Leaked E-mails:2006

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On Wednesday 16th November 2005, Perplex City players who had completed the set of four blue hex cards were sent an e-mail congratulating them from the Academy.

However, it seems that the Academy's e-mail system managed to leak some internal e-mails at the bottom of these e-mails sent out to players. Each player so far has received a different e-mail fragment. They are arranged below in date order.

The top portion of the e-mail reads:

"Dear [player name],

Congratulations, you've solved a set of four Perplex City cards. We've rewarded you by doubling your points for each of the cards in the set.

Your Perplex Point total is now [total]. You have solved [x] cards. We in Perplex City would like to thank you for your continued dedication to our cause. With your help, we are certain that the Receda Cube will be found and returned safely.

Sincerely,
The Puzzle Scribe Team

Perplex City Academy"

Then follows an error code:

"f8080:xx95034
internal error academail
criticalerror 420
error-authconflict
error-redirect
error-handover
error-output

fatal-close"

From 20th December 2005 it appears as if some of these emails have been sent again, although at this time they don't appear to be related to the actual solving of a set (i.e. although the email refers to solving a set, no card was solved at the time the email was sent). The resent email has an additional header at the start of the mail as follows.

Failure in Centre for Reality Research Sandbox Mail Transport Daemon (daemon
subprocess 3ea5). Mind Candy unavailable. Final resend attempt follows.


Wave 4 cards appear to have new e-mails associated with solving a set of cards. These e-mails start with an error message like the following.

f90fmvvc9m239v-2;23f-000112academail

criticalerror1037
error502-authconflict
error503-redirect

f098431290fdhandovermcd

This page has become very very long. To help curb that, we are now sorting by year. Please see the appropriate page, linked below for older emails. This page will contain only emails from the current year. It would appear newer emails are being recieved in progression with waves of cards and major events, so (in theory) the newest emails should be chronologically sorted, to the bottom of this page.


2006 E-mails

Please post your leaked e-mail here, in chronological order. Feel free to add relative links to topics as you see fit.

Contents

Gossip (Tippy's Anguish)


24 Mar. 2006 9.34am

From: Caine Johansson
To: Von Lubik, Anna Heath, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.34am

I guess everyone saw yesterday's Sentinel, right? If not, go and look right now.

link

24 Mar. 2006 9.35am

From: Von Lubik
To: Caine Johansson, Anna Heath, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.35am

Uh, what are we looking for?

24 Mar. 2006 9.36am

From: Caine Johansson
To: Von Lubik, Anna Heath, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.36am

You'll know it when you see it.

24 Mar. 2006 9.45am

From: Von Lubik
To: Caine Johansson, Anna Heath, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.45am

OMG! That's awful. She must feel terrible. Do you think we should, you know, go in and talk to her?

24 Mar. 2006 9.46am

From: Caine Johansson
To: Von Lubik, Anna Heath, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.46am

I don't think that'd be the best idea.

24 Mar. 2006 9.49am

From: Anna Heath
To: Von Lubik, Caine Johansson, Aiko Entrescore, Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.49am

Don't worry, Von. I'll talk to her.

24 Mar. 2006 9.52am

From: Aiko Entrescore
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.52am

Why am I not in the least concerned?

24 Mar. 2006 9.53am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Aiko Entrescore
Subject: Gossip
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 9.53am

Because you're a bad, evil person, naturally. I'm sure Tips will be devastated for at least the next 15 or 20 minutes.

Confidential (Meanwhile . . .)


24 Mar. 2006 10.21am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.21am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: Good morning, T5876. How do you feel?

24 Mar. 2006 10.22am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.22am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

T5876: Oh, *le sigh* things are difficult.

24 Mar. 2006 10.23am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.23am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: Why are things difficult?

24 Mar. 2006 10.25am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.25am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

T5876: Something's gone wrong with this guy I was seeing. Well, no, that's not it really. I didn't even like him that much. But I think everyone in the office is laughing at me behind my back. I don't know, people are weird.

24 Mar. 2006 10.26am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.26am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: Why are people weird?

24 Mar. 2006 10.28am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.28am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

T5876: Well they don't seem to like me for a start. LOL. No actually, that is the problem. That's the reason they're talking behind my back. They don't like me.

24 Mar. 2006 10.29am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.29am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: Why don't they like you?

24 Mar. 2006 10.30am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.30am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION Psych-bot consultation #34770 Patient T5876

T5876: Well, I guess they're jealous of me...

24 Mar. 2006 10.31am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.31am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: Why are they jealous of you?

24 Mar. 2006 10.33am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.33am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

T5876: Hmmmm. I mean, I guess I would be, if I were them. I'm beautiful, brilliant and wealthy - it's enough to make anyone jealous. *giggles*

24 Mar. 2006 10.34am

From: PSB
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.34am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

Psych-bot: How do you feel?

24 Mar. 2006 10.35am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: PSB
Subject: Confidential
Date: 24 Mar. 2006 10.35am

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
Psych-bot consultation #34770
Patient T5876

T5876: Much better, actually. Thanks psych-bot. Talk to you tomorrow.

Mining Operations (Sente's sneaky plan)


12 May 2006 3.22pm

From: Lara Feldenbrandt
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Mining Operations
Date: 12 May 2006 3.22pm

Good news to report, sir. We've finally achieved a good accretion rate for the material, and we should be able to amass the desired concentration by sometime toward the end of the month. If all goes well, this means we should be able to begin trials of the device by mid-June. Provided, of course, that we get those last bits of gear you keep promising.

12 May 2006 3.31pm

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Lara Feldenbrandt
Subject: Re: Mining Operations
Date: 12 May 2006 3.31pm

I assume you are observing the proper security protocols throughout the facility? Be sure to keep me posted regarding anything anomalous, even if it appears to check out. And make sure your people give me up-to-the-minute reports when the testing begins.

12 May 2006 3.33pm

From: Lara Feldenbrandt
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Mining Operations
Date: 12 May 2006 3.33pm

I'll be overseeing the initial tests myself, sir. I'll make sure you're notified of every development immediately.

12 May 2006 3.40pm

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Lara Feldenbrandt
Subject: Re: Mining Operations
Date: 12 May 2006 3.40pm

Be careful. There's no telling what, precisely, is going to happen.

12 May 2006 3.46pm

From: Lara Feldenbrandt
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Mining Operations
Date: 12 May 2006 3.46pm

I will be, sir, don't worry. Though if ever there were a just cause for risking your life, this would be it.


Names (Anna was pregnant?!)


6 June 2006 08.13am

From: Anna Heath
To: Fleming Heath
Subject: Names
Sent: 6 June 2006 08.13am

What do you think about Ada this time? Or Hannah? Or Robert, so we can use Bob?

6 June 2006 08.18am

From: Fleming Heath
To: Anna Heath
Subject: Re: Names
Sent: 6 June 2006 08.18am

I think it's early days yet, and we still have a lot of time to talk it over.  :)

Wave 4 Cards (Sente vs. Mind Candy)


20 July 2006 10.38am

From: Adrian Hon
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 10.38am

We've been doing a QA assessment of the Wave 4 cards now that they're printed, and we've noticed a lot of unusual markings on them. They don't seem to be integrated into the card designs, and now we're wondering if there was a problem on your end, or is this intentional?

20 July 2006 10.53am

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Adrian Hon
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 10.53am

What do you mean by 'unusual markings'?

20 July 2006 11.15am

From: Adrian Hon
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 11.15am

I've sent over a few images of the printed cards. It's pretty obvious what I'm talking about.

20 July 2006 11.58am

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Adrian Hon
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 11.58am

This is clearly a problem on your end. Perhaps you should evaluate your production process.

20 July 2006 12.0pam

From: Adrian Hon
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 12.0pam (note strange timestamping error - maybe pxc doesnt understand noon? Take this to mean noon, probably just a typo)

Clearly *not* a problem on my end. We've already looked and the cards are absolutely true to the designs you sent over. If you don't believe me, check your transmissions yourself.

20 July 2006 12.05pm

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Anna Heath
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 20 July 2006 12.05pm

We need to have a meeting. We have reason to suspect the cards have been tampered with, and I want to know who, and how, and why. Be in my office by 2.

21 July 2006 9.41am

From: Anna Heath
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 21 July 2006 9.41am

I've been reviewing all of our procedures, and I can't find any red flags at all. You're right, though, this wasn't a case of transmission corruption, as we do see evidence of this same tampering in our finals, though not in any of the earlier versions at all. I've checked back and seen some differences in the finals from the previous waves, as well. It must have slipped our notice before. I'm gravely concerned about what this could mean.

21 July 2006 9.48am

From: Adrian Hon
To: Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 21 July 2006 09.48am

Well? What's going on?

21 July 2006 5.38pm

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Adrian Hon
Subject: Re: Wave 4 Cards
Sent: 21 July 2006 5.38pm

We're checking into this matter. I'll let you know how to proceed once we've decided.

21 July 2006 5.47pm

From: Adrian Hon
To: Naomi Alderman, Sente Kiteway
Subject: The Mighty S
Sent: 21 July 2006 5.47pm

Can you believe this? They pretty obviously screwed up something fierce somewhere on their side and when we pointed out it couldn't be production problems and our fault, they go radio silent. Typical. They're always on about how very superior and intellectual they are, but you know S wouldn't last a week at Cambridge or Oxford.

And at least we don't celebrate holidays based on the mystical properties of the divine right angle.

21 July 2006 5.47pm

From: Naomi Alderman
To: Adrian Hon, Sente Kiteway
Subject: Re: The Mighty S
Sent: 21 July 2006 5.47pm

You sure know how to make friends, Adrian. Don't worry, I'll help you clear your desk out...

21 July 2006 5.53pm

From: Sente Kiteway
To: Adrian Hon, Naomi Alderman
Subject: Re: The Mighty S
Sent: 21 July 2006 5.53pm

I'll give you until tomorrow morning to find a way to apologise to me for this.

(blank subject) V's Chance


23 July 2006 9.44pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld
Subject:
Date: 23 July 2006 9.44pm

Will everything be ready in time or no?

V.

23 July 2006 9.49pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld
Subject:
Date: 23 July 2006 9.49pm

Don't worry, it's under control. There's no way we'll miss our big date.

23 July 2006 9.57pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld
Subject:
Date: 23 July 2006 9.57pm

I hope your confidence is merited.

V.

23 July 2006 10.02pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld
Subject:
Date: 23 July 2006 10.02pm

I've never let you down before, and I'm not going to start now. Remember, we have plenty of time left.

23 July 2006 10.04pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld
Subject:
Date: 23 July 2006 10.04pm

That may be so, but I dislike cutting it so close. A chance like this may not come again.

V.

Internal Security


17 August 2006 06.52pm

From: Garnet Reed
To: Henrik Tanner
Subject: Internal Security
Sent: 17 August 2006 06.52pm

I'm finding traces of all manner of unsavoury activity in the Academy's file system. Very many obviously-truncated logs and poorly hidden traces of illegitimate access.

Is any of this your doing or just your fault?

17 August 2006 06.54pm

From: Henrik Tanner
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Protocol
Sent: 17 August 2006 06.54pm

You'll have to give me more specific examples than that, Garnet. I won't be baited.

17 August 2006 06.54pm

From: Garnet Reed
To: Henrik Tanner
Subject: Internal Security
Sent: 17 August 2006 06.54pm

Well, there's some 'library of something or other' subdirectory off the main path, for example. I only saw it for a split second and I couldn't get into it, but it clearly doesn't belong there, whatever it is.

17 August 2006 06.57pm

From: Henrik Tanner
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Protocol
Sent: 17 August 2006 06.57pm

I don't see anything apart from Aiko's memorial. Maybe just a flicker in the system, it does happen sometimes.

17 August 2006 06.59pm

From: Garnet Reed
To: Henrik Tanner
Subject: Internal Security
Sent: 17 August 2006 06.59pm

I can't find it again, either. I don't trust that 'flicker' idea of yours, though. The system shouldn't be behaving like this.

I'll be keeping an eye on it.

Fishing


6 September 2006 7.38am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Patrick Azadian
Subject: Fishing
Sent: 6 September 2006 7.38am

How's your schedule looking for fishing this weekend?

6 September 2006 7.41am

From: Patrick Azadian
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Fishing
Sent: 6 September 2006 7.41am

Not best. S wants me in to correlate some statistics for the security department Saturday morning.

6 September 2006 7.45am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Patrick Azadian
Subject: Fishing
Sent: 6 September 2006 7.45am

Want me to have a word with Henrik?

6 September 2006 7.47am

From: Patrick Azadian
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Fishing
Sent: 6 September 2006 7.47am

Gyvann, no. Last thing you need is another run-in with him. I'll deal with it - have been looking forward to the trip for weeks now after all.

8 September 2006 6.12pm

From: Garnet Reed
To: Patrick Azadian
Subject: Fishing

What a week. Meet me at the office at 7, I'll be late. Can you be sure to pack up an extra line? I forgot to.

8 September 2006 6.17pm

From: Patrick Azadian
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Fishing
Sent: 8 September 2006 6.17pm

Sure. By the way, I got a special surprise for you - you know that great bait that Horace keeps talking about? Bought some, it's in your bag.

Happy Birthday


11 September 2006 08.57am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: CRT
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 08.57am

So.... guess who gave Master's daughter Violet Kiteway a very special birthday present over the weekend? She certainly seemed to enjoy it....

11 September 2006 09.02am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Kurt McAllister
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.02am

Wait, you and Vi didn't finally...?

11 September 2006 09.04am

From: Kurt McAllister
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.04am

Um, no. Really, no. Just. I don't think Vi would want us talking about this, OK? She and Caine, it's a bit messy, and his band-mate was there, and I think she was trying to prove she was completely over him, and she was quite drunk. Nothing really untoward happened, it was just some drunken rebound snogging. They're both adults, and I made sure she got back home OK at the end of the evening. Alone. Just, look, I think we should drop it.

11 September 2006 09.05am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Kurt McAllister
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.05am

Bruno?

11 September 2006 09.06am

From: Kurt McAllister
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.06am

Er. No. Seriously. Drop it.

11 September 2006 09.07am

From: Von Lubik
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.07am

Are you going to?

11 September 2006 09.08am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: Von Lubik
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.08am

I don't know, darling. What do you think you might do to stop me?

11 September 2006 09.13am

From: Von Lubik
To: Tippy Ankron
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.13am

What do you want?

11 September 2006 09.15am

From: Tippy Ankron
To: Von Lubik
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.15am

I'll think of something. Until then, I'm sure Violet will come up with *some way* to comfort you...

11 September 2006 09.26am

From: Von Lubik
To: CRT
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.26am

Look, it was me, OK? It's not a big deal. Can we get on with some work now?

11 September 2006 09.29am

From: Aiko Entrescore
To: Garnet Reed
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.29am

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 September 2006 09.30am

From: Garnet Reed
To: Von Lubik
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.30am

Ah, Von? You know that mail goes to Caine too, right?

11 September 2006 09.41am

From: Kurt McAllister
To: Violet Kiteway
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 09.41am

Your secret is out. Tippy harassed Von into telling. Don't blame him - it really wasn't his fault.

11 September 2006 11.54am

From: Violet Kiteway
To: Kurt McAllister
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 11.54am

Oh *$£@£%^*(. Sorry. I just need to go and hyperventilate for a while. Can we have lunch *off campus* today? I am feeling in need of many many fried foods. Also, that is the last time we go out dancing with Tippy.

11 September 2006 11.56am

From: Kurt McAllister
To: Violet Kiteway
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 11.56am

Sure you don't want Von's company for lunch today? :-P

11 September 2006 11.59am

From: Violet Kiteway
To: Kurt McAllister
Subject: Happy birthday
Sent: 11 September 2006 11.59am

And !&@£*@ to you too.

Operation Visor


11 September 2006, 12.45pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld, name withheld
Subject: Operation Visor
Sent: 11 September 2006, 12.45pm

How are matters progressing? I need hardly remind you of the extraordinary significance of this operation.

11 September 2006, 12.48pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld, name withheld
Subject: Operation Visor
Sent: 11 September 2006, 12.48pm

Boss, I am way ahead of you. But the glitches in the system are still too intense. Things don't work here like they do over there. The whole thing has to be rebuilt from the sockets up, and even then I can't guarantee any sort of result. Even reversing the polarity of the neutron flow get me nowhere

O2

11 September 2006, 12.54pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld, name withheld
Subject: Operation Visor
Sent: 11 September 2006, 12.54pm

I think that kind of latitude is inappropriate. We are running out of options.

V.


11 September 2006, 12.57pm

From: name withheld
To: name withheld, name withheld
Subject: Operation Visor
Sent: 11 September 2006, 12.57pm

Point taken. But your guys over here aren't helping any. Keep poking their noses in, causing things to spontaneously combust. Can you have a word?

O2