It is currently unknown if this is a permanent change. It shows Sarah exploring the haunted cartridge, encountering an unconscious Happy Mask Salesman before being taken to a safer place by a seemingly-friendly entity calling itself Ben. ", "Have You Heard the Chilling Creepypasta About the Haunted 'Legend of Zelda' Cartridge? Notably, the word "Jailor" was changed to "Jailer. Ben Drowned: The Full Story & ARG. A reversed version of the "Song of Healing", dubbed the "Song of Unhealing", is constantly played in the background, and Link is unable to leave the town, as exits only lead him to different districts. The Elegy statue has become permanently linked to the story of Jadusable and his haunted cartridge, a copy of Majora's Mask that inspired nightmares of masks being sewn to faces and terrible, terrible fates. She decides to stay and wait for a bit, and is rewarded for doing so. At 12:15am, Jadusable's YouTube avatar changed to Matt's face. At 6:00, The Happy Mask Salesman.wmv premiered. Noticing that Clock Town is empty, she attempts to enter the buildings in the area, but all but one are inaccessible. One of the things that set BEN Drowned apart from its peers was its use of video game footage as evidence to support the first-person narrative of Jadusable’s explorations of an increasingly cursed cartridge, culminating in a dramatic twist when followers opened the arc’s conclusion contained within the downloadable file, TheTruth.rtf. The Haunted Cartridge arc that concluded the initial creepypasta story was followed by The Moon Children arc, an alternate reality game that gave players direct control over the fates of a forum of cult members tangled up with the malevolent force behind the first arc. Three days pass, and on day 14, a third player is introduced. [27], The series received renewed focus in 2016, when 12-year-old Katelyn Davis, who had recently committed suicide, was cited as having been catfished by a user embodying the BEN persona from Ben Drowned, after which a statement in reference to the end of their relationship was accompanied by a piece of fanart of the character in their later form of a Link with blood-red eyes beckoning a violet fairy. The first arc is told in first-person, as the author comes to the audience (in this case, an online forum) for help figuring out this strange game he bought. But every now and then, Link’s name was replaced with BEN in the game’s dialogue. It shows the aftermath of Sarah's gameplay from The Truth.wmv, in which Abel contacts her and informs her that the AI within the cartridge are in fact formerly human, digitized and given set parameters to act within, and that they have become nearly sentient. The directory at the bottom of the main page contains seven links: It is important to note that the Song of Healing was in the lead prior to our intervention. At 5:30am, eternity-project.com was discovered to be down. We are currently under construction so please check back soon! But this is also a story you can find in the archives, stories, and theories that will continue to grow long after the “final” episode. The thumbnail began changing almost immediately. ", At 5:13, the title was changed to "STOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP" and the description was changed to "STOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THISSTOP UPLOADING THIS.". The thumbnail and tags were already present. At 5:00pm, methodsofrevolution.com updated to feature the following text on its landing page: we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity we do not fear death, for we have created eternity, At 6:00, The Showdown.wmv premiered. It shows Sarah continuing her journey to Snowhead, where she meets Kaepora Gaebora, another digitized soul who identifies himself as Ryan. It follows the events of the previous video, introducing a new character in the adjoining hotel room who is promptly taken by the Jailer for being too loud. At 1:21, the title changed to Methods of Revolution [Part 1]. The binary in the description translates to "32020," pointing toward March 20 as the date it happens. It shows Sarah, now controlling Link in his adult form due to the mask acquired in The Truth.wmv, exploring Clock Town and interacting with NPCs. It is unknown when the change took place. [3][4][5], In June 2009, Hall uploaded two videos to his YouTube channel; one featuring a conversation with the minor character Rosa from the 2004 action role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines[6] and one featuring the main character Alex Mercer from the 2009 action-adventure game Prototype. Yes, but on that matter it is a debate - our ability to interact with their plane is limited to only a few Methods. As players continued to solve BEN's riddles, they uncovered the website of a doomsday cult called the "Moon Children", solving puzzles to gain access to restricted pages and receive information. When asked, the neighbor was reluctant to speak of a boy named Ben, beyond saying that the boy, who had lived in the neighborhood, had died eight years ago in an accident. At 5:11, the title was changed to FATHER.wmv and the description was changed to "THEY DONT NEED TO SEE THIS. The thumbnail for jadusable.wmv changed to a completely new image. It picks up directly where. Time is subsequently revealed to reset every three days, as in Majora's Mask. This goes about as well as you'd expect. Link uses his ocarina to repeat the three-day cycle over and over again until he frees four giants, capable of halting the moon’s descent, allowing him to face off against the game’s eponymous mask. [16][17] Readership quadrupled following this article, and again by its followup in 2017 while the story was in its first hiatus, in which its biblical themes and use of the five stages of grief and "ghost within the machine" trope were praised, as was Hall's initial decision to end the narrative with an April Fool's Day joke in 2012. Matt is attacked by a deceased Moon Child named Kelbris. The hope was for this video to affect the apparent "dream-like" post-apocalyptic world hinted at by Jadus. After … Chris is also Ascended, a ceremony in which the participant is ritualistically killed in the hopes of attaining higher spiritual power. The uploaded code would successfully revive Sarah in Clock Town, albeit without the Ocarina of Time or the Adult form she previously had, with only 12 in-game hours remaining before the Moon would crash into Termina and start the entire game over again. That has a high probability of completely fracturing his already weakened mind. At 12:43pm, KELBRIS.wmv was set to premiere at 6:00. At 4:33, more tags appeared: Escape, How can I escape, Drowned, The Jailor, At 1:24pm, the thumbnails changed for all. It’s a story that has been told and retold dozens of times over the past decade across media, including an hour-long dramatized adaptation by YouTubers Nexpo, NightDocs, and MamaMax that covers the game’s first two arcs in considerably more detail than this piece. Around 12:45pm, a new thumbnail for The Showdown.wmv was discovered. It reaches the point where he tries the day four glitch, a well known glitch in the Majora's Mask community where you skip the third day's ending with the ability to explore the in-game world as depicted in the credits section. The phrase "ocarina of time" was added to the tags shortly after the tags were found. At 9:45, with no option to vote against it, Other took the lead. In order: At 8:47, after a heated debate over the poll choices, the website was closed. And it has binary in it.. The message was signed "Jadus.". Several important characters appear on this site as moderators - Spencer, Chris, Kevin, and Matt. The following is a summary of the Awakening Arc, in chronological order of the events as they happened. I suppose it's one of the burdens of publicly publishing your work to a wide audience; you have to take the good with the bad. [8], Ben Drowned was first published as an online serial and web series with chapters released daily between September 7 and September 15, 2010 on 4chan's /x/ board. Ben begs her to heal the souls BEN has left to The Father's mercy, before granting her Link's adult form from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. At 7:04, it changed back to its original thumbnail. It reads: He was all over the place, but I followed. Ben Drowned (originally published as Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge) is a three-part multimedia alternate reality game (ARG) web serial created by Alexander D. "Jadusable" Hall. Ben Drowned (also known as You Shouldn't Have Done That, Haunted Majora's Mask, or just by its author's name Jadusable) is a Creepypasta turned Alternate Reality Game created by user Jadusable about how he got a free Majora's Mask cartridge from a strange old man.. As a result of this video's name, the previous video was re-titled to Methods of Revolution [Day 1]. The messages read: Alex Hall would later confirm in a Patreon post that this was indeed intentional and he was updating the site. By changing the digits at the end of the page URL, users managed to find several hidden pages, ranging from HTML remnants from youshouldnthavedonethat.net, to mysterious or unused images, to gut-wrenching sobbing. After performing the Fourth Day Glitch to give himself more time to complete a dungeon, the game takes a much more disturbing turn. After Jadusable's last notes and videos were uploaded, strange videos begin appearing on, which seem to be messages from BEN, like the first thanking the player for freeing him, and saying, "Now I'm everywhere." It grew …