subcitycentral trail

NOTE: The Subcity Central ARG has officially been completed. It was produced by Virtuquest (see their press release), and the unforum endgame thread recorded and discussed the last days of the game.

This document is incomplete and out of date. For now, the unforum should be considered the authoritative source of information.

Ryan

This is the trail for the Subcity Central ARG, which is currently playing. Credit for the information below comes mostly from the good people on the Subcity Central forum at unfiction.com. If you’re playing, feel free to register, edit this page, and add new information!

FAQs:

What’s an ARG?
What’s a trail?
What’s THX-1138?

The Trail

The “subjecte” detained by OMM after “several violations of community and omm laws.” Currently in “hold status,” due for release on August 14. Other links:

http://sen5241.net/sccinfo.html

Information about the “Subcitycentral State.” Gives the Subcitycentral office phone number (?), 581-814.

http://sen5241.net/filestore.html

Sen5241’s file storage. Currently shows an error:

SUBJECTE 5241 DOES NOT HAVE FILE ATTRIBUTES

Gives another phone number (?) to call for assistance; 573-239.

http://sen5241.net/subinfo.html

Subjecte information for Sen. Currently says,

SUBJECTE 5241 INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL RELEASE FROM DETENTION.

Has the same phone number as the file storage page.

http://sen5241.net/percom.html

Sen’s personal log. Currently says,

SUBJECTE 5241 PERSONAL LOG NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL RELEASE FROM DETENTION

Has the same phone number as the file storage page.

http://sen5241.net/omminter.html

A ghostly head directs you to MAKE YOUR STATEMENT TO OMM THEN PRESS REPLY. (The title of the page is 211345 – another phone number?) Pressing the Reply but ton takes you to…

http://sen5241.net/ommsession.html

Same as above, except with a link to omm.js, which is the same as sscsubjecte.js, except with a new person’s name:

OMM STANDARD RESPONSE LOG: BY ETG-7690

Audio files:

http://sen5241.net/audio/iunderst.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/verygood.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/proceed.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/yesfine2.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/specific.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/truebeli.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/5241sen.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/yes2.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/deny.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/voices.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/voices2.wav
http://sen5241.net/audio/voices3.wav http://sen5241.net/truth.html

Empty page. The source contains this tag and comment:

<CreaTEd BY OMM FOR THE CoMMUnITY OF OMM>
<!--
THE INFORMATION iN THIS ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH IS
FOR COMMUnITY MEMBeRS ONLY. ANY VIeWERS NOT REGISTEREd
WITh THE OFFICIAL STATe ARE IN VIOLATION OF OMM. IF
YOU ARE FOUND GUIlTY OF VIEWING INFORMATION FROM THE STATE
WITHOUT MEMBERSHIp YOU WILL BE RECYCLED.


WORK HARD; INCREAsE PRODUCTION; PREVeNT ACCIDENTS, AnD
BE HAPPY.
-->

Note the lower-case letters; they spell out:

read on i need help sen

The page is titled “Non-Omm Generated Information.”

Finally, the site has a custom 404 page. If you go to a nonexistent page (e.g. http://sen5241.net/asdf), it tells you that you don’t have “authority” to access the page. However, if you go to a directory (e.g. http://www.sen5241.net/audio/), it has a different page. It says THIS AREA IS NOT AVAILABLE, but more importantly, it has another phone number, 563884.

Web design (and audio?) house that wrote the script that plays the sounds on http://sen5241.net/ . Strangely, the script points to http://tri9842.net/ , which doesn’t exist. The domain itself isn’t even registered…maybe this name will be useful later? The script itself is http://sen5241.net/sscsubjecte.js . The script also contains an obscure 17-digit string: 768U-983IJ7-25RE-RYG. The string’s format is similar to GUIDs (globally unique identifiers) used in Windows.

Currently empty. Just a picture of a bottle of pills (red, blue, white, yellow) and:

STATEWELLNESS.NET UPDATING FOR NEXT SERIES

One interesting thing…at the end of the page, there’s some malformed HTML:

</td></tr?
></table>
</body>
</html>

The error is just big enough that it might not be a typo…but what could it mean?

Similar to statewellness.net. Has the same quote and a picture of a police officer with a baton (?). Also has the same malformed html, but this doesn’t confirm that it’s meaningful, since page source was just copy-and-pasted.

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