Sunday, December 04, 2005

Site Down

Hey Friends,

The website of this Dutch game is down, it looks like the game is over. Will there be a new round? It was a game, though still, shouldn't we take action? Not to fight them with law, it is not of this time I believe, though to publish about ourselves and our activities?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Now we are famous

Hey all,

just looked on the blackbeard connection site, we got listed in their 'prikbord' ; translated :

The Quadrancy exist in United Kingdom


an attentive player ` real Quadrancy have found on Internet. For us The Quadrancy component of the project are. In United Kingdom they exist therefore real. By the language barrier they understand not entirely what is to the hand in the Netherlands there. Panic. They know not well what they must do. Reassuring responses from the Netherlands have been meanwhile posted.

Funny, if I read back our posts, we have been worried indeed ...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Found it :)

Hi everybody, think we are being fooled :)

People who are actually involved in the TBBC search, found our site and confirmed it is a game. Pjotr directed us to a Dutch article about the project. There are connections to Blackbeard, the history is correct, though a lot has been added for the fictional hunt. The writer must have read about The old-old Quadrancy families from the past, and used it in the online game experience. Maybe we have been a bit naive ;) to think really something is going on. As we know it would not be the first time, we remember there have been 'criminals' calling themselves The Quadrancy in the past.

All well, enjoy the search in the Netherlands! Treasure hunting is a great thing, and when it is sure you will find 50.000 Euro... What more motivation do you need?! Curious whether it will also be one day in England...

John

Sunday, November 06, 2005

it's been a while

Hey all,

it were busy weeks in the office and because I and most of you didnt see much happening on www.the blackbeard connection .com , no action had to be taken. I have registered myself (actually a dutch mobile friend here at the sea) and it seems they are talking about the old-old Quadrancy... Where our name actually comes from. We heard rumours the families are still active, maybe, maybe not, though the Blackbeard Connection seems to know more about them then we do... How they know they are active?

Again a piece ;

De Quadrancy onderhoudt duistere contacten en breekt in op computers. Digitaal zijn ze ijzersterk en nauwelijks te verslaan. Ze onderscheppen op dit ogenblik berichten van The Blackbeard Connection en breken in op de computer van Interpol die weer verbonden is met de computer van het politiebureau in de Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam. Zo kunnen ze meekijken met het verzoek van Gaia om het dossier van haar vader te kunnen bekijken.

translated by misses Babel Fish ;

The Quadrancy maintain dark contacts and burgle on computers. Digitally is hardly cover them ijzersterk and. They intercept on this moment report of The Blackbeard Connection and burgle on the computer of interpol which is linked with the computer of the police station in the Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam. Thus they can look with with the request of Gaia the file of its father be able examine.

If you read a bit through the computerized 1:1 translation, you see The Quadrancy is messing with them. BAD luck they are then, TBBC should not have gone as public as they did! Think we should stay in silence.... For the record... We are another Quadrancy looking for treasures... A nice one... not evil ;)

Comment if you'd like ...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

A letter

Thanks for the comments! I also got some through email.
In short : There is something going on in the Netherlands, and looking at the well worked out website, it is not peanuts. As far as I can translate it with Altavista, there is going to be a search to a treasure of 50.000 euro. Can't figure out if they already know the location, or it will be a massive search, the site is to attract people to search, the more searchers, the more chance there is somebody who will find an old lost treasure, and will be rewarded with 50.000 euro. I must admit, I heard rumors before, it is possible something is lying in the Netherlands nobody ever found. Same as in England. As we know, the reason we exist, there is living proof passed on from generations about old treasures which have been lost or hidden in the 17th century, though never found.

Reading the comments of our Quadrancy members, there is worry, but also patience. Let us see where this is going to before we get to excited about it. When TBBC publishes something more about TQ (or about some people saying they are TQ and we also do not know about), if shocking, together we can come up with a letter, introducing ourselves to at least TBBC. Good plan?

Please keep looking at their site, I will do to. If something new appears about us, I will post it here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

One voice

Dear people,

as said, before this thing goes wrong, it is better that we go a bit public.

1. Maybe there are people within The Quadrancy who have other intentions than it was really started for. People with low morals who are violently, greedy after old treasures, active using our name to get away with it...
2. Or maybe The-BlackBeard-Connection makes it all up, a scenario against us to realize a good-bad guy effect for personal reasons.

These two ideas are just crossing my and others mind, we have no idea if any is true, maybe it are none of these, however some of us share the sympathy that The Quadrancy is starting to shine in the dark side. That our silence, our modesty, to be in our own community, is turning against us...

The Question rises ; What to do?

Let us talk about it! Give me/us your suggestions!

Back on the topic

So why go public, that is where I started yesterday. If you read the Altavista translation, it says something about 'The Blackbeard Connection', the official society looking for 300 years for the treasures of Blackbeard. Then they write about us, The Quadrancy, with the main point that we are violent. We violent? What do they base that on?
We are a group of people who, as said before, looking for old treasures. We didn't go public, didn't publish about our activities because we did not have the need to. However now things are changing, 'the others' start to publish about us, they even announce that from November people who join 'the blackbeard connection' can find even more about us on their website! What do they know? They say we do something with Digital Clouds'! Who of us is doing that?

Answering first comment

To answer the first anonymous comment "What is Piggy Dutch?" : You don't know the expression? You ever heard a Dutch person speaking?!? It is said it sounds like pigs talking. Sorry Dutch... You can't help it also ;)

Monday, October 10, 2005

piggy Dutch

Until now... Until one year ago all was fine, we were almost the only one "digging" for gold, as a hobby - of old men ;) - though after the "finding" of QAR half a year ago, more and more people become active in treasure hunting. These 'new' treasure hunters - and even the so called "living families" of the old rich (and pirates) - claim to be the 'good-guys'. To put it short : check http://www.theblackbeardconnection.com , let me know what you think!

(It's piggy Dutch, I used Altavista to translate it... click here)

The situation until now

Most actions related to old lost treasures were mainly by some journalists making a documentary for Discovery Channel / BBC or tourist organizations trying to attrack people to the locations connected to old treasures. These people were not dangerous, innocent, they look around, make some pictures and leave again. So no worries, they do not come close to us, do not really dig, we do not come close to them. So why did some of us who united sympathies within The Quadrancy long time ago are worried now? Why did we decide to go 'public'?

Well, all websites about old treasures are made by these documentary makers, tourist organizations and funded museums for educational purposes. Google Blackbeard for example, and you get a lot of these websites. There is just enough on television, in museums and online about old treasures to satisfy the mass greedy, for decades this has worked very well for the masses... and for us...

The Quadrancy

We start this blog for all people in England connected to The Quadrancy. Until now it was not really necessary to become active on the internet. It seems we can't avoid it now... Later more...