We placed the clue packet in front of the library near one of the the "Builders of Berkeley" plaques, but unfortunately it was removed before the teams got there. Both teams had to download the clue from the Networking Toolkit.
Along with the clue, teams received another mysterious letter which continued to confuse the matter of who to trust:
Dear Team «team_name»,
First of all, I need to tell you that I am crazy. I know, it sounds crazy for me to even write it – but I just don’t know what’s left and what’s right anymore. I thought I knew, but now, I just don’t know how to tell.
You see, I used to work for Dr. Dement. And then I worked for Cranea. And both experiences were wonderful – it taught me so much, about work, life, love, lollipops … but after a while nothing started to make sense. They were both dangerous jobs, as rewarding as they were. I just couldn’t handle working with the respective groups after long stretches of time.
I’m not trying to sway you one way or the other. I just want you to keep in mind that Dr. Dement has many deceitful ways of getting you to do what he wants you to do. And that while Cranea works for the better of society, it can be cold and neglectful of its agents at times. Neither one is at fault – often great minds must sacrifice the welfare of those of lesser IQ in order to flourish and accomplish their goals.
You may be tempted to destroy Cranea in order to stop Dr. Dement from fulfilling his evil plan by enlisting more able-minded agents. But maybe that’s exactly what he wants you to do – maybe Cranea really is his enemy, and by destroying Cranea you are getting rid of his most frightful enemy. Or maybe his mind control serum is telling you to do exactly just that – to make you believe his potential lie about Cranea being a part of his evil plot.
Yes, I know – I know about the serum. I’ve seen him use it on many of my fellow lab lackeys. But never again. The best thing now is for you to go to the Cranea headquarters itself. I wished I could tell you its location myself, but it’s classified information. I’m proud that I managed to submit my letter of resignation in a manner that keeps me in good standing with Cranea, but who knows – maybe they’ve been suspecting me all along.
Good luck – and if you ever need help … trust no one.
P.S. I still have an email account on the Cranea servers, so let me know you got this message by typing confirm message bgmxpco in the Networking Toolkit.
Confirming the message simply printed:
Sending message receipt notification to user bgmxpco......
Despite the fact that most teams were not sent to Berkeley, at least one of those teams guessed that Berkeley would be their next location anyway. At around 4 AM, 263 Mafia tracked down Think Tank in a nearby parking lot and circled around suspiciously before leaving to solve their own clue.
Two weeks later, some of us from Game Control played "East Flo"'s Game, which suspiciously enough had a clue at exactly the same location next to the "Builders of Berkeley" plaques. Un-coincidentally, one of East Flo's Game Control members was Brian Salomaki, a member of Team Think Tank. He will be hearing from our lawyers soon.