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The Eighth Path 8/9

It’s time for the eight path in the #NinePaths game. The Mai sent a package with a Mai Protection Charm, and told to keep it close. The Prophecy says: “The Eighth Path reveals a great and dangerous foe who sets many traps as he hunts his target. Only the Circle of Strangers can follow this deceptive path and uncover the threat.”

The mai also mentioned they had a breach in their security system and someone might be able to get a hold of our addresses. And lo and behold, the same day I received a postcard. The picture was of the Coit Tower in San Fransico, which means this person (Batko from before) is angry, and in the right place.

The message was this:


– Batko.Me (with a broken arrow drawing)

That signature looked like a website to me, and it is. There’s simply one picture on the site. Looks like Chloe King has been found.

When I let the Mai know about Batko they responded, “The Nine Paths Prophecy holds true, ‘No Danger or Deception shall stop the Circle of Strangers!’

The Mai would also like to give you all a free Mai Protection Charm available at The code you will need is “deception.”

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