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Nate: Hello, welcome to The Low Report, your weekly guide to all things in the magiqal underground. I'm your host Nathaniel Armitage and I'm joined as always by my trusty colleague James McCall. Hi Mac, how are you doing?
Mac: I'm good. It's great to be here again as always. I'm looking forward to today's show.
Nate: Well today's show is all about yours and my favorite. Yeah, we're talking about the Cagliostro, of course.
Nate: Somebody who is very familiar to our listeners and to us, so it will be interesting, you've heard about the recording,
Mac: Ah, yes
Nate: It's recently surfaced. Fascinating, fascinating.
Mac: It is, absolutely fascinating.
Nate: So we're gonna listen to that. We have a copy of the recording.
Nate: We're going to play that and see what we can make of it. It's an interesting, an interesting listen. Something I'm sure some of our listeners will have already heard.
Nate: But for us, I think this is the most access we've ever had. It's really quite interesting, I mean we don't know where this is coming from, who created it, who that guy is. We've got names and here we obviously know the Cagliostro. We know Lauren, we know that name, we've heard that name before. But this guy who recorded it, who is he?
Mac: I guess we'll find out.
Nate: But first lets focus on our news report.
Nate: On Thursday, the website was down for twelve hours due to a DDOS attack. Gale and her team are still investigating the source. Gale has issued a new set of guidelines for protecting your sites and access to the main pages. Please check your inbox in the usual manner. A rare copy of The Chromacopia Vol 3 has been found put up for auction on Darkbid. The book sold for over 3,000 bitcoin to an unnamed bidder. Police were left baffled last Friday when shoppers in London District began to report seeing a woman levitating. More on this from Allen Taylor.
Allen: Witnesses on Camden High Street claim to have seen a woman rise at least a meter off the ground in what one man described as an act of flight.
Man: She was just stood there one minute and then sort of hovering in the air. She moved a little like she was flying but not far. I ain't seen nothing like it. Never, never seen nothing like it.
Allen: Police are attributing the incident to a form of mass hallucination caused by a gas leak, which is a known tactic for dealing with unexplained phenomenon. Local sources tell me that known operatives were in the area and they believe that the woman was not responsible for her own actions but was under the influence of an unseen assailant. These same sources confirm that there have been similar events before and that the relevant signs still linger in the area.
Source: You can see here and here. These appeared the day before. The inter--
Allen: My source shows me the symbols sprayed on nearby walls. Signs we've all come to recognize and, for some of us, come to fear.
Nate: Allen Taylor in London there. April 30th marks the festival of renewal. Make sure you get out and pay respect to our winged friends who pass on their lives and memories to the next generation. Delegation is expected in the Guthrie, just north of I-35. Aiden has the details on the website for those of you wishing to attend. And finally, Gemma reminds us that the frequencies to avoid this week are 450 megahertz, 1.3 gigahertz, and 2.7 gigahertz. And that's the news for this week.
Nate: Ok, so let's get into it. We're gonna play the recording and then we're gonna talk about what we hear. If you haven't heard this before, I wanna warn you. It gets deep. So you know.
Mac: Watch out.
Nate: Just be ready. Ok.
- Marty's Recording of The Translation -
Mac: Oh boy.
Nate: And that's where it ends. Right?
Mac: That's ridiculous. Ridiculous.
Nate: I had so many questions
Mac: Me too, I can't believe it.
Nate: What is that noise?
Mac: Every time I hear it.
Nate: What is that noise? It's like a wind? Or something?
Mac: I don't know
Nate: I dunno, there's clearly some kind of transformation.
Mac: Definitely ,definitely.
Nate: We need to unpack the whole thing. But where do we start? Maybe this is something we should open up to the listeners and get them to discuss on the website. We haven't actually, in the forums, discussed this fully before. I'm not sure we understand the significance of it. But, I mean, when the object, when it opens, what is that?
Mac: Terrifying is what it is. I do not know what is inside that thing or what was unleashed, but it's clearly some kind of apparition or, I don't want to say creature, that sounds ridiculous. But the reaction of those people. There was something there that made them absolutely terrified. I'm terrified listening to it. But you know, I don't know what it was and I don't want to particularly hypothesize.
Nate: But I also, then, you know, what has she become? She's now, she's the Cagliostro, right?
Mac: I think that's what she says at the end. That she has become the Cagliostro, that this thing has passed into her. She is like possessed by it or become it? You can heart it, there's those voices. That transfer from him to her.
Nate: Cagliostra? I dunno, I mean maybe.
Nate: It's such a mystery, we don't really understand fully the title and how it is inherited, but we know now that it is some kind of mystical force, some kind of transformation.
Nate: We can hear that.
Nate: What has happened to, I mean who is this guy that recorded this? We have no idea and he's hiding. Why hide?
Mac: Well he's got to protect so much.
Nate: Why is no one talking about -
Mac: I don't know.
Nate: this -
Mac: That freaks me out.
Nate: - beyond our world?
Mac: Yeah. Our community.
Mac: I mean, I'm not one for conspiracy theories, I think that's ridiculous but something feels like this has been silenced or closed down in some way. Now I'm not saying that that is some sort of stupid governmental thing. I'm thinking it's probably more magiqal in nature. It has been erased or tampered with so that people don't remember this stuff or can't see it for some reason.
Nate: Grand Central Station, man. I don't understand.
Mac: No, you'd know, wouldn't you?
Nate: But -
Mac: I mean you can hear the people at the end. You can hear that there are commuters walking about. They must have noticed something. Must have. To cast a spell to hide an event of that size and magnitude would require a magician of enormous power. Enormous power. That's what I'm saying.
Nate: But I guess we'll never know. I mean, this is, I feel like this is just the beginning. I feel like this is just the start of something, her journey. Where is she?
Mac: Lauren, the Cagliostro.
Nate: What has happened to her and to him, to the original Cagliostro? Is he actually dead? And is she in danger? Is she coming back? Should we be worried about her? I just don't know any of this stuff. And that worries me.
Mac: Absolutely yeah.
Nate: What is this? How dangerous is this? Who were those people? Who were those guests?
Mac: Acolytes, I guess. Believers.
Nate: So yeah, lot of questions. And we're not gonna answer them in the fifteen minutes we have here.
Mac: No, no no.
Nate: Maybe this is something we should pick up on another episode, I dunno, but I think we should also open it up to the forum so, if you have an opinion, get to the website and tell us what you think. I think we can report back on this in a few week's time when we know more. That's all we have time for in this edition of the report. Be sure to tune in next week and, in the meantime, check out the website and the usual forums.
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