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All of the entries made in May 2006 are below. Please note that as with other pages, these archives are ordered with the most recent entries at the top and the earliest entries at the bottom.

 
 

The Talk

31 May 06

Violet faces the music and finally talks to her dad about why she needed that ferrogramatograph. Sente is enigmatic as ever, hinting that he knows more than he's saying. Maybe. Possibly.

It sounds like the mines have been swept clean, so there's no likelihood of Miranda's death becoming a legal issue, but Sente is still keen for both his daughters to stay away from dangerous areas and reckless people. Like a good girl, Violet promises to behave herself. Maybe. Possibly.

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister Scarlett Kiteway Sente Kiteway Violet Kiteway

 

Serena to Wed Hesh, Confirmed Bachelor?

30 May 06

Rumour has it that Helix Hesh has proposed to PCAG star Serena Duncan. He's bought the ring and everything.

Wonder what Tippy thinks of all this...

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Cube Retrieval Team Hesh Records The Perplex City Academy Games The Sentinel

 

Hikers Sickened on Trail

30 May 06

A group of hikers manage to give themselves a nasty dose of food poisoning out in Tanraga. Untreated water looks the most likely cause.

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The Sentinel

 

Yung Children Released from Hospital

25 May 06

The children injured when Miranda's building blew up are released from medical care. The cause of the explosion has yet to be pinpointed by police and the fire service (though we're pretty sure it was Miranda's doing).

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister The Sentinel

 

Deja vu

24 May 06

Violet and Anna work out what the last page of the Granier diary really says. It sounds like Anthony Granier's Master (female) 'wanted the power for herself'. What power would that be then...?

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Anna Heath Cube Retrieval Team Episode 10: The Chase The Third Power Violet Kiteway

 

Making Shelter

23 May 06

Anna has been brought up to date with Violet and Kurt's adventures. One consequence of the weekend's excitement is that Kurt will be off work for a while, so it's a good job that the Cube Hunters have been supplying puzzles to cover his absence. Here are a couple for everyone to try.

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Anna Heath Cube Retrieval Team Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Yes, yes, alright

23 May 06

She's been having a hard time. Violet looks after Kurt but receives a barrage of messages from the Cube Hunters urging her to go through Miranda's satchel. She consents.

Inside, she finds what looks like the real last page of the Granier diary. It differs from the version she saw previously, but again is hard to decipher... Anna is on the case.

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Anna Heath Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Sente Kiteway Violet Kiteway

 

Copycat Point Jumper Injured on Descent

22 May 06

A second BASE jumper tries to parachute off Ascendancy Point - with limited success. (Note the excellent use of the word 'scofflaw' here.)

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Perplex City Police Department The Sentinel

 

Safe

22 May 06

Violet gives the post mortem (literally) on the whole mine manhunt. Kurt killed Miranda - by accident, in self-defence, he says.

Violet took a short cut into the mine (using the ferrogramatograph) and helped Kurt to escape just as a group of agents (presumably from the Third Power) were arriving.

They have Miranda's bag, but neither of them feels much like going through her things just yet. Kurt is practically catatonic.

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister The Third Power Violet Kiteway

 

Mine Manhunt!

21 May 06

Kurt enters the Silburn-Griggs mine and, with the help of the Cube Hunters, manages to negotiate his way past a series of life-threatening hazards.

But the most dangerous hazard of all is Miranda. He tracks her down and, it seems, is ready to trust her again - until a fight breaks out and Miranda is killed.

Read a blow-by-blow account of the action on the Perplex City Wiki.

The Receda Cube Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister The Third Power Violet Kiteway

 

Entering Silburn-Griggs

21 May 06

Kurt follows up his text message with a note to say that he's heading into the mine now. The comms system to chat with him is here.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

About to enter

21 May 06

Kurt TEXTS the Cube Hunters, letting them know that he's almost at the mine.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Everything closing in

21 May 06

Kurt continues to close in on Miranda and gives us some more details about how his communication link will work on Sunday.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Got it!

20 May 06

How embarrassing. Violet is forced to use her daddy's influence to get her hands on the ferrogramatograph. Naturally, he's curious to know why she wants it... but he doesn't enquire too far. Yet.

Violet also gives us a link to the hideous Silburn-Griggs mine website. Those of a sensitive nature (with regards to design, spelling or punctuation) may not wish to click here.

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The Perplex City Academy Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Sente Kiteway Violet Kiteway

 

Unknown

20 May 06

Kurt let's everyone know that he'll be setting up some kind of chat/photo link for the showdown at the mine on Sunday afternoon. But for now... more running.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Silburn-Griggs

19 May 06

Kurt hears from Violet that Miranda is most likely headed for a disused mine. He asks for Cube Hunters to volunteer as helpers for when he catches up with her.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Delving into Silburn-Griggs

19 May 06

Violet finds out a bit more about what Miranda was researching at the library. The Silburn-Griggs mine looks like Miranda's probable destination, and Violet decides to get a 'ferrogramatograph' from the Academy Museum, to help navigate.

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The Perplex City Academy Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Podcast 3 - Manhunt

18 May 06

Miranda flees Perplex City, but is forced to travel on foot. Kurt survives an exploding building and chases the elusive fugitive from town to town.

Violet is torn. She wants to help, but she knows that Kurt's single-minded pursuit of Miranda is unhealthy and, most likely, dangerous. This cannot end well...

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I've found something interesting

18 May 06

Violet comes over all Morgan-Freeman-in-Seven and checks out Miranda's borrowing records at the library. Turns out she was looking into old caves and mines. Vi's not sure what this might mean yet, but it's certainly peculiar.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Counterpoint

18 May 06

Kurt does indeed have nothing to do except run and think - this must be one of his longest ever posts. He remembers the great challenges he had to overcome when applying to join the Academy. His battle with Miranda is just as complex and compelling.

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The Perplex City Academy Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Soooo sleeeeepy

18 May 06

She lives! Scarlett posts for the first time in ages.

It's a public post, so she's stuck to her official cover story about working at an animal sanctuary (and not gallivanting off around Viendenbourg and Anjsbourg, trying to get herself killed). Sente might not be buying it. And it sounds like Violet and Kurt haven't confided in her about Miranda and the whole Cymbalisty murder thing.

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Kurt McAllister Scarlett Kiteway Violet Kiteway

 

Thrill-Seeker Jumps from Ascendancy Point

18 May 06

BASE jumping comes to Perplex City! Some crazy guy jumps off Ascendancy Point and makes a swift getaway, leaving his parachute behind on the street. The police want him arrested - for littering.

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Perplex City Police Department The Sentinel

 

Overcast

17 May 06

Kurt and his high-tech hiking gear set off in pursuit of Miranda, cross-country. For once, she isn't covering her tracks - maybe she doesn't expect to be followed.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Barriers

16 May 06

It all kicked off at the station. Kurt got there in time to find Miranda waiting on the concourse, infuriated by the train delays (well done, Cube Hunters).

As he approached, she decided to make a break for it, vaulting over the ticket barriers and running onto the platform. She opened an emergency door and clambered onto a train as it pulled away - leaving just enough time for her to hurl a series of threats in Kurt's direction.

What's more, she managed to jump off the train between stops, in the middle of nowhere. Kurt's planning to follow her on foot.

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister

 

News of the traveller

16 May 06

Violet gets a call from Kurt (interrupting dinner with Caine) and they go some way towards resolving their differences. She decides to help him in whatever way she can, without 'interfering' directly.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Stationary

16 May 06

He's out! Kurt's on his way from the police station to the railway. Will he make it in time...?

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

New Perspective

16 May 06

Violet finally tells Anna everything. About Miranda the murderer, about Kurt's wild pursuit of her, about the Cube thieves and the Third Power - everything.

Anna is surprisingly calm about it all. She decides the most useful thing she can do is cover for Kurt's absence from the CRT - so she asks the Cube Hunters to contribute puzzles that she can pass off as his work. Start devising!

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Anna Heath Cube Retrieval Team Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Arrested

16 May 06

The devious Miranda has had Kurt arrested, leaving the way clear for her to enter the railway station. From the police van, he asks the Cube Hunters to book seats via the Perplex City Rail website so that every train through Ryefield appears to be full, preventing Miranda from buying a ticket. He only needs to buy a couple of hours...

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Book 'em!

16 May 06

Kurt TEXTS the Cube Hunters, imploring them to help him keep Miranda in Ryefield. He's been grabbed by the local cops - and he needs help fast!

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Horizon

16 May 06

Kurt's keeping an eye on Ryefield station. It's a big place, but he's confident Miranda won't get past him.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Whipsmart Dairy Supply Falters

16 May 06

Disaster! A virus at Whipsmart causes a shortage of ice cream and potential price rises. It's going to be a long, hot summer.

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The Sentinel Whipsmart Icecream

 

A Charged Silence

15 May 06

Having reached Ryefield a day ahead of Miranda, Kurt sets about making life difficult for her. He puts up posters of her likeness at the railway station and has a chat with the pharmacist. He also gets his ankle checked out and finds that it's almost entirely healed. Hurrah for the magic ointment.

Now, we wait for Miranda to make her move on Tuesday.

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister

 

"Who are you?"

13 May 06

Kurt banks on the assumption that Miranda will need more Oxxypro and will therefore have to head for the nearest town: Ryefield.

As well as a pharmacy, Ryefield also has a major rail junction. And on Tuesday, there will be a firmware upgrade taking place on the rail network, which means the surveillance system will be down. No doubt Miranda will want to take that opportunity to get hundreds of miles away.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Home again, home again

12 May 06

Violet gives her version of the argument with Kurt. It sounds like there was some fault on both sides: while Kurt is certainly becoming obsessive about Miranda, Violet was perhaps too flippant in trying to divert his attention with pastries and muffins.

He told her to go home. She wanted to look after him, but if Kurt doesn't want her around, what can she do?

Not even Caine can cheer her up.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Over the Bridge

12 May 06

After a disappointing day, Kurt explains how Miranda managed to slip past him and across the bridge to the south of Stone Mills. She's out on the open plains now... a needle in a haystack.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Stone Mills

12 May 06

Kurt describes the mall town of Stone Mills. He also explains how he's using the town's security cameras to automatically scan for people matching Miranda's description. He provides another link to the map so we can look out for results as they appear.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Calm

11 May 06

Kurt and Violet go their separate ways after an unspecified argument. She heads back to Perplex City while he catches a train to Stone Mills.

In Miranda's first aid kit, Kurt finds a tube of cream which helps his ankle heal much faster. His mental health, though, seems to be deteriorating quicker than ever.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Beauty Alliance Unveils Spring Project

11 May 06

News of a fabulous piece of urban art from the mind of Randal Tokei. Words written on pavements will tell a story that pedestrians can follow around the city, narrating a dreamlike tale that changes depending on your route. Cool.

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The Perplex City Council The Sentinel

 

Personal

10 May 06

Violet gives us a post mortem on the day's events.

Miranda got away, with a supply of Oxxypro. Kurt managed to hurt himself in the process - so much so that Violet betrayed her feelings for a moment. Only for a moment, though.

And tonight, they'll be staying in Drowsington together at the boarding house. It's almost romantic...

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Dead ends

10 May 06

Having taken an early train to Drowsington, Violet helps to track down Miranda. They have a tense face-off at the ferry, before Miranda makes a break for it and heads west.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

The Getaway

10 May 06

Miranda arrives at the pharmacy. When Kurt tries to collar her, she takes a customer hostage and makes her escape, sprinting off while Kurt limps behind. She's heading towards the ferry - and Violet.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Stakeout

10 May 06

Kurt stands waiting by the pharmacy, while Violet guards the ferry. He gives us a handy map of Drowsington too. Still no sign of our fugitive...

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Drowsington

9 May 06

Kurt gives us a quick description of the town: there's one pharmacy, plus an old tourist ferry across the river. If Miranda catches that, she'll be away.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Oxxypro

9 May 06

From the audio clips, Kurt manages to track Miranda's progress, heading west out of town.

Moreover, the marathon website has revealed that Miranda (as 'Jean Morgan') ran twice and has a dependecy on Oxxypro, a treatment for a condition similar to asthma. The Auger Park station care package had included some Oxxypro tablets, and because Violet got hold of it, Miranda will be running low. She'll need to find a licenced pharmacist. Which means she'll need to head for a decent-sized town west of PXC: Drowsington.

Kurt's already booked his train ticket.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Shadow of a Girl

9 May 06

Violet looks into Miranda's past and finds a lot of false trails and dead ends. It's as though she never existed. Vi's also finding it difficult to deal with Kurt's deception - who can she trust?

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Woke From Dreaming

9 May 06

Kurt gets frustrated at the Cube Hunters' lack of progress in finding 'Miranda's' marathon profile. He's had a hard time - no wonder he's getting tetchy.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department

 

Global Search

8 May 06

Kurt builds a map of the city, complete with plotted results from his audio search for references to 'Miranda'.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Vital statistics

8 May 06

Kurt is released from hospital. In response to some Cube Hunter emails, he offers up a few details about Miranda's running ability. (Maybe it will help them to find her profile on the Polygon Park Marathon website.)

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister

 

Empty

7 May 06

More news from Kurt's bedside. Miranda wasn't in the boat (devious girl), and it looks like she'll be tough to track down. Kurt's doing all he can: he's running what he calls a 'global search', trying to find references to her in a host of public computer systems. He'll keep us informed...

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department Violet Kiteway

 

Concussed

6 May 06

Kurt reports from his hospital bed. His injuries sound superficial, and it seems that the swift bit of decoding yesterday has driven Miranda off-shore: she's been spotted hiring a boat, and the Coast Guard are heading out to pick her up.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Polygon Marathon Today

6 May 06

An interesting little news item promoting today's marathon - interesting because it includes a link to the Polygon Park Marathon website.

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Episode 10: The Chase The Sentinel

 

A matter of life and death

5 May 06

Violet describes Kurt's condition and how the Cube Hunters helped her to decipher the note he'd found. It led her to a subway station and a locker - and Miranda. Sadly, Violet wasn't a quick enough sprinter to catch up with her. But at least she stopped Miranda getting hold of her supplies.

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Episode 10: The Chase Important Entries Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Explosion Rocks Old Town Apartments

5 May 06

After a series of sketchy newsflashes, here's the final version of the Sentinel's explosion coverage. Sounds like the building was wrecked. And it definitely sounds like Miranda's place. A gas leak is blamed. There are several casualties, but no mention of Kurt.

The artist's impression is terrific.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister The Sentinel

 

Coded note

5 May 06

Another text message, this time from Violet. Kurt's alive, and he found a coded note. What does it mean?

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Urgent

5 May 06

Kurt gives us the note she found on Kurt. It looks worryingly charred. She wants to work out its meaning ASAP.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Breaking news

5 May 06

A building has exploded. (Could Kurt be involved?) The Sentinel promises further details...

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister The Sentinel

 

Fantasies

5 May 06

Somebody (read 'Miranda') tries to hack into Kurt's key, but he repels the attack with ease. He decides to search her apartment for clues to her whereabouts.

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Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Violet Kiteway

 

Podcast 2 - Dial M

4 May 06

Over the past two weeks, Kurt and Anna have been investigating the death of Isaac Cymbalisty - and now they've found the culprit.

Anna got hold of a copy of the restricted 'Ceretin 6 paper', which showed that there was one obvious anomaly in the Ceretin 6 trials. Evidently, someone wasn't taking their medicine.

Then Kurt discovered that the anomaly was Miranda. She'd saved up the tablets and used them to kill Cymbalisty. Miranda realised that the game was up and tried to make a break for it - but Kurt was hot on her heels.

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Important Entries Perplex City Podcasts

 

The Actor

4 May 06

Kurt has a lot of explaining to do. He lied to us. Now he has to back-pedal and fill us in on what he's been hiding.

Miranda told him she had Barrow-Feld Syndrome. Like a gent, he covered up her embarrassing condition, lying about her location when she was supposedly going for an experimental course of treatment at Cognivia - even when one session coincided with Cymbalisty's death. Of course, Miranda was actually on the Ceretin 6 trial, saving up her tablets before poisoning hapless Isaac.

Kurt only discovered this when he used Miranda's login to look for any extra info on the Cognivia website this afternoon. And as soon as he used her login, Miranda was alerted and tried to get out of town.

He doesn't want her arrested - the police can't entirely be trusted - but he has registered Miranda as a missing person, meaning that any sightings of her on public transport will be reported to him. That should slow her down. And when he catches up with her...


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Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian Episode 10: The Chase Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department Violet Kiteway

 

I found Miranda's key

4 May 06

Another hurried text message from Kurt, this time saying Miranda has dumped her key and disappeared. More to follow...

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Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister

 

...breaks loose

4 May 06

In a hurry, Kurt gives us a quick update on the afternoon's revelations: Miranda killed Cymbalisty, and Kurt was an unwitting accomplice. She's now on the run, but Kurt has reported her as a 'missing person', which means the city's surveillance cameras are looking for her. And that means she can't use public transport. So the (wo)manhunt begins...

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Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department

 

Miranda is 'missing'

4 May 06

Kurt has reported Miranda as a missing person. Here's her official description.

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Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department

 

Miranda hasn't been straight with me

4 May 06

Kurt sends a TEXT MESSAGE to the Cube Hunters' phones. It's urgent. It's truncated. And it's something to do with Miranda.

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Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister Perplex City Police Department

 

Enjoy the silence

4 May 06

Violet explains that her life has been wonderfully dull for the last few weeks - until just now, when Miraanda stormed out of the library without explanation. Vi suspects it may be something to do with her and Kurt. Young lovers, eh?

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Violet Kiteway

 

Old Town Residents Hold Protest Rally

4 May 06

Power to the people! Old Town's citizens demand that the Council start spending some lecks on improving the area.

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The Perplex City Council The Sentinel

 

Looking for the Outlier

4 May 06

Kurt says he's thought of a risky way of hacking into Cognivia and maybe finding out who the outlier is. He'll try it later today.

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Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister

 

All About Ceretin Six

3 May 06

Kurt gives his assessment of the Ceretin 6 paper. In his opinion, it indicates that one person on the trial hasn't been taking their medicine. And that suggests that somebody was hoarding their pills in order to give Cymbalisty his overdose.

So the 'outlier' in the trial is likely to be our murderer. At least, that's Kurt's theory.

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Anna Heath Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian Important Entries Kurt McAllister

 

Ceretin 6

2 May 06

Anna proudly presents the Ceretin 6 research paper, fresh from Oistin's sweaty palms. Was it worth all the effort? Take a look and decide for yourself.

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Anna Heath Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian

 

Woolham Signs a Triple Deal with Generation

2 May 06

Troubled movie studio Generation signs up top director Aban Woolham. It's a big financial gamble.

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The Perplex City Academy Games The Sentinel

 

Movement

2 May 06

Oistin's bizarre research project draws to a close (meaning we'll finally get hold of the Ceretin 6 paper) and Miranda comes home from her trip. Kurt's missed her, poor love.

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Cognivia Episode 9: The Librarian Kurt McAllister

 

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