Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Sunday, February 10, 2013

3: The Emeriti Code and the Fifth Element

Emeriti Code:
Papal Palace at Avignon, France
“I tire me.”

During their time on Thassos, the five original Emeriti Scholars were obsessed with their own security arrangements and devised a number of secret codes and disguises that would serve them well during the the centuries to follow.  The Emeriti have braved persecution from princes, kings, and law enforcement officials; They have suffered humiliation at the hands of angry crowds, calling for the promised return on their investments; They have endured pestilence, the curse of sectarian violence, and violent storms on land and sea alike.  This single mindedness is exemplified by the infiltration of the Papal Palace in Avignon between 1310 and 1377 CE, where they embezzled the Papal treasury so extensively that the Papacy was moved back to Rome in hopes of maintaining solvency.    The Emeriti lost half of their brethren in Avignon to the Black Plague, while the other half followed Pope Clement's example and stayed next to fires that burned both day and night throughout the summer and the winter.  A smaller band escaped to the high Alpine region away from trade routes to avoid the scourge.  Two others emerged immune from the disease.

The epic saga of, "The Brotherhood of the Emeriti and the Fifth Element,"  revolves around the Emeriti Code.  It is a tale of bravery, treachery, and intellectual intrigue that involves the great figures and institutions of history, including Popes, Kings, Scientists, Generals, and Presidents, as well as significant figures who have been overlooked by history, but who have played an important part in advancing the goal of the Emeriti Brotherhood, such as juniper berry pickers, William of Orange, and flask fabricators to name but a significant few. The story sweeps across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas and includes the spectacular architectural and cultural artifacts encountered during more than 1600 years of human history.

The movie, "The Emeriti and the Fifth Element," is scheduled for release in late 2014:

"While the train sped through the French landscape, she peered inquisitively but discreetly over the pages of her book to examine the mysterious person who entered the train cabin. He was carrying a distinctive black leather valise with the enigmatic letters, "ITIREME" etched into the gold latch plate. She avoided making eye contact so as not to attract unwanted attention to her own mysterious motives for making this trip to Avignon to investigate the myth of the Brotherhood of the Emeriti and their alleged infiltration into the Papal Palace during the Papal residency from 1309 to 1378.  Although her appearance would not suggest it, she was a well known Anthropologist, specially trained in Forensic Accounting, having obtained an MBA at the Wharton School and a PhD in Cultural Anthropological Forensic Accounting at Columbia."

[Excerpt from, "The Brotherhood of the Emeriti and The Fifth Element." © 2013]