The top 50 people who donated were mailed a blank envolope with no return address. The envelope contained four snippets of a newspaper, created by the author, and a letter. This page describes what was seen on the documents, and includes links to the newspaper and the letter.
Here is a list of links that lead to images taken or scanned by players who received the newspaper article.
By using Photoshop to raise the brightness of the snippets that have sections that have been sharpied out, it is possible to make out a few more words, though snippet one is still almost unreadable.
Together, they read the following text
Beginning of Snippet 1: City to approve--
Earlier today, an inside source confirmed that the abandoned residence of the Lawman family will be demolished due to an overwhelming amount of complaints. The two-story suburban home was the site of the shocking murder/suicide that claimed the lives of _____ and _____ Lawman and their son _____ while leaving the community speechless. "It's absolutely horrible," a neighbor who has requested to remain anonymous attests, "No one expected it -- End of Snippet 1
Beginning of Snippet 2, top part: --llion-- likely to see-- growth in tourism. It offers a tourist experience that is second to none--
Snippet 2, bottom part: demolition of Law--
from them, they seemed normal. When we started smelling something no one even gave it a second thought. I remember telling my husband it was probably just a sewage leak." In fact, it's become taboo to even mention the incident, and for good reason. One of the first officers on the scene would later recount enteriong the house to find Mrs. Lawman "trying to feed her son", who officials say by then had been "deceased for at least six days." --End of Snippet 2
Beginning of Snippet 3, top part: --also has the ability to bring-- range of hotels, flights, cars,-- to create your own bespoke-- - offering you the ultimate in-- (Ac)cording to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2011 will be a record breaking year for tourism. Bloomberg encourages any potention tourists to take advantage of our hospitality. However, Bloomberg stresses to watch out for [See TOURISM on page 6(?)]
Snippet 3, bottom part: --man residence
Three months may have passed since, but for the neighborhood the nightmare hasn't ended. Police are routinely called back to the house by terrified families claimint that they keep hearing "unnatural" noises coming from inside the vacated house. Several naighbors have since moved, insisting that the neighborhood is now haunted. A select few even went as far as to claim that "something horrible" was prying into their dreams. [See HAUNTED on page 8]-- End of Snippet 3
Beginning of Snippet 4: Spring is in the air! One of our readers speaks out. M.H., guest writer.
(much sharpied text, can make out "Seriously, enough of" and "Spring") I'm right beside you, (more sharpied text, can make out "you can come out!") You thought I forgot about you, didn't you? (more sharpied text) I'm done playing games with you, (sharpied "now") it's your turn (sharpied out text, can make out "to be -- Why did you -- to get here, spring?") You (sharpied "really") shouldn't have done that.
Here is a link to a picture of the enclosed letter.
This is what the full letter reads:
FATE. DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT? IF SO, I WONDER IF YOU POSSESSED ENOUGH CLAIRVOYANCE TO REALIZE THAT I WOULD BE YOUR FATE.
CAN YOU FEEL YOUR FINGERS BEGIN TO TREMBLE? YOUR HEARBEAT INCREASE? THE SINKING FEELING OF DREAD AS YOU START TO REALIZE.. AS IT ALL STARTS COMING BACK TO YOU.. TELL ME, WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE? WHY DID YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT POOR DIMWITTED YOUNG MAN? DID YOU SINCERELY WANT TO HELP HIM? WAS IT MORBID CURIOSITY? PERHAPS YOU JUST HAD SOME TWISTED INTEREST IN WATCHING HIM FALL. HE HAS SERVED HIS PURPOSE AND OPENED THE WAY TO YOU. IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE SPOKE. HAD YOU ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE LAST TIME? SOON IT WON'T MATTER. IT BEGINS AGAIN. BUT.. IT ISN'T AMUSING WITHOUT A STRUGGLE: WITHOUT A CHALLENGE.
SO I INVITE YOU. COME. RALLY TOGETHER WITH THE OTHERS WHO ARE DAMNED. TRY TO FIGHT FOR YOUR PATHETIC EXISTENCE. JUST AS HE DID. YOU WILL FAIL. BUT I WANT YOU TO TRY. YOU REMEMBER HOW TO FIND ME. HOW TO FIND US.
YOU CAN'T FIGHT FATE.
- The newspaper describes a murder that occured "three months ago."
- The newspaper references page 8. Eight is confirmed to be BEN's Within Hubris member number. You can check that out here.
- The article above the suicide article talks about the Mayor wanting tourists to come visit the town, though he "stresses to watch out for," and then the message is cut off referring to "Tourism" on page 6. Six is confirmed to be Duskworld23's Within Hubris member number. You can check that out here.
- Several details are sharpied out.
- The last snippet has an article from guest writer M.H. Speculated to be Matt Hubris.
- The child mentioned in the article is speculated to be DuskWorld23, who's real name was given as Spencer L. The topic on it can be found here.
- The picture on the bottom right appears to be of a house. It can be assumed that this is the house described in the article on the bottom left.