Prologue: A Communication to Director Harper from Field Operative Dunaway
We were finally able to decode the encrypted e-mail sent
from John Moltisanti to Kayako “Katie” Yamamura (hereafter referred to as
Subject 15) on January 6th, 2013.
It wasn’t easy, and we had to resort to Item 97 for assistance in
decrypting it. The first part of the
e-mail reads as follows:
I know that I should probably wait until you’ll be back from filming next week but I don’t know if I can keep this information contained for much longer. In the last two days alone, my computers have been attacked about three dozen times.
Luckily, they didn’t realize they were going up against a guy who designed an AI to serve as his cyber warfare and antivirus suite. So when those cockbags tried to ‘hack’ my system, RENA flooded their servers with about three petabytes of -suggestive adult material. I’m not saying it was porn, but if you remember your Avenue Q quotes, then you’d know that I’m lying.
Anyway, I think that they are after Drake’s partial translation of one of those books you took from Lance. It turns out that he stole them from me when -well- you know, and I found them on our little excursion to what was left of North Arkham High. I don’t know how they got there but, after reading this translation, I’m pretty worried. Now this could very well be an elaborate hoax, and Drake hasn’t finished translating the second book yet, but this corroborates what we saw at that school with our own eyes, and if that is the case then I have a good idea as to what the other book might be. If I’m right then I don’t think we want to read it.
Anyway, after you read finish reading the translation, it AND this message will be deleted from your inbox and RENA will scatter it throughout the deepest parts of the net. I'm talking Marianas web level deep. So you don’t have to worry about them attacking your computer.
I don’t like where all of this shit is going Kay, and neither does Other John. This Kazama guy’s account freaks me the fuck out, and Other John just has that smug look on his face that freaks me out even more. Everything in this has me on edge from the future devices, to the appearance of The Red Hand in the fucking 1920s, the mentioning of my [Data corrupted..."Fuck you bastards, enjoy your porn XOXO, JM"], and let’s not even start on the obvious paranormal mindfuckery. Most of all I really don’t like what the final few paragraphs imply.
I love you Kay, call me at around 9pm my time if you can, I’m heading back up to Arkham tonight and could really use some of your clear headed rationalization to help calm me down from this shit.
It is clear that our operation was a success. As you predicted Subject 15 and Mr. Moltisanti entered Site 77 last month, and encountered the anomalies within. Mr. Moltisanti recovered the items that Agent Clifford planted there on your orders. And by all accounts it appears that Subject 15 “awakened” -as you predicted- shortly thereafter. What puzzles me sir is Mr. Moltisanti. He’s already connected to known survivors of the 1928 incident -survivors that we know have some kind of command over reality- and if Moltisanti has created an artificial intelligence then I am of the opinion that he might be "awakened" as well. I request permission to investigate that matter further.
Regardless, what follows is the translation of the final accounts of Yotsubishi Industries scientist Kazama Godai that we decrypted from Mr. Moltisanti’s e-mail: