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    The first game I've really seen people write down the documents you can 
    find and read in the game would be Resident Evil...why did they do it? I 
    really don't know -- it doesn't serve any purposes what so ever. 
    Entertainment value, possibly? Regardless, I think I'll give it a shot 
    and see why people have done it before.
    Remember: This document is an "extension" of my primary Shadowman guide. 
    As such, it is under the same copyrights and regulations <cough, cough 
    sites who like to take my FAQs, cough, cough>. 
    Notes As Of Now
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    1) Nettie's Files
    2) The Prophecy
    3) Jack's Journal
    These are DIRECT quotes from the game, unless I typed something 
    -------------------------- NETTIE'S FILES ------------------------------
    October 1999
    Wherever possible includes Background, Criminal Profile, Sightings and 
    Prime Suspect for each of the following:
    Report # 1 "LIZARD KING" (Dr. Victor Batachian) 
    Report # 2 "REPO MAN" (Marco Cruz)
    Report # 3 "VIDEO NASTY KILLER: (Milto Pike)
    Report # 4 "HOME IMPROVEMENT KILLER" - New York City
    Report # 5 "JACK 2" - London, England
    TEL: 555-0101 FAX: 555-0102
    Here is the information you requested regarding the five serial killers 
    -- referred to by yourself as The Five. My research has led me into 
    areas I do not normally pursue -- no demon spoor (Asmodevs) as far as I 
    can see. My sources tell me that each report is as current as it can be. 
    The Batrachian report is particularly up to date, with a news item 
    included that is only a week old.  
    When studying the information, of particular note the inclusion of 
    symbols and poems at the crime scenes, along with the phrase "For we are 
    many", (taken, I believe, from the Bible -- Mark, Chapter 5, Verse 9). 
    Are these guys in cahoots, or is it simply a coincidence? Knowing you as 
    I do, Nettie, I cannot believe it's the latter.
    Anyway, hope this stuff proves useful.
    Best regards,
    Name: Doctor Victor Karl Batrachian
    <prison photo>
    DOB: April 8, 1961                    Sex: MALE
    Height: 6'2"                          Weight: 198lbs
    Place of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland   Hair: Ash Brown
    Eyes: Gray                            Race: White
    Scars and Marks: Small scar on left temple
    Born in Geneva, Switzerland, the son of a wealthy Swiss banker. A 
    brilliant student, Batrachian graduated from Cambridge University in 
    1985 with a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychiatry. Batrachian spent the following 
    four years at the London Medical School training to become a General 
    Practitioner (MD). Was expelled from the school without completing 
    Emigrated to US in early 1991, using forged certificates to gain a Green 
    Card. Established medical practice in Boston. Was indicated on five 
    accounts of murder following the discovery of an insurance fraud 
    involving five of his patients, all wealthy widows who had willed him 
    their entire fortunes and were subsequently found dead of "natural 
    causes." Batrachian, as their doctor, had signed all five death 
    certificates. Captured by State Police, as he was about to cross the 
    state line into Indiana. Batrachian absconded from the Butler Country 
    Sheriff's Office after killing two deputies and wounding a third. At 
    this point (December, 1995), Batrachian appeared on the FBI's Most 
    Wanted List. In December '95, a handwritten letter with an Abilene 
    postmark arrived at the office of the Dallas Morning News (see 
    Attachment N1). In it, the writer intimated -- somewhat obscurely -- 
    that they intended to commit several "bloody sacrifices." The writer of 
    the letter has since been identified as Batrachian.
    In January, 1996, the corpse of an unidentified young man was discovered 
    in a derelict boathouse on the shores of Lake Fore Phantom Hill, Texas. 
    Forensic examination showed that the head of the corpse had quite 
    literally exploded -- as through some "great and unnatural internal 
    pressure." A strange symbol had been branded on to the left side of the 
    victim's chest. Over the next year and a half, twelve more murders 
    followed, all with the same modus operandi. FBI agents captured 
    Batrachian in August 1997. He was subsequently convicted of fifteen 
    accounts of first degree murder and sentenced to die in the electric 
    chair. He is currently on death row at Gardelle Country Penitentiary, 
    awaiting the result of his second appeal and achieving a certain 
    notoriety in artistic circles with what he calls his "Asylum 
    Installations" and his "Schismata" paintings (Fig. 2).
    <shows picture of symbol>
    <shows picture of man in chair>
    Indeed, London's Golgotha art gallery recently bought one of these 
    "Schismata" paintings for several thousand dollars.
    Attachment #1 
    Letter to Dallas Morning News (handwriting identified as belonging to 
    Dear Sir,
    I have brought HIS Kingdom to Earth and a bloody cleansing is nigh. 
    Indeed, it is well overdue. I am the Leader of the FIVE -- the Watchers 
    of the GATE OF SOULS. We shall Make the Way for the coming of HIS 
    GLORIOUS ARMY and as a fanfare -- we demand several sacrifices. Blood 
    Sacrifices for HIS pleasure. So be aware then, that the road to your 
    GOLGOTHA shall be slippery with your BLOOD.
               FOR WE ARE MANY
    I remain, as ever, disrespectfully yours,
    The Lizard King
    Attachment #2
    UPDATE -- News story from the front page of Clearford Chronicles, dated 
    one week ago.
    MASS-KILLER MASTERMINDS PRISON SIEGE -- Mass-killer Doctor Victor 
    Batrachian is the mastermind behind the three-day-old siege at Gardelle 
    Country Penitentiary. Batrachian, who has been on death row for the past 
    two years, has become something of a celebrity in artistic circles with 
    his "Schismata" paintings. Details are sketchy, but it appears that last 
    Thursday evening, Batrachian was momentarily left alone in the prison's 
    Art Studio. When the guards returned, he was nowhere to be found. After 
    killing four guards, Batrachian managed to override the security 
    systems, releasing thee hundred prisoners from their cells. The 
    condition of the twenty-five hostages is unknown. Gardelle Penitentiary 
    is currently surrounded by 150 National Guardsmen, but as of yet they 
    have not been given to order to go in.
    Attachment #3
    Poem found at crime scene (clutched in hand of unidentified victim): 
    The Lizard King shall lead the Five --
    From out of the southern gaol shall cut his bloody
    True hate shall find a way -- in Him the Darkness
    stands revealed,
    His eyes as void as a dead man's gaze,
    As cold as the light from a dying star.
    For we are many...
    Name: Marco Roberto Cruz
    <prison photo>
    DOB: March 13, 1968                    Sex: MALE
    Height: 5'10"                          Weight: 168lbs
    Place of Birth: Boulder City, Nevada   Hair: Dark Brown
    Eyes: Light Brown                      Race: White
    Scars and Marks: Heavily tattooed on upper body. Scar on left cheek; 
    words "LOVER BOY" tattooed on knuckles of both hands
    From February to November, 1996, Marco Roberto Cruz kidnapped and 
    murdered ten people, preying on couples mainly in and around Death 
    Valley and the Mojave Desert. The following symbol was found near each 
    victim (Fig. 1).
    <shows picture of symbol>
    The following poem was also found near each of the victims:
    For in the western deserts He finds a form
    He is the Child with the Mouth of Blood,
    The bleakness before the Beginning of Time,
    He is the glint of ice in a murderer's eye,
    The savage heart of every crime.
    For we are many...
    Ironically, Cruz actually worked as a Repo Man for five years. He also 
    worked as a deejay and had an auto shop business at one time. Served 
    seven years for armed robbery and aggravated assault. No previous 
    convictions for homicide but was implicated in several killings, with 
    lack of evidence to convict. It is not known whether he is among the 
    inmates involved in the riot at the jail.
    Name: Milton T. Pike
    <prison photo>
    DOB: July 4, 1952                Sex: MALE
    Height: 6'1"                     Weight: 240lbs
    Place of Birth: Miami, Florida   Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown                      Race: White
    Scars and Marks: Flaming skull tattoo with inscription "Born to Raise 
    Hell" on left side of his chest; scars on upper lip and chin.
    Vietnam Veteran (1971-73), Green Beret, Special Forces electronic 
    countermeasures expert. Dishonorably discharged in '72 following alleged 
    assault on another officer. Upon discharge worked as a TV repairman 
    (1974-80). Indicated in the shooting of his mother in 1975, but was 
    acquitted due to lack of evidence. 
    Joined "American Knights of the Cross" (survivalist/militia group) in 
    1980's, 1981 formed own breakaway/splinter group "Knights of the 
    American Heartland" (KAH), with fortified compound located near Eureka, 
    Florida (the identifying symbol of the KAH is remarkably similar to the 
    "crossed spears" symbol -- see Attachment #1C -- found on stickers 
    affixed to the videotapes sent by the "Video Nasty" offender to various 
    State Police officials). KAH incorporated into national militia 
    organization in 1982 with subsequent expulsion later that year following 
    Pike's murder of eighteen of his own militiamen with a rocket-propelled 
    grenade launcher.
    In 1991 was arrested following the murder of a hiker in the Cypress 
    National Preserve. Escaped from Custody, killing two Sheriff's deputies 
    in the process. Pike's whereabouts unknown from 1991 to 1995. From 
    December 1995 to September 1996, Pike murdered nine women, disposing of 
    their bodies in numerous locations.
    Pike was known by the sobriquets "Video Nasty Killer" due to the fact 
    that State Police in all of the states mentioned above were the 
    unfortunate recipients of videotapes showing, in horrific detail, the 
    hunting down and slaughter of at least six of the aforementioned 
    The following poem was found nearby each of the victims: 
    And lo, if War should have a face,
    This one of Five would show the bleeding mask:
    Ears pricked to savor every scream,
    Teeth bared to strip the carcass wet,
    And tongues to lap the vessels dry.
           For we are many...
    Pike was captured by FBI agents in October '96 following a series of 
    anonymous tip-offs (the caller gave his code-name as "Legion"). Three 
    agents were killed and five wounded in the furious gun-battle that 
    followed. Pike, severely wounded himself, eventually passed out due to 
    blood-loss and was taken to the Dallas Memorial Hospital, where he 
    remained in a critical condition for several days. Following his 
    recovery, he was tried and convicted on eleven counts of first degree 
    murder (one of the FBI agents had subsequently died of his wounds) and 
    is currently incarcerated at Gardelle Penitentiary awaiting execution.
    As with the previously mentioned offender and fellow death row inmate, 
    Marco Robert Cruz, it is not known whether Pike is among the prisoners 
    involved in the riot at Gardelle.
    Attachment #1C
    Photograph of "crossed spears" symbol affixed to videotape sent to State 
    <shows photo>
    <shows 'artist's impression>
    It is estimated that the offender known as the "Home Improvement Killer" 
    has so far murdered twelve people of both sexes, over a period of two 
    years, in and around the New York area. A peculiar facet of this 
    offender's signature behavior is that he leaves behind the skull of a 
    baby canary. Hidden inside the skull is a piece of rolled up paper, torn 
    from a notebook. Written neatly on the paper in blank ink is a poem 
    (Attachment #2A), beneath which is drawn an arcane symbol (Fig. 1).
    Suspect possibly seen leaving the scene of the crime (westbound along 
    Braddock Avenue) in the early hours of August 30, 1999. Description 
    White Male, 25-30 years of age
    5'8" - 6" tall Weight 150lbs
    Dark brown hair, pale complexion, possibly wearing
    night-vision goggles.
    Prime Suspect: 
    Name: Avery Marx
    Indicted in 1997 for attack on young woman in Greenwich Village, 
    disappeared while on bail (paid for by mother). Also wanted for 
    subsequent murder of his widowed mother, February, 1998, victim found in 
    darkened bedroom (offender had apparently switched off the power of her 
    apartment house).
    Known to keep birds.
    Present whereabouts unknown.
    Attachment #2A
    Poem found at crime scene (rolled up nearly inside skull of a baby 
    From the east the idiot monster cometh,
    With nails to announce the blasphemous intent.
    In still dark chambers it awaits the Shadow --
    Ebon body, scars the power --
    Dark Messiah with a hideous strength.
         For We Are Many...
    <picture of symbol>
    "JACK II"
    <artist's impressions>
    This offender, known as "Jack II" (for reasons that will become evident 
    later in this report), preys solely on women, striking late at night/in 
    the early hours of the morning, on or near London Underground stations 
    in the East End of London.
    The offender has so far murdered four women.
    August 20, 1999      Marie Nicholas      Whiechapel Station
    September 8, 1999    Anna Chaplin        Shoredith Station
    September 29, 1999   Eliza Strinder      Aldgate East Station
                         Katrina Eddison     Aldgate Station
    August 32 and November 9, 1888, by the offender known as "Jack the 
    Ripper", we can see some striking similarities.
    August 32, 1888      Marie Anne Nichoils       Bucks Row
    September 8, 1888    Annie Chapman             29 Manbury Street
    September 30, 1888   Elizabeth Stride          Berner Street
                         Catherine Eddowes         Church Passage
    November 9, 1888     Mary Kelly                Millers Court, 
                                                   Dorset Street
    As can be seen when comparing the above lists, all the latest victims 
    have been similar names to the original victims and the recent 
    locations, when looked on the map of London, are very close to the 1888 
    murder sites.
    The similarities between this case and the one in 1888 extend to the 
    appearance of the two offenders. Compare the "Artist's Impressions" of 
    this offender at the beginning of this report with that of the man in 
    Fig. 2, a contemporary impression of Jack the Ripper.
    <shows picture of Jack the Ripper> 
    Prime Suspect: 
    Scotland Yard has no prime suspect at the present.
    Attachment #18
    Discovered scrawled in white chalk on a wall near Whitechapel Station on 
    the morning following the murder of Marie Nicholas: 
    The Watchers at the Gate of Souls shall make the Way,
    The Five are red in tooth and claw --
    The head, the heart, the hands, the teeth, and eyes,
    All combine to create the Five.
         For We Are Many...
    <shows picture of pyramid with eyeball in center>
    Attachment #28
    Discovered scrawled in white chalk on a wall near Shoreditch Station on 
    the morning following the murder of Anna Chaplin: 
    The knife shall curve its bloody ritual,
    A sanguinary return to a darker place.
    Flesh running cold with the shedding tears --
    To shred, to cut, to slice, to know
    The weeping wound and its glooming soul.
          For We Are Many...
    <shows picture of symbol>
    End report
    --------------------------- THE PROPHECY -------------------------------
    23rd November, 1888
    Dear Friend, 
    Although centuries may have passed by the time that you read this note, 
    I know that I greet you both as a friend and as a brother; for I, in my 
    time, have also borne the burden that is the Mask of Shadows.
    Know then, that I constructed these passageways, the Paths of Shadows, 
    as pathways through the place known as Deadside, so that we, and those 
    who also bear the Mash, might bring order to this realm and transverse 
    it without hindrance. 
    In my time, I have gathered and catalogued many of the ancients 
    artifacts of power, some of which reside within these chambers. However, 
    I fear that I must leave my work incomplete. A seed of darkness has come 
    to this realm, more powerful than has been felt in centuries, and so I 
    find it necessary to seal the Paths of Shadows lest they and the 
    artifacts within them, fall into the hands of Evil.
    The task of securing these passageways has been an immense labor, and I 
    fear that with my weakening powers these outer gates have not been 
    secured as strongly as those deeper within the Paths. Know then, that 
    the way ahead shall require much greater strength than that which 
    brought you here.
    In addition to the catalogues of artifacts, find here enclosed Les 
    Cartes de Prophetie -- the Prophecy spoken to the Ancients by the mighty 
    I fear that the darkness I sense on this day might that of which Les 
    Cartes speak of, but fate has made it my charge not to challenge the 
    darkness. Instead, my labor is to secure these passageways so that, come 
    the time of Prophecy, when Evil shows its true form, they may be 
    reopened and their relics uncovered.
    I wish you luck,
    Maxim St. James
    Former Shadowman
    <marshmallow's note: I did not include the text from Les Cartes due to 
    the fact that they are mainly pictures>
    ------------------------- JACK'S JOURNAL -------------------------------
    Being the Journal of John Q. Pierce. Otherwise known as "Jack the 
    From Hell...
    I have performed the bloody ritual upon myself and now exist beyond the 
    veil, in the place my Master calls Deadside. The darkness is visible 
    here. This Hell is all I deserve and all that I have ever desired. Here 
    I shall build a monument to stand for eternity -- a Cathedral to Pain. A 
    place of Asylum for all of the unique and misunderstood individuals who 
    shall make it their spiritual home as the time of Armageddon approaches!
    <shows sketchings of Asylum>
    A great building we shall make of it and a century shall pass Liveside 
    before Asylum is complete. When it is finally completed, we shall send 
    five of my Master's Dark Souls across the veil from Deadside to 
    Liveside, to prepare the way for his Armies of Judgement.
    To accomplish this, I have designed a conduit between this world and the 
    The gateways between this world and the next I have called "Schisms." 
    The idea behind these is to form a link between two souls on the very 
    brink of crossing over to the next world.
    <shows Schism sketches>
    The Schisms shall act both as transmitting devices and receiver 
    receptacles for the five Dark Souls projecting themselves across the 
    veil and receiving them deep within their bloody breasts! 
    The Schisms acting as the receiver receptacles shall be called Liveside 
    and erected in gory resplendence by five like-minded individuals with 
    the strength to dream of the day when He shall bring about His glorious 
    Cleansing! With the Schisms built in both worlds, dread keys in the form 
    of medical "Retractors" may open them.
    <shows gory sketch of an open Schism>
    And so shall it be that the five Dark Souls shall be transmitted across 
    the veil into the receive receptacles, whereupon, the Five like-minded 
    individuals shall devour them, thereby imbuing themselves with an 
    immortal, darkly glowing Life Force! 
    Not only this, but embedded within each of the Five shall be a crystal 
    of the prima materia; an aetheric Prism which shall act as a failsafe 
    key to each "Soul Gate", thereby preventing unbelievers from accessing 
    the Way, the Truth and the Death! 
    <shows sketches of the "Dark Engine">
    The Five shall be unstoppable! They shall be immortal, and myself shall 
    join them as the Opener of the Way! 
    What a supreme honor!
    Once the Schisms are in place, and the energizing Dark Souls devoured by 
    the Five, these Five shall erect larger receiver receptacles. These are 
    the "Soul Gates" to be built in readiness for the reception of His Dark 
    Soul Armies.
    ...For We Are Many!
    <shows sketching of "Soul Gate">
    Whereas the five initial Dark Souls projected via the Schisms are to be 
    spiritual manifestations, these Armies of Judgement shall comprise a 
    multitude of actual physical beings -- called "Trueforms" -- with each 
    one possessing a glowering Dark Soul as its cruel core.
    Thus, on the Day of Judgement, when the time is right which, my Master 
    has explained, shall occur just before the turn of the Millennium -- the 
    Soul Gate shall open, and the world shall be cleansed and the New Era 
    shall dawn! 
    <shows sketches of "Trueforms">
    Of course, all of the above mechanisms shall require an engine to drive 
    them; a Great Dark Engine housed at the fearful heart of this place He 
    has called Asylum.
    The Dark Engine shall power Asylum and control the "Soul Flumes", those 
    storage receptacles containing the soldiers of His Army -- the 
    "Trueforms" -- 120 of them (this being the number of Dark Souls known to 
    be in existence). My Master currently possesses but five of these, yet 
    His servants are abroad searching out the remainder.
    <shows sketches of "Soul Flumes">
    The vast quantities of aetheric power harnessed by the Dark Engine are 
    truly terrifying! I have, therefore, built into the design a failsafe 
    Stabilizing Pistons shall be active within the Main Block of the Engine 
    to counteract any destructive surges of power that may occur. Each 
    Stabilizing Piston is operated via a console.
    <shows various sketches of Pistons and consoles>
    To deactivate each stabilizing piston a combination is required. These 
    combinations can only be set with an Engineer's Key.
    <shows pictures of the key and the consoles> 
    Engineer's Key penetrates Operating Console at this point.
    <shows picture>
    The combinations are as shown --
    Console Room Four:
    Console Room Three:               <map of the Stabilizing Piston area>
    Console Room Two:
    Console Room One
                        So it is written, so it shall be...   
                               The Grand Design...
                         F O R   W E   A R E   M A N Y ! ! !
    John Q. Pierce
    "Jack the Ripper"
    This document Copyright  marshmallow 1999
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