• Endri

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    September 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    What the…

  • Robert

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    September 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Well there went my theory that all the Collectors were female and incarnations of AlisonB. The dates overlap too much.

  • sdhockaday

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    September 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Wat. Is, is this supposed be like reincarnation or something? From what it reads, it seems like a person stays a “Collector” there whole life or from when they start until they die.

    • Robert

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      September 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      It looks more like when one dies a new one is ‘called’. Whatever that means.

      • sdhockaday

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        September 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

        That’s what I meant to say, but couldn’t get it out. :stuck_out_tongue: I want to know how a person is chosen and taught. It seems like an extremely complicated process.

  • Leigha

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    September 15, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I know it’s probably pointless at this point to break down the sources of Steve’s quotes, being that this is Steve and there’s very little rhyme or reason, but I can’t help myself, so, here goes.

    • Robert

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      September 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      ‘The Eye’

      ‘Amour’

      ‘Ewe’

      ‘Wise guys’

      Those movies don’t seem to have much in common, true.

  • oraclesage-2

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    September 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Perhaps… Maybe Augie or Ascender? If they aren’t directly related to the mountineers than perhaps Aether or dare I say Teddy Fallon…

    • Robert

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      September 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      You mean to guess who the current Collector is? I hope it’s not Augie, cause of what the Storm did to him, but you’re right he may be the correct age.

      Ascender, I dunno, if Ascender was made Collector in 1971, I’d hope he’d be a bit more knowledgeable when we talked to him in 1998.

      My money was on Sullivan being a Collector. He collected enough stuff it seems. But then he’s dead, and the site might have revealed him. At least I think he’s dead. If it turns out he’s alive this whole time he’s gonna get a serious whoopin’.

  • Griffin

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    September 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I’m rather intrigued.

  • Ashburn

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    September 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    And for the title of the thread, it’s the title of a song by Men at Work. I tried to find a link to a movie and saw that it’s apparently in Valley Girl.

  • Ashburn

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    September 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Maybe the locations the movies take place?

  • revenaisreve

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    September 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    1971… Do we know anyone old enough for it to be them? I mean, Sully was only 13 at that time, and it says current… Maybe Fletcher Dawson? We don’t know how old that person is, but old enough to have published books in the ’90s… Or, I suppose Grey could be a candidate as well? But perhaps he’s too extraordinary.

    The note says the Collectors passed as ordinary citizens until the day they died, so I don’t know that it would be someone especially tied to the Mountaineers. But who really knows, if this person remains anonymous until their death?

    • Robert

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      September 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Fletcher Dawson is a good idea. We know nothing about him. (or her, could be a pen name).

      If we want to blue sky it, maybe Marty?

      • Augustus_Octavian

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        September 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

        Aren’t these pages thought to be from the original Monarch’s Mountain pamphlet, which was found by the 1994’s in an estate sale, making it pretty old and probably out of date by this point? The Collector from 1971 may not even be alive by now, or it may have even changed hands several times since the 1971 Collector passed.

        • Endri

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          September 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

          I’m still mindblown that this is saying MM existed up to, at least, 1971.

          • Augustus_Octavian

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            September 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

            We’re hear now, aren’t we? I don’t think we ever really, truly went away (in a romantic, spiritual sense, not in the “organized group with royal houses and secret rituals sense”).

            Edit: But… kinda, huh?

      • revenaisreve

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        September 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        I dunno, unless Marty is an extremely good actor…he seemed very surprised to hear that he was a well. Seemed like he’d never even heard of it. Let’s not rule out the possibility though. :tinfoilhat:

  • Griffin

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    September 16, 2017 at 2:06 am

    What about the Cagliostro? He certainly went up in a blaze. No?

  • Remus

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    September 16, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Umm, maybe this is just my theorizing side coming out, but wouldn’t Knatz, and then AlisonB be the Collector? Or am I missing something.

    • revenaisreve

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      September 16, 2017 at 5:21 am

      It seems unlikely that Knatz or our Ali were Collectors. We know that Knatz had Ali when she was very young and that the current Collector gained the title in 1971. We also know that the youngest ever Collector was 13, so the current collector was at least older than that age when they gained the title. 1998 – 1971 = 27 + 14 = 41, which seems too old for Knatz. In one of her posts, she said “I had her pretty young and I’d barely gotten used to them,” so I’m assuming that means she had her in her late teens/early twenties, meaning the ages wouldn’t match up. (If Knatz had Ali at 21, Ali would be 20 in 1998 if Knatz was 41). The other thing we know is that the current Collector has held the title for 46 years, so it’d be impossible for it to have been passed on to Ali.

      • Remus

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        September 16, 2017 at 5:43 am

        That’s true, I didn’t take the modern one having been the Collector for so long into account. I don’t think this is related to the Cagliostro or the Benefactor title, or any of the other titles that we’ve encountered thus far, other than the bios of the Collectors we’ve seen before this.

  • cheyyyme

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    September 16, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    My guess is that @Steve is today’s collector. :roll_eyes: