Subject:      Re: Marathon2 Cheats
From:         "~Icze4r." <jonr@mc.net>
Date:         1998/05/11
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Eryigit Nejat wrote:
> 
> Hi World,
> 
> I'm seeking cheats or editors for Marathon2 on WIN95. On which page
> could I find it?
> 
> please eMail me
> 
>   nejat.eryigit@mni.fh-giessen.de
> 
> Bye.
Look at the marathon story page.
www.marathon.org/story
It's somewhere in there. haven't found it yet,But it's somewhere past
pageWHAT.html...
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Subject:      Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         macgamer@DAMNTHATSPAMohana.com (Michael Park)
Date:         1998/05/11
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<<<Marathon Story page spoiler!!!>>>



























All right!  You asked for it!

Ok, from a previous post... somebody mentioned this following page...

http://www.marathon.org/story/pageWHAT.html

All right, I didn't understand this so I immediately went to
http://www.marathon.org/story/page7.html (as everything of Hamish's page is
crazy with sevens).  So I ended up with some congratulatory message telling
me I'm about to learn all these secrets and such.

I click on that.

I'm sent to http://www.marathon.org/story/page49.html with a message from
Marathon 1's Durandal mocking me that I got "kidnapped" (message is
obviously adapted from Marathon 1's Blaspheme Quarantine).  So I used THAT
Link in THAT page and I ended up looping back to the first weblink listed
above.

So I read the real cryptic message (though first I thought it was a Not
Found message)...

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Greetings.  You're asking yourself: Is this a trap or just a
dead end? It is neither.  It is a test of patience, 
observation and intelligence.  There is a solution, and I
don't even think that it's a very difficult one.

... I scroll a couple times down onto the page and find some really odd
poem.  I won't list it here 'caues this post's getting long anyway.  Before
the poem is another terminal message adapted yet again from Blaspheme
Quarantine...

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Isn't hanging around here getting a little bit boring?

Get lost kid.  Scram.  Ciao.

What are you looking for anyway?  If you're looking for a
clue that was left here by Hamish some months ago to help
you solve my puzzle then forget it. I erased it the moment
he left it. The fool thought he could cheat me.

***

<<Since you have nothing better to do than hang out here with
me, listen to this 20th century song I downloaded from the
Marathon's data banks. Leela said that it reminded her of you.
I've altered some of the words but I'm sure the original
songwriter wouldn't object. Her name was Holly Knight,
but I won't bore you with the details>>

... I don't understand the poem or understand what that thing about Leela
is.  I know I'm close to getting to the page, but I need some help being
pointed the right direction.

And I know you know where it is Matthew, 'cause I saw you on the what's new
section page. ;)

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Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         Jared Cash <corduroypenguin@spam.can.bite.my.rocketmail.ass.com>
Date:         1998/05/12
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You're kidding right?  Just think about it and pay close attention to the PAGE
NUMBERS.  That's all I'm gonna say.

Cord




Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
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I FOUND IT!

Here's a hint (if ya don't wanna guess anymore,i'll tell ya)
7 X ?? = ???
Guess,Vid Boi.
2 Numbers Even,One Odd.
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Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         Matt Payne <sfeira@pacbell.net>
Date:         1998/05/12
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Thius is sooooo obvious! All you have to do is Lo^*&^TY SDKJBFG )^ 
Y#JFH(YHFNKJDASY)*RG BKFHD(S)IUGHB%RKJ&OI&#@(*^&*(^%#*&$%
:" ":O" "?{OL

Oh, I guess Durandal doesn't want me giving away the secret.
 
-Matt Payne

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Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
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Err,two numbers odd,one even..
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Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         see-below@not-my-address.com (Matthew Vaughan)
Date:         1998/05/12
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In article <macgamer-ya02408000R1105981918020001@news.supernews.com>,
macgamer@DAMNTHATSPAMohana.com (Michael Park) wrote:


> ... I don't understand the poem or understand what that thing about Leela
> is.  I know I'm close to getting to the page, but I need some help being
> pointed the right direction.

I'm sure when Durandal feels like it he will teleport you there. There's
nothing I, or anyone else, can do to help you.

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MATTHEW VAUGHAN
matthewv at best dot com (damn spammers...)
http://www.best.com/~matthewv/
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Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         gates@evil.com (Autohag)
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The answer is hidden in plain sight. You must only look for it.


In article <see-below-1205980331440001@209.24.240.56>,
see-below@not-my-address.com (Matthew Vaughan) wrote:

> In article <macgamer-ya02408000R1105981918020001@news.supernews.com>,
> macgamer@DAMNTHATSPAMohana.com (Michael Park) wrote:
> 
> 
> > ... I don't understand the poem or understand what that thing about Leela
> > is.  I know I'm close to getting to the page, but I need some help being
> > pointed the right direction.
> 
> I'm sure when Durandal feels like it he will teleport you there. There's
> nothing I, or anyone else, can do to help you.
> 
> ....................................................
> MATTHEW VAUGHAN
> matthewv at best dot com (damn spammers...)
> http://www.best.com/~matthewv/
> ....................................................





Subject:      Re: Marathon Story Unknown Page...
From:         see-below@not-my-address.com (Matthew Vaughan)
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In article <gates-1205982021530001@1cust176.tnt5.det3.da.uu.net>,
gates@evil.com (Autohag) wrote:

> The answer is hidden in plain sight. You must only look for it.
> 
> 
> In article <see-below-1205980331440001@209.24.240.56>,
> see-below@not-my-address.com (Matthew Vaughan) wrote:
> 
> > In article <macgamer-ya02408000R1105981918020001@news.supernews.com>,
> > macgamer@DAMNTHATSPAMohana.com (Michael Park) wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > > ... I don't understand the poem or understand what that thing about Leela
> > > is.  I know I'm close to getting to the page, but I need some help being
> > > pointed the right direction.
> > 
> > I'm sure when Durandal feels like it he will teleport you there. There's
> > nothing I, or anyone else, can do to help you.


I suspect Hamish won't be "rewarding" people for finding it any more. Now
that it's been posted on usenet, it's attracting too much attention, and
isn't really a challenge any more.

The page is still there, but I fear it's the end for adding membership to
this particular "club."

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MATTHEW VAUGHAN
matthewv at best dot com (damn spammers...)
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