The following links from the Followers of Rimbaldi page:
This link http://www.jd-no.com/ became a focus of interest at one point because it came from the defunct url http://188.8.131.52/back.jpg It was listed on the ftp site as well, but it doesn't go anywhere.
Pretty much anything from the Rimbaldi site that is about the Knights Templar:
AOL Followers / Knights Templar Pages
Rambaldi Chapter 17 - North Carolina http://hometown.aol.com/rambaldi17/myhomepage/index.html
This page is basically blank with different parts that have not been filled in yet.
Again nothing much. Has listed as "My Online Life: Serving the CRAFT!!!"
"My Interests: Knights Templars"
"My Favorite Links: Knights Templar"
The following is borderline red herring. It may become more active
and provide something at a later date.
I did a route trace on the IP for Alisha the chatbot. While it
did end with www.thetruewheel.com, I also found out that thetruewheel
has a hidden or rerouted IP. So, I went to the next link up on the route,
which led me to
www.parablegraphics.com. I went to that link, and instead of getting something for parable graphics, I got a screen that said "REDEEMED CONCEPTS-[home]" and nothing on it but an email link to send to for questions. Of course, I thought this was just a bit strange having "Redeemed Concepts" come up where it should have been Parable Graphics (which, I believe, is a legit company, maybe they are part of the producers of the puzzle?). Anyway, from there, I decided to try www.redeemedconcepts.com to see if there was really something there....and I got the same screen.
That was earlier today. Now, when you go to www.parablegraphics.com,
there is a different message (the screen was black before) that gives a
different email address to write for questions. But...the www.redeemedconcepts.com
site now has some graphics on it that wasn't there this morning. It has
three links: services, clients, and contact. The links bring up pages
in process that are basically blank.
Now the reason why I feel this is part of the puzzle is two fold: there is a connection with this site and some of the others with them being rerouted to an ISP in Massachusetts. But the clincher to me was the title bar "REDEEMED CONCEPTS [home]" which is just like how the title appears on creditdauphine.com...and the background of the new title page that went up today? Its binary code....