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Where In The World Is Magellan Linden?

HeadBurro Antfarm
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04-08-2008 15:09
Sorry for the short post, but busy searching. Here's the report I filed on CNN (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-9575) and my blog (http://headburroantfarm.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/the-search-for-magellan-linden-starts-now/)

More to follow...
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04-08-2008 15:21
From: Shion Chandrayaan
While checking the available data, I came across a list of Lindens, and 'former' Lindens. Of the seventeen former Lindens, two were Magellan and Pony, six had resigned (mostly on amicable terms), one had retired, six others had no reason given, the last had changed his name (though no reason for the change given).

I found this interesting, since in the 'current' Lindens list, there are five listed as having 'departed', yet they are not in the 'former' Linden list. There is also listed one Heretic Linden (by name) renamed to Iridium and now departed (one wonders why? Perhaps there's some brainwashing going on, and the victims change their names to show their support to the 'new order'? Why would one change their name BEFORE departing, if one is going into hiding?).

Also in the 'current' list is Ventrella Linden, with the notation 'Fled from There.com'. No reason for why she (I presume) fled, nor who might be after her.



That page is unofficial and out of date.
J.J. Ventrella indeed came to SL from There, and was responsible for floopy prims as well as the as-yet unincorporated avatar puppeteering, but he left in late '07.

Iridium works for MOU now. [Edit: Er - or anyway left SL to work for MOU.]
Marianne McCann
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04-08-2008 16:43
From: Meade Paravane
I did find that materials picked up at the meeting somehow went missing from my inventory. I _know_ that I grabbed a copy of the milk carton but it's nowhere to be found in my inventory now.


How odd. I dropped another one on ya. Let's see if it shows up. :-)
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04-08-2008 18:05
From: Meade Paravane
Could it be that a Linden goon monitored the meeting and had our resources silently 'dealt with'?? I still suspect Xenon Linden had something to do with the disappearance of Magellan and wonder if he had a spy at the meeting.


There WERE some folks there that I had not met before. The av-scanner at the base usually does a good job of detecting Lindens and their GrIP addresses (in case they are in disguise). I wouldn't be surprised if the announcement I had handed out had found it's way into Linden hands. It may even be that the Grid routinely scans inventory items/transfers and flags any suspected items for hand monitoring. My gini didn't show anything out of the ordinary. In fact, Bodega's region borders held up really well with all the folks we packed into the second floor of the base. A few years ago, that many people would have probably caused them to destabilize or even shut down completely.
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04-08-2008 18:34
From: Meade Paravane
We got Jack's place, Lexie & Mia's place, somebody next door to Lexie & Mia - Andrew maybe?, and one way north of Help Island Public - about 1 sim due north of Sidewinders's place. Maybe another one about a sim to the west of that last one, too.

/me finds placards at Lan, Cogsworth, Lexie & Mia and Kelly Linden's land. Jacks land, not the estate stuff but his land in Linden village, actually encroaches a few meters onto public land - that area has autoreturn but his land doesn't. I'm betting Meade put the placard on the public land, though I'm sure she will blame Xenon Linden and Goon Linden.

edit: and i've dropped a placard on Jack's land for Meade. :)
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04-08-2008 22:15
I was just looking around at the Moth Temple in Iris. While it's certainly a beautiful and mysterious build, the only unusual thing I found was this... a small blue sphere submerged in the water directly underneath it.

The sphere is just titled 'hint,' and was created by Ben Linden on Friday, April 1st, 2005. When touched, it leads to Snapzilla, but not to any specific picture; there's no indication of what image it may have originally led to, or what the hint was about. It may not be related to the current mystery at all, but one never knows.

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Shion Chandrayaan
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04-08-2008 22:40
From: Ilianexsi Sojourner
I was just looking around at the Moth Temple in Iris. While it's certainly a beautiful and mysterious build, the only unusual thing I found was this... a small blue sphere submerged in the water directly underneath it.

The sphere is just titled 'hint,' and was created by Ben Linden on Friday, April 1st, 2005. When touched, it leads to Snapzilla, but not to any specific picture; there's no indication of what image it may have originally led to, or what the hint was about. It may not be related to the current mystery at all, but one never knows.



There's a green square on Magellan's Chronicle page (http://secondlife.blogs.com/magellan/), and he mentions he found that under the temple. I tried fiddling with the image to remove the green, as to me, it looks like a floor plan with something covering it, but was unsuccessful as yet.
Marianne McCann
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04-08-2008 22:54
From: Ilianexsi Sojourner
I was just looking around at the Moth Temple in Iris. While it's certainly a beautiful and mysterious build, the only unusual thing I found was this... a small blue sphere submerged in the water directly underneath it.

The sphere is just titled 'hint,' and was created by Ben Linden on Friday, April 1st, 2005. When touched, it leads to Snapzilla, but not to any specific picture; there's no indication of what image it may have originally led to, or what the hint was about. It may not be related to the current mystery at all, but one never knows.



Ah! You visited today, too! I was gonna put dat in my next field notes. Dat and the curious red box in the path of the smoke at the temple. In fact...


Field notes: Marianne McCann, Age 5 1/2 (excerpts)

"... I caught a bus to the temple in Iris. It's a really neat lookin' place, an I'm surprised I ain't never gone here before. I dunno how much of anyting ties into the mysteries of Magellan, but I peeked around anyways.

Under the temple is a blue ball belonging to Ben Linden It's dated from April 1st, 2005 - the day Magellan claimed to have found a piccie below the temple! But the ball jes led to the main page of snapzilla. I tried checking f'r any piccies on Snapzilla from way back then, an came across dis one. There's the green color from the piccie in Magellan's Log! I know dis ties together somehow -- but I dunno if dis explains what happened to Magellan.

http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/pic.aspx?id=3826

I also saw an odd red box with the hand an eye (TM) logo on it. it was tellin me to look at all the "S names on a page n the wiki, cept it was askin' for a password. I prob'ly coulda gived one, but I tinkdis place might require more peoples.

Overall, I felt like there was some mystery still left there..."

"... Talked to Blue Linden today, an he also said Magellan hadn't been heard from for a while. I should have asked Char if she'd heard anything when I talked to her about the archery in Morris and the saloon in Oak Grove, cuz she seemed friendly an willin' to help..."

"... I had a little time, so I went to Portman Tow. It seemed ike a nice enough place, an I could not really see anything beyond its borders. But when I put on my "draw distance 512" telescope, I saw a piece of land dat really wasn't as far as the mystery land, but was still not anywhere dat existed. It was like void land, an dat can't happen at all! So I took a piccie of it.

http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/pic.aspx?id=268309 ..."
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Marianne McCann
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04-08-2008 23:06
Field notes: Marianne McCann, Age 5 1/2 (excerpts)

"... I caught a bus to the temple in Iris. It's a really neat lookin' place, an I'm surprised I ain't never gone here before. I dunno how much of anyting ties into the mysteries of Magellan, but I peeked around anyways.

Under the temple is a blue ball belonging to Ben Linden It's dated from April 1st, 2005 - the day Magellan claimed to have found a piccie below the temple! But the ball jes led to the main page of snapzilla. I tried checking f'r any piccies on Snapzilla from way back then, an came across dis one. There's the green color from the piccie in Magellan's Log! I know dis ties together somehow -- but I dunno if dis explains what happened to Magellan.

http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/pic.aspx?id=3826

I also saw an odd red box with the hand an eye (TM) logo on it. it was tellin me to look at all the "S names on a page n the wiki, cept it was askin' for a password. I prob'ly coulda gived one, but I tinkdis place might require more peoples.

Overall, I felt like there was some mystery still left there..."

"... Talked to Blue Linden today, an he also said Magellan hadn't been heard from for a while. I should have asked Char if she'd heard anything when I talked to her about the archery in Morris and the saloon in Oak Grove, cuz she seemed friendly an willin' to help..."

"... I had a little time, so I went to Portman Tow. It seemed ike a nice enough place, an I could not really see anything beyond its borders. But when I put on my "draw distance 512" telescope, I saw a piece of land dat really wasn't dat far as the mystery land, but was still not anywhere dat existed. It was like void land, an dat can't happen at all! So I took a piccie of it.

http://www.sluniverse.com/pics/pic.aspx?id=268309 ..."
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04-08-2008 23:39
Osprey,
The video was very nice thanks for including Dagon Grimm, my first alt.
Not sure if he is one of the smartest minds on the grid though.
He is about as bright as I am, we aren't brightest cookies in the cookie jar about
lot of things. LOL
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Ilianexsi Sojourner
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04-08-2008 23:52
From: Marianne McCann

I also saw an odd red box with the hand an eye (TM) logo on it. it was tellin me to look at all the "S names on a page n the wiki, cept it was askin' for a password. I prob'ly coulda gived one, but I tinkdis place might require more peoples.

Hmm, I missed that the first time. I tried entering my login name and password, but it didn't accept it. I didn't realize SL had a wiki that required authorization to access.... I wonder what the S names were?
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HeadBurro Antfarm
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04-09-2008 01:52
From: Salazar Jack
...It may even be that the Grid routinely scans inventory items/transfers and flags any suspected items for hand monitoring...


/me deletes all the doodles of a neked Robin Linden!
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Ninja stylee...
04-09-2008 01:53
From: Sindy Tsure
/me finds placards at Lan, Cogsworth, Lexie & Mia and Kelly Linden's land. Jacks land, not the estate stuff but his land in Linden village, actually encroaches a few meters onto public land - that area has autoreturn but his land doesn't. I'm betting Meade put the placard on the public land, though I'm sure she will blame Xenon Linden and Goon Linden.

edit: and i've dropped a placard on Jack's land for Meade. :)


Yup - me and Meade flew over the village and dropped a few - but shhh, tis a secret! :)
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Green map...
04-09-2008 01:55
From: Shion Chandrayaan
There's a green square on Magellan's Chronicle page (http://secondlife.blogs.com/magellan/), and he mentions he found that under the temple. I tried fiddling with the image to remove the green, as to me, it looks like a floor plan with something covering it, but was unsuccessful as yet.


I'm fairly sure Meade has decoded that green thing... if it wasn't that she showed me, she *has* decoded something!
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Marianne McCann
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04-09-2008 07:35
From: HeadBurro Antfarm
Yup - me and Meade flew over the village and dropped a few - but shhh, tis a secret! :)


I happened to bee in the village at one point yesterday, an debated dropping a sign. 'Cept I ended up seein a sign already there in the spot I was gonna drop it. :-)

Ya know, I sorta wonder if some Lindens might be willing to put one up all on their own. If there's any we can trust, of course.

Mari
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04-09-2008 08:24
From: HeadBurro Antfarm
I'm fairly sure Meade has decoded that green thing... if it wasn't that she showed me, she *has* decoded something!

Nooo.. I translated the text on the Di-ingue Baught tribe map that Magellan discovered in early (very, very early) April, 2004.



The translation was fairly disappointing, though. The only thing I got from it was that the tribe knew the names of a number of Lindens and, in particular, Xenon's name. The way they write his name is a little different than how they write other names.

That and the name on the blueprints of Magellans ship, the ship without landing gear or 'breaks', the ship that crashed!, are what's led me to believe that Xenon is somehow involved with Magellan going missing...


Also, the green image from Magallens chronicles was discovered, I think, _after_ he had left the stilt village. It was from a different temple, the temple of the land-dwelling moth worshipers, though I do not know where it's located..


edit: sorry for the huge image :( . If somebody knows of a smaller version, I'll happily use that instead.
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04-09-2008 12:52
Jes a quickie: Soft Linden dropped me a note today, *requesting* a Magellan Milk Carton for their office. Looks like we might have someone on the inside!
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04-09-2008 13:01
From: Marianne McCann
Jes a quickie: Soft Linden dropped me a note today, *requesting* a Magellan Milk Carton for their office. Looks like we might have someone on the inside!


Good G'al and Holy Hippo!

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04-09-2008 14:21


Incredible...brilliant!
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04-09-2008 14:42
From: Meade Paravane
Nooo.. I translated the text on the Di-ingue Baught tribe map that Magellan discovered in early (very, very early) April, 2004.

The translation was fairly disappointing, though. The only thing I got from it was that the tribe knew the names of a number of Lindens and, in particular, Xenon's name. The way they write his name is a little different than how they write other names.

That and the name on the blueprints of Magellans ship, the ship without landing gear or 'breaks', the ship that crashed!, are what's led me to believe that Xenon is somehow involved with Magellan going missing...

Also, the green image from Magallens chronicles was discovered, I think, _after_ he had left the stilt village. It was from a different temple, the temple of the land-dwelling moth worshipers, though I do not know where it's located..


edit: sorry for the huge image :( . If somebody knows of a smaller version, I'll happily use that instead.

That appears to be a Verticle TakeOff and Landing vehicle, and wouldn't need brakes, but that doesn't mean that it's not extremely bizarre. The lack of landing gear to support the plane while the engines are off is disturbing. Even more disturbing is how far back on the vehicle the engines have been placed. To lift off the ground, they would normally have to be near the center of mass. There must be some strange forces at work here. This is beyond what our current understanding of physics can explain.

(now all that tuition for an aerospace engineering degree is starting to pay off)
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04-09-2008 14:54
Magellan... hmmm.... we've had a few messages in bottles wash up on the Avarian shores signed by a 'Magellan'.

Most of them were just asking for whoever found the bottle to please recycle it for them, though.
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Team Magellan Members, preliminary information
04-09-2008 14:56
On request of Salazar Jack, I am attempting to unearth the full names of the members on the expedition.

In Magellan's journal, he references LIER, Ryan, and Randall. LIER is the Linden Inhabitable Environment Reconstructionists.

A side reference turned out to be very useful, referencing JS Tomorrow, Involvium, Involvium Energy Ventures, and Phinneus Darcy. It turns out that Phinneus Darcy was a member of the expedition to Nova Albion, and also to Heterocera Atoll; both were expeditions with Magellan. JS Tomorrow had been hired as a journalist to the Heterocera Atoll. Her sketches of 'the crew' show five people besides herself. These five must be Magellan, Phinneus, Randall, Ryan, and Ethan (by her later listing). I've not yet uncovered the surnames on the last three. However, considering her sketch, and commentary, the expedition manager, either Randall or Ryan, is female.

Of the travellers she mentions being 'drawn' to the area, only one, Paperback Voom, is listed by full name. I intend to check him (or her) out next; Search isn't showing me anything yet.

I found it interesting that Miss Tomorrow did not mention any of the expedition by full name, save Phinneus, nor list all of them at any time. I also found it interesting that she mentions Involvium Energy Ventures as the ones leading the expedition.

Attempts to contact Miss Tomorrow have not yet resulted in an answer; the last time she is reported being seen is March 5th of this year. She is a member of the Involvium group, which I joined in the hopes of learning more, and the only other member is a Hunter Calhoun, who was last seen March 24th. Though both people seem to have been around for a while, I find it a bit odd that they have so little information available on either of them.

The only other two people she references are her sister, Trish, and her editor, Harry. I don't know if checking either out are worth the effort, though I won't know until I try.

I thought of holding off reporting this until I had more (or better) information, then decided it might be a bad idea; what little I've gotten might be just what someone else needs to put the puzzle together. I'll keep looking.

(edited to add links)
http://www.involvium.com/iev/Our_History.html
http://jstomorrow.blogspot.com/
Side note: the voice-over on the Involvium advertisement sounds, to me, very much like Torley Linden.
Shion Chandrayaan
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Paperback Voom?
04-09-2008 15:10
Finally got Search to work. There is no one named Paperback Voom listed at all. There are some 20 with the first name of Paperback, or variant, and a number of Vooms, but no Paperback Voom.

Considering the effect of the Involvium crystal JS Tomorrow mentioned, perhaps the people there, as well as the landscaping, were 'appearing out of nowhere, from their imaginations'?

That shouldn't have changed the actual expedition members, though. At least, not to start with.

I'll keep trying.
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04-09-2008 15:11
From: Shion Chandrayaan
On request of Salazar Jack, I am attempting to unearth the full names of the members on the expedition.


I happened to come across the names today, doing some heavy-duty searching!

I dug dis up iusing the ol' WayBack Machine...

From: http://web.archive.org/web/20050727235650/secondlife.com/community/experience.php

The Magellan Linden Chronicles
February 9 – April 1, 2005

Veteran explorer Magellan Linden and his mish-mash team of trusty explorers (Dr. Milo Gessner, Carla Jane Falcone, Dr. Randall Boas and Capt. Adrien deLane) revealed the new land mass of Atoll to the SL community. The mission was chronicled by Magellan Linden himself in his blog, which included updates, dispatches, photographs and sketches of the adventure. Magellan Linden’s previous explorations include last year’s investigation of the Mt G'al volcanic area, a thorough study of the fetid inner tunnels under Olde London and his celebrated scholarly examination of Second Life’s hidden trysting locations. Explore the new Atoll sims yourself here Hyles (36,34).


Now I wonder who these other peoples is?

Mari
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Soft Linden
04-10-2008 03:40
From: Marianne McCann
Jes a quickie: Soft Linden dropped me a note today, *requesting* a Magellan Milk Carton for their office. Looks like we might have someone on the inside!


Yup, he dropped by my place after finding my blog and saw the carton I have out there - we may well have some inside help, people. I have told him to be careful though - one manhunt at a time is enough.
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