Issue 47

Azhria Lilu

Nov 18, 2002
Derbyshire, UK
The Alias Newsletter
The newsletter of

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
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

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)


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:
The Spy Dad (Jack):

Feel free to read them AND respond to them ( account
required – they’re free though so why not get one? Click on “register”
near the top of the page or visit this address: )

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. (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

This summer at 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 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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