Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Rosa is the first video of the Prologue, and the first canon video in the ARG.
On June 14, 2009, a video was uploaded on a YouTube channel belonging to Jadusable. This video depicts the player conversing with Rosa, a minor character in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. This was uploaded over a year prior to day four.wmv, yet it cryptically predicts many of the events of the Haunted Cartridge Arc.
No one has put this up yet so I figured I'd take the liberty and do it. This is what happens when you encounter Rosa in the beginning of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines in Santa Monica, and shortly after talking to her you end up being drowned in dialogue. What follows is a rather creepy and cryptic conversation about the player and his future. Several of the things she alludes to are kind of vague, though, like the lone wolf, but her sporadic facial expressions coupled with her fourth wall breakage definitely spooked the hell out of me when I first played the game at night stoned.
Before the Third Cycle: [unknown]
After the Third Cycle: YOU; DIDN'T; SAVE; HER
- "Why is he smiling? The father?" refers to The Father, and is repeated in jadusable.wmv.
- "The city," "the sea," "underground," and "the crypt" could refer to Clock Town, Great Bay, the Secret Tunnel, and the Stone Tower Temple, respectively; each of these locations were visited by Jadusable.
- "The man with the crest" and "[enemies] with smiles" are references to The Father, who is represented in-game as the Happy Mask Salesman.
- "The lone wolf" and the "man on the couch" refer to Alex and an unknown entity, respectively.
- Rosa's advice, "Don't open it," predicts BEN's escape via user downloads of TheTruth.rtf.
- "Whether or not you win the game... matters not. It's if you bought it," implies that, even if Jadusable had never played the haunted cartridge, he would have still been cursed because he bought it.
- The in-game question, "In fifth grade, who stole my bike?" may have predicted the theft of Ryukaki's bike in The Orchard.wmv; however, this may be purely coincidental.
|Haunted Cartridge Arc||Prologue||Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Rosa • Prototype: All Consume Kills|
|Haunted Cart.||day four.wmv • BEN.wmv • DROWNED.wmv • jadusable.wmv • free.wmv|
|Unreleased||CHILDREN.wmv • Matt.wmv|
|YSHDT||fj6rt • InvertedSongOfTime.MOV • NEWWAVEBOSSANOVA.MP4 • songofhealing.asf • Saviour.wmv • songoftime • ... • SAVING ALEX.MP4 • continue • Sonata • huntyoudown.wmv|
|Ryukaki||Sounds.wmv • Music.wmv • The Orchard.wmv • Orchard2.wmv • theconnection.wmv • lastwords.wmv|
|Hubris Arc||h b i s r ea l|