00 AM Pacific(18:00 UTC) Console Control * Nomad#3001
11:00 AM Pacific(18:00 UTC) Any Ketchcrash * Pheonix1710#8196 * Spawn#0962
1:00 PM Pacific (20:00 UTC) Console Control * Pobreloko#9880 * Honz#9336
1:00 PM Pacific(20:00 PM UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * TheHaraamPolice#4199
3:00 PM Pacific(22:00 PM UTC) Console Control * Fenibbo#4588 * EZ#9920 * SteelAssassin#2987
7:00 PM Pacific(2:00 UTC) PC Control * Relyks#5610
Wednesday, November 2
Time Platform Activity Players
3:00 AM Pacific(1000 UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * PlainBen#2921
5:00 AM Pacific(1200 UTC) PC Control * Dimitrious4#1541
7:00 AM Pacific(1400 UTC) PC Gambit * Tuxydoh#0757
7:00 AM Pacific(1400 UTC) Any Haunted Lost Sectors * Eriana#5864
9:00 AM Pacific (1600 UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * SirWinnipeck#0712
11:00 AM Pacific(1800 UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * Fraser#6995
11:00 AM Pacific(1800 UTC) Any Ketchcrash * TheVanguardBR#2215
1:00 PM Pacific(2000 UTC) Any Haunted Lost Sectors * Luca270999#2352
3:00 PM Pacific(2200 UTC) Console Control * Hometime#3753
5:00 PM Pacific(0000 UTC) PC Gambit * Tchakael#3527
Thursday, November 3
Time Platform Activity Players
5:00 AM Pacific(12:00 PM UTC) Any Ketchcrash * Tchakael#3527
7:00 AM Pacific(1400 PM UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * Eriana#5864
9:00 AM Pacific(1600 PM UTC) Any Ketchcrash * TravisSCH#1320
11:00 AM Pacific (1800 PM UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * Fraser#6995
11:00 AM Pacific(1800 PM UTC) Any Ketchcrash * Worrein#9138
1:00 PM Pacific(2000 PM UTC) PC Control * Nomad#3001
1:00 PM Pacific(2000 PM UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * SonicFusion#0687
3:00 PM Pacific(2200 PM UTC) Console Control * Honz#9336
3:00 PM Pacific(2200 PM UTC) Any Expedition * YapperFlapper#6931
5:00 PM Pacific(0000 AM UTC) Any Vanguard Ops * Spawn#0962
We’re excited to light the Bounty beacons once more. Stay tuned for further announcements!

I Challenge You to a Duel – Prime Gaming Update

Ah, it’s a wonderful time of month. Here in the States, the leaves are falling, rain has returned, and I’m searching my house for gloves to keep my hands warm. With our Prime Gaming rewards update, we have a fun emote for you that includes a glove of sorts. Not for comfort, but to challenge your friends (or enemies) to a quick battle. If that battle goes sideways? Well, don’t worry – we've got a Ghost for your resurrection and a ship and Sparrow for you to high-tail it out of the fray.
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  • Concentric Dawn Exotic Sparrow
  • Woomera B-5 Exotic Ship
  • Adonis Exotic Ghost
  • Duel Legendary Emote
If you haven’t yet signed up for Prime Gaming, we highly recommend it! There are quite a few perks they have for you, including some monthly cosmetic rewards with Destiny 2. Check out our guide for more details.

Crow Deserves some Candy

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There have been some spooky bugs popping up with Festival of the Lost. Spectral Pages gone missing, deceased weapons rising from the grave, and more. Player Support has the latest on what’s been fixed and what we’re still trying to exorcise from the game.
This is their report.
Known Issues List | Help Forums | Bungie Help Twitter
Players still having issues converting their Spectral Pages into Manifested Pages should ensure that they:
  • Obtain the Gone but Not Forgotten quest from Eva Levante in the Tower.
  • Are wearing the Masquerader’s Helm with a Festival Mask.
  • Have at least three free spaces in their character’s inventory.
  • Have Spectral Pages in their inventory prior to entering the Haunted Sectors playlist.
If Spectral Pages aren’t converting into Manifested Pages after confirming the above, players may need to:
  • Clear their console or PC game cache.
  • Complete a strike.
  • Obtain more Spectral Pages.
Complete a Haunted Lost Sector (Note that not all Spectral Pages will convert into Manifested Pages).
Next Tuesday, November 1, Destiny 2 Hotfix will be released. View our Destiny Server and Update Status page for maintenance times, as well as the timeline below (all times are Pacific):
  • 9 AM PDT: Destiny 2 maintenance begins.
  • 9:45 AM: Destiny 2 is brought offline.
  • 10 AM: Destiny 2 Hotfix will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions.
  • 11 AM: Destiny 2 maintenance completes.
While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help forum:
  • Certain shaders may apply textures incorrectly to pieces of the Festival of the Lost mech-themed armor sets. Once resolved these shaders may display differently on the armor sets.
  • The Sundered Flesh shader applies coloring inconsistently across gear.
  • A Season 16 emblem dropped from Week 10’s Intended Authority Seasonal Challenge.
  • The “All Pages Manifested” message appears for all players upon entering a Haunted Lost Sector. This message is not accurate and should only appear upon completion of a Haunted Lost Sector. Players are not losing any Pages when this message appears.
  • The source of the Retrograde Tourer Exotic ship is inaccurate.
For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.

Spooky Scary Oryx-ton

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Hippy: It’s Spooky Scary Skeleton season in Destiny 2. Enough said. Oh, and a bonus MOTW because the debate is real.
Movie of the Week: Spooky Scary Oryx-ton
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Sam: When it comes to this time of year, I really am quite a scaredy cat about anything spooky or creepy or alarming, but this was a really cool spin on storytelling that we think you might enjoy!
Movie of the Week: So hungry
Headphones on, volume up for this spooky #destiny2 video. Thanks to @notoklauren for the VA, she did great! #destiny2lore #MOTW @Cozmo23
— Gondola (@GondolaChills) October 25, 2022
B-b-b-bonus: The great Mechabre Debate
with @AscendantNomad
— Lego ⚡️ (@legoleflash) October 24, 2022

Happy Hall Between!

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Bruno: So, it's that time of the year again! We wear amazing masks, collect tons of sweet candy, and put those spooky Headless Ones down for some loot (I love the new Mek-uh-ber Sniper Rifle). And we also listen to the awesome banter between Eido, Glint, and Drifter. Don't you love how innocent and sweet Eido and Glint are? And don't you love how creepy and good with nicknames uncle Drifter is? Because I do.
Art of the Week: Tales from the Haul
"You best start believing in ghost stories. You're in one!"
Glint and Drifter telling ghost stories to Eido for her first Festival of the lost. Went for a pulp horror comic vibe.#AOTW #Destiny2Art #FOTL @Bungie @DestinyTheGame @A_dmg04 @DirtyEffinHippy @TheSamBartley
— MetaWorks (Comms Open) (@MetaWorks818) October 21, 2022
Ivan: Smallens attack… And they do it with their only weapon, which is cuteness. I’d give away all my candy to such a beautiful crowd.
Art of the Week: Happy Festival of the Lost, Eido and the House of Light!
Happy Festival of the Lost, Eido and the House of Light!🎃🎃#Destiny2 #Destiny2Art #AOTW @BNG_Ivan @A_dmg04 @DirtyEffinHippy @DestinyTheGame @DestinyGameRU
— Alikamoon (@AlikamoonArt) October 22, 2022
And More Art of the Week: Titan – Mint condition 9.0
Get your own Titan-777 Gundam Guardian right now![#Destiny2]( #ThreadsOfFright #AOTW #FOTL@DestinyTheGame @DestinyGameUK @DirtyEffinHippy @Cozmo23 @_Timonx25 @TheSamBartley @A_dmg04 @BrunoLouviers
— ً (@Eclipsii) October 24, 2022
And even More Art of the Week: Cutest pumpkin I've ever seen
— 스푸낑 | spookking (@kking_draws) October 20, 2022
OK, one more Art of the Week: Nyan Cat go weeee
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— 👻🎃UndeaDTM🎃👻 (@destiny_thememe) October 23, 2022
And the last AOTW, I promise: Colonelhead, ready for deployment
TITAN、大地に立つ!![#Destiny2]( #Destiny2Art #AOTW #FestivalOfTheLost
— kiki (@sky_kiki77) October 21, 2022

Long Time No TWAB

It’s been a while since I had the pleasure of writing one of these. It’s always a thrill to dive in just a bit deeper with what’s coming to Destiny and what the team is excited about. Make no mistake, these are honestly written by a good sized group of folks here at Bungie. Subject matter experts, editors, localizers, asset creators, and so many more. Some TWABs may be brief, and some may be massive, but each one is authored with the same amount of love. Thanks for stopping by for another blog installment.
Until next time, I’ll be dreaming of a fully crafted Trustee. Which DSC weapon are you most looking forward to? Holler at us in the comments.
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Below the intersection of two rivers in Arizona's Superstition Mountains lies buried a Roman treasure ship with artifacts proving alien presence in Atlantis. Visible on ground-penetrating radar.

Below the intersection of two rivers in Arizona's Superstition Mountains lies buried a Roman treasure ship with artifacts proving alien presence in Atlantis. Visible on ground-penetrating radar.

Table of Contents

  1. Calalus colony
  2. Brazilian anomaly
  3. Romans in 700s AD!?
    1. Illuminati jargon
    2. Desperate diaspora
  4. Transpacific crossing
    1. Secret circumnavigation
    2. Arizona's rivers
  5. Coverup and Quarantine
  6. Sitchin's hybrids
  7. The Ship
  8. Dead men tell no tales
Links removed to avoid Reddit autocensor.

Calalus colony

Over the last 17 years, Anonymous posts on forums about the Superstition Mountains of Arizona have been hinting at the existence of a Roman colony: Calalus, the unknown land.
Wikipedia decries the Tucson Artifacts as a hoax; however they match other local archaeological evidence. The Tucson localwiki offers some of the inscription text, which matches the story told by the anonymous posters: That the Tucson Artifacts were cast in lead and inscribed as a memorial by those fleeing the downfall of Calalus. Those whose world is ending wish to remember, and to be remembered. This emotion is vividly present in the inscriptions, whose shape is a memorial of their faith and deeds.

Tucson Artifact lead crosses
The site is allegedly a gold mine that has been exploited by multiple civilizations, including Atlantis, the island that sunk in the middle of the Atlantic. You may recall Sitchin saying humans were genetically engineered to mine gold for the "sky gods". That's not exactly right, but there's a reason gold is always money. This explains why both the Atlanteans and the Roman Illuminati were willing to travel to the ends of the Earth for a useless soft metal. It can be traded for some very nice ET toys. Interstellar anthropologist Yajweh has details.
By 790 AD, the Romans established a colony in Arizona to mine gold deposits originally discovered by Atlanteans. An Atlantean complex under the Coronado mesa contains a library that will rewrite history, carved in copper and gold plates. The map room shows the poles free of ice. The missing sections of Plato's Critias describe this library and the route to it, which the Romans followed to rediscover it. The location was a state secret.
In 900 AD, an Indian slave revolt destroyed the Roman colony. The Romans scuttled their treasure ship in the Salt River at its intersection with Fish Creek, to deny the enemy powerful Atlantean artifacts in its hold. Such artifacts cannot be safely forgotten, so the Watchers have guarded the location ever since… until now. It is visible on ground-penetrating radar, buried in sedimentary rock 15 feet below the river bottom, and accessible via cave.

Brazilian anomaly

Those who find it incredible that a Roman ship could navigate to Arizona should consider whether the discovery of a similar Roman ship in Brazil was suppressed:
  • The Mysterious Ancient Underwater Roman Relics of Brazil | Mysterious Universe
  • The Mysterious Bay of Jars Explained | Grunge
If the Brazilian government is telling the truth, why ban further underwater exploration of the bay? Why not have local government-approved salvage divers recover any gold aboard? If certain secretive Romans achieved transoceanic travel well before the Age of Discovery, would that suggest the existence of an esoteric group that retained knowledge older than the official history of human civilization? Why are there pyramids all around the world? How would a global prehistoric civilization maintain contact between its far-flung outposts? Using modern knowledge, it is possible to cross the Atlantic in a kayak.
Why he kayaked across the Atlantic at 70 (for the third time) | NYT Mag

Romans in 700s AD!?

Illuminati jargon

When Illuminati leakers say "Rome", they mean their understanding of Rome, not ours.
Illuminati leakers tend to speak publicly in an allusive, anonymous, ephemeral and cryptic manner. For example, Russia is often referred to as the "3rd Rome". It is annoying, but not as annoying as the consequences they face if they don't.
By Illuminati, I mean bloodlines with esoteric gnosis and psychic abilities: illumined ones. Rome certainly had them; that's why Rome ruled. Expressions such as "the Third Rome" emphasize their continuity of rule, albeit not by the same families. Illuminati is a category of person, not an organization.
The Sasquatch Message to Humanity by Sunbow gives the most complete account of the varied origins of the Illuminati or ruling hybrid bloodlines. The Farsight Institute remote viewing of the crucifixion corroborates that Pilate was psychic. Ibanian interstellar anthropologist Yajweh discusses the Roman Illuminati tangentially on Soundcloud.

Desperate diaspora

The Roman colony of Calalus existed in Arizona by 790 to about 900 AD.
Due to Muslim expansion in the 600s AD, Byzantium lost her route to India via the Red Sea. In the 700s, Byzantium lost most of her territory in Italy, keeping only a foothold in the south.
  • The History of Byzantium 395-1453 YouTube
  • Byzantine Empire | Wikipedia
  • Indo-Roman trade relations | Wikipedia
As the remnants of the Roman Empire were squeezed on land between stronger powers, she resorted to extreme long-distance colonization, a desperate gambit resembling the esoteric efforts of the doomed 3rd Reich.
Calalus was founded in the 700s, and the earliest date on the Tucson Artifacts is 790. Charlemagne crossed the Alps in 773, prompting Adelchis to flee to Constantinople and plead for assistance.
Perhaps Roman Illuminati bluebloods were driven by Charlemagne's conquests in Italy to escape to the New World. The date of the "collapse" of the Western Roman Empire is debatable and mostly academic. Those who rule behind the scenes may have remained in power. However, Charlemagne's alliance with the pope altered the balance of power between competing Illuminati bloodlines, making the Roman Illuminati desperate enough to try a longshot.
Thus the Calalus colonists were likely Roman refugees from Charlemagne and Jewish-Christian refugees from Muslim conquest, seeking the New World using Atlantean maps found in the library of Constantinople, outfitted by and allied with besieged Byzantium.
The Imperial Library of Constantinople, in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, was the last of the great libraries of the ancient world. Long after the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria and the other ancient libraries, it preserved the knowledge of the ancient Greeks and Romans for almost 1,000 years.1 series of unintentional fires over the years and wartime damage, including the raids of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, impacted the building itself and its contents. While there were many reports of texts surviving into the Ottoman era, no substantive portion of the library has ever been recovered. The library was founded by Constantius II (reigned 337–361 AD), who established a scriptorium so that the surviving works of Greek literature could be copied for preservation. The Emperor Valens in 372 employed four Greek and three Latin scribes. The majority of Greek classics known today are known through Byzantine copies originating from the Imperial Library of Constantinople.
Imperial Library of Constantinople | Wikipedia
Shipping gold from Arizona to the Mediterranean is insane in 800 AD. But adopting a maritime existence with Arizona as the new base is relatively reasonable. The gold can be traded for manufactured goods from China or India to supply the colony.
More importantly, knowledge is power. The colonists were seeking the lost Atlantean library as much as the adjacent gold mine. Had they relied less on slave labor, a new Rome might've arisen in North America centuries before Columbus set sail, and ruled the world instead of the British Empire.

Transpacific crossing

Secret circumnavigation

From Find The Ship:
And how did the Romans get here? Their ships sailed from Rome east not west, around India and into the Pacific Ocean.
The colonists of Calalus went around Africa to reach Arizona, an incredible feat. Then again, they had maps whereas the later Age of Sail discoverers did not. The tricky part of deep-ocean sailing is not leaving land, but finding it again.
700 years later, Europeans would again circumnavigate the Cape of Good Hope in response to the Ottoman Empire cutting off trade through the Red Sea to India. Vasco de Gama officially established the sea route to India in 1498.
The compass was important to the 15th century Age of Discovery, and one suspects that the compass was one of the secret technologies by which the Roman Illuminati cemented their lengthy rule. Knowledge of the Earth's magnetic field sounds like something they would preserve in their esoteric traditions.
Europeans officially discovered the Americas by crossing the Atlantic, but the Pacific crossing is easier. There are multiple routes, depending on the season. Knowing the prevailing winds and general geography makes the vast emptiness of the Pacific much less forbidding.
  • Expert advice: How to sail across the Pacific Ocean | YachtingWorld
  • Pacific Passage Planning | Cruising World
Why not take the Atlantic route instead? Maybe they did that too. However, Cape Horn is much more dangerous than the Cape of Good Hope. The Atlantic ocean is generally more dangerous than the Pacific, despite being smaller.
  • Sailing across the Atlantic - a classic blue water voyage | CrewSeekers
  • How to sail across the Atlantic and back | Yachting Monthly
  • Is the Atlantic or the Pacific More Dangerous? | Catamaran Freedom
The colonists initially wished to reach Arizona. Thus the Pacific was the safest route, since they could use the Polynesians to launch themselves at the unmissable Americas. The return voyage to Europe is not as simple, but anonymous sources claim they did it, somehow
“The ship was constructed in Arizona, a standard vessel of the time, wooden with improvements inspired by discoveries made in the range, with Roman symbols that was capable of sailing around the world. And it did several times.” (Thedawnishere, July 2022)
The treasure ship was built with Atlantean improvements, possibly making it the equal of ships used during the Age of Discovery. The original Roman/Byzantine ships that the colonists arrived in were probably not capable of circumnavigating the globe.

Arizona's rivers

Those familiar with Arizona's rivers today find it incredible that Roman ships could navigate them. Much can change in 1,200 years. For example, Europe experienced a major climate shift recently:
The Medieval Warm Period (MWP), also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum or the Medieval Climatic Anomaly, was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that lasted from c. 950 to c. 1250.
[Medieval Warm Period | Wikipedia
From Find The Ship:
In ancient times Calalus was much wetter than it is today–ships could make their way from the Salt River to very near Oz (Eldorado, Dec 2007). The whole area served as a transportation hub for Calalus colonists in their extensive mining operations. Ships plied the Salt River a great deal further east and west from Calalus, even to the Pacific.
Before irrigation drained them, Arizona's rivers were considerably more navigable:
From Wikipedia:
The next contractors George Alonzo Johnson with his partner Benjamin M. Hartshorne, brought two barges and 250 tons of supplies arriving at the river's mouth in February 1852, on the United States transport schooner Sierra Nevada under Captain Wilcox. Poling the barges up the Colorado, the first barge sank with its cargo a total loss. The second was finally, after a long struggle poled up to Fort Yuma, but what little it carried was soon consumed by the garrison.
Colorado River | Wikipedia
The Gila River and its main tributary, the Salt River, were both perennial streams carrying large volumes of water – the Gila was once navigable by large riverboats from its mouth to near Phoenix, and by smaller craft from Phoenix nearly to the Arizona-New Mexico border
Gila River | Wikipedia
Few people realize that the Gila is one of the longest rivers in the West. That’s because it’s typically drained dry before getting halfway through its 500-mile voyage west to the Colorado River near Yuma, AZ. Once navigable by large riverboats from its mouth to Phoenix, the Gila below Phoenix today crosses the Gila River Indian Reservation as an intermittent trickle due to large irrigation diversions.

Coverup and Quarantine

The coverup of civilizations predating man's official history by institutions such as the Smithsonian and Harvard is an ongoing policy of large-skulled elite bloodlines who retained their culture from prior Ages of Man, using their gnosis to rule from the shadows. Remnants of their technology too large to hide, such as the Great Pyramids, we assume to be merely recent monuments to folly instead of powerful artifacts beyond our current comprehension.
Illuminati are characterized by psychic ability, esoteric secret knowledge, and Legally restricted ability to interfere with human free will. Asimov explores the idea of such an elite in the sci-fi novel the Second Foundation. Due to Illuminati influence, many "debunked hoaxes" are anything but. Anakim-sized giants with six fingers and double-rows of teeth are just one example. A number of supposedly-mythical races inhabit ancient lithosphere caverns which humans are forbidden to explore. Human exploration of Antarctica and the Moon are limited for similar reasons.
Earth has been Quarantined for most of humanity's written history, due to genetic engineering abuses culminating in a war between aliens involving WMDs that is documented in the Mahabharata. These Divinely-ordained Legal restrictions on direct external contact with humans force alien influence campaigns to go underground. One way of doing so is by superficially concealing them as hoaxes, for no apparent rational motive. The goal is to reach receptive people without forcing a revolution in humanity's beliefs. This sounds strange from our materialistic perspective, but aliens know that soul evolution is both the purpose of life and a great source source of practical power. The military applications of instantaneous telepathic communication are obvious, for example. Whereas we consider our ignorance a curse, it is actually a carefully-contrived blessing. Do you learn more by being told the answer, or by figuring it out for yourself? The Cosmos is constructed to minimize conflict and permit a diversity of paths to the Divine.
Like the Roman ship off Brazil, Calalus has been warded, obfuscated and guarded until now, on the eve of WW3, the death of one America providing hope for another. Public proof of alien involvement on Earth opens the door to First Contact without violating the Prime Directive. This alien peacemaking priority has been evidenced by decades of reports of heavy UFO activity around reactors and nuclear weapons.
Medvedev made the announcement of alien presence on behalf of the Russian government. However, the US government does not want Disclosure, fearing collapse will ensue: religious, financial, and military morale.
We have laws protecting indigenous tribes from unwanted contact. So do aliens. If Americans want Open First Contact, they will have to dig up the ship themselves. The Atlantian artifacts therein are from a time when aliens and humans lived together.
The confluence of Pseudo-Christian mythology with occultism and UFO/Alien stuff always yields that strangest and most morbidly fascinating reading material. I do wish people would have a more skeptical mind though.
I do not recommend taking religious guidance from anonymous strangers involved in vast conspiracies. Consider that the sources may simply be forbidden to tell the Truth about such matters, and are forced to invent appealing fictions instead.

Sitchin's hybrids

As for Sitchin and the alien hybridization theory, if you think modern genetic science is good at detecting hybridization events, ask yourself whether you believe the official explanation of the duckbilled platypus. Eugene McCarthy's Hybrid Stabilization Theory corrects mainstream evolution by recognizing that ancestry is a web, not a tree. Animals have cross-species sex and occasionally the offspring are interfertile with one parent species.
Given modern science doesn't even correctly classify animal descent, it is certainly wrong about the origin of the elongated skulls of Paracas and Egypt (and elsewhere), with their superhuman brain volume, which cannot be induced by head binding. Institutional suppression of inconvenient narratives by large-skulled ultra-wealthy Illuminati bloodlines adequately explains the failure to account for facts.
Humans have evolved much faster than comparable species. Our tremendous ethnic diversity is substantially due to hybridization programs by numerous alien races. Thus there is no chance of singling out any one group as having "alien DNA", unless it is a recent hybrid, in which case the person will probably look visibly non-human. For example, the Neanderthals were related to Sasquatch, an interdimensional "alien".
"Human" is a common galactic genus of which we are merely a recent offshoot, so there are aliens who look quite human to casual inspection while being genetically extra-terrestrial. In other words, Earth humans were originally hybridized from Earth hominids and ET humans. The term for this sort of galactic genus propagation is "starseeding". The term for Earth humans is "Jahku".
Some will try to demoralize Jahku with dark origin stories about how Jahku are nothing but cattle or an experiment by cruel masters. The truth is that we are the legitimate heirs of Earth, which is why we currently enjoy a Protected legal status. It is true we are a bit down on our luck and morally bankrupt at the moment, but we are born for greatness. If you ever feel depressed about human potential, just read The Sasquatch Message. They wouldn't be fighting over us so hard if we didn't matter.
One of the perks of being a child of Earth is admission to the local afterlife. Do you believe in Heaven? Seeing is believing. In the Spirit Spheres, what you believe determines what you see. There is an afterlife for every faith, created by faith. Sounds nice, right? Now you understand why aliens want to hybridize with us. Mother Earth is special.

The Ship

The world's greatest treasure ship sits in a sandbar under 1,000 years of silt, at the intersection of the Salt River and Fish Creek, where it was scuttled to deny victorious Indians access to its powerful Atlantean artifacts.
Some of its contents have already been looted, but they could not remove the wooden frame without risking public exposure. What remains is more than enough.
An underwater excavation would be difficult, and this find is time sensitive, what with NATO and Russia nearing direct warfare while China hovers over Taiwan and Iran eyes Israel. So Watchers have allegedly softened an easier excavation path to it from a cave directly beneath the river. Verifying the existence of this cave would be the logical first step. The ship's frame can also be detected via ground penetrating radar.
One problem: "Visible on Ground-penetrating radar". If this is true where are the pictures of the radar scans? Surely that would be enough to get funding for an expedition.
The ship is buried under silt that was once below water. Now it is about 15 feet down in a very public place on the River's edge. Some years ago a group from the University of Arizona found the ship electronically but did not know what it was and moved on (thecave, May 2022).
– Find. The. Ship. | by AlbaAvis and Laweyre
Lots more info at the above link.
Maybe this is the aforementioned university team, or someone newer. I've never seen a Gab thread fail to display its comments like this. I was able to read the thread after commenting in it, but while logged off the thread's comments don't appear. There is one radar image in the thread, but I don't know how to read it.

sandbar radar
Would the University of Arizona have archived the radar images somewhere? Might be worth checking.

Dead men tell no tales

I live in China, so I did not expect this story to touch me personally, but it did. I mentioned Watchers once guarded the secrets of Calalus. After posting the above link to Reddit, I received a dream visit from a phantom nightmare. He was a prospector who stumbled on Calalus 100-200 years ago, I sensed. That is my first undeniably psychic experience. (Undeniable to me.) He's a friend of mine now. I tell the full story here:
A phantom prospector guarding buried treasure gave me an Indiana Jones sleep paralysis nightmare. | Koanic
I am the furthest thing from a prospector, preferring the great indoors, but I suspect this article is another clue:
Reading the Peralta Stone Maps | DesertUSA

Peralta stone crosses and heart
I also found a list of prospectors who died searching for the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine, one of whom could be Smokey Brown (my nickname for the anonymous phantom):
Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine | Wikipedia
  • Adolph Ruth, died 1931 at age 66. Body found after national publicity, likely exhumed to quell interest. Skull showed point-blank long-gun round to the skull. Skull distant from body. Peralta maps stolen. Checkbook claims he found it. AZ government whitewashed obvious murder.
  • Mining electrician J.A. "Tex" Bradford, died 1933. Missing.
  • James A Cravey, photographer, died 1947 at age 62. Presumed murdered. Skull missing.
I believe Smokey Brown to be Adolph Ruth, based on his feeling of antiquity and the quiet pride I feel from him, that he found it. Ruth was a dedicated searcher for lost mines, which fits the Indiana Jones vibe I got from him. Bradford the electrician feels too modern, and Cravey the photographer feels too superficial.
Adolph Ruth was clearly murdered. The primary cover story of suicide is impossible. The secondary cover story is two anonymous greedy prospectors. The source of this cover story is the man who tried to dissuade him from the expedition, Tex Barkely. It is likely Tex knew about the Watchers who guarded the mine. His ranch was ideally positioned to monitor prospectors seeking the mine, and therefore he likely worked for the Watchers in some capacity.
Tex Barkely also led the first unsuccessful search for Ruth's body. I suspect Ruth was not killed where he was found. Otherwise the summer vultures would have made it easy to find Ruth's rotting body. Rather, Ruth was soul trapped and interred underground. Later, his remains were exhumed when national publicity threatened to bring hordes of searchers.
No future skulls were found, with or without bullet holes. I assume they were also shot in the head, but the skulls were interred to prevent everyone from concluding that Ruth was certainly murdered. I don't know how soul-trapping works, but I wouldn't be surprised if it involves decapitation of the corpse as a step in the process. The talking skull trope might have some basis in reality. The head and heart are presumably the body parts most closely connected to one's soul.
Ely's account confirms Ruth found the mine and entered it. The Roman inscription "Veni Vidi Vici" seems to have been written 200 feet across from the mine, corroborating that the mine was Roman. It is an odd phrase for Ruth to use, but an absolutely appropriate one for the Roman founders of Calalus, who conquered the surrounding tribes.
The Wikipedia account diverges substantially from Northcut Ely's, in ways that make Ruth's death less suspicious. I don't know which is correct, so I used Wikipedia's version where they conflict.
Smokey Brown's phantom nightmares may have been a well-intentioned way of dissuading other prospectors from sharing his fate. It is not strange that he found me after I publicized the story on Reddit, since his original job may have been dissuading those attracted to the mine by publicity.
Original version with links here.
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