Monday, September 18, 2006

Jewels Of The Crown

The mysteries surrounding then entity calming to be Emperor Norton I, AKA agent 047, are getting deeper and so I create this blog to fallow the events.

The latest episode. We were able to reconstruct the full message Norton left for us recently. It read:

"""
Climb to its
highest point above
the dry pond.
golden gate park
holds secrets in
the rocky crown
"""

(Thanks Kirin)

Based on this clue I and my comrades deduced that the the rocky crown must be on the island in Stowe lake. Open arriving at the summit we were happy to discover a empty pond butted with a crescent of rocks. The rocks must have formed a lovely fountain which filled the pond in the past. After some searching and climbing on the rocks my compatriot noticed a line formed of broken ceramics that seemed out of place in the environment. Fallowing this clue a small candy tin was reviled to be tucked away in the rocks. Upon opening the tin its contents bore fruit for our labor. We now hold a note form Norton, a small key stamped with "China" and three photos we are instructed to study. The note reads:

"""
Learn all you can about these topics and inform all of my subjects of your findings. Also let me know how your education proceeds.

Norton I

Issues by the Ministry of Information

nortonthefirst.blogspot.com

"""

The key seems to suggest that the key to some mystery is china. The photo's of the train, child in the field, and the rice patties make us think the the Chines Rail Rode is some how in the mix.







6 Comments:

Anonymous Kirin said...

Happy to be of some small assistance. Sadly, my participation in this endeavor will be limited, as I am located far from San Francisco. However, I'll be happy to keep an eye out from my location on the far coast of the empire. Best of luck to all in the search for Truth.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From The Protection Initiative

"we are still unclear if the pictured child is an actual representation of Employee 047’s daughter."

So has anyone found anything interesting about the railroad or rice farming as it relate's to norton's life? I found that Norton lost his fortune (before he became emperor) by an unlucky investment in shipments of Rice. I also found that he broke up an anti-chinese mob by repeating the Lord's Prayer over and over. I don't know where the railroad fits in.
--D

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Kirin said...

Hmm. Many of the longer railroads in the US were largely built by Chinese laborers. How does this all fit together, I wonder?

Meanwhile, the Council has a new post up encouraging people to relay to Norton some ascii art of dogs accompanied by the text "We Love Bum & Laz". This, undoubtedly, refers to Emperor Norton's beloved companions Lazarus and Bummer. However, as they have both passed on, I fear this might cause the good Emperor distress. (Lazarus was hit by a fire dept. vehicle, while Bummer passed away of old age or disease.)

(I note someone already posted the graphic in the comments of Norton's blog. However, without using a pre-format or other typewriter font tag, the ascii art is garbled, so who knows whether it will have any effect.)

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Kirin said...

New Information comes to light in odd places.

Toastyfrog, from who's blog I origianlly found Norton's, and from the comments therein found the CAL blog, has received a clue. In Tokyo, of all places. It's not clear whether the tip came from Norton or from the CAL. The drop seems to be of an access log for a lab. Info here:

http://www.toastyfrog.com/verbalspew/pivot/entry.php?id=193

Now, in addition to the fact that employee ID 093 was doing all kinds of lab access overrides, the other interesting part is the "materials request BI492459-X00A". This may be stretching, but someone in the comments already found that a Google for "BI492459" turns up this:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Nucleotide&cmd=Search&doptcmdl=GenBank&term=BI492459

Cloned human DNA from the lab of C. C. Morton.

Hmmmmmmm.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest post at Nortons asks for info on the number of rice farms in the US - seems to fit with the notes request that we 'Learn all you can about these topics'.

I have been unable to determine the type/supplier of the key blank shown but I am still looking.

- Hangman

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they cloned Emperor Norton? And that's how he's alive now?

7:13 PM  

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