painted on and certainly don't have the feel that burned in letters would (I'm sure the idea is that the letters are supposed to be burnt in, but they're clearly not upon inspection). Mine doesn't seem quite as shiny as yours does though. This doesn't seem like a big quality difference to me, though rob, it looks like your picture cuts off Brian's name. I assume that was there?
His name is there. It's all good; I was mainly curious whether production methods had changed. As far as it looking out of place, maybe he found something similar to the resin from lac bugs and mixed it with charcoal
Someone on Reddit just posted this, and I suppose the entire thing should be regarded as a spoiler since it is one person's attempt to create a full narrative for Tempus Fugit based on the items received.
Possible Solution for The Mysterious Package Company: Tempus Fugit
r/MysteriousPackageCo•Posted byu/RawEgg 13 days ago
If you were disappointed by the lack of explanation for the mystery Tempus Fugit, here are the details by package and one possible solution:
Contents: Letter from Mills & Costa, Newspaper clipping
The letter informs me that I am going to be inheriting a relic, from my late uncle, Professor Sherman and receive additional correspondence from Amy Tanner. From the newspaper, I learn additional information about Professor Sherman’s discovery, a rare and well preserved artifact, from the Sioux and Iroquois tribes that inhabited Virginia. The article continues to explain that the artifact, a set of connected wooden panels, may be a hoax because of inconsistencies with other items found from that time period.
Contents: Letter from Mills & Costa, correspondence from Amy Tanner (7)
The letter from the estate lawyer simply states that they have included Amy’s letters from between 1942-2010. The letters from Amy are written on random scraps of paper and in partial sentences. When ordered correctly, we learn about Amy and Brian Tanner’s journey.
Letter one: Singapore – 1953, printed on typewriting paper with the hymn ‘We Three Kings’
Amy is making micro jumps in time to conserve Panethite. She also reveals that anything inanimate is vaporized in the vortex.
Letter two: China – 2008, written on menu
Amy is paying in diamonds to have her letters saved and delivered by the estate lawyer’s office.
Letter three: Arizona – 1960, written on art exhibition flyer
Amy has contacted my descendants, and I must pass the artifact on to them.
Letter four: Russia – 1942, written on playbill
Brian created a machine that detected a new type of radiation that he traced back to a meteor discovered in Dayton, OH, that is currently held at the Smithsonian.
Letter five: Italy – Unknown date, written on menu
The meteor is giving off radiation that is causing interference with the coordinate data. The vortex is collapsing, they did not test anything that was of Brian’s mass and it required a 1/3 of the Panethite when Brian travelled. Amy is saving a 1/3 of the meteorite and searching the archives for clues.
Letter six: England – 1972, written on cursive handwriting practice sheet
Amy discovered the Quantico Creek dig with the artifact and message from Brian and traced it through the generations, finding out that I received the relic. She knows that it will be destroyed in a fire. She has figured out how to shield the device, so that they can use it on a return trip, but it is still inaccurate by +/- 40 years.
Letter seven: Scotland – 196?, written on postcard
Amy calculated how much energy it would take to go back and get the map but it would use too much.
Contents: Crate, letter from lawyers, carbon dating information, newspaper article, lab testing, artifact, letter from Amy to Brian
The letter from the lawyers told us that the crate was tampered with in 2009. The newspaper article is in Italian and when translated describes an instance, that Amy appeared in a bar, wrote a letter and then disappeared. The carbon dating record for the relic, dated it to 1520 +/- 40 years. The lab testing report is on waxy paper, dated 2230, and is the record of the original testing of the vortex, with Brian attempting to go back in time one hour. The letter that Amy writes to Brian states that she is going to try and rescue him and if it doesn’t work, the letter will serve as a way for someone to know their story.
Contents: Reveal of who sent the mystery (the website does eventually load)
Brian is in Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, Virginia, near Quantico Creek, in the summer, July or August, 1504 and Amy is going to attempt to use a 1/3 of the panethite to rescue him from the past and bring him back to their current time. The exact date does not matter because Amy cannot calibrate the vortex for a specific time frame but rather within +/- 40 years of what she is aiming for. The relic that Professor Sherman discovered with Brian’s handwriting was found near Quantico Creek, in Virginia and radiocarbon dated to 1520 +/- 40 years. The newspaper article states that the artifact was not historically accurate, most likely because Brian purposely manufactured the artifact so that Amy could find him. Once Brian was able to determine, when and where he was, he set out to Dayton, OH to find the meteor. He then used the meteor, instead of stone, to carve the map. This would not only lead Amy to him but also give her more of the radiation material she would need, to rescue him. From there he did his best to preserve and plant the artifact. On the relic, we can see the Northern Hemisphere Summer Triangle and the constellation Leo, the zodiac symbol for July 23-August 22, have been engraved into the material as well as a lunar eclipse. In 1504, Christopher Columbus famously predicted a lunar eclipse to the natives of Jamaica. Brian used his knowledge of history to send Amy a message from the past. Amy makes multiple micro jumps through time and lands in multiple locations, delivering messages to the lawyers at each one. She pays the lawyers office, sometime prior to 1942, with diamonds, to save and deliver all her documents. She does this by ingesting and later regurgitating the diamonds, to protect them through the vortex. She eventually discovers the map and works to ensure that it will be passed down through the generations. She gives information that the artifact will be in a fire, indicating that I will need to fireproof it. Amy adds proof of their story and the time travel, by adding the experiment document, to the crate, in 2009. Finally, the map gets to Amy, in 2230 and she has the time and location needed, to bring Brian back to the future.
How does Amy get the time travel document into the past, to add to the crate?
The original lab letter was supposedly printed on a clear sheet of plastic, not paper. Apparently plastic is not destroyed by a time jump. (Or by time to our environments detriment) The new lab letter is just a piece of paper. Why did they change that? I got answer from an employee: they are constantly reevaluating the content of their experiences. Probably was too expensive to make I guess.
The new lab letter is not clear acetate but it's not just paper, either. It's kind of plastic-y and I suspect it would be hard to tear. I feel that plastic would still be destroyed by a time jump because
Amy Tanner said she couldn't bring anything inanimate with her. If plastic is unaffected she could have dressed in nylon and polyester and not had to appear naked. Instead of time hopping multiple times and hurriedly grabbing the closest things to write on to form the eventual letters to us, she could have typed up her entire story on a sheet of that plastic, time hopped once and given it to someone saying, "Here. Mail this for me." Of course, the mysterious packages have to happen and the coolest part of the experience is all of the various scraps of postmarked paper
diggitydoodog: I've had dubious documents for 2 years now and finally went to work on it. Would anyone on here be willing to PM me the answer or post it in a spoiler so I can check the solution?
Sept 17, 2020 11:44:39 GMT -5
Todd: Did you hear about the dwarfish fortune teller who broke out of jail? Police are on the lookout for a small medium at large.
Oct 15, 2020 21:35:58 GMT -5
distantsmoke: It’s snowing here in NE Kansas! Yay!
Oct 26, 2020 9:51:04 GMT -5
Todd: I once went to a zoo whose only animal was a dog! It was a shih tzu.
Oct 27, 2020 18:20:25 GMT -5
rob: There are 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Nov 17, 2020 17:47:10 GMT -5
AMH: Wow, I never realized that collecting and doing puzzles could make you a millionaire... If you were a billionaire !
Nov 18, 2020 23:54:06 GMT -5