The Eighth Path of the Mai

I received the next clue from the Mai! They sent me a nifty protection charm and a special code to get one of your very own. Read on. . .

The Mai sent a protection charm along with a note to beware of The Foe (at left).

I also received a creepy postcard from Batko (see gallery below). When you follow the URL to you see a photo of Chloe with that dreamy dude from the Fifth Path video. What’s up with that dangerous looking red arrow pointed right at Chloe? Also, what does the broken arrow drawn on the postcard mean?

The photo on the postcard intrigued me. I ran it through both Tin Eye and Google Goggles with no luck, but good ‘ol regular Google turned up something interesting: a Cafe Press t-shirt that describes the photo as “Coit Tower at Night.” The post card was also created using Cafe Press. According to Wikipedia:

Coit Tower is a 210-foot (64 m) tower located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, located in the city’s Pioneer Park, was built in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco; Coit bequeathed one-third of her estate to the city “to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved”.

If you want to know the significance of Coit Tower, you can click here for a spoiler from the book.

Don’t forget to go to and enter the code “deception” to get a protection charm of your very own.

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