Derk Tollin

Friday, November 17, 2006

Joseph Ramaldi and the "Ramaldi Crystal"

Last night I spent some time on the phone talking to Mr. Monroe about the Mathers and why they were killed. Being as they have chosen to leave me alone for a few nights (Philip believes that this is because they have shown me all that they wanted me to know for the moment), I wanted to learn more about their tragic end.

What we discussed is fairly long winded, so I will put in as much as I can possibly fit without going "overboard".

Before the killings of the Mathers, and before the area residents decided to try and drive the "Nine Angels" out of the area, Thomas Mathers spent much of his time collecting strange and unusual relics, both local and from abroad.

One of these relics was called the "Ramaldi Crystal", a small (about 1 1/2 inches in length, 3/4 inch in diameter) pink and white mix colored crystal, which was said to posses both the power and spirit of a 14th Century "black arts" practitioner named Joseph Ramaldi (hence the name of the crystal).

While not much is known of Mr. Ramaldi outside of certain circles, Mr. Monroe has been able to establish via estate papers that the "Ramaldi Crystal" was in the possession of Mr. Mathers from the Summer of 1780 until his death in 1783, where the trail of its location suddenly goes cold.

Mr. Monroe also went on to say that the "Nine Angels" were rumored to have searched for this crystal for years before the Mathers death, only to be told who held it in his possession. From this information, Mr. Monroe has established that Mr. Mathers (either not knowing or knowing all to well the powers that the crystal supposedly possessed) refused to disclose the whereabouts of the crystal and paid much more then he had originally planned on for the item (meaning with both the lives of himself and that of his daughter).

Now we come to the present, where the "Nine Angels" have been in contact with someone they call "The Gatekeeper" (who Mr. Monroe believes to be Joseph Ramaldi). It is only with the crystal in their possession, Mr. Monroe also believes, that the "Nine Angels" would be able to accomplish this communication.

"And this is bad?" I asked.

"Yes." Mr. Monroe responded.

It appears as though "communication with a crazy dead guy" isn't the worst thing that can be accomplished using the "Ramaldi Crystal". Other things include, but are not limited to, accessing the powers Mr. Ramaldi was rumored to posses (contact with "the man downstairs" being one of them), creating a electromagnetic vortex to be used as a "gateway" to the "spirit realm" (an explanation as to why the "Nine Angels" would be calling Joseph Ramaldi "the Gatekeeper") and being able to bring Mr. Ramaldi back from the dead (more in spirit form then full body form). According to Mr. Monroe, the original translation of the document listing these powers listed "going back in time" as one of the options. However, Mr. Monroe now believes that the translation is incorrect in that the words were meant to represent "resurrection", rather then "the travel of ones soul."

So, that about covers the conversation that we had last night. I don't know how this information helps, but at least it's out there so people know about it.

2 Comments:

At 4:51 AM, Blogger russellunfic said...

Curiouser and curiouser.

Do you have the details of Philips website you mentioned in your previous post.

And what info do we have as to where it was last sighted...

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger TheSaint said...

Sorry it took so long to answer this, Russell. However, the last time I tried to post a comment, blogger wouldn't let me. So, to answer your comment, I thought that the "Ramaldi Crystal" was last seen in 1780 (as stated in one of my posts). However, this was a mistake on my part (bad note taking) and the "Crystal" was last seen in Mr. Mathers' hands in 1782.

 

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