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This article details a post by Rachel Blake as part of The Lost Experience


Post Text Transcript



These were the items in the package:


Sri Lanka. I arrived Saturday. I was lucky to get out.

I can't even begin to tell you the things I've seen. I wish I could just show you. But I'm afraid it's not that simple this time.

They're after me - like they've never been before.

The situation has become TOO DANGEROUS - too dangerous for me and too dangerous for anyone who possesses this evidence. We've all seen what these people are capable of. I can't put anyone at risk by just uploading it to some host site.

So, I'm resorting to desperate measures. It's the only way. The truth is still within our grasp...

I promise this will all become clear in the coming days.

Keep fighting -


Video Transcript

Rachel: I’m in Hugh and Darla’s flat. Looks like our turncoat IT guy was right, Mittelwerk didn’t know about this place.

(Looks around. Rachel then jumps in a fright)

(Voices can be heard down the hall by neighbours. Rachel creeps into the bedroom, finding a note to “Gidget”. She reads it aloud)

Heading to the racket club, didn’t wanna wake you. Can you be ready by three? I’ll swing round and pick you up. Hugh.

If I was Darla…I’d hide it… (looks at video cassettes, particularly one entitled “videos of Gidget”) behind a video of Gidget?

(The feed begins to fast forward as Rachel moves around the flat, coming to a halt at a table. She switches on the light to examine Darla’s package)

OK guys, here goes (opens the package). An ID, my face on it. Healthway Alliance. A plane ticket, Sri Lanka? THAT was the island?! All these injections for Sri Lanka? What the hell? (picks up a remote control, presses the power on. After a tone, Darla appears on the television).

Darla: Rachel, erm, I guess I feel a bit ashamed coming to you like this. But, please, understand why I had my friend deliver this package to you in the park. By the time you’re watching this I’ll be…urgh see that’s the reason – the end of that sentence is always dead and god knows I don’t want to be that cliché. By the time you watch this, I’ll have left the bloody country, I’ll have left him, I’ll have run. I made you an ID pass, use it. Mittelwerk’s about to do something awful Rachel, er I’m not quite sure what but, I know you, you’ll find out. Just one last bit, erm. If Hugh’s still, you know, around. Look, I know how you feel about his people and about us but, I love him Rachel – there’s still a good man in there. He got caught up but he’s been helping me. Sri Lanka was the last job for him too, and, believe it or not but, he’s been protecting you. Mittelwerk’s convinced, at least for now. He doesn’t want a martyr on his hands. But that doesn’t mean he won’t change his mind. Especially after you uncover what’s happening in Sri Lanka. So, be safe love, and get the bastards for me will ya? Once this is all said and done we’ll have martinis in Monte Carlo. You know, I never met the big man, Hanso, but something tells me he’d be pr-… (video is turned off)

(Rachel looks at other documents in the package)

Rachel: Spider Protocol Trial J…and….this is the ship! Paik Heavy Industry, the Hanso Foundation. The Helgus Antonius, it…it’s a hospital ship. Oh god, why are all the wards labelled quara… (cuts out).

Video Location

  • Rachel directs gamers to the Retrievers of Truth site. Here, an instant messaging board gave clues about a Pedro Armendariz. Gamers were told to focus on his work, and led to the discovery of the new RoT password Steinbeck (named after the writer of a film Armendariz played in called "The Pearl". Also note the password seems case sensitive).
  • On the RoT message board, a new clue directed players to as well as hinting at a password "hoo-gonchoi".
    • Note that Hoo-Gon Choi is not a food, but a Minister of a dept in Korea, who we met previously in a letter.
    • The other items mentioned on the ROT boards are all real Korean foods, some of which are pictured in Manny's photo collection.
  • A hidden link on the "fuel passion" section (RoT gave the hint of clicking on one of the background buildings) brings up a login box. Alternatively, simply using this link will suffice. The username and password are rblake and hoo-gonchoi.
  • After logging in, the video becomes downloadable, though takes a long time due to busy servers and a large file.
  • The video can also be viewed here more easily.


  • There is a bobble head in the apartment similar to the ones in the Jeep Compass comercials.
  • The boat designs are marked quarantine, similar to the DHARMA stations on the island.
  • Darla says on the video that a friend was going to deliver the package to Rachel in the park. As no-one showed up, and the video was still in the flat, the plan must have changed since Darla filmed herself for some reason.
  • The Healthway Alliance is a fictional company, possibly in connection with the Hanso Foundation if Rachel was able to infiltrate the Sri Lanka facility using the ID.

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