Checking out a Book

Visiting the Library for some light reading

Audio Transcript Doc Gibbons  Another memo for my field team. Be sure to check out that, that library on the Upper East side, it has a long history of Path association. I don't know how much background our serum retrieval contractors have on The Simian Path, but it has a storied history in New York. The seeds of the path have been planted deep in the ground here.

It's a movement going back centuries, although not always by the same name. It has been incubated in obscure writings and mysterious texts which have been forgotten on the shelves of libraries around the world. Forgotten, by all except some.

My old friend is one of those who was radicalized. He has shed his old name and there are some who have taken to calling him Demon, which I find distasteful. He ingested the serum and he allowed it to not only take control of his body, but of his self and his identity. Now, I no longer have my friend that I grew up with, whom I spent hours swinging in trees or chasing tail.

We have gone our separate ways. As much as his influence on the ape community has been a tragedy, I still mourn for my own loss as well. He has taken the mysterious teachings of the path and fashioned them into this modern cult. I don't know exactly the traditions, but there are rumors, not reliable ones of course, but rumors that I fear nonetheless, that the founders of this country themselves were sympathetic to the ideology.

Perhaps accessing the secret archive hidden in the library, you could find something of value. Now, I will continue on my quest and I bid you luck as you assist us on ours as well. End log.

-------- Doc sends teams to the Shakespeare and Co Bookstore to investigate a suspicious book used to radicalize Path members.

This Path book contained a secret safe within its covers locked by a key, but its historical documentation of past borrowers is where Doc wanted search teams to focus.

Converting these into Zodiacs (i.e. Crabtree -> Crab -> Cancer zodiac) and making a table ordering the names by zodiac numbers gives the following:

Order#DateFirst NameSurnameZodiac

1

4

3/21

nai

ramachandran

capricorn

2

6

12/21

thera

tavros

taurus

3

3

30/21

beau

jumeau

gemini

4

2

17/21

ro

crabtree

cancer

5

5

16/21

wern

loewe

leo

6

7

14/21

nora

virginia

virgo

7

8

1/21

len

weegskall

libra

8

1

10/21

derby

archer

sagitarius

Using just the first names with the new ordering by zodiac, you get the following:

Nai Thera Beau Ro Wern Nora Len Derby

Which can be phonetically sounded out, to give a shakespearean quote

neither a borrower nor a lender be

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