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Issue 47

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  1. Azhria Lilu

    Azhria Lilu Rocket Ranger

    Nov 18, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    The Alias Newsletter
    The newsletter of http://AllAlias.com

    Issue 47 <<< Rambaldi’s Number!

    Tuesday, June 17, 2003

    In this issue:
    1. Rambaldi
    2. Is Rambaldi Real?
    3. Alias Emmy?
    4. Season 2 In Review
    5. Vote for Alias – in many places!
    6. The Cast’s Summer Projects
    7. This Summer at AllAlias.com
    8. Season 3 Opening Script Contest
    9. Cliffhanger Theories
    10. Much More News
    11. Final Thoughts

    Before we begin, I just want to apologize for the lack of issues
    recently – no, we’re not on a summer hiatus, but a mix of real life
    business and forgetfulness on my part resulted in no issues in over a

    1. 47, Alias, and Rambaldi

    This being issue 47, and 47 being Rambaldi’s favorite number, I thought
    we’d look at it a little bit. (Much of the information is from ABC.com)

    NOTE: Rambaldi is not real! See section 2 of this issue for more

    Rambaldi was a 16th century inventor who seemed to have a psychic vision
    of the future. He was also was Pope Alexander VI's chief architect, and
    was killed for suggesting that someday, science could allow us to know
    God. After Rambaldi's execution, his workshop was taken down, and plans
    and sketches were traded and sold for next to nothing. Because of this,
    his work is scattered around the world. Throughout Alias, we learn more
    and more about him. His book, which seemed like an instruction manual to
    something, is in 100 segments. Some of the text is in Italian (his
    nationality), but the rest of it is in code. However, because he had a
    habit of hiding his real work in ordinary things, it is hard to tell the
    real story at any one time. In all of his works, Page 47 is important to
    him. He spent the last ten years of his life working on one project. We
    don't know whether it's a weapon, a fuel source, or a transportation
    system. Based on the little we do know, its technology is beyond
    anything we have ever seen.

    Rambaldi is very important to most intelligence networks, including the
    CIA and SD-6.

    His symbol is " <0> ". (it symbolizes an eye)

    From folowers-of-rambaldi.org:

    Born in Parma in 1444, Rambaldi was educated by monks of the Vespertine
    order, and until the age of 12, was self-employed as a painter, sculptor
    and student of the arts. Introduced to Cardinal Alexander of the Roman
    Catholic church, during his travels to Rome at the age of 18, he was
    retained privately as architect, consultant and prophet, when Alexander
    became Pope in 1492.

    Despite this benefactor's wishes to see Rambaldi prosper, during his
    lifetime Rambaldi and his works receded from visibility by commandment
    of Archdeacon Claudio Vespertini, who feared the revolutionary
    implications of technologies defined in Rambaldi's belief system, and
    sought to have Rambaldi's works contained and eventually eliminated. He
    conflicted with Alexander VI on this one matter; a moot point at the
    time of the Pope's passing in 1503.

    Vespertini commanded that the name Rambaldi be "washed" from all
    monuments and edifices throughout the period of 1470 to 1496, at which
    time he ordered that the Pope's engineer be excommunicated for heresy,
    his workshop in Rome be destroyed, and that he be sentenced to death by
    flame, upon Rambaldi's declaration that science would someday allow us
    to know God.

    Milo Rambaldi died a lonely man, in the Winter of 1496. He had no
    surviving spouse or heir.

    Shortly after Rambaldi's demise, a second, "secret workshop" was
    discovered, in San Lazzaro, and was systematically torn apart by agents
    of the Vatican. In a movement to discredit his work and influence, plans
    and sketches were sold and traded for next to nothing by mandate during
    a private auction.

    Since the 15th century, traces of Rambaldi's enigmatic work have turned
    up in various places around Italy, France, parts of Eastern Europe and
    the former Soviet Union, and even a museum warehouse in Waterbury,
    Connecticut in 1921. The design directive for many of these drawings
    remains unclear to this day, and has even inspired some impressive

    Rambaldi is said to have preceded the digital information age by
    implication of an illustrated "machine code" language as early as 1489,
    through the introduction of cryptic algorithms (eg, compression) around
    his use of pre-binary 1's and 0's. Many of his drawings and
    documentation are written in multiple languages ranging from Italian and
    Demotic hybrids, to elusive mixtures of symbols (pre-masonic cipher

    Rambaldi created the earliest known watermark on all of his papers,
    known as the "eye" of Rambaldi, and which show up to the naked eye only
    when held to black light. His waterpapers were all hand-made and of a
    unique polymer fiber (similar to onion skin), and possessing a
    consistency that has lived and aged well-beyond its era, and in under
    (oftentimes) adverse storage conditions. His watermark (the eye "<o>")
    is so far the only test of accuracy against the slew of falsifications
    and forgeries, which have also arisen in a revisionist era, culminating
    with several prime examples of digital piracy. So far there have been
    102 known forgeries in balance to the total of 22 known and documented

    Documents interpreting Rambaldi's designs and teachings were highly
    sought-after during the Third Reich, during Adolf Hitler's paranoid
    scavenger hunt for occult and theoretical knowledge. During this period,
    the epithet "Nostravinci" became part of the fuhrer's private lexicon --
    a personalized short-hand for the name Rambaldi, in auctioneering
    circles where the desire for the seer's work still proved competitive.

    Rambaldi's works are still, to this day, formally unpublished, due to a
    consistent international ban on the name Rambaldi, its fascistic legacy,
    and especially its lack of visibility; it has been alleged that a
    conspiracy of containment precedes many of these twentieth-century
    discoveries, even that the knowledge contained under private sanctioning
    of his documents remains under the firm "hand" of the Trilateral

    In 1988, a rudimentary schematic unearthed in one private collector's
    home in Brazil, indicated on the back, a diagramme for a transportable
    vocal communicator revealed the design and workings of contemporary
    cellular phone technologies.

    Since March of 2001, (KDir Classifications Director) Olgi C. Krystovnich
    (b. 1964, Russian historian and cryptologist) happened upon one of
    Rambaldi's earliest designs, ca. 1460, located and released from a
    personal collection in Madrid. In this drawing, she identified a
    prototype that reflected the properties and composition of a 20th
    century transistor design.

    The remainder of Rambaldi's oeuvre remains forgotten, and much of it has
    been destroyed, with much uncertainty remaining as to how many notebooks
    he might have filled during the fifty-four years of his life.

    Rambaldi's Prophesy

    On page 47 of the manuscript, there is a picture of woman. This woman
    looks similar to Syd (or her mother). It is surrounded by text
    describing this woman and her actions. The text refers to future dates
    indicating the woman in the picture is still alive. The text also
    describes three specific anomalies of the woman: DNA sequencing,
    platelet levels, and the size of her heart. Sydney matches all three of

    Here we quote the prophesy itself:

    This woman here depicted will possess unseen marks. Signs that she will
    be the one to bring forth my works. Bind them with fury, a burning anger
    unless prevented at vulgar cost this woman will render the greatest
    power unto utter desolation. This woman, without pretense, will have had
    her effect, never having seen the beauty of my sky behind Mt. Sebacio.
    Perhaps a single glance would have quelled her fire.

    Because of the words "will have had her effect, never having seen the
    beauty of my sky behind Mt. Sebacio. Perhaps a single glance would have
    quelled her fire", Vaughn and Jack try to take her (Sydney) to see Mt.

    2. Is Rambaldi Real?

    On the topic "Is Rambaldi Real", Jaredpuppy had this insight:

    It is possible that the writers based him on two historical figures --
    one Leonardo da Vinci the renaissance inventor and Prophet
    sight-seer--Nostradamus he lived in the 1500s -- I think the Spanish or
    was she Italian Queen Medici might have hired him and he foretold the
    death of the king her husband in a jousting contest where the king was
    blinded by a wooden spear that splintered into his eye. This Sight-seer
    was an early astronomer during a time where they practiced their science
    in secret because it was against the law ... you know they believed the
    world was flat and if you took a ship too far out in the ocean you fall
    right off the face of the earth or something like that... and that the
    sun revolved around the earth not the earth around the sun etc.

    My thoughts any way on where this inventor from Alias story was inspired
    from ... and yes I do believe it is loosely based on these two
    historical figures...

    You can learn more about Rambaldi here:

    3. Alias Emmy?

    Alias and the Alias cast are on the list of many critics for possible
    Emmy nominations.

    The categories suggested include Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actress
    (Jennifer Garner), Best Drama Supporting Actor (Victor Garber), and Best
    Drama Supporting Actress (Lena Olin).

    4. Season 2 In Review

    Verdantheart looks back at Season Two
    The Spy Family: http://forums.allalias.com/?act=ST&f=6&t=4780&
    The Spy Dad (Jack): http://forums.allalias.com/?act=ST&f=17&t=4890&

    Feel free to read them AND respond to them (AllAlias.com account
    required – they’re free though so why not get one? Click on “register”
    near the top of the page or visit this address:
    http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00 )

    5. Vote for Alias – in many places!

    There are many places that have polls where you can vote for Alias, here
    are some of them.

    http://tv.zap2it.com/shows/features/featur...ures.html?31880 (link at bottom
    of page)

    6. The Cast’s Summer Projects

    Jennifer Garner: Filming “13 Going on 30”, “Happy Endings” and a
    Daredevil spinoff, “Elektra”

    Lena Olin: Already did “Hollywood Homicide”

    And that’s basically it!

    7. This Summer at AllAlias.com

    This summer at AllAlias.com we have some fun things planned, so don’t
    you dare go away! I can reveal one of them is “Alias Fan Choice Awards
    2”, where you can vote for your favorite quote, guest star, etc. That’s
    coming in a few weeks but RIGHT NOW, we have something you can get
    started on, and for that see below:

    8. Season 3 Opening Script Contest

    We have organized a script writing contest for the premiere episode of
    Season 3.

    Every member is invited to enter one script. The entries do not need to
    be formatted as a script, but they may be if you feel so compelled.

    The script must try to explain the missing two years mentioned at the
    end of season 2.

    If you are interested, please visit
    http://forums.allalias.com/?act=ST&f=101&t=5167& as it contains all the
    information you need, and is VERY crucial!

    9. Cliffhanger Theories

    Verdantheart has organized a list of all of the topics relating to the
    different theories about the cliffhanger here:

    10. Much More News

    For the latest Alias news from around the web, head over to

    11. Final Thoughts

    Again, sorry for the lack of issues recently.

    Don’t forget to preorder the Alias DVD set:



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