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An Inductee's Guide to the MINERVA Universe
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Author:  locworks [ Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:39 am ]
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Introduction
Are you lost and confused by the high energy double mirror twins of dead rampant A.I.? So are we. This thread may help, as its aim is to bring some light into the darkness of our ignorance and to apply some semblance of order to the swirling and widespread chaos of Death.

Ancient savants and green apprentices in hazard suits may delve into the aforementioned chaos and, if they survive, bring back here the clean and shiny nuggets of wisdom, wit and, possibly, truth.

Surgically precise remote delving, i.e. hyperlinks to perfect posts with a short comment justifying the value of the referenced cadaver, is the most encouraged form of exploration.

The best archaeologists may be rewarded by pompous titles and the satisfaction of a job well done.

Finally, bear in mind that the present thread is a catalogue, not a discussion forum. When writing the comments, aim for neutrality and a bland style. Assume that the reader knows nothing about the MINERVA universe.

The guide will be edited as per the rules described here and as per other, quite possibly arbitrary and very non-codified, rules.

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The Guide
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    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74]Who is Minerva
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    Many competing theories about the identity and nature of the entity calling herself Minerva.

    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=84]Lux Aeterna
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    A thread dedicated to the mysterious image of an alien landscape.

    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73]The land beyond the portal
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    Analysis of the new world glimpsed beyond the portal in Depth Charge. This may be the same land as the one discussed here.

    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69]Stolen HEV Suit - No Life, No Death, No World
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    The player character's suit holds a few secrets of its own. But where did these cryptic messages come from, and what do they mean?

    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewforum.php?f=8]MINERVA: Out of Time - the next episode
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    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=137]MINERVA vs. Marathon vs. Halo
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    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=27] Post 27
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    Analysis of the mysterious images found in an oft-overlooked computer terminal in Depth Charge.

    [url=http://www.hylobatidae.org/minerva/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=32]Post 32
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    The uncanny resemblance between the portal in Depth Charge and the gravity nullifier in Someplace Else.

Author:  Terrapin [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:19 pm ]
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Well, I suppose I'll try my hand at shedding some light on that chaotic little library that is Death.

Lux-aeterna
A thread dedicated to a very mysterious and thought provoking image. Further analysis may yield valuable data.

What is that land that lies beyond
A rather intellectual analysis of the strange new world glimpsed beyond the portal - which is the same land depicted in the photo referenced above.

Post 27
A post in the above thread regarding some strange images found in an oft-overlooked computer terminal, likely worthy of it's own line of discussion.

Discussion of the next episode of Minerva.
Locked out of respect for a one month hold on all speculation of the next episode. With more than two months past, perhaps this subject ought to be revisited.

No Life, No Death, No World
It seems our Bastard Perseus' suit holds a few secrets of it's own. But where did these cryptic messages come from, and what do they mean? Relevant discussion may result in answers.


There - a cursory review of the most valuable information from that mausoleum of discussions past. I hope my finds are pleasing to those who review their value, and sufficient to those who seek their knowledge.

Author:  Ace [ Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:55 pm ]
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That's a good bit of archeology there Terrapin. For the sake of completeness, we could also throw in the 2 threads remaining in this forum, since you never know when they may be death-binned as well.

Who (or what) is Minerva?
Eh, title says it all

Someplace Else: An interesting image...
for Marathon imagery discussion

Also, there's now a whole forum for discussion of the next chapter of Minerva, rather than just that thread.

To add perhaps some justification for all this, I recently received this juicy bit from Adam regarding all this speculation when I asked if he had any commentary on it. (I don't think he would mind me quoting him on this.)
Cargo Cult wrote:
Commentary? Not really, beyond stuff like 'bloody hell I hadn't realised I'd hinted at that yet'. Some of it's very wrong, while other bits are oh so very right. I'll leave you to decide what!

So I guess all us theorizers can go on thinking it's our bits that are right!

Also, is there a reason viewing the death forum is limited to those registered and logged in?

Author:  locworks [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:28 am ]
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Ace wrote:
Also, is there a reason viewing the death forum is limited to those registered and logged in?

I assure you, it's quite arbitrary.

Author:  Terrapin [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:49 pm ]
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One more relevant piece of data; while it exists within a topic previously logged, it would be a terrible shame for this specific idea to go to waste.

Post 32
A post indicating an uncanny connection between the portal in Depth Charge, and the gravity nullifier in Someplace Else.

Author:  Kate [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:26 pm ]
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locworks wrote:
Ace wrote:
Also, is there a reason viewing the death forum is limited to those registered and logged in?

I assure you, it's quite arbitrary.


Surely it's to protect the cheese!

Author:  locworks [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:45 pm ]
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Unless we're talking about these kinds of cheese...

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