Illumine Game Recap
Clue 1: Opening Ceremony - Seattle Federal Courthouse
Clue Design: Erik
Clue Development: Erik
Clue Staffing: Jennifer B. (Acting), Lee (Valet), Charles (Observation), Paul (ATM)
The Illumine Game began at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday as the teams pulled up to ParkLight, our valet service, in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The valet implored them to make sure they took all of their valuable with them, then gave them a mysterious looking valet ticket and sent them to registration.
At registration, after a recheck of waivers, teams received a packet with a set of team-colored bandanas, markers to decorate their bandanas, and a letter to be opened no earlier than 7:45 a.m. Teams were then directed to proceed to wait on the steps of the courthouse for an opening presentation to be held at 7:45 a.m.
At about 7:35, Erik and Nick showed up at the presentation site to implore teams to wait a little longer, and that they would return to start things off at 7:45. This was (theoretically) the last that teams would see of them, as 7:45 came and went.
As the designated start time came and went with no presentation, teams with a good memory remembered the letter that was included with their start packet. Opening this letter, they received a message wishing them good luck and telling them to head to Tacoma, following the signs when they got there.
The intention here was for teams to take this as a cue to head back to their cars, upon which they would discover another surprise. ParkLight was nowhere to be seen, and all of the team vehicles were gone, stranding them in Seattle. All that was left at the street corner where they had valeted their vans was a street preacher, rather coincidentally warning anyone who would listen about the dangers of the Illuminati.
The preacher, as teams listened to her, had a single monologue which she repeated endlessly. The script of that monologue is as follows.
With nothing but the Preacher's message and the materials they carried with them, teams were underway, and had to find their way to the right place in Tacoma.
Note: This clue is not solvable in written form.