The second image we can see the artists signature CGO on the right wall next to the doors.
Not sure if this will matter but it’s a detail.
Codex Raptus means:
- Codex- Latin caudex for "trunk of a tree" or block of wood, book
- Raptus- Raptus is the Latin for "seized", from rapere "to seize"
BMSTU_hEDGEhog: if we tie these words to combination, we will get Rulebook for Robbery *
One extra link from me about Raptus[www.wordsense.eu]
MDCCXCII is the year 1792 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792
) 1792 - Founding year of Washington D.C.!!!
Close, but not quite. Washington D.C. was actually founded on 16 July 1790.
The center of D.C., however, was determined in 1792 whenceforth they laid the 'Jefferson Stone' in the middle of the city. it must have some other historical significance.
Maybe the Washington Canal? it was first planned in 1792 and totaled an extreme sum of $21,604,651. This would be quite a bit of money nowadays no?!!!
[Jim Snow: 1792 - Laid the cornerstone of the "United States Executive Mansion". E.G: The White House, 1600 Penn. *Same 1792 Wiki link*]
BMSTU_hEDGEhog: 1792 - Deposition of the Louis XVI[en.wikipedia.org]
during the French Revolution.
Cagliostro died in 1795 three years later. He was probably in the year 1792 in Fortress of San Leo[en.wikipedia.org]
where he was transferred after he tried to escape from Castel Sant'Angelo[en.wikipedia.org]
. So he was imprisoned at that time.Update thanks to Warning!!!
It seems there is the "original" painting on the mission Rats.
[Jim Snow: Concerning this painting, I'm not so certain that it's the same, however it does reinforce my theories about the Philosopher's Stone tie-in, which I'll explain in more detail at a later date.]
My friend who is in art tells me that this picture is Noli me tangere, Jesus coming down after resurrection. The problem is that he doesn't recognize who the author is, but through reverse image search I managed to find it. :DPicture details[www.geheugenvannederland.nl]Author[en.wikipedia.org]
Title of the picture is De opstanding van Christus[en.wikipedia.org]
Not sure what to think anymore to be honest. It seems like we have a Dutch connection and heavy resurrection motives.By =USE A= Alsdfjwoeihfdls:In the second image, I believe they are on Day 3 of the Firestarter heist. The centurion is holding a torch, and there is a candle below him. He is reviving someone. Another man with a bag, presumably full of gold, stands behind them.
All the way in the back by a flag stands a fourth man. I believe these are the positions the heisters must stand in. One must be downed, the other reviving, the other standing with gold, the last at the van. At the top of the picture, there are the words Codex Raptus, which translates to seize the book.
Ever wonder why there's so many Rome books in the deposit boxes? You should be able to pick them up. However, you need to do something first. That's where MDCCXCII comes in. It's been interpreted to mean 1792, but I believe Overkill is tricking us. I think it's the order the deposit boxes must be opened.
So, in order to access the secret on Firestarter, I believe you must first: Access the vault, and burn the money. While it is burning, open the deposit boxes in the order of MDCCXCII. Then, one heister must escape to the van whilst the other three stay inside the vault. Presumably, one of the boxes will open with a bag of gold/cash.
After all are opened, one heister must be downed. As the third heister revives him, the heister with the bag will grab a Rome book, activating the secret.
I think the resurrection/philosopher's stone/Dutch connections are not true. However, there is a way to relate the picture De opstanding van Christus: Perhaps instead of reviving the fallen heister, one must bring him out of custody, not sure.