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Секрет PAYDAY 2ARG-событие, проведенное разработчиком Overkill Software. Суть события состояло в нахождении улик в игре, обсуждения их на форуме PAYDAY в Steam и попытки выйти на главный секрет игры — на тот момент неизвестное хранилище "Overvault" с золотом Майя в First World Bank.

В отличии от секрета PAYDAY: The Heist, намеки на на некий секрет второй части добавлялись на протяжении всего периода поддержки игры. Т.к. поддержка игры еще продолжается, некоторая информация может быть изменена, удалена или дополнена

Персонажи и организации, связанные с секретомПравить

Обзор всех отдельных людей, организаций и дат, которые связаны или могут быть связаны с секретом.

КатаруПравить

Старый Катару: Альянс трех "Королей", разделивших власть над миром с помощью некого таинственного артефакта.

В 1814 году, во время пожара в Белом Доме, Смотритель Балдуин попытался выкрасть некий важный для катару предмет, позже названый Элегией/Плачем Балдуина. После этого Балдуин пропадает, а в Катару начинается раскол, а резлуьтате которого Элегия Балдуина или был спрятан, или был разделен.

Аватары Поэта подразумевают, что один из трех Королей мертв, а также что Короли, в какой-то мере, бессмертны.

Новый Катару: Controls Murkywater and probably has ties to Gensec and Garnet Group. Likely leadership figures are the Dentist, and Kento, who appears to lead Murkywater directly. McKendrick may also be affiliated with the new Kataru, or even be their leader.

They are also seeking out the Lament.

Murkywater является подконтрольной Катару организацией. Предположительно, Катару имеет связи с GenSec Security Industries и Garnet Group. Кенто, вероятно, является лидером Murkywater, а Дантист — одним из лидеров Катару. Маккендрик также может быть связан с новым Катару.

Они также ищут Элегию Балдуина.

MurkywaterПравить

Предположительно возглавляемая Кенто. Является частью Катару или подконтрольной ею структурой.

Garnet GroupПравить

Крупная ювелирная компания, которая несколько раз пострадала от банды PAYDAY. Директор компании — Натан Гарнет.

Материалы из ограбления "Бешеные псы" предполагают, что компания связана с Катару, и что они также ищут Элегию Балдуина.

Боб МаккендрикПравить

Мэр Вашингтона, который работал со Слоном.

Его предок помог создать музей Маккендрика.

Предал банду PAYDAY, но неясно, работает ли он на Катару, Слона или на себя.

ДантистПравить

Один из трех Королей Катару, "Доктор".

Предполагается, что Дантист живет куда дольше, чем обычный человек. Он косвенно подразумевал, что либо умер, либо возродился, либо фактически стал демоном. В свою очередь это означает, что Элегия Балдуина дала Королям сверхъестественные способности.

Дантист либо возглавляет, либо является членом нового Катару. Удерживал Бэйна в заложниках. Подразумевается, что он стоит за "проклятием", которое заставляет Бриллиант переходить из рук в руки.

СлонПравить

Один из трех Королей Катару, "Слон". Пытался манипулировать бандой, натравливая ее на Катару. Был арестован в результате сговора между Катару и FBI.

Король ПисарьПравить

Неизвестен. Предположительно мертв. По другим предположениям, им являлся Гектор.

Согласно реплике Чейнса в Убежище подразумевается, что новым Королем Писарем может быть Влад. На это также намекали многие рекламные материалы, связанные с Владом. Несмотря на это, прямого подтверждение нет.

Август ЛинденхерстПравить

A "regent" (someone who rules in a monarch's absence) who was murdered in approximately 1905 after hiding the Medallion of the Perseids and giving info about the whole mess to Duke's ancestor, Desmond. Apparently worked for Kataru.

"Регент" (тот, кто правит в отсутствие монарха), который был убит примерно в 1905 году после того, как спрятал Медальон Персеидов и дал информацию обо всем беспорядке предку Дюка Дезмонду. Предположительно изначально работал на Катару.

СмотрителиПравить

Древний орден, который "присматривал" за Элегией Балдуина; в основном контролировал его использование и предотвращал злоупотребления. Рассматривается как аналог сквайров или пажов, подчиненных Катару. Балдуин и Калиостро, как было упомянуто являлись членами этого ордена. Учитывая некоторые несоответствия, возможно, что Смотрители также бессмертны или не стареют.

Сказано, что все Смотрители были убиты, когда старый альянс Катару распался. Далее подразумевается, что Бэйн мог фактически стать новым Смотрителем.

КалиостроПравить

Автор книги, позже получившей название "Гид Калиостро", а еще позже стала известна под названием "Гид Бэйна". Вероятно, также был Смотрителем.

Бэйн называет его "тем, кто шел за Секретом".

БалдуинПравить

Один из Смотрителей и источник некоторых страниц гида Бэйна. Исчезнул после попытки украсть артефакт, который был источником силы Катару. Очевидно, он потерпел неудачу.

Бэйн искал его в течение некоторого времени, поскольку он отмечает в заключительных примечаниях гида, что "поиски Болдуина продолжаются...".

БэйнПравить

Основатель банды PAYDAY. Вероятно, последний Смотритель. Несколько раз подразумевалось, что это Слон "подготовил" иго для вступления в ряды Смотрителей.

Был схвачен Катару во главе с Дантистом, был спасен с Адского острова, но, как выяснилось, был заражен смертельным вирусом из ограбления "Нет милосердию

ВладПравить

До сих пор неизвестно наверняка, кем был Влад и какие цели преследовал. По некоторым источникам именно Влад стал Королем Писарем после смерти Гектора, но и этому нет прямого подтверждения.

Касательно Влада можно быть уверенным только в том, что он отправился в Сиэттл и договорился с "крупнейшей преступной организацией в мире", сказав, что Crime.Net — ничто по сравнению с ними (хотя он также говорил, что они даже больше, чем Слон и Дантист, которые, как ныне известно, являются частью Катару).

Интересно, что Влада можно увидеть в трейлере Crimefest 2015, сидя в хранилище, заполненном сейфами, где он "плюет на Слона и Дантиста" (теперь известно, что они являются членами "новой эры" Катару и что «они выбрали "Влада и только Влада"). Очевидно, что это шутка о торговой площадке Steam, но выбор его слов все еще занимателен, учитывая то, что весь трейлер оформлен как тематический.

ГекторПравить

Предположительно, первый Король-"Писарь".

Именно он покупал Золото Майя у Бэйна после событий PAYDAY: The Heist.

Погиб от рук банды в ограблении "Месть Хокстона".

Хронология дат, связанных с секретомПравить

Материал, на который не ссылаются разработчики/игра, выделена курсивом.

Неизвестная дата Бриллиант падает на землю, будучи замеченным некой фигурой с посохом, в Тыве. Вероятно, это первый Хранитель Звезды.
Неизвестная дата Бриллиант путешествовал с армией Чингисхана, что делает возможным годом 1206.
Неизвестная дата Неназванный "проклятый" обладатель Бриллианта теряет его, когда его замок сжигают. Вероятно, он погибает.
Неизвестная дата Второй неназванный обладатель Бриллианта теряет его. Обладатель носил доспехи, которые можно отнести к разным возможным военным культурам.
1792
Мария-Антуанетта, обладатель Бриллианта, арестована во время революции.
Codex Raptus ("Гид Бэйна") предположительно написан Калиостро.
"A View of Mount Vernon" нарисована неизвестным автором.
Краеугольный камень Белого дома заложен. Французские королевские драгоценности, похищенные из хранилища французской революционной армии.
1793 Казнь Марии-Антуанетты.
1812
Банк Benevolent разграблен англичанами.
В Белом Доме начинается пожар, когда Балдуин пытается (и не проваливается) украсть артефакт. Катару распадается.
1858 "View of Mount Vernon" нарисована Фердинандом Рихардтом.
1900 Основание Бруклинского Банка.
1905 Август Линденхерст пишет письмо Дезмонд, дедушке Дюка.
1940 Банда Нестора пытается ограбить банк Benevolent.
1945 Адольф Гитлер погибает, держа Бриллиант.
1945 Начало строительства казино Golden Grin.
1946 Открытие казино Golden Grin.
1948 Бруклинский банк расформирован.
1956 Лайнер "Андреа Дориа" тонет, имея на борту Бриллиант.
1968 Бриллиант был найден у трупа дайвера в результате крушения Андреа Дориа и передан в музей имени Маккендрика (из газеты в трейлере).
1977 Вашингтонская шайка по велению Дантиста врывается в банк Benevolent, но погибает.

Гид БэйнаПравить

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Гид Бэйна — промо-материал в формате PDF, который был выдан предзаказвшим PAYDAY 2: Career Criminal Edition. Судя по обложке, сама книга изначально принадлежала Калиостро, так как Бэйн приклеил свое имя поверх изначального имени. Калиостро — это, по-видимому, граф Алессандро де Калиостро, также известный как Джузеппе Бальзамо, оккультист и масон со многими историями, связанными с его личностью и путешествиями.

На многих страницах Бэйн записывал различные замечания красными чернилами, некоторые из которых рассказывают о Калиостро и о том, как он "шел к Секрету".

В дополнение к инструкциям о механиках игры, руководство также содержит своеобразные изображения, выполненные в стиле карт Таро или средневековых гравюр. Каждое из девяти изображений подписано одним из двух авторов: "CGO" или "BDN". Весьма вероятно, что CGO — это Калиостро, а BDN — Балдуин.

Codex Raptus (CGO)Править

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Codex Raptus — 1792

Codex (n.) в переводе с латыни значит "книга". Raptus в переводе с латыни значит "похищение, кража".

"Codex Raptus" можно интерпретировать как "руководство по воровству".

MDCCXCII — 1792 год.

Это изображение представляет собой реинтерпретацию картины в средневековом стиле "De opstanding van Christus", Воскресение Иисуса Христа, написанного неизвестным художником, которого считают автором картины "Смерть Богородицы".

Оригинальная картина появляется в наркотической лаборатории в 1 день ограбления "Крысы" и на 2 этаже ювелирного магазина в 1 день ограбления "Бешеные псы" и является частью диптиха с картиной "Тайная вечеря" из секрета PAYDAY: The Heist.

The Criminal Net-Work (CGO)Править

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На этом изображении изображен шут, несущий сумку по лестнице в небольшую каменную башню. Справа от ступеней находится группа из 3 грибов, а на заднем плане виден воздушный шар.

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Считается, что это изображение может символизировать ограбление "Нефтяное дело, потому как оно содержит подобные группы грибов, а воздушный шар можно интерпретировать как "спасение по воздуху", аналогично тому, как банда PAYDAY может использовать актив ключей от самолета.

Strategies of the Successful Heist (CGO)Править

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На этом изображении находится человек, стоящий на холме под деревом и смотрящий в подзорную трубу. Само дерево пронизывает стрела, на его верхушке виднеется корона, на ветви висит лампа с ключом внутри, а в корнях под деревом находится сундук объятый пламенен.

Древо с короной обычно используется в кабалле для изображения Древо жизни.

На это изображение также намекают две фрески, находящиеся по разным сторонам от стеклянной крыши в ограблении "Большой банк". Они изображают человека в короне, стоящего между четырьмя колоннами. Он держит стрелу в левой руке и смотрит через подзорную трубу.

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Это изображение сильнее всего подвержено обсуждениям из-за того, что может быть интерпретировано для многих ограблений.

  • Поджигатель — сундук, горящий под корнями Древа жизни, может намекать на третий день ограбления, где банда сжигает пачки с деньгами.
  • Большой банк — как ранее упоминалось, на ограбления имеются фрески, отсылающие на изображение из Гида. Также в самом ограблении можно использовать термитную смесь, чтобы попасть в хранилище.
  • Особняк Лица со шрамом" — статуя в особняке намекает на фрески из ограбления "Большой банк". Фигура держит подзорную трубу и стоит между двумя колоннами, опираясь на срубленное дерево. У ног фигуры лежит фонарь.

Tools of the Trade (BDN)Править

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На этом изображение фигурируют два здания, между которыми стоит веревочная дрель, установленная над плитой.

Солнце и луна находятся в небе над обоими зданиями. За веревочной дрелью имеется изображение "Колеса Фортуны" из одноименной карты Таро колоды Райдера — Уэйта.

Единственный могильный камень можно увидеть перед зданием справа.

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В башне имеется небольшое окно, закрытое решеткой с тремя прутьями. Над ним имеется табличка с римской цифрой "IV. Из окна идет поток воды, образовавший ручей за пределами башни.

У стены стоит Фемида, над ней и стеной в небе можно увидеть облако с тремя звездами под ним.

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Alchemist (BDN)Править

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На этом изображении находится мужчина с треугольным ожерельем и в длинной робе, делающий заметки в небольшой лаборатории. Он держит толстую книгу с римской цифрой "III" на обложке, а над его головой горит пламя.

Пергамент, прикрепленный к стене за мужчиной, содержит в себе алхимические символы разных элементов. Слева направо: ☿ — ртуть, ⊖ — соль, ☉ — золото, ♎︎ — весы (символизирует процесс сублимации), ♄ — свинец, сурьма, медь и квадратура круга (символизирует философский камень).

На столе на заднем плане находится череп с отверстием во лбу, напоминающим пулевое ранение, а также 2 стакана с неназванной жидкостью.

На полу лежит круглый коврик с любопытным узором и игральный кубик, на котором выпало 1.

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  • Вертикальный треугольник, как алхимический символ, представляет огонь. Во многих религиях вертикальный треугольник также является представителем бога/троицы.
  • Язык пламени над головой алхимика является христианским символом, символизирующим "духовное просветление", которое исходит от знания Святого Духа, о котором говорится в Деяниях святых апостолов. Просветление было даровано последователям Иисуса Святым Духом в день Святой Троицы, когда он "сошел с небес". Эта иллюстрация Гюстава Доре похожа на то, как это изображено в Гиде.
  • Внешний вид алхимика совпадает с иллюстрацией Навуходоносора из смятой страницы, найденной в укрытии Бэйна. Отчет по ней получил Комиссар Гаррет в электронном письме "Обновление по атаке в Даунтауне". Обсидиановая плита из ограбления "Аукцион Шаклторн" также имеет изображение похожей фигуры.
  • Одна из интерпретаций заключается в том, что это изображение может символизировать первый день ограбления "Крысы", поскольку алхимик стоит в лаборатории, которая полна мензурок, а игральная кость с выпавшей единицей может символизировать неудачу.

Death (CGO)Править

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This image depicts the grim reaper sitting infront of the ruins of a castle, resting one hand on a large hourglass that has run dry and holding his scythe in the other. Death appears to be be playing a game of chess, and has placed his opponent in check.

There is a horseshoe turned away from Death under the table, and to the left of the table there is a wooden gallows with the word "MENDAX" (latin for deceitful, lying) scratched into the side of the post.

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Shadow (CGO)Править

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An unarmed messenger stands infront of a castle wall, casting a shadow that is shown to be carrying a large bag similar to the jester in the criminal network.

To his right, a sword has been thrust into the ground.

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This image is possibly part of the same scene as Appendices. The wall has the same design, and when placed side-by-side they fit together quite convincingly. If we entertain the idea that it's the same wall, the messenger is either standing infront of lady justice, or on the other side of the wall from her.

The sword in the ground could possibly be the same one Lady Justice is holding in appendices.

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На этой странице изображен заключенный в тюремной камере с 2 решетчатыми окнами. Небольшое растение пробивается через деревянный пол, а сам заключенный прикован кандалами.

Из второго окна просунута рука с петлей в руке.

На правой стене выцарапано 32 метки и еще 5 на левой.

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There's been Спекуляции for this image in the past about Cagliostro's imprisonment during the Affair of the Diamond Necklace in 1785. Cagliostro was imprisoned for suspicion over his alleged involvement in the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by forging Marie Antoinette’s signature, and although he was eventually found innocent, he was held in the Bastille for nine months. It's rumored that he wasn't locked up at all though, and could leave his cell whenever he wanted.

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On page 19 of the guide, bain has taped his instructional leaflets over the original contents of the page.

The etching partially exposed beneath the pieces of paper is "The Fall of Giants" by Salvatore Rosa.

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Heist TimelineПравить

This section is for secret-related material in specific heists. List the references in the main sections and keep theories in the speculation boxes.

Jewelry StoreПравить

  • The interior of the store is plastered in green wallpaper covered with a pattern featuring Fleur-de-lis symbols and the roman numeral "II".

Speculation

Since this was the very first secret-related thing people gravitated towards upon the game & guide's release, it's worth noting that the fleur-de-lis wallpaper motif has been repeated many times across many different maps, and is atleast somewhat suspicious given the symbol's relevance to the ARG. A wallpaper pattern can't really inform much beyond indicating the room could be somehow important though. It's worth keeping it in each heist's notes atleast, but probably not cause for huge speculation without some kind of very direct reference to any of the specific rooms.

RatsПравить

  • The painting inside the meth lab on day 1 of this heist is "De opstanding van Christus"; The Resurrection of Christ, by an unknown artist credited as the "Master of the Amsterdam Death of the Virgin".
  • This painting is part of a diptych with the "Last Supper" painting from the original PDTH Secret ARG, and the "Codex Raptus" page of The Guide of Bain is a medieval-themed reinterpretation of it.
  • This painting reappears on the 2nd floor of the Garnet Boutique on Day 1 of the Reservoir Dogs heist.

Speculation

Big BankПравить

  • The 2 murals on either side of the lobby's skylight are an overt reference to "Strategies of the successful heist" from The Guide of Bain, depicting a crowned figure standing between four pillars, looking through a spyglass at something to his right and holding a single arrow in his left hand.
    • Big Bank also has the option to use thermite to burn your way into the vault, somewhat in-line with the burning treasure chest in the Guide image.
  • There is a chance that a statue holding a globe will spawn on the upper level of the bank lobby. A globe appears at the entrance to many heists with prominent references to the Secret. The caption on the statue thanks a vocalist who contributed to the "Ode to Greed" song used in the heist.
  • In the center of the main lobby there is a staircase leading down to a pair of golden doors with a design featuring 4 golden arrows. The doors are un-openable.
  • This heist's vault was the first to contain unique deposit box loot, some of which was later added to the pool for other heists. One piece of loot is unique to this heist; an ornate box adorned with a Windstreek, a dutch compass rose, with a needle featuring a Fleur motif at one end. The compass needle points ZZW (south-southwest), with the Fleur at its rear facing NNO (north-northeast).
  • On the street outside the front of the bank, a building across the street features a radial semicircle of golden arrows above its doorway, and directly above it, a small bell tower with a clock set to 12:45.
  • One of the possible rooms that can be generated in the vault walkway area is a hallway with red wallpaper covered in Fleur-de-lis symbols.
  • Vault door engraving: ΑΠΑΤΕ [liar, deceit] Apate, god of deceit

Speculation

Various ideas have been raised about this heist, along with a few large elaborate theories. Those wouldnt fit on this page and this should serve as more of an overview, but it's worth mentioning some of the small ideas about different elements of the heist.

  • In the Preplanning menu, placing the spycam asset atop the main staircase and the additional cameras asset inside the lion statue at the front of the building creates a shape with their cones of vision resembling a likeness of the masonic square & compass symbol.
  • When viewing the stairway to the unopenable golden doors in the main lobby from above (looking down through the skylight), the difference in perspective changes the curved railing with the pillar on one side into the likeness of a masonry arch topped with a keystone, with the stairs leading up instead of downwards. The keystone itself has significance within freemasonry and the tale of Hiram the builder, and is associated with the alchemical process of coagulation, completion, and the summer solstice.
    • The building across the street also contains the motif of a masonry arch above its doorway, with the keystone engraved with the likeness of the roman numeral "III"; this motif is also present above the building's windows.


Shadow RaidПравить

  • Wordsmith mentioned Shadow Raid in the April 27th Q&A stream, and that he was impressed by the ideas the old secret team had already laid out before he started on the new branch of the story. Specifically, he mentioned that they had the foresight to refer to Shadow Raid as "Sumerian".
  • The only thing remotely Sumerian about shadow raid is the artifact statues, which are likely statues of the Sumerian fertility goddess Ishtar. The bulbous shape of the sides of the statue's hair match some depictions of Ishtar in various relief sculptures, and the red gems could be garnets, which are associated with health, vitality, and well being.

Speculation

The DiamondПравить

  • A monument outside the museum is topped with a globe, and contains the text of the introduction to the [add text here]. A globe appears at the entrance to many heists with prominent references to the Secret.
  • The "McKendrick Museum" has a painting of one of Mayor McKendrick's ancestors in the lobby, depicting him with a pair of scales and a lion rug. The ancestor is also making the sign of the evil eye, one of many references to it, and the star Algol, throughout the heist.
  • The inner courtyard of the museum has a repeated motif at the top of its walls, depicting the Eye of Providence, a pair of balancing scales, and the masonic compass, only with a "C" instead of a "G". While the Compass ordinarily refers to God, it is believed to refer to either Cagliostro or Caesar in this setting.
  • In the basement there are several detailed rooms, including a small library, that go unused during the heist. Developers have confirmed that in initial designs, if the heist went loud and the diamond retracted into the floor, it would enter a secured area in the basement. Players would have had to fight through a separate set of hallways in the basement of the museum to reach the diamond. The un-openable doors in the basement would have led to these areas. It remains possible that this area will see future use.

Lower Exhibition HallsПравить

  • A large, unique statue of the head of Medusa appears in the lower gallery, staring either forward or upward. This is another reference to the star, Algol.

Blue Exhibit - Egyptian RoomПравить

  • A bust of Caesar in the corridor outside the blue "Ancient Rome" gallery is unique in that it has ages of birth and death attached. These dates, 69-64 BC, are inaccurate. Other references to Caesar, and busts in his likeness, have appeared in subsequent heists. The bust also depicts Caesar wearing a representation of the Aegis, the head of Medusa, one of several references to Algol throughout the heist.
  • The stone-like object in one of the display cases in the blue gallery is a bronze gear from an ancient greek object known as the Antikythera Mechanism, an early orrery that was used for simultaneous calculations of the true and mean position of the Sun and Moon, the lunar phase, lunar and solar eclipses, Egyptian Sothic calendar cycles, Zodiac constellations, the 5 planets greeks knew of, the position of at least 9 stars, and the dates of 4 different olymiads. Also, sidereal, synodic, Metonic, Callippic, Saros, and Exeligmos cycles of time.
  • 4 canopic jars can spawn in this room, which have stoppers depicting the heads of the Four sons of Horus: Imsety, Duamutef, Hapi & Qebehsenuef. The inscription on the body of each of the jars is the same on each one.

Red Exhibit - Ancient MysteriesПравить

  • The red "Ancient Mysteries" exhibit in the left wing is filled with items associated with UFOs, conspiracy theories and cryptids. Notably, many of these items reappear in the Henry's Rock facility, implying Murkywater/the Kataru are also researching them.
    • One of the pictures on the wall shows a group of 3 people gathered before a giant humanoid creature encased in a block of ice nearly as big as a building. The giant humanoid is reminiscent of the giant mummy found suspended in a tube inside the Bio-lab during the Henry's Rock heist.
  • The sculpture hanging on the wall in the red gallery is a famous sumerian relief depicting the "Queen of the Night". It's debatable which sumerian goddess this relief actually depicts; Ereshkigal, Ishtar, or possibly Lilith. Other references to Sumerian mythology, including a mask and statue of the demon Pazuzu, appear in relation to the heist.

Rear Exhibits & Diamond ExhibitionПравить

  • The doors leading to the Diamond have unique patterns that are frequently interpreted as either Medusa heads or lion heads. An emblem of an eagle is on top of the door.

Speculation

  • The pattern of suns around the doorframe leading to the diamond's vault room is similar to the pattern of sun symbols around the edge of the skylight in big bank, which is also rectangular.
  • The patten carved into the diamond's display pillar is somewhat reminiscent of the layout of the Golden Grin Casino's preplanning map.


Golden Grin CasinoПравить

  • The gang retrieves the 1st Illuminati box, with the Eye of Providence on the front.
  • The casino is filled with architectural references to the secret, including compass roses and Fleur-de-lis in carpets, wallpaper and ceiling textures.
  • A large fountain/statue outside the entrance to the casino incorporates a globe. Globes appear at the entrance to many heists with prominent references to the Secret. This statue is especially similar to the statue that appears on the Scarface Mansion heist.
  • There are codes atop the cage doors in the vault on golden grin, that were not visible in the trailer, similar to how the Big Bank mural was different in its trailer
B1128 / C3334 / D5578

The only pseudo-successful attempt at solving this code was interpreting it as a Binary Coded Decimal, which results in the message "�(34Ux". This message contains a broken character (in some charsets it's a left-facing arrow), but nevertheless the interpretation of this was that it might mean "BAUX" for the House of Baux, or possibly the Aluminum (Bauxite) apex of the Washington Monument.

This is extremely debatable though, because of the broken character, and that Overkill's codes tend to give clearer answers than a mixed-case Leet speak word interpretation with a random Unicode character in front of it. Alternative BCD encodings have been tried with no luck. [8421, aiken 2421, EX 3]

Speculation

Prison NightmareПравить

There are 3 messages painted onto the walls above the entrance gate and both underpass tunnels at the start and end of the mission that quote bible passages.

Above the caved-in tunnel to the right of spawn area: "The wages of sin is death"

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, 
but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Above the entrance gate: "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment"

Matthew 25:46 - And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: 
but the righteous into life eternal.

Above the catwalk over the foggy bridge in the escape area: "He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver"

Ecclesiastes 5:10 - He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; 
nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Speculation

Scarface MansionПравить

StatuesПравить

All of the statues in this heist are real works of art that actually exist, copies of some of which appeared as background props in the actual Scarface movie.

  • Statue of a lady holding an orb - a statue of Venus/Aphrodite titled "Venus of Arles"; Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Statue of 2 angels dancing together - Cupid and Psyche, by Giovanni Maria Benzoni; Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
  • Statue of a man sitting on a pillar - statue of Hermes? he's holding the caduceus rod atleast.
  • Statue in the courtyard of a man leaning on a fallen tree - The Resting Satyr, by Praxiteles; Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Statue in the spawn area of lady leaning on a pillar - Statue of a Wounded Amazon "Berlin-Sciarra-Lansdowne Type"; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
  • Statue by the docks of a man and woman dancing - ?
  • Small gold statues inside the staircase area - Aquarius probably
  • Large gold statue inside the staircase area - ?

  • The statue in the courtyard inside the mansion appears to reference the big bank murals, which are a reference to "Strategies of the successful heist" from bain's guide. He's holding what could be seen as a spyglass and standing between two pillars, while leaning on a felled tree to his right with a square cage lantern at his feet.
  • The statue atop the staircase to the main yard is also suspicious, with a bow and arrow laying at its feet.

Sosa's MansionПравить

  • Inside the main building, there is a large area under sosa's office that is unused in the heist and permanently locked with metal shutters. This could be used to spawn a hidden area in future updates.
  • The mural immediately to the left of the door into Sosa's office is based on the Shadow page from the Guide of Bain. All other murals in the room are loosely based on murals from Scarface- it is believed that only the paintings of a man with a staff, and the seated figure looking at a child with a bow, may be significant.

Speculation

Reservoir DogsПравить

This is the heist where Bain gets taken, so it's rather important as the point where "The Secret" has been integrated into the main storyline.

  • Day 2

There was some thought taken over the pattern of the loose diamonds on the floor in the garage where the diamond bags are stashed, and whether they might have been a constellation. They're similar to Cancer, the crab, but otherwise nobody found anything that matched their layout.

  • Day 1

The Garnet Group is implied to be part of Kataru, as ambushes were set within the boutique vault itself.

The painting from Rats day 1 reappears on the upper level of the store.

Vault door engraving: ΤΨΧΗΕ [luck, fortune] misspelling of TYCHE, god of luck

Speculation

  • Information on more recently released heists can be found in the Wordsmith section of the timeline below.

WordsmithПравить

With the introduction of Duke, Commissioner Solomon Garrett and the subsequent Reservoir Dogs Heist, Overkill_Wordsmith, the writer for PAYDAY 2, has decided to take a more active approach to the secret, integrating it with the game's main storyline and giving the community text and image-based riddles to solve. Each image/riddle is listed below in the order they were released, along with information on recently released heists.

Email: "Annuit Coeptis"Править

From: ぶら下げ庭@昨日越えて.com (HangingGardens@BeyondYesterday.com)

He has plundered your seas, ravaged your coasts, burnt your towns, and destroyed the lives of your people.
Mr. Garrett, what is stopping your nemesis worth to you?

1st Cuneiform ImageПравить

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From the hill To the path Of the river
To the crossing of The honored dead At rest
You will find a place Of reckoning

Speculation

There are various takes on what this means, all agreeing that the "hill to the river" is most likely Capitol Hill to the Anacostia River.

Possible interpretations:

  • Capitol hill to the Anacostia riverwalk trail, to the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge, "you will find a place of reckoning". Possibly the Congressional cemetary or maybe heritage/kingman island?
  • Capitol hill to the

Brooklyn BankПравить

Brooklyn Bank was released shortly after Garrett recieved the cuneiform message, where the Payday Gang retrieved an artifact known as "The Medallion of the Perseids", a circular medallion with a large Fleur-de-lis carved into its surface, which is set with a marquise-cut peridot crystal. The cuneiform inscription around the edge of the medallion reads "for the watcher of the star."

In the briefing, Locke concludes that Murkywater is behind the gang's current predicament, as he is almost entirely locked out of the organization. Following up on Bain's lead on Brooklyn mentioned at the end of the Reservoir Dogs Heist, Locke had Duke examine one of his ancestor's paintings "The View of Mount Vernon," pointing towards something buried in the Brooklyn Bank's foundation, which turned out to be a small metal box containing the medallion.

There are multiple paintings titled the view of Mount Vernon: "View of Mount Vernon" by Joachim Ferdinand Richardt, and "A View of Mount Vernon" painted by an unknown artist in 1792.

Email: Merry Christmas Mr. MayorПравить

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From: エンメルカル@昨日越えて.com (Enmerukaru@BeyondYesterday.com)

The watcher Has fallen
His end will Be delivered

The pattern of criss-crossing lines in this image were found to be the streets of a small square intersection on pennsylvania Ave SE, down the road from Capitol Hill in east Washington DC. The Wheel of Fortune also appears in the lower left corner of the image, placed ontop of what is a small triangular park with a large tree, on the corner of Potomac And K.

Speculation

Seeing as the square intersection is just down the road from Capitol Hill, this is almost definitely related to the 1st cuneiform image's "From the hill to the river" statement.

Email: "Downtown building attack update"Править

From: b.painter@paydaytaskforce.gov // Date: 2018-01-19 15:27

Sir, Forensics is still analyzing the evidence recovered from the the site on 14th, but now that everyone is back from the Christmas break I felt that a short update was warranted.

We can confirm, as you expected, that the site appears to have been used by the Payday gang in some fashion, going by cursory analysis of the evidence. Just about all of the equipment we recovered has been destroyed beyond repair; some of it has even been mechanically compromised- drilled through, as well as neutralised with the usual electromagnetic methods. The hardware seems to have been a mix of home-made and cutting-edge industrial tech; whomever built it was no amateur tinkerer. The Lab is attempting to extract data from the pieces recovered, but they are not hopeful at this point.

DNA analysis of the blood we found is still pending- there was a lot of it and separation is taking longer than the lab expected. The variations and types of spent ammunition casings found strewn about on-site would seem to indicate mercenaries were responsible for, or at least involved, in the attack. They were professionals, at any rate. For example, they hit the place exactly when the DCPD would be slowest in responding.

The oddest thing we found was laying on top of all the debris on the top floor, where most of the blood was- a piece of old textured paper with what looks to be a hand-drawn figure and inscriptions. I don’t recognise the lettering, but I’m attaching a snapshot of it. The image has also been forwarded to our research people for further study.

I will have more for you soon, Sir. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any specific needs.

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This piece of paper was recovered by the FBI among the debris from Bain's hideout on 14th after it was raided, presumably by Kataru.

Visually, Nebuchadnezzar here appears very similar to the man in the Alchemist image of The Guide of Bain, and also looks somewhat like the person holding a staff watching the meteor fall in the diamond trailer.

Top      | נְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר  Nebuchadnezzar
Forehead | עִיר        Watcher ('iyr)
Chest    | נפילים    Nephilim / Giant

Speculation

  • Nebuchadnezzar II is described in the book of Daniel as being visited by a "Watcher", where the term is thought to have originated. Daniel 4 recounts how Nebuchadnezzar II had a strange dream where he saw "a great tree at the centre of the earth, its top touching heaven, visible to the ends of the earth, and providing food and shelter to all the creatures of the world". As he watched, he then saw a "watcher" come down from heaven, who called for the tree to be cut down, and told him "let his portion be with the beasts of the field, until seven periods of time pass over him". This sentence "is rendered by decree of the watchers -- in order that all who live may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdom of mortals"
    • Nebuchandezzar called for Daniel to interpret the dream for him, which he considered for an hour and then said that the tree represents Nebuchadnezzar himself, and that the watcher's message was "a decree of the Most High", that he would go mad, lose his kingdom and eat grass with the ox of the field like an animal, until he knew "that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will". This eventually comes to pass, where after seven years of madness nebuchadnezzar finally acknowledges "the rule of heaven" and has his sanity and his kingdom restored.
  • Possibly a link here to the first book of Enoch, which is focused on "the fall of the Watchers", where the watchers are said to have been angels assigned to watch over humanity who defected to procreate with human women after seeing their beauty, and that their offspring were the nephilim, translated as either "giants" or "the fallen".
    For their transgressions, it's said that the 200 watchers who fathered the nephilim were cast into Tartarus; bound "in everlasting chains under darkness" "in the valleys of the Earth" until Judgement Day.
    • This account is also commonly associated with a passage in Genesis 6:1-4 about the "Sons of Man" that claims the nephilim "were the heroes of old, the men of renown."


MUDUTU Seal #1Править

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Added to the FBI Files on February 6, 2018, is an application labeled "MUDUTU", with half of the labels in transliterated Akkadian ("MUDUTU" meaning "knowledge, awareness, wisdom"), the other half in Latin, and its function not entirely apparent on the surface.

It has two fields, one labelled ATU (Akkadian for "gatekeeper, porter"), the other labelled KUNUKKUM (Akkadian for "cylinder-seal"), and a button labelled "ERESU" (Akkadian for "to ask, request"). Pressing the button opens a new section below, which while processing reads "Manere" (Latin infinitive tense for "maneo"; "I wait"), and all results are headed with "PHURUM" (Latin genitive plural of "fur"; "thief"). Pressing the button with missing fields returns "ERRATUM: Deficient", where pressing the button with filled but incorrect fields returns: "ERRATUM: Non recta deducto", translating to "incorrect deductions" in Latin.

From these labels, it was assumed at first this was a sort of messenger app. However, solving the riddle in the e-mail that was added to the files alongside the app and putting in the attached block of encrypted code revealed the application is a decoder.

1st field | ATU = Gatekeeper (cipher)
2nd field | KUNUKKUM = Seal  (codeblock)
button    | ERESU = Request

Seal #1:

top     | fleur de lis - hollow part reminiscient of the gem in the medallion
left    | alchemical symbol for air? (likely intended to be the eye of providence)
right   | alchemical symbol for salt?
bottom  | silhouette of the reflected diamond symbol 
message | THE KINGS OF TOMORROW BOUND BY FORTUNE AND GLORY FOR THE WATCHERS OF YESTERDAY

(For information on each of these symbols, please refer to the Lindenhurst Pages section below.)

Email: "Shenanigans"Править

  • Answer: 35990 (36000 - 10, Alalĝar's rule minus the magnitude of the 3rd star in ALGOL)

Long was the rule of Alalĝar, diminished by the luminosity of the third idimmu in the heavens.

9AgXrvemWrETWlB3DwJjuU0FTu3qdTqGZ76TpSy19QdIiXAoLYJRm3If5OvgHB5j gd+oeIql1Jg//Oj2P9rXXNTruwoJshC5lB4eZvwpH/It8RoSk1l9YjV8zihqOb9x W2kSe5ZNTbF3gFVQNB5vXxB0jkw6YENSI+lIIfYTWGjj/qdMMhP95JForR25TYL3 zLZ6bwdCa5bqwk9Imdasi56GvMZr2uBL95WhiQY2k5OCorNxJfq7T1HWkjTQYRll 4dcTGBKa0L7SOBhpnXQUucQCg5M2bFquX8cWfqQ5Us3BcDuvD2AA4KOPZT4VdN7i vySPaw6WZh9AbCVimaGHA9f4VywWmcw+bowFpaN7R6aF5zkODO2EDQNdSywwhLcH 4f/oO+qbESRjJx7Xsf3ZhcbG7ZOb+oxFqveCSNyf/U7TdRhmF+8nslKgSuBIJF9N xQv7RdR1VGr+uq8YhVRRtgU7i9Q/HrUpbfTMVybPmLfSmZ27X9GjRnaWSgQ5m9+j 2i+fKbHWl2F64RCakTugQ2RmqEJE1KeZSLREmt/7LOKlINPz/0pCHqv4FB1msiQq XcqpqJ2uuDg9T60kVcXDC2fE/ArFn+EyzpMjzK0DK+UAlw1FHxyjVEFUXqXVMdVK 5eZeoddVtOP9+Qz9CRd1CqcD7LeAJjutBbGrT0F0H9kJ2YE9MaP4jbztSRTX32aD j5vjYZh2L+48DURqr34eSRJDNe1bT0DNv7euUXI+1+ysrZ3bSpZzZsx2qXP8rjeT co8J3SMXLsWd7t6it3Oo81h9RjV6WchVbUqS8D28eo+l9+6vwCngp7ml8fzZfPyZ 1lqsZvhsdZqMDGUDKdgoWs9rwBrVecQ6VovRS9TXPHEgBmEYXrzXbmE6ubne1CKU k8Cyl+Zjad83/d33HbHMyClrAKXnh3i5G6WSyPjvT0vkS4ZfdiUD3IUzl+/U50fP IVw+V4qdXhVgvsQ0yolZztBlgukOY9mq/FccZWu3JmeKpmM4MzmJS30OlOzQsMXc GJdlGnC6VkozMq7SDeoofU3OeSNf5BDIlJWIsepgSgsLH1acyuduZXxygPgF7HtL 7FlFLuJ3RsjWqMs+VVbVyQm7TnjeyA43ycFUJqmgHWk8B6gYBvUYDO4AohERFyBZ 2USARmFKqZS/YnS20gcbe9DFdiWlbLI6qsiPXwRECg2F7dA4qOVl6/KEFaZlCDYq xFGQMLY42CmysDj5/D1c7mq0omFEm77wRVteQbA1f8SOflKpdPFw3KmOeSP9O/lu 1Nr1x/3PkYjJh4ffHDOrz/wCUGKkT3qZ7DGy4hDR3oxHKibxn9OsMf5WQ4Z6HQUw /1yGpyA820IKMmeKFtbtUV/DOu4hbYtbo5B91Sly2gfgqy6evvB4HZusq6zYJFqG S9ZYCk5Og6fMpu1jHktBiP4EF1OnvueESmNfVl9ls5qJ+gVXE+RzaSgbnizKgljz jMFtYNN+xvewY3nquwPkVjooG40ppLm8v1sW1cJmasccTyoh4BIhRCeFlH584ZE3 PvGf0mnkXICfBe/SdWj/kqbXgMQhERWAjgsIEDkNOJ/ZlYrNznNccmXlB/C1/GKG iLJ1jX4X5NkU93MdQSJrMZ5sGyGlFpD8o9jAPAOVTiDZED8W0Jf2gioxQ8N8weez BuEMTMXxsJBD9g1GdUV7Bw==

Commissioner Garrett, you are no doubt aware by now that our organisation has taken the liberty of locating and removing the individual known as “Bain” from the criminal underworld. We are sympathetic to your frustration in not being able to bring him to justice and thus offer you a proposal.

There is a certain individual in Washington D.C. who is in possession of an item that belongs to us, and we would like that item returned. The individual in question happens to be a person of great means, as well as a member of the United States Congress, though not a very honorable one. As such, he has surrounded himself with quite stringent security and it would be difficult for even our organization to reach him and conduct a thorough search of his offices to recover it. You however, could do so, if you would be willing to set aside your oath of allegiance and strict adherence to the Law in this once instance, for your perceived greater good.

We are willing to aid you in your charge of ending Crime.net, provided you facilitate the return of our item. Tomorrow, at 06.30 AM, we will have an associate waiting at the donut shop that is closest to your office. If you are interested, meet him there and you will be provided with more details.

MUDUTU Seal #2Править

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Evidently fed up with the Yakuza's "shenanigans", Garrett sent his own encrypted message to the cryptic party on March 6, readable in his outbox. Alongside the new e-mail, the website also saw the change of the icon in the MUDUTU application.

Seal #2:

top     | Fleur-de-lis - hollow part reminiscient of the gem in the medallion
left    | Eye of Providence
right   | Fiat Lux, or possibly the Ouroboros
bottom  | The reflected diamond <|> "Created Universe as Reflection of God" 
center  | The Hyle triangle
message | "KATARU", "Alliance"

(For information on each of these symbols, please refer to the Lindenhurst Pages section below.)

Email: "You like riddles do you?"Править

  • Answer: 9192631760 (9192631770 - 10, the number of cycles of a Caesium-133 atom defined to be one second minus the ratified articles in the Bill of Rights)

Alrighty.

Time is something we never have enough of, but looking at the smallest unit can make it seem infinitely long. And subtracting the number of rights I have sworn to protect, makes little difference.

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I met your man. The materials he supplied are being looked at to confirm they will hold up to legal scrutiny. To be clear, I have suspected he is dirty for some time, so despite the manufactured nature of the “evidence” you have provided, as well as any intent you may have to compromise my ethics for nefarious reasons, you should know that I will lose no sleep over this, illicit or not. Locking him up will be in the interest of serving the greater good.

Therefore, provided this item you claim ownership of is not overtly dangerous or has a highly illegal status, I will consent to release it to you in exchange for the individual known as Bain.

I am however concerned regarding the reaction of your representative when I asked him about the current health status of the prisoner. Justice will be served either way, it matters little to me, but it would have been preferable for him to stand trial.

Once you confirm receipt of this message, I will begin preparations to apprehend the Congressman.

E-mail: "Just so."Править

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The next day, Garrett was sent an email containing encryptions within encryptions, along with the MUDUTU icon changing again.

Seen through the eye that is no longer there, a mirrored image creates and results in how many unique individuals?

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I am ΑΠΑΤΕ. In ancient Sumer, he was my nemesis and the light.

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(Key from previous: Utu)
(Note: Putting "99999999" in the ATU field returns an incomprehensible jumble of text, interesting given the wrong answer with most other encryptions, and other answers with this encryption, return nothing)

I am the traveller farthest from home, but the time of my departure was not of sadness.

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(Key from previous: 1977)
(Solution: The year in which Voyager 1, the space probe that is farthest from Earth, was launched)

I have met many gods in my life. And relayed many greetings from home.

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(Key from previous: 165)
(Solution: The total number of greetings sent to the "gods"; 3 flybys, each receiving the "Greetings in 55 Languages")
(Note: "99", "voyager 2", and "755", when put in the ATU field, returned incomprehensible jumbles of text, interesting given the wrong answer with most other encryptions, and other answers with this encryption, returned nothing)

The gods have many followers, one of which dwarfs a god I have never encountered, whose name I have forgotten.

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(Key from previous: Mercury)
(Solution: The planet in the Solar system that is smaller than Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter)

I was a wild man, of clay and water. SHE was my doom.

ZlzTvbQzUnV1C95G4g0yj7BVhlhz5VD8gKoB4Y5n0RQXlZxNB4Xk9+jQbW6BdL Qkhb1tk75OYH7ylg++gmgKApXB2D9XJt/Dr8dZGq8G0Xi/wr04Tc7XR9dLjbbyjq clamoBVZzgwIJ8eYsMRUre6GyicouXXSSt6bTN8uJWcJLYQJsm6UzbPDynLHRmv2 IJk9EqIXvMp3Pb7XYGv+ocoGwd+WvT7gU12k3QjN0TDpVfjoi5pqubLBpZOAKq6D 4KkHu128bu+H42Vv6GxY9sqE5gO+puq9MLreRlDlX5PBZkHWcutf3tJIJBTAzi0G +7eydSck6/+B5X4DcAYKF715meILSvbdqjfCsBwnu68yFtwgAlWHts7OQMWEOd8i aVOwYAAN0kQtGsG5XLDnR2HO/sM+np09AHABVTsboQQOc=

(Key from previous: Ishtar)
(Solution: The speaker is Enkidu, whom Ishtar killed by unleashing the Bull of Heavens)

Then we are in agreement, Mr. Garrett. The Kataru are pleased that Bain’s condition is not of paramount importance to you.

On the day after you have made the arrest, our representative will again meet you at the same hour, in the same donut shop, to discuss when and where the exchange will take place.

In the PAYDAY 2 Steam discussions, Overkill employee "OVERKILL_Wordsmith" created a thread on March 2, announcing his job as the writer of PAYDAY 2, his involvement with the ARG, and his interpretation of the lore. Notably, around the time of posting, his avatar was similar to that of the symbol in the center of the second iteration of the MUDUTU icon.

On March 9, it was discovered that Wordsmith's avatar had become a key and encryption that could be fed into the MUDUTU app:

ATU: 2.7188016444864e(31)MeV/c
KUNUKKUM: xN5zCJ11KERkqNdWwz3QJVAqEkGuagkTR2443oETQ5c=

The inputs give the message "There were three."

Wordsmith's avatar changed after this discovery, to one with text in the corners that reads "one is dead".

E-mail: "Operation Karamojo"Править

On March 19th, 2018, Garrett received an email from B.Painter, informing him that he had cleared some kind of information he had been given with their legal team and that "Operation Karamojo" was ready to be put into action.

From the mention of "Karamojo" (referring to Karamojo Bell, who was a professional elephant hunter) it's inferred that the operation is some kind of raid on senator Simmons, known to the payday gang as The Elephant.

In the "you like riddles, do you?" email, Garrett mentioned in his correspondence with the Kataru that they were willing to trade Bain in exchange for the apprehension of a congressman and a certain object in his possession, and that Garrett was prepared to go through with the deal.

We now know that Simmons was detained and various items in his possession were confiscated, including the Lindenhurst Pages and the 2nd Illuminati box retrieved by the gang in the Breakin' Feds heist.

On March 29th, shortly after the Karamojo email, Mayor McKendrick sent Garrett an email demanding answers, Simmons' detention apparently having become a scandalous front page news story.

From: b.painter@paydaytaskforce.gov // Date: 2018-03-19 16:28

Sir, I’ve shown the dossier you provided me with to an agent in Legal, someone whom I trust to be discreet, and she agreed that it looks sufficient, if not completely watertight, for Probable Cause.

As per your instructions I have prepared a small team, which stands ready. Operation Karamojo is GO at your command.

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From: bigcheese@dcmayor.gov // Date: 2018-03-29 10:24

What the God damn hell? In my office this afternoon.
You better have a good explanation for this shit.

April FoolsПравить

On April 1st 2018, Overkill released their April Fools update. In the changelog, hidden among the various jokes one change stands out.

• Added one more cassette tape to Jackets collection

After the update an opened package marked with a yellow sticker could be found on the dining room table in the safehouse, with the words "For the gang" written on one side. The contents of the package can be found down in Jacket's room - a blue tape labelled "Bain's Awesome Mix", which contains a prerecorded message meant to be sent to them if Bain's investigation into "The Secret" ever caught up with him.

Hey Gang, (sigh) Sorry to get all dramatic on you but, looks like they got me, and you gotta assume I’m dead. Should have paid more attention in vegas.

Locke has probs filled you in on some things by now (sigh) I didn’t want to keep you in the dark about this secret society crap but there was a lot I didn’t know if we played it right, this would have been the end all. To give us everything we ever wanted and keep the cops off our asses for good.

I figured things were gonna get easier when Duke came in to help with the missing lindenhurst pages of calgistro’s book. And this watcher business. After all, his family has been knee deep in this stuff from the start, but this is bigger than us, a lot bigger.

So you gotta make a choice. Either retired to an island somewhere, let the world sort itself out and hope this shit doesn't follow you. Or keep going, help locke finish what I started. Find baldwins lament. Remember guys, whatever happens guys, trust your partners. And Jacket, don’t you go hogging this tape, it’s not just for you.

Speculation

  • "Added hint to the secret in the lower-right of the Brooklyn bank vault texture normal map"
    • Has anybody actually extracted the brookbank vault's normal maps? Apparently there actually was something there, atleast according to people that played during the update, but nobody ever posted the extracted textures or even mentioned what it was. It's probably just a small joke considering the update, but still.

Lindenhurst PagesПравить

On April 17th, 2018, Garret recieved scans of some documents retrieved in the "Simmons raid" from B.Painter, who he had apparently asked to forward them to him.

They're old letters from someone in Duke's family, talking about how they have to "keep Baldwin's lament safe, but never let it be completely forgotten".

Ithaca, New York, January 5, 1905

My Dearest Desmond,

I trust this letter finds you well, and must offer my apologies for the long period of reticence on my part. Matters of state secrecy have kept me in thrall of late. The power of the knowledge I am obliged to keep and preserve weighs heavily on my conscience and I fear for my eternal soul as the world becomes more imperiled every day. Those in my circle whom I have entrusted with my life and darkest thoughts have become demons to haunt me. There shadows linger, and are far from the beacons they were intended to be. I am concerned that my life may end unnaturally ‘ere our forthcoming visitation

The Kings are quarelling and the Watchers are gone. No one is left to guard our sanctity. I fear one has betrayed us all. My friend, I have no moral right to ask this of you, but for the sake of all I must. There is no other whom I would place the trust of our eternal charge. In the case that my suspicions reveal themselves to be ...

... true, I implore of you to shoulder my burden. The power of Baldwin’s Lament must never be set loose upon mankind, as the tool of a sole bearer. Yet its existence must not fall out of knowledge. It is a dire legacy I beg of you to carry, but for the sake of our progeny, it must be done, lest all the history of the world become undone.

Yours always, August Lindenhurst

Explanation of Symbols on the SealПравить

The Hyle Triangle is a piece of imagery from 16th century philosopher Robert Fludd's "Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atqve technica historia: in duo volumina secundum cosmi differentiam diuisa" series of books. Wordsmith has confirmed that the Hyle Triangle is kind of the "Seal" or coat of arms of the Kataru / the 3 Kings, so here's a writeup that hopefully makes its meaning somewhat easier to understand.

On the Lindenhurst page's version of the triangle, there are smaller symbols placed within the 3 realms at the center of the diagram, along with the central Fleur, associating them with the realms themselves and also the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton. The "Reflected Diamond" is placed in the realm of elements, the physical world, the symbol for "Fiat Lux" (Light) is placed in the celestial realm, space & the stars, and finally the triangular symbol at the top (believed to be the Eye of Providence because of the dentist's GGC loot) is placed in the angelic realm, heaven or the afterlife.

short description: Effectively, the hyle triangle is representative of an equal union between the "three realms of renaissance cosmology" and also Fludd's yin-yang-like idea of creation's impression on the blank canvas of the hyle in his creation theory. As for what it might represent, there's the 3 Kings themselves (Kataru), the 3 (possibly, see speculation) Illuminati boxes, which each have had one of the lesser symbols seen in the LH version of the diagram engraved on the front of them. 3 is also the number of the holy trinity, which Cagliostro wrote his alchemistic manuscript "the most holy trinosophia" about, focused on spiritual constitution through alchemy.

The Hyle Triangle

The renaissance occultist Robert Fludd's concept of creation was based on the union of two opposite forces: the creative power of God impressing itself upon a receptive anti-substance that he called "the Hyle".

"The hyle triangle" is representative of this equal union between "three realms of renaissance cosmology" The outer circle represents "the Hyle", and the inverted triangle represents the totality of god.

Apparently the hyle can't be defined -- "it cannot be understood in isolation, nor described by itself alone, but only by analogy." But essentially, to fludd it represents the blank canvas of the universe, in contrast with the painter themselves; "It is not created, for it is the material of which created things spring."

Anyway they exist in harmony and "neither half subsumes the other" While the Hyle circle and the triangle of God intersect, both also exist outside the boundaries of the other. So, the created universe exists within the union the of circle and triangle, and creation can't exist without both forces. "spiritual and material, receptive and active, creative/existing and destructive/non-existing"

Inside the part where the triangle and the circle intersect are the three realms of renaissance cosmology: physical, celestial and spiritual They're more commonly depicted as concentric rings, with "spiritual" as the outermost & "physical" as the innermost, But the hyle triangle depicts them equally, as sections of the same ring between the hyle and the triangle of god.

This helped fludd overcome the "limitations of symbology", because laying them out this way helps display their associations with the tetragrammaton; The unpronounceable name of God. Inside the triangle at the center, Fludd associates each of the 4 letters of the tetragrammaton ( yod-he-vau-he ) to one of the realms, with the repeated "he" letter set in the middle, outside of any of the three realms yet at the center of God.

Around the central triangle, he also associates each of the realms and the links between them with musical intervals, Octaves fourths and fifths, which plays into his ideas on musical theory detailed further into the utruisque cosmi and some of his other works including "De Musica Mundana" (Mundane Music), in which he conceptualised a mundane/divine Monochord and attributed intervals to the different parts of his era's universe.

The "Reflected Diamond", or "Created Universe as Reflection of God" is another piece of imagery from Robert Fludd's Unpronouncable combos books.

short description: Effectively, "as above, so below". In the LH page triangle, this symbol is placed within the material realm of the elements, or the physical world.

The Reflected Diamond

Upper triangle caption: 'That most divine and beautiful counterpart visible below in the flowing image of the universe.'

Lower triangle caption: 'A shadow, likeness, or reflection of the incomprehensible* triangle visible in the image of the universe.'

Titled the "Created Universe as Reflection of God", the top lighter triangle with the tetragrammaton in it apparently represents "the totality of god", and the lower inverted triangle represents the created universe as the reflection of God.

"The created world reflects the nature of God, which is important to occultists because they commonly accept that through close examination of the universe, we can learn hidden clues regarding God's nature.

The lower triangle has three concentric circles within it, with its center being a solid mass. The solid mass is actual physical reality as we common experience it, the most material portion of creation. The circles represent the three realms: Physical, Celestial and Angelic (labeled here as the Elemental, Aether, and Emperean)."

Macrocosmic thesis, Figure 2; Fiat Lux, let there be light. This symbol turned up on the 2nd illuminati box in the Breakin' Feds heist. This is the 2nd figure in Fludd's macrocosm creation theory, and a visual equivalent for the "let there be light" part of Genesis in Fludd's ideas on creation.

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This is effectively the start of Fludd's macrocosm image sequence that wordsmith's avatars were progressing through before the heist was released.

Does this box contain the light of creation? Maybe. Is it more likely to be an object that with the right context can be represented by the light of creation? Yeah probably.

Possible LH Triangle InterpretationsПравить

Speculation


  • The "3 Boxes" Theory - posted by Uro & KDR_11k

Judging by the extra symbols on the LH Triangle diagram, it's possible that there could be 3 boxes, all of which contain something or a part of something that we have to combine with the central fleur object (assumed to be the perseid medal) to reconstruct some kind of artifact, possibly the now eponymous "Baldwin's Lament". Interpreting the LH diagram as "get the 3 things and combine them somehow with the 4th, or to get to the 4th" kinda makes sense, and the Fiat Lux symbol is a perfect stand-in for the very simplistic ouroboros-looking symbol. That would mean we're just missing the object with the reflected diamond on it, if we take the △ symbol to be the Eye of Providence box that we obtained for the dentist. Actually, we might need to get that back from him. Their placement within each realm seems to associate the symbol or the contents of the box with the part of renaissance cosmology it presides over, or possibly each one of the 3 kings. If the Lament is a physical item, maybe they each took a piece of it after using it, to keep it safe?

Overall, the LH Triangle appears to have the same meaning as words' first avatar, it conflates the fleur symbol with the totality of god, or possibly enlightenment. Now we can see what things are assigned to the realms that -make up- the totality of the triangle though. (Providence, Light, Reflected Diamond) It also assigns each symbol to the 4 letters of the tetragrammaton, YHVH becoming △ ◁▶ ↻ ⚜

  • nexttheorygoeshere

- It would appear the text above does not recognize the latest events. So with this paragraph, it should be said that all three boxes (after retrieval) have been brought to the safehouse. And afterwards, opened and assembled with the Fleur medallion. Inside are parts to build a contraption needed to eventually access the rest of the Payday 2 Secret which is hiding under the White House.


TheSecretIsReallyRealПравить

www.TheSecretIsReallyReal.com

There should probably be a tabber thing of all the TSIRR stuff here, but for now heres a tldr;

Skepticguy96 makes a website, and rants about a conspiracy between the fbi and the payday gang, and while he gets some major details twisted he's more or less in the ballpark of the truth. Eventually he records garret, overhearing him dealing with the Kataru, and then receives a live feed from Henry's Rock just as the payday gang launches their assault on the facility. The Kataru then raid his place like they did to Bain, and shoot him twice, presumably killing him.

GenSec have now taken the website down, implying that they're yet another company under the Kataru's control.

Note that all of the text below has been transcribed exactly as presented in the original website.

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 20, 2018 3:10 pm

Welcome to this site.

When the truth calls, one must answer, even if the deep-state is probably recording, extracting and cataloguing everything I do online. The tentacles of the government goes deeper than I ever imagined, and the rotten core of Washington needs to be exposed. Everything from something as insignificant as potholes might seem like a small thing, but everything is corruption. Everything is money changing hands and whoever rules everything from sugar content in soda, which supplier of asphalt to use and the question why black painted helicopters hovers over certain houses at night.

One of my sources has promised me to get back to me soon with “something new like you’ve never seen before”. Hopefully it can help me in my search for the government's secret!

So I’m just gonna wait, and until then...I hope you’ll do the same.

Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected! And remember: there is a secret out there, and it is really real!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 23, 2018 5:14 pm

So during the weekend my gyu reached out and promise me that he had “some really interesting and revealing sith.”

I’ve spent all saturday and sunday just waiting for monday to come, cause he cold not get access to a secure sever apparently. Hopefully this can shed some light on the stuff that went down in Brooklyn were the robbers seemed to not just be looking for monet and I also fund some articles talking about a weird “incident” in Alaskan. But as I had to wait for my guy to get back to me.

I spend my weekend reading up and reaching out the preppers. Cause think about it? If the government provides us with electricity and stuff, they can also take it from away. Just like that!! So you’re a sucker if you’re not prepping in some way.

I’m not really building a shelter, but I buyed like a ton of cans and some water now and also this brand new flash light. Cause when the world goes dark, you gotta have some kind light or you’ll be dead with in the hour. I promise you that! But like IF my flashlight busts, I also managed to get my hands on (and don’t ask me too get you one) some true, badass, real army hi-tech night vision goggles!

Let the end come! I’M READY!!!!!!!1!! Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 23, 2018 7:10 pm

Time for my live-feed. Cause my sources is about to send me this “something” he’s been taking about. Hope this goes somewhere, but I have to say he done did good so far.

The truth is getting revealed more!!!

The truth is getting revealed more!!!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 24, 2018 2:09 pm

I’m still in some kind of goddamn shock after this! My guy really pulled through. So what’s the connection between the clowns and Garrett?! Are they moles maybe?

Yeah, I man, as you know, this isn’t the first time that the government has used criminals to do their dirty work. Everybody blames the mobs for everything, but go deeper, see who runs the mob! They are all just puppets, organized crime myass. More like organized white house! The mob is just a front, every time that someone needs to be taken out or a problems solved. They call some mobsters. JFK and that whole thing really came close on exposing what some suits in a rooms on capitol hill decided. But then they managed to pin it on one lonely weirdo.

Nothing could be further from the real truth. JFK was just a hit ordered by some general and executed by mobsters. As always. And now they are doing it again.

Could that “Mr. America” clown be working for Garrett? It seems weird, I mean he did shoot the camera, but why else are they inside the FBI HQ? You don’t go there unless you’re like invited?

How long has this been going on? I’ll get back to you son!!! Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 24, 2018 4:31 pm

I just head about an clown sighting out in a old industrial area awhile back. They were banding some pimped out guns – not like regular street thug hardware. All of them in masks I haven’t seen on those typical newspaper photos before. I will have to dig deeper here and get back too you tomorrow.

I’ll head out tomorrow after work and see it I can dig up some clues. Uncovering the truth is a heavy job to do on the side but you know what they say… someone got to do it!

I am starting a collection of leads intro this clown case. Me and my source has satred collecting police reports related to Mr. America and his gruop. I’ll set up a secure channel for anyone how wants to partake in this important work.

Send your police report here

Remeber to Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected! EDIT: Added likn to the secure channel!!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 25, 2018 1:38 pm

So I checked out this industrial area outside of the city, you know. I just wanted to give some warming about it. There’s these warehouses out there and the company owning them talks about that they use them for “goods”, but if you’re not an idiot you’ll figure out that some kind of radioactive stuff is in there.

The security is way tighter than needed for some “goods”, and it seems like the majority off all transport coming and goes at night. So like if you don’t want to experience Chernobyl up-close: STAY AWAY!!

This lead is cold liek a day old pizza I follow some other leads I have and get back to you sson. In the meanwhile Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 25, 2018 6:48 pm

I got words on the whereabouts of the clowns, so now I got a rendevouz with destiny. Don’t ask me how, but I mean some rumours have been circling the deep-web and I’m sure that “Mr. America” and his posse is involved in this (some have pointed them out as responsible for the shit in up north and in NY).

There’s this industrial area a bit out of town, and I know some cops have done raids and stuff and other things, cause some seem to indulge in crime and someone probably pushed the red button! Anyway, I headed out to the area, and spend a lot of time in my car, I feel like a real god damn private eye or like a one man army! But guess what!! I found the clowns!!!!1 and only took a few hours of stakeout. They came like in broad daylight, in a van, and just ran into this seemingly abandoned place. Huge brick building.

I hid in some bushes and snapped some shots. It seemed like this one guy in a weird mask looking like a statue kept talking and the other guys in even a evener rader mask and pimped out weapons were really yyy paying attention. I didn’t really hear anything, but they seemed to shout. So some kind of arguing. I didn’t see Garrett or anything like that.

It’s getting dangerous being this close to whatever is going on. But like, it’s a must. I know some of you are believers and some doubt my shit. But when the hammer of justice falls you will be judged! I promise you that! Cause don’t be a dumbass, thinking that we have like different governments and kings and presidents around the world. E V E R Y T H I N G is ruled by just a few guys. It’s all smoke and mirrors! Just connect the dots!!!

So pumped guys, I feel like Robin Hood! Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 26, 2018 3:32 pm

So I can’t really go into details exactly on how I gots this in my hands. Cause “they” are always listening.

I know a lot of you kinda think that drones are just harmless toy. You see some here and there, just like floating arounds. But it’s much, much more than that. Like in the 60s we had orbiting space shuttles orbiting the earth in orbit. That kept going until the 70s and 80s and the stealth planes (oh yeah we’ve had that longer than they’ve said!!) and then silent helicopters and now drones! They’re primary purpose is to capture, record and store everything they can get their hand on. We are ALL RECORDED!!!

Sometimes you see these drones, other times they hide in the darkness. All the sound from the city is covering their buzzing sounds. But I’ve trained my ears to really hear it any way! So moving around town isn’t super easy. And they guy who sent me this clip with Garrett and the clown wanted to personally hand me this. He got me this flash drive, and I’ve scanned it’s content for you. According to my guy it comes directly from the FBI sewers, straight from Garrett!! I know it’s like all corrupt and shit. Built the firewalls went ballistic according to this guy, and this was what he managed to get.

I’m spending fuckiong hours deciphering it, analyzing everything aboyt it. Cause this is probably something big. See the triangle at the bottom.? I know I’ve seen that shit somewhere else!! I will get back to you with more info. But it looks old and it’s probably important if the FBI has it. This shit keeps getting more and more realer.

As a truth seeker and believer I’ve been at this for many, many years now. But now…let’s see where it goes. Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 26, 2018 4:53 pm

So I found this guy online that is kinda questioned some things that I too wonder about.

He’s on sits a lot of theories and I’m gonna reach out to him. I don’t have his real name, and I don’t what to. Cause the less I know the better if Garrett kicks in the door one day. So let’s see if he I can reach him.

He’s like on forums and other such sites a lot. Like this: https://www.twitch.tv/starbreeze Until then, Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Also, some of you belivers have reached out and asked for where I got my wallpaper, it’s custom, but you cans get it here:

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 27, 2018 12:57 pm

So in the papers today there was talks about a breakin, where someone robbed the weapons manufacturer up statef. Its just outside of town and appearantly there was some security footage recorded and now the news papers and police together are asking for information about someone in a wheelchair.

On the tapes some guy in a wheelchair is seen (but of course they don’t release that foot age so who the fuck knows right?). I don’t care that much about that, cause like alot of people sit in wheelchairs, but what my sources have told me d is that this guy have been seen out in the same industrial areas that the clown.

Maybe it all fits together? Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 27, 2018 6:01 pm

Some shit is about to go down!

I’ve kept myself in the shadow, dodging every little drone I could see, or chopper or what ever they’re sending at me! I mean like people talk about chemtrails. But that’s just bullshit. I mean information are key! They collect all you personal infpo to keep trak of you and monitor you. That’s the thing that’ll make sure we are controlled. Like I always wear gloves when I’m out on town, cause every where. And I mean like everywhere there’s touch sensors that register your thumb and handprint. Cause if you know where everyone are, you can make up patterns. Like as you press the STOP button on a bus, or maybe press and elevator buttons somewhere. They now where you are and can figure out your routine and where you’re go.

Don’t make it easy for them! Wear gloves! That’s like rule #1 for me. And like the drones, and not eating food from vacuum packages. Because knowing is knowledge as I said, and we must of have our privacy!

So even though all of this crap, I had to step out, being exposed, to find out more about the clowns and Mr. America and all that. Cause like now I keep gettin closer. With the corrupt image (that I’m still deciphering) and also the video where I managed to hear Garrett, and of course me FINDING THE FUCKING HQ OF THE FUCKING CLOWNS! I could go to the police with all of this. But I’m not stupid and doesn’t wanna end up in a cell somewhere in a bunkre. I’m gonna expos this my ways!

The clowns are up to something wired. I’ve seen them carry boxes in and out of their building. The guy in a wheelchair seems to involved, and I even got a glimpse of a huge minigun type of weapon that they fired like crazy?!?! How come nobody hear that noice?!! They seem like they’re preparing, and maybe should I do the same?!!?

Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 28, 2018 12:37 pm

So you rember the video feed where I gots to see Garrett on the phone with the clowns sneaking around? I’ve been working a bit more with that and yesterday I hid in my car outside the FBI HQ, waiting for Garrett. So I followed him around and ended up in this suburbs. He stoped under a bridge and seamd to be waiting for someone, I managed to sneak up close and hide in the bushes. I had left my car and followed the last bit hieding the bushes and trust me when I tell you taht my heat was pounding like crazy.

This is for reals now, I can get shot. Or something. But I can not stand by idleing like a fool if something is wrong in the world. And there’s plenty of shit wrong, I can promise you that…nothing is what it seems. Everything is corruption and our reality is all twisted!

So like Garrett was obviously trying to meet up with someone but I couldn’t really see, but I guess the guy didn’t show up, so he called instead! Luckely, I had brought my recording equip so I got some audio. And I tell you, this is some mindblowing stuff1!! In it Garrett talks about Bain like some of the believers on my website have talked about, but I need to dig deeper to know who or what that really is. The phone call was super short and I think Garrett almost saw me, or at least liek I think so, so I got the hell out of there and just got back to my car and hopefully nobody saw me.

I can feel it in my body that I’m getting closer, shit is getting real. So, Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected.

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 28, 2018 5:05 pm

So I asked you to aid me with my work to gather police reports. And I’ve got plenty of hepl.

This is so valuble cause I’m gettin closer for every police report that has come in. Getting all these stats together has proven good for my further work with making a timeline of the clowns. Cause these clowns are not just simple robbers, they are up to something else, sometingh biggest. I do not know exactly. But apparently they’ve been around town for a while, and even around the continent. Hard for me to exactly pin point who they are, where they come from. But they’re not just americans, that I know.

So there’s a real mixx of diffrent talents in that gang. But Mr. America seems to be the leader,but I wonder if he’s the oen who’s real in charge. So anyways, the police reports have been so great, and some of them really stand out a bit more than other, liek: officer Terwynd and D.I. Why Big thanks for you aid when it comes to unveiling the truth. We apprichiate support to our cause it can’t be easy to share this with us. Also, I recommend you to move within the next three moths I would hate if soemthing were to happen to you.

But I sorry to say that I think we have a leak they seams to have found out about our endevours see for your self: https://www.twitch.tv/starbreeze.

I can guarantee you that right now, you are all recorded. Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Officer Terwynd’s report: https://steamcommunity.com/app/218620/discussions/8/3211505894148281434/?ctp=22#c1696045708638615524

Officer D.I. Why report: https://steamcommunity.com/app/218620/discussions/8/3211505894148281434/?ctp=11#c3211505894149108457

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 29, 2018 12:10 pm

So REVEALTHECORRUPTION contacted me earlier and said the shit is abboyut to go down, but I didn’t really catch everything causre I think he was on a train or somethgin.

I’m feeling super stressed right now, I see black vans everywhere and people ins suit following me. Obvisoulty I’m getting closer and closer. And thanks to your all police reports I can really pinpiont what eht clowns have been up to! I can’t wait fo what he’ll send me.

This is so fucking intesne and fucking shit! Stay Vigilant and Stay Protected!

Posted by SkepticGuy_96 April 29, 2018 6:50 pm

I just got a link! Chekc it out! This is priobblty gonna be the bigtest shit I’ve ever come by!!!

Prepare to unveiled the truth, no more lies!

Prepare to unveiled the truth, no more lies!

Breakin' FedsПравить

The gang retrieves a 2nd illuminati box, with Fludd's "Fiat Lux" symbol on the front.

The day after the heist was released, TheSecretIsReallyReal's author SkepticGuy_96 revealed (in a recording he took while hiding in a bush) that Garrett had made arrangements to trade the box to the Kataru for Bain, or possibly the body of Bain, as he might not be in the greatest shape after the gunfight in his hideout.

Duke also recieved a new voice line in the safehouse, confirming what we already suspected about the Kataru.

"A few thousand years ago, three great kings got together, decided to rule the world and made a pact. They called themselves "Kataru", which kind of translates as "Alliance".

Illuminati? Freemasons? Enthusiastic amateurs in comparison. Legends say they acquired a magical artifact of some kind, if you can believe in that sort of thing. And somehow, they seem to be behind all this."

E-mail: "Ensconced"Править

On April 26, 3 days after the release of the Breakin' Feds heist where the Payday Gang steals an item Garrett was going to give to the organization, he was sent another e-mail, which seems to threaten his wife. The solution, 1212, was one of the possible codes to the safe and - possibly by coincidence - the date that the Kataru's first e-mail was received.

The word "Lamhu" is used in the message, which is one of many Sumerian names for Irkalla, the equivalent of "hell" in Mesopotamian mythology; an underworld from which there is no return.

Have a pleasant anniversary, Mr. Garrett.

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Mr. Garrett,

We would have thought you more intelligent than to conclude that not answering our last attempts at telephone communication would result is a positive outcome for anyone. Suffice it to say, you do not appear to fully realize whom, or what, you are dealing with.

The truth of the matter is, that if you remain loyal, fate may yet gift you the prize you seek and hinder you from falling into lamhu. Regardless of recent happenings, something is now in motion that cannot be ended.

Henry's RockПравить

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The gang retrieves a 3rd Illuminati box, with Fludd's "Reflected Diamond" symbol on the front, and re-obtains the 1st box that they stole for the dentist, with the Eye of Providence on the front.

When the Locke sends the gang after the "reflected diamond" box, one of the possible locations for the Murkies to have stashed it is inside of a giant golden box, which locke refers to as an "Ark". Presumably an "Ark of the covenant" type of object. Atop the box are 2 eagle statues and 12 buttons with Egyptian engravings on them that have to be pressed in a specific order, which can be found in the form of photos in the piles of paper scattered around the room.

Once the box is open, those with a keen eye will notice that around the base of the box there are 3 diamond-shaped buttons engraved with each of the boxes symbols, along with a blank space at the back of the box. These become intractable once the treasure has been removed from the box, and when pressed in the correct order (△ ↻ ◁▶) cause the box to reveal 4 hidden compartments within the circular parts of the engraved base plate, which contain extremely weathered-looking versions of the original heisters' 4 masks.

One of the possible box locations is behind a door in the Rock's biotics lab, which contains a large cylindrical chamber with a giant mummy inside, suspended in some kind of liquid. This giant mummy is reminiscent of the picture from the BcKendrick museum in the Diamond heist, featuring a group of 3 people standing before a giant humanoid creature frozen inside of a block of ice.

Speculation

  • The masks in the box are possibly what wordsmith's 6th profile image was hinting at.
  • Notably, many of the items seen in the "ancient things" exhibit during The Diamond reappear in the room where the ark is stashed, which murkywater appear to be researching. This possibly implies Murkywater/the Kataru acquired them from the mckendrick museum at some point after the gang stole the diamond.


Kataru TriangleПравить

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There is a large hyle triangle constructed out of metal embedded in the floor of the main room. Here's a breakdown of all the things on it and what they might mean.

Terms on the Kataru's hyle triangle, outer to inner.

Part/number association 1. 2. 3.
Extra Omnia
(beyond everything)
Sarrum Azugal
"King Doctor"
Sarrum Tillug
"King Elephant"
Sarrum Dubsar
"King Scribe"
Deus (god) nergal = sumerian god of death & disease, ruler of the underworld
The hyle an-ki = Universe. "the universe, heaven and earth"
Outer circlea'udteĝiba u = Time
3 realms of
renaissance cosmology
The eye of ProvidenceFiat LuxThe Reflected Diamond
Links between the realmsšušer udnamekam
Far away lands, in the future
a šum zumru
Empower our flesh
ki kiĝ duri
Seeking forever / Looked after forever
Tetragrammaton circlesdimmea mulan
"Demon star"
galla mulan
"Police star"
namtar mulan
"Fate star"
Alchemical symbolsCopper + Gold Mercury + salt Lead + Antimony
Inner triangle muš katab = holy area covering / face cover (i.e, a mask)
Cuneiform inscription = Baldwins Lament

Text DisambiguationПравить

--- Three outer corners ---
1. Sarrum Azugal is "King Doctor"
2. Sarrum Tillug is "King Elephant".
3. Sarrum Dubsar is "King Scribe".

Deus (god) = Nergal - Sumerian god of disease who eventually became ruler of the underworld alongside Ereshkigal.

The hyle = an-ki = Universe. "the universe, heaven and earth" 

a'udteĝiba u = Time
• u = like 10 different words.
• Possible "u" variants that don't sound absurd = u "earth" / u "gift" / u2 "bed" / u "abuse" / u "totality"

ki kiĝ duri = Seeking forever / Looked after forever -- In keeping with the Kataru's running theme, maybe "Watched over forever?"
•  ki kiĝ = "to seek; to look after"
•  duri = "forever"

aa šum zumru = Empower our flesh / Text of slaughtered flesh (Possibly a necronomicon?)
•  aa - "aa" doesn't appear on its own the way it's written on the triangle
•  a šum = "to give power (to somebody)" / "to overpower?" 
•  a'a = "a text, the scribal exercise a-a"
•  šum = "to slaughter" / šum2; "to give" / "garlic"
•  zumru = "flesh; body; entrails (omen); body" Akk. zumru; šīru / "skin; leather; body; person" Akk. mašku; zumru

šušer udnamekam = Far away lands, in the future / sign, ever 
•  šušer = "fluttering" / "far away lands; road" / "sign"
•  udnamekam = "in the future, ever"

3 realms of cosmology = Providence, Fiat Lux, Reflected diamond
All labeled "Kataru", Alliance

1. dimmea mulan is "Demon star" | Copper + Gold   | "Doctor King"   - The dentist - Demon star? Algol?
2. galla mulan  is "Police star"| Mercury + salt  | "Elephant King" - The elephant
3. namtar mulan is "Fate star"  | Lead + Antimony | "Scribe King"   - One is dead?

•  muš = muš3 "flat space; a holy area" / muš "snake" / muš "a pot" / muš2 "face, appearance" 
•  katab = "a lid, covering; an object" / helper 

muš katab = holy area covering / face cover -- like a mask? maybe the mask of Baldwin IV?
Cuneiform = Baldwins Lament

There are three stars, three boxes, and three kings.

The words chosen for the 3 stars are also demons of the underworld in sumerian mythology. Of course, this brings into question whether they should be translated as literal words or their demonic counterparts. eg: namtar = fate, destiny / demonic messenger

Nergal - sumerian god of disease who eventually became ruler of the underworld alongside ereshkigal. 
         Associated with war, death, disease & the sunset.
Dimmea is the sumerian name for "labasu". Not much is known about her, other than that she's a phantom demoness and probably evil. 
Galla are lesser demons of the underworld, said to drag the wicked down to lamhu/irkalla.
Namtar is the messenger of the rulers of the underworld (including Nergal), the spirit of fate, and is said to command over 60 diseases.
--- Possible answers for the three stars ---
Dimmea | Demon star  | Algol
Galla  | Police star | 
Namtar | Fate star   | 
  • All three of the above could collectively be Algol; it is a triple-star system and all three words translate as different demons of the underworld.

On either side of the circles containing the names of the stars are 3 sets of 2 alchemical symbols.

--- Possible metal alloys, judging by the inner circles ---
Copper + gold, tumbaga or shakudo
Mercury & salt, sodium amalgam
Antimony + lead alloy, which increases its hardness and mechanical strength. 
                Can be found in bullets, batteries, and Type Metal.

Although they're also assigned to the outer circles, the boxes & 3 realms, too.

Speculation

  • The symbol for mercury appears on the throwing axe from the Biker DLC.
  • Locke's short briefing of the heist in crime.net is "What do Murkywater, aliens, archeology, weapons and chemistry have in common?" As Duke put so eloquently, "it might actually be aliens, you know." The Perseids refers to a certain meteor shower, along with the Perseid dynasty of Mesopotamia, but the angle here might end up being that they're ancient aliens from Algol / Perseus.
  • The DECA Technologies logo that appears on the boxes in this heist is extremely similar to the halves of the "legitimate business ltd." logo that appears in the biker heist, among others. https://imgur.com/QwKZsTB

Icebreaker - Jigsaw PuzzleПравить

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On August 10th 2018, Overkill released the promotional teaser site for the Icebreaker heist, which was quickly found to contain 3 images of puzzle pieces depicting a rainy scene hidden in the source code.

Individual puzzle pieces were posted on twitter and discord by the game's developers and voice actors over a period of a few days, and 2 hidden behind riddles. One locked behind a passworded zip file and a set of riddles posted by Overkill_Tobias, although the password was found through codebreaking before the last part of the riddle could be posted.

Our brave following was led down a path. An obstacle was presented before them, a hindrance. It would seem impassable, the solution unachievable. All tried and failed, no one possessed the ability to overcome the challenge. All but a select few. Unbeknownst to all, three champions wore selected. Noone knew who, not even the champions themselves could identify anyone else but himself.

Now they need to join their sword fight for the good of the brave following. With everyone behind them, would they overcome the obstacle? Would they be victorious? Only time can tell.

But remember that a champion is only as strong as the following he leads. They lead their strength to him and together all shall prevail.

Together the following can overcome the obstacle before them. All they need is their champions.

I have a riddle for you: I am Starting. There are 8 and you may have 4.

I have a riddle for you: He has 4. And you may have 3.

I have a riddle for you: He has 3. And you may have 2.

Answer: SingInSin

The second riddle piece came from Overkill_Wordsmith, who posted a MUDUTU puzzle along with a riddle in his avatar that read "Stay here in paradise; then take away, and tell me that which you will find." This text references the song And There Will Your Heart Be Also by Fields of the Nephilim, and was finally solved by removing the word "Heart" that had been hidden in the code block and using it as the key.

One of my cats just came in and made a lot of noise. I ran it through the universal translator (TM) and this is what I got.

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On the 8th day, the star fell and brightened the mountains. There, from the land which gave copper, came the first Watcher.

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Such lights she gives as guide my barque; But I am swallowed in the swell Of her heart's ocean, sagely dark, That holds my heaven and holds my hell.

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Look closely, my children. For in the darkness, you will see, that light most far away.

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Remember! The time of rust is coming! https://imgur.com/4HhQLqm

Speculation

  • The completed image is likely a screenshot from the heist itself, and also lines up with the scene described in wordsmith's 11th profile picture; Overcast sky, raining heavily, old house in the countryside (The welcome invitation describes the heist as "an auction in a classic mansion in New England")
    • The mansion itself appears to be heavily inspired by the Ochre Court mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.

Icebreaker - Day 1Править

Day 1 of the event marked the release of Joy for the PC version of PAYDAY 2, and also provided information on the object being sold in the black-tie auction, identifying it as an Astrolabe, an ancient astrological device used to measure the inclined position in the sky of a celestial body.

The "Astrolabe" in question resembles some kind of telescope instead of a disc, and is said to have been "found in a lead-lined and insulated wooden box aboard the dog sled" and "unusual in design and much more complex than usual for the time period in which this style of device was common."

This update also added the 3 boxes to the safehouse trophy list, allowing us to take them out of storage and open then with the medallion, revealing that they contain several metal rings and an orb inscribed with writing in an ancient language. The diamond box is shown to be empty, meaning that we're missing 1 big hexagonal piece.

For more information on the pieces, please refer to the Coffers and their Contents section below.

Icebreaker - Day 2Править

Day 2 of the Icebreaker event unveiled a second item to be sold at the auction, an antique journal bearing the initials “A.L”, along with a gold-leaf inlay depicting a French lily.

This journal was "found amongst the possessions on the sled driver", and "appears to contain a personal account of the Shacklethorne expedition." "According to the crew roster, there was no crew member or passenger with the initials “A.L.”, therefore the sled driver’s identity remains a mystery."

Icebreaker Day 3 - Shacklethorne AuctionПравить

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Day 3 of the Icebreaker event saw the release of the Shacklethorne Auction heist, in which the gang infiltrates an auction in an old manor in Salem to steal the hexagonal obsidian plate missing from the diamond box.

The promotional site was also updated with a few more of the objects to be auctioned at the venue, a gold signet ring & brass navigational telescope.

The signet ring was found on the skeletal hand of the sled driver, and "appears to be made of gold, though metallurgical analysis revealed the presence of additional unknown metallic alloys." It has an etching of Robert Fludd's "Reflected Diamond" symbol on the face and a small green gemstone in the shape of a French lily in the center. Strangely it has remained in "immaculate condition" despite being subjected to the harsh conditions of the antarctic for several hundred years.

The telescope sports leather coverings, and is approximately 70cm long when extended. "Found among the sled driver’s possessions. -- One lens has a small crack in it, but it appears to be functional overall."

After completing the heist, the plate can be displayed in the safehouse along with the other parts. Just like the other pieces, playing the piano near while it is on the table will have unexpected results; namely that a luminous pattern will appear on the plate's surface, covered in writing in the same ancient language, along with egyptian heiroglyphics, constellations and a depiction of a Mayan deity.

For more information on the plate, please refer to the Coffers and their Contents section below.

Speculation

  • The mentions of a dog sled and the "Shacklethorne expedition" point towards the heist referencing the Antarctic expeditions led by Ernest Shackleton in the early 1900s.
    • Alternatively, given the "Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath" clue wordsmith used, it might reference "At the mountains of madness" by H.P. Lovecraft, which is thought to have been inspired by Shackleton's exploration of the Antarctic.
  • Presumably the "antique diary" with the initials "A.L." is the diary of August Lindenhurst.
  • A plaque below the telescope reads "RSV Baldwin, Anno 1905 Pennsylvania", implying the Baldwin was a research ship.
  • There is a texture partially hidden inside of the astrolabe depicting dial of the Prague Astronomical Clock, a giant astrolabe mounted on the southern wall of Prague's Old Town Hall, constructed circa 1410.
  • On this map, there is a random chance (1 in 4 + 50-50) that when the storm generates a lightning flash, the towering silhouette of a giant humanoid figure can be seen in 1 of 4 directions, being most visible over the area behind the house where the grounds extend down to the side of what is either the ocean or a large lake.
    • This giant silhouette also appears in the background of a painting of the white house, tearing a hole through the right side of the building with one of its shadowy hands as soldiers rush in from the foreground. The distinctive silhouette of the dentist and his shining spectacles can also be seen on the left side of the painting, standing in the background watching as the soldiers advance towards the building.
  • The painting of Benjamin Franklin hanging between the restrooms to the right of the lobby contains a detail hidden in the texture's alpha layer, only visible if you walk up to it and stand on the chair infront - Benjamin's eyes have been replaced with glowing circles reminiscent of the dentist's shining glasses.
    • This possibly implies that the dentist is or was Ben Franklin. This might not be impossible, as he's seen in the background of various historical events in the Diamond trailer, implying he has somehow extended his lifespan, or is an inhuman entity that has been continually reincarnated.

The Coffers and their ContentsПравить

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In the wake of the Shacklethorne Auction job, the payday gang is now in possession of all three pieces of whatever it is Baldwin's Lament is meant to be, and their descriptions have been added to the Trophies menu.

Once taken out of their boxes, the pieces vibrate in reaction to the sound of the piano in scarface's room being played. However, the obsidian plate reacts differently, and playing the piano while it is on the table will uncover luminous etchings on the plate's surface, covered in writing in the same ancient language as the rings, along with egyptian heiroglyphics, a star map and depictions of deities from sumerian and mayan creation myths.

Duke moves over to the kitchen area while the boxes are on display, and has various remarks about the "Time of Alignment" prophecy that's been foretold in various ways up to this point.

Their descriptions in the trophies menu are as follows:

The Healer's Coffer (△)
The Gold is bright enough to burn, dark enough to blind. It waits, Dead but Dreaming beneath the Earth, until the Time of Alignment. Three and One, Four and One. The Watcher returns.
Complete Golden Grin Casino and Henry's Rock on any difficulty.

The Elephant's Coffer (↻)
At the Gates of Silent Memory you stand. One, two, three, three, one. Open them and see the darkness engulf the world, to the bain of all as a new Watchman ascends. Zi dingir kia kanpa, zi dingir anna kanpa.
Complete Breakin' Feds on any difficulty.

The Scribe's Coffer (◁▶)
For Her light thou wouldst flee, but thou cannot get away and are taken to ground. From hell's heart thou art stabbed. For hate's sake, the darkness spits at thee. Thou will not find respite upon this Earth.
Complete Henry's Rock on any difficulty.

The Obsidian Plate
Some things are best forgotten, lest the secrets they hold undo the world. Offer your flesh, your heart, to stave the darkness. Stare into the abyss long enough, and you will welcome the end, for in the cracks and hollows, the Earth is good.
Complete the Shacklethorne Heist on Normal Difficulty or above.

Description analysis

  • "Zi dingir kia kanpa, zi dingir anna kanpa" appears in the Simon Necronomicon as a magical incantation said to mean "Spirit of the Sky, Remember. Spirit of the Earth, Remember." This incantation is meant to invoke Enki, the god of earth, and Anu, the god of the heavens, who was the divine personification of the sky.
    • The section "Conjuration of the Watcher" in the Simon Necronomicon speaks of the "Three Great Watchers Who existed before the Confrontation from whose borne the Watcher and His Race ultimately derive, and those Three are ANU, ENLIL, and Master ENKI of the Magick Waters. And for this reason They are sometimes called the Three Watchers, MASS SSARATI and the Watcher MASS SSARATU, or KIA MASS SSARATU."
    • These lines are also of interest:
    • "The Watcher comes from a Race different from that of Men and yet different from that of the Gods -- The Watcher is a Race sent by the Elder Ones. It keeps vigil while one sleeps, provided the appropriate ritual and sacrifice has been performed; else, if called, it will turn upon you."
    • "And the Watcher appears sometimes as a great and fierce Dog, who prowls about the Gate or the Circle, frightening away the idimmu who forever lurk about the barriers, waiting for sacrifice. And the Watcher aloft the Sword of Flames, and even the Elder Gods are awed thereby. And sometimes the Watcher appears as a Man in A long Robe, shaven, with eyes that never lose their stare."
      • This could possibly describe the figure seen in both the alchemist page and the nebuchadnezzar drawing?
  • The other coffers' descriptions further reference tracks from Elyzium by Fields of the Nephilim, all containing various song titles woven into the stories they tell.
    • The scribe's coffer also quotes Captain Ahab from Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
  • The metal rings and orb could possibly be parts of an Orrery; maybe we're going to use them to pinpoint a specific star, measure its inclination and then triangulate a location on earth when the astronomical event foreshadowed as the "Time of Alignment" takes place.

The Obsidian Plate

  • The obsidian plate contains a myriad of information, suggesting that the "Nephilim" are aliens from a distant planet, and possibly that they have been the creator gods depicted in the mythos of the mesopotamian, mesoamerican and egyptian peoples.
  • The gods on the disc are Tiamat and Marduk, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, & Bast and Anpu (Bastet and Anubis)
    • These figures seem to follow a theme of "creator gods".
      • Tiamat and marduk & Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca are responsible for the creation of the heavens and earth in both the mesopotamian and mesoamerican creation myths, respectively.
    • "The heart" and/or its removal also seems thematic.
      • Anubis is responsible for the process of embalming and the weighing of the heart, and Bastet was at one point rumored to be married to him.
      • Tezcatlipoca tricked Quetzalcoatl into getting drunk and getting with his sister Quetzalpetlatl. The next morning, Quetz is regretful and feels such shame that he has his servants build him a stone chest and cover him in turquoise; he then self-immolates inside the stone coffin. His ashes are said to have risen to the sky, followed by his heart, becoming the morning star.
      • Marduk killed Tiamat by shooting an arrow through her heart, and then split her body apart to form the heavens and earth.
      • August Lindenhurst died by having his heart ripped out of his chest, as evidenced by his mummy in the Shacklethorn Auction job.
  • The positional data for the "Dreaming Temple" is the location of the sunken city of R'lyeh in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu"
  • The left nephilim stick figure is pointing to a distant planet marked with a very small hyle triangle, which is likely their home planet.
    • The layout of the orbital diagram combined with the stars surrounding the Ark of the Watcher has been found to correspond with the geocentric diagram painted on the wall of an unknown craft in the "Dig" painting from The Diamond. (This could possibly be inside the massive spacecraft seen in the "Derelict" painting)
    • If this is a diagram of our solar system, with the circular orbit being Earth/Neptune and the elliptical orbit being Pluto, the planet marked with a small Hyle Triangle would be approx. the same distance from the sun as Pluto, but lags behind by roughly 45 degrees.
      • This could be Makemake, a dwarf planet named after the creator god of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, who is said to have created humanity.
      • It could also possibly be Haumea or Logos, but these do not keep with the running theme of "creator gods" on the rest of the Plate.
    • The shape of the star-map has also been found to correspond to the coordinates given for each of the pyramids when mapped to a 3d sphere of the world, with the hyle triangle fixated on R'lyeh.
      • This ties into various conspiracy theories, where certain people believe the pyramids had astrological significance, and were somehow meant to point out a distant star or planet.
    • The shape of the star-map also matches stars in the constellation Perseus, namely Mirfak, Psi Persei and Theta Persei, with the Hyle Triangle fixated on Algol.

E-mail: "Surveillance Tracker Update"Править

From: b.painter@paydaytaskforce.gov // Date: 2018-08-14 16:25

Sir, I have a short update on the surveillance tracker you asked us to arrange. We were getting a steady signal from it, but we lost it.

The strange thing is, the signal died at the very same time as that quake (or whatever it was) we had yesterday. The times coincide exactly. When it vanished, the signal was moving due south in the Pacific, after leaving through a port in Seattle. But the west coast wasn’t affected by the quake at all, which is why it’s so strange. We’ve triple-checked all the equipment and everything is working fine. We can’t explain it. Do we chalk it up to freak coincidence?

Garrett recieved this email shortly after the gang retrieved the obsidian plate from the auction at the shacklethrone estate, detailing the loss of some kind of tracking signal they had been monitoring when a localised earthquake struck DC. It's possible that the quake happened when the payday gang took the pieces out of the the coffers and uncovered the luminous engravings on the obsidian plate with the help of scarface's piano.

At the time the signal went dark, it was apparently moving due south in the pacific ocean, presumably headed straight for the coordinates of the Dreaming Temple from the obsidian plate.

Speculation

  • The positional data for the "Dreaming Temple" is the location of the sunken city of R'lyeh in H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu"
  • The Dreaming Temple is seen depicted from the side of a boat in the "Atlantis" painting from The Diamond. In the painting, the pyramid rises a significant height above the surface of the water though, which would be impossible since the sea floor is extremely deep at the coords of the dreaming temple. (unless the temple was at least 4000 meters tall)
    • Since there couldn't be anything on the surface, a more supernatural idea could be that maybe the dreaming temple (rises to/appears on) the surface under certain conditions?
    • Or maybe something similar to conspiracies about the bermuda triangle, that there's some kind of localized dimensional thing going on there and that the dreamtemple appears given certain conditions like a mirage and can disappear the same way.
      • Which might explain losing the signal as if the tracker just dropped off the face of the earth.

E-mail: "Blocked Domains"Править

From: cableguy@fbit.gov // Date: 2018-10-22 11:19

As per your request Sir, we have blocked all incoming and outgoing traffic to the “beyondyesterday.com” domain.

As per your court order, we also managed to partially infiltrate their system. Judging by the server logs, they were sending spam messages to other government agencies as well, not just you, Sir. We traced IP addresses to both the Capitol Building and the White House- they even managed to reach the Oval Office! The strangest part though… is that they were also trying to hack a computer in a local bakery. Don’t know if that’s useful to you, Sir?

After 2 months of radio silence, commissioner Garrett recieved this email from James Wyre, further explaining why there hasn't been any more correspondence between himself and the Kataru after the exchange of The Elephant's coffer went sour thanks to the actions of the Payday Gang in the Breakin Feds heist.

The email goes on to implicate the Kataru in a much larger conspiracy within the American government, having apparently sent messages to government bodies as high up as the oval office. Their interest in a certain local bakery also might imply they are looking into Vlad's business, which was implied to be run out of a bakery on the evidence board in Hoxton Revenge.

Breaking NewsПравить

On October 19th 2018, Overkill announced the Breaking News event, celebrating the 7th anniversary of PDTH and rumoring "Big things" were about to happen, with one reporter at the CNM news network apparently clued in enough to let people know what's going on.

The golden hoxton mask was also released along with the event, completing the set of gold masks for the original crew.

Breaking News - Day 1Править

The first day of the Breaking News event saw the release of the first CNM news broadcast, "Corruption in Congress"

Our top story tonight, congressman Henry Simmons today demanded the creation of a grand jury with the task of investigating recent claims of corruption in the highest echelons of the government, citing his recent arrest as "under alleged false pretenses" as a catalyst for the effort.

Mr. Simmons would not specify individual targets of the investigation, simply stating, "This goes all the way to the top." and that worries me.

More on this story as we get information.

It seems like the Elephant is looking to get back at the Kataru for having him detained, and has elected to go about things in a judicial manner as opposed to the Kataru & Murkywater's more military approach.

Released alongside the report was a recording from the reporter's phone, mentioning someone left a USB stick marked with the letters S.G. was on her desk. S.G. could possibly be Solomon Garrett, and it would make sense for him to want to help undermine the kataru's plans.

Additionally, a small patch was released that added the golden houston mask, with a description talking about a trial by fire for the payday gang where they will face off against "a power they haven't seen the limit of", and a plate of cupcake wrappers left on a wooden barstool in safehouse's kitchen area, among which is what appears to be The Diamond itself. After the update, vlad coincidentally dissappeared from the safehouse; Assuming the cupcakes are from his bakery, what the twist here is & how the diamond was apparently not used in the BFD as suggested by the storymode text for the Golden Grin Casino still remains a mystery.

Breaking News - Day 2Править

Day 2 was accompanied by the release of the Hell's Island heist. With the help of The Elephant, Locke managed to locate Bain, who is being held hostage by murkywater at the kataru's behest inside wikipedia:Fort Clatsop, an abandoned World War II hospital located on a small island in international waters, just off the north coast of Oregon.

The gang attempts to sneak in through the sewers, but upon emerging into the facility find themselves surrounded by murkywater guards, as the dentist addresses them over the prison's loudspeaker, quoting a line from Paradise Lost by John Milton; possibly conflating himself with the character of Satan.

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is 
and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely- and pined his loss."

As the gang continues to fight their way through the facility, they eventually reach the control room & locate bain in one of the cells in cellblock A, upon which the dentist delivers another line, potentially hinting at his long-rumored "immortality", and implying there may be something wrong with Bain.

"when youve been around for 'a while' you learn to let things go and see the bigger picture.
If you manage to take Bain away from here, he's all yours. It is the moral choice, afterall."

Once bain is free, he immediately rushes out of the facility, killing anything & everything that gets in his way. The dentist takes notice though, calling for Kento chase him down & make sure he doesn't make it out alive.

"And so, another player enters the board: Kento? Bain is getting away. Stop him, would you please?"
"Well my friends its time for me to leave you to it; much to do and all that, my best regards to kozak and simmons"

The payday gang then race after Bain, passing through the chamber where he was seen being tortured on the screen in Henrys Rock, and finally meeting up with him outside; bloody and bruised after killing Kento, who lays dead on the floor beside him. Bain briefly greets the crew, before collapsing onto the floor next to Kento.

"Did I win? Kento, Kento.. guys, I think he's dead. Ohwell."
"Hey guys! How do I look? What the hell took you guys so long?"

Unable to continue fighting, Locke carries Bain on his back as the gang fights their way to the helipad, escaping in a chopper locke had arranged beforehand. In his delirium, Bain mutters some interesting info while Locke carries him that sets the stage for things to come.

"Dentist, Elephant, Sputnik.. Gotta warn-"
"The gold, the gold, guys.. the mayan gold, you gotta use-"
"You're gonna need.. the gold- first world bank, the mayan stuff"

In the heist's debriefing, locke goes on to inform the crew that the murkies have infected bain with some kind of life-threatening virus, and that a medical team is looking into his condition.

Speculation

  • While fleeing, bain can be heard muttering the following line, which alludes to the dentist's presence throughout different ages of history in trailer for The Diamond as a silhouetted figure with bright, glowing eyes.
    • This was also seen in the Shacklethorne auction heist, where a painting of Ben Franklin had glowing eyes hidden in its alpha layer, possibly implying he is able to possess objects to see through them.
      • Or possibly that the dentist was Ben Franklin in a past life, though this seems less likely.
"Dentist you asshole! I'm going to drill out those glowing eyes of yours!"
  • Bain's line listing "Dentist, Elephant, Sputnik" combined with the dentist asking the gang to "give his regards to regards to kozak and simmons" infers that the latest stand-in for the long-dead scribe king is infact Vlad, who is serving as their latest regent after the death of August Lindenhurst.
  • While Bain is lying on the floor next to Kento's corpse, a silver ring can be seen on his hand, stamped with a Fleur-de-lis.
    • This implies that Bain is The Elephant's watcher; although what exactly that entails is still unknown.

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White House Heist & the Ark of the WatcherПравить

Overview of suspicious elements in the heist;

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  • Painting of Mictlāntēcutli, aztec god of the dead, king of Mictlān.
    • Pairs up with the tattoo of mictlantecutli seen on the neck of the sick patient in No Mercy.
    • Orange part of the drawing matches his depiction in the codex borgia, Blue part of the drawing seems to be some kind of map of an area from mountains to the sea.
    • Obvious parallel between mictlantecutli and nergal, from the HR triangle.
    • To accompany the release of the heist, overkill included an image with their newspost mocking the crew as they try to save bain from the virus that is slowly killing him.
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  • Crack in the wall behind said painting, leading up to a hole showing a second surface behind the wall, with a small part of the geocentric (planetary?) array of spheres from the "dig" painting painted upon its surface.
  • Painting of the lady in a red dress has mckendrick from the painting in the lobby on The Diamond hidden in its alpha layer towards the upper left corner.
  • Vault door reused from resdogs, Tyche.

Piano PuzzleПравить

  • Parts of the lament can now be assembled on the table, turns into a spinning gyroscope type thing above the plate.
  • Music puzzle, as we all suspected. Fragment of Hurrian hymn no.6 (Start at 5th C, 1 octave up from middle C; play down into 4th octave til 2x F and then back up - this section of the piano is roughly infront of the piano stool)
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  • C XbXb XX XX XbXb
  • C B♭ A♭ G F F G A♭ B♭

After playing the hymn the discs will configure themselves horizontally and light up the sphere at the center, which will transcribe messages onto the plate below when interacted with. Each message describes "the four thieves" completing a specific achievement on a variety of heists. Players are assigned 20 achievements from a possible pool of 50, which need to be completed to be deemed worthy to access the Ark of the Watcher.

Google document containing each achievement listed by their order in the steam achievements menu, courtesy of: Fudglepoopman, Marc Tomasek, Dunsch, and many other members of the community.

Note: After completing the piano puzzle and assembling the device, DO NOT play the piano puzzle a second time, as this will draw a new set of 20 achievements from the pool of 50, which would have to be completed to regain the worthiness requirement for the secret.

Requirements to access the ark of the watcherПравить

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Need to have done the piano puzzle + have 20 of the 50 achievements from the Google Doc unlocked, the ones you need will get written on the obsidian plate one-by-one each time you interact with it.

Need to host the heist solo or up to a full crew of 4 heisters, and all members (excluding AI) must have completed their 20 assigned achievements.

Once the crew reaches the PEOC, the painting of mictlan in the conference room will glow in the presence of a crew with their requisite achievements completed, and allow you to take it off the wall.

Once the glowing painting has been removed, the lobby will be locked and nobody can rejoin if they disconnect. A prompt will appear to place C4 on the cracked wall behind it, creating an entrance into the cavern below once it is detonated.

Down in the depths of the cave system there is a large wheel covered in Katarui, which asks various riddles that can be answered by rotating the central plates with the levers found in the same room. While solving the riddles, demon cloakers will spawn behind the levers. These demons will not drop ammo, so it is recommended that the crew brings ammo bags.

All of the riddles are read in a counterclockwise direction, while their answers are spelt right-to-left, as shown in the example below.

Right-front lever - Outer ring + middle ring
Right-back lever - Middle ring
Left-front lever - Confirm answer
Left-back lever - Inner ring + middle ring

UG
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ED

Because the outer/inner levers also move the middle ring, do outer+inner rings first, and then adjust the middle ring last.

Solved Riddles:


"in the temple of gold and white I bind myself to my psyche forever"
Cupid

"the legacy of alessandro cagliostro calls to the eastern star"
Guide

"I am the bearer of the greatest gifts i give you what you seek the most"
Giant

"i am trusted to guard the great wealth of the land but do not trust my words"
Apate

"twins exchange a breath the third sibling is banished unto literature"
Algol

"Upon the terrace of riches and wealth I hold what all who behold me desire"
Jewel

"I stand in front of the humble man on the wicked path as a companion"
Sword

"in the sand covered land of pharoahs i am followed by the missing light"
Sheut

"With my companions wisdom and ferocity I fly over that which is my land"
Sumer

"that of the watcher which will be consumed in the voice of sumer"
Zumru

"At the gates of silent memory the lizard gods speak thy number"
Lahun

"I must face two to ascend lest I meet my final journey in this challenge"
Chess

"among old recovered things four couples are eternally locked in their love"
Dance


After solving four riddles, the vault will open, revealing a long corridor leading to a vast cylindrical chamber with a gold-capped obsidian pyramid resting at the center of a wide platform. Once inside, stay near the pyramid until The Dentist begins his monologue addressing each member of the team, note the ashen remains of Baldwin on the floor near the connecting bridge, then start to walk back towards the entrance. The stone doors will open, revealing Bain and Vernon Locke being held at gunpoint. Bain will give the signal to shoot the Dentist, which must be done quickly and without leaving the thresholds of the Ark room, or he will shoot either Bain or Locke, failing the mission.

Once The Dentist is dead, a countdown to failure will begin. Haul the Mayan gold bag into the room with the golden pyramid, then dump it on the floor and place each bar into a slot on the ground. Once all slots have been filled, the Ark lights up and the heist ends.

SECRET ENDING SPOILERS

After completing the secret and successfully activating the ark of the watcher, you'll unlock PAYDAY 2 Secret-themed versions of the 4 original heisters' masks. Also the "Offshore Payday" DLC will be downloaded, containing 2 new ending cinematics.

  • The Sumerian cuneiform inscription atop Chains' mask reads "Garradum", meaning Warrior.

The Offshore Payday ending sees the gang relaxing around a TV on the beach, surrounded by unmarked metal briefcases full of cash. They chat about what's next for them, having used their presidential pardons stolen from the PEOC to escape the life of crime.

Once Chains gets the TV working, they watch an address from the new president of the united states, who awards a medal of honor to Commissioner Garrett, and then goes on to talk about strengthening his nation so that every working employee will have earned their pay.

The final words in his speech are "Let's do this" - this combined with some of Bain's voice lines during the Ark's activation ("Time for a new perspective.", "The things I do for a facelift...") imply that Bain used the power of the Ark of the Watcher to sacrifice his terminally ill body to be reincarnated as the president, and aims to fix the problems he saw in the US establishment which made him take up heisting in the first place.


Avatar ImagesПравить

Breakdown of all the different elements in wordsmith's profile images.

Wordsmith Image
Bain Image
Background Image
Message
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Fleur de lis (hollow part reminiscient of the gem in the medallion)
The Hyle Triangle
None
184px
Strategies of the Successful Heist, Leg of the lookout
Macrocosmic Thesis
Key: 2.7188016444864e(31)MeV/c
Code: xN5zCJ11KERkqNdWwz3QJVAqEkGuagkTR2443oETQ5c=
Decoded: There were three
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Alchemist, "III" book
Macrocosmic Thesis
One is dead.
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Prisoner, Top of the chain
Macrocosmic Thesis
"Who, my friend, can scale the heavens?" (The epic of Gilgamesh)
Only the Gods, by going to the underground place of Shamash.

Mankind's days are numbered; whatever they achieve is but the wind. Even thou art afraid of death, in spite of your heroic might.

Therefore, Let me go ahead of thee, let thy mouth call to me: "Advance, fear not!"
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Tools of the Trade, Gravestone
Macrocosm, thisonemaybe? + the "interpenetrating triangles"
"People are lost; that fills me with wretched dismay" // Gilgamesh and Huwawa A; line 24
"I craned my neck over the city wall: corpses in the water make the river almost overflow. That is what I see. That will happen to me too -- that is the way things go.

No one is tall enough to reach heaven; no one can reach wide enough to stretch over the mountains. Since a man cannot pass beyond the final end of life, I want to set off into the mountains, to establish my renown there.

Where renown can be established there, I will establish my renown; and where no renown can be established there, I shall establish the renown of the gods."
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4 heister masks
Macrocosmic Thesis, final figure
BALDWIN
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Star from Appendices
The production of the planets
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
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None
Hyle Triangle (Central rings)
DUDGAR (START A FIGHT)
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Shadow, lines at the center of the messenger's shadow
Statue of Quetzalcotal - from the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacan
Tlamiz (it will end)
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Shadow, Messenger's shadow + Death, Chess pieces
Atlantis painting from The Diamond, depicting the view from the side of a boat of a large pyramid in the distance with the rising/setting sun/moon partially obscured behind it.
No message, but the chess pieces from the Death page have been superimposed over the original image, forming the likeness of 2 doorways at the front of the pyramid and an onlooker in the foreground.
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"Dusk fell around the heisters, The evil-looking clouds above gave Dallas a shiver of foreboding. Lightning cracked, as the heavy rain trickled down the sides of his mask and into his collar, making his skin itch. The yellow light coming from the windows of the old building offered no solace, as shadows danced around them. Was this where the story would end? Was this where the final piece of the puzzle would be unearthed?"
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kadath, Ancient city of the Great Ones from H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath"
Code: ic0u/7SEIj8l0p9H8Dc7S3QZqQv6UvJmtoewpnQAt57bcMes5xEJrF8aeO8mFATs
Answer: Dream-Quest
All three codes led to https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkPjCqwXsAExJaT.png
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never say...
Code: Dsn2P4iOTYba6vIeNwAfafO8+DXsToWm4flFGDkzX9aQMLp4SOO4Qg6Mw5tx4Il6
Answer: die
All three codes led to https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkPjCqwXsAExJaT.png
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... better lock your door
Code: 0X7UWm7GMZLDzlMabZjZICd/wHzZ0LTfqISGbuj88p0dKWz2g/8ln3G7mipVxJPu
Answer: three four
All three codes led to https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkPjCqwXsAExJaT.png
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Atlantis painting from The Diamond (section of rainy sky in the top-left corner)
stay here in paradise
(then take away and tell me, that which you will find)
This avatar was used to solve a code posted by wordsmith during the Icebreaker event.
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Derelict painting from The Diamond (bottom-left corner)
The Kings Highway
Another will die

The last will ascend

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Strategies of the Successful Heist, Cage lantern
Mummy painting from The Diamond (area near the skull)
No king shall fall

While the irin serve

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Strategies of the Successful Heist, Crown
Tomb painting from The Diamond (carving on the left wall of a mayan warrior from the temple of warriors in Chichen Itza)
When he saw what
He had written
The scribe went mad
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The Criminal Net-Work, Jester's cap
Thing painting from The Diamond (section of rainy sky along the right edge of the canvas)
Shutnik (prankster, joker)
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Symbol at the start of the sequence of alchemical/planetary symbols below the pyramid in the Ark of the Watcher
Skull of an Ark Guardian, with red glowing eyes
It begins
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C XBXB XX XX XBXB
C B♭ A♭ G F F G A♭ B♭
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The uneven brick wall of the hidden door leading in/out of the Ark of the Watcher.
The game is afoot
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Symbol at the start of the sequence below the pyramid in the Ark of the Watcher
??
Happy Holidays
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🐱
Cataru

Speculation

  • w01
    • The position of the fleur on the hyle triangle appears to conflate it with god or enlightenment.
    • In light of the more recent henry's rock diagram, it could possibly represent Baldwin's Lament itself.
  • w02 ~ w03
    • There were three, One is dead.
    • This could refer to the epic of Gilgamesh, which was reinforced by both clues that came after. The story features 3 central characters: Gilgamesh himself, Enkidu, who was initially sent to kill Gilgamesh after he rejected the goddess Ishtar, and Humbaba, a giant who was the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. Gilgamesh kills Humbaba at the end of their journey, so 3 with 1 dead.
    • Also possibly the three kings of the kataru; the dentist and the elephant have survived, and the as-of-yet unknown "scribe king" could be the dead one.
      • The alchemist's "III" book simply being literature strengthens both possibilities; it could be taken as pointing us towards a story, Gilgamesh, or just that a scribe is a writer.
  • w03 ~ w05 + w06
    • These images feature imagery of Robert Fludd's "macrocosmic thesis", essentially a visual sequence that depicts his ideas upon the creation of the universe from the 16th century.
  • w04
    • "Who my friend can scale the heavens" - only the gods, according to the sumerians. Gilgamesh resolved to "set off into the mountains" to be establish his rule there and try to climb closer to his civilization's idea of the heavens.
  • w05
    • "People are lost, that fills me with wretched dismay" - commentary on how most people are confused by the clues?
    • The symbol at the center here is another Fludd one from his "interpenetrating triangles" diagram, representing the divine. Facing downwards, it's possibly meant to combine with the circular background to form the "triangle on the immaterial plane", symbolizing divine intervention or help from beyond.
      • If wordsmith himself is our meta-level help from beyond, it could be him going "you don't get it? here's a clue." Unfortunately, its meaning is still pretty unclear.
    • The gravestone does sort-of tie in with the rest of the Gilgamesh quote about death being an inevitability for humans, atleast.
  • w06
    • The fludd image here is the last one in the "macrocosm" creation sequence, showing the completed world, earth surrounded by the 3 realms.
      • The text obfuscating the word BALDWIN has been placed in the outermost circle, representing the aetherial realm, space.
    • We see all 4 original heisters' masks gathered around the center of the diagram, which places them on earth.
      • The starburst they're standing around is a sun in the original diagram, representing the divine, and also the downfacing half of Fludd's "interpenetrating triangles" diagram, in which one triangle apparently pierces to the heart of the world and vice-versa.
    • It's also reminiscent of the arrangement of the 4 original heisters masks found inside the "ark" during the Henry's Rock heist.
    • So, maybe we'll all have to stand around a specific point as the original crew?
  • w07
    • This image features Fludd's depiction of "the production of the planets". So we've seen a universe be formed and now the planets are being made.
  • w08
    • The word DUDGAR, sumerian for "start a fight / strife", superimposed over the central part of the hyle triangle.
      • Possibly, start a fight with the gods? Or judging by the HR triangle, start a fight with the 3 kings, or start a fight for the boxes and the lament.
      • Or maybe just an indication that the kings started fighting with eachother over the lament.
  • w09
    • This was the first reference to Quetzalcoatl, who later reappeared on the obsidian plate with his brother tezcatlipoca.
  • w10
    • The pyramid matches the depiction of the Dreaming Temple from the obsidian plate.
    • obviously pyramid is on the surface, but there is nothing there at the coords of the dreaming temple since R'lyeh is a sunken city, just like Atlantis, which the painting is named after.
      • Maybe the chess pieces mean that the pyramid (rises to/appears on) the surface under certain conditions?
    • The messenger's shadow is the exact same area as w09.
  • w11
    • This scene described the shacklethorne auction heist as a small teaser before its release during the Icebreaker event. (Overcast sky, raining heavily, old house in the countryside - The teaser site describes it as an auction in a classic mansion in New England)
  • w12 ~ w14
    • Contain references to Unknown Kadath from Lovecraft's mythos, along with the goonies and nightmare on elm street.
  • w15
  • w16
  • w17



Dead EndsПравить

Several mysterious elements have popped up in PAYDAY 2 over the years, but have been concluded to not have any relation to the secret for the reasons listed.

  • "Answer the Phone": not a -definite- dead end, but this was a false rumor spread during the PDTH ARG that it was possible to answer the phone on counterfeit when the cops called the house. Needless to say it wasn't true. This -could- be made relevant at some point though.
  • There is a mysterious message that talks about "the secret" on the answering machine in the safehouse, left by someone named "Callahan". All of the phone messages were added as part of a community contest, and this was a small prank done by Finale to bamboozle the thread when the safehouse was released. The message (with glitched out sections in bold) was: "It's just a jump to the left and then Baldwin to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring your stars in tight. But it's The Diamond that really drives you insane. Let's do The Secret again. Got it? Good. Be careful not to-"
  • A mysterious briefcase is an objective in Boiling Point, which some curious players have asked about being related to the secret, but the briefcase is most likely a reference to Biting Elbows' music videos, the inspiration for Hardcore Henry, and likely will not be relevant to the secret.
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