Legendary Truth: The Collective – Deciphering The Games



Universal Orlando is well known for how they incorporate interactivity into their annual Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights. Universal Orlando started incorporating interactivity into the event back in 2005 with the Halloween Horror Nights website. Within the website, clues were embedded in the story line for fans to piece together. Sometimes clues were messages, like to meet at a specific place on a specific date at a specific time during Halloween Horror Nights. The response was impressive and has grown over the years.

In 2008, Legendary Truth: The Collective was created. The mission behind the Legendary Truth was to investigate the surroundings and happenings in regards to the Dr. Agana disappearance and the mysterious circumstances around herself and her patients.

In 2012, a new game was born: Horror Unearthed. Horror Unearthed brought a new level of interactivity to the table. Through the use of RFID technology, players could sign up online and then link an RFID card to their online account and scan their card to unlock achievements and earn points.

Legendary Truth has returned for 2013 and it takes a lot of the “best” from Horror Unearthed and has been combined with some of the past of the Legendary Truth to bring this year’s online experience to life. We had the opportunity to interview T.J. Mannarino, one of the Creative Directors of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights on this year’s Legendary Truth experience:


Sign up: The first thing you need to do to participate is sign up. You can either sign up online at official Legendary Truth website or you can sign up at Universal Studios during select hours on Halloween Horror Nights event nights (see Pass Card Registration for more information)

Choose your Legion: Once you’re signed up, you will be prompted to choose your Legion. Note that you cannot change your mind later without creating your account so make your decision a good one!

Pass Card Registration: During select hours of Halloween Horror Nights event nights, you can visit the Strollers area located near the exit of Universal Studios Florida to register for an account and to pick up an RFID card that will track your in-park play online.

There are two different types of RFID cards you can pick up this year

The free RFID card:


This RFID card is completely free, so if you don’t want to pay for a card or you don’t plan to play but for a few nights, this might be an option for you. It’s a sticker that they will stick to the back of your Halloween Horror Nights ticket that works the same was as the souvenir RFID cards.

The Souvenir RFID Cards:


These RFID cards (pictured above, front and back) aren’t free, however, they make a great souvenir and are much more durable than the free RFID stickers. These cost $5.99 per card (comes to $6.30 after tax). They are made of hard plastic and function the same way as the RFID stickers. They also come with a hole pre-punched at the top of the card, which makes it great to put on a lanyard or keychain to have quick and easy access to it.

These cards are already extremely popular with Legendary Truth participants. We were told during the first two nights of the event, they ran out of cards three times.

Scanning your card: Once you have your card, you’re ready for in-park play! There will be scanners hidden through out the park that you will need to find. There is a scanner at the end of each house that you will need to scan on your way out. When you visit a house for the first time, you will receive a badge of visiting, and if you visit all 8 houses in a single night, you will receive an “8 in 1” badge. See what the house scanners look like below.

Hidden scanner locations:

  • Start Scanner – Strollers near the exit of Universal Studios (scanner active from 6pm – 10pm)
  • Twister – Located just past Twister in the window (scanner only active during certain time periods)
  • Terminator – Near the entrance to Terminator on the windows (scanner only active during certain time periods)
  • Fisherman – Located across from the Fisherman’s Wharf in the window (scanner only active during certain time periods)

Point Values:

  • 25 points per house
  • 100 points per house on Fridays/Saturdays

House Scanner:


Missing badges? Contact the Art & Design team by e-mailing artdesigngroup[at]universalorlando[dot]com. Try and be descriptive to help them sort out the problem Give them your name, your legion, what badge is missing, time, etc.


There are many different elements to the Legendary Truth website. We’ll briefly touch on each important section you will need to participate in game play.



The profile page displays information about the user logged in. It displays your legion, badges the user has earned, how many points the user has earned, and your name.


Legion Leaderboard

The first thing you see when you click Leaderboard is the overall view of points. You can look and see how well each Legion is doing in comparison to the others here.

Overall Leaderboard

The overall leaderboard shows everyone’s scores in order from most to least. Users from all legions will be lumped into the Overall board, so you can view other players’ scores and profiles from here.

Kerezan Leaderboard

Each Legion has it’s own separate leaderboard. On each leaderboard, you can check and see how well each user is doing and what badges they have. From this page, you can also view other users’ profiles.


Badges are a way to show others what you’ve accomplished. We’ll have a full list of badges coming shortly.


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Level 3 S W


Level 2 S W


Level 1 S W

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It appears that this level is currently open to CRO’s. There is a book for each legion on the table that look very similar to the books used in a task last year where you got to “meet the Masters”. This level will more than likely involve a task tomorrow night that involves legion-specific collaboration.

On 10/17/13, Legions are to meet at Bruce the Shark (hanging behind Al Cataraz near Disaster) at their appropriate times. During their meet, they should interrogate and photograph “Captain Lazy Bastard” and then share the photo the official Legendary Truth Facebook page and receive 100 likes. Times are as follows:

Baccanoid – 9-9:15
Kerezan – 9:15-9:30
Maschorian – 9:30-9:45
Cerebrin – 9:45-10:00
Morphan – 10-10:15
Strengoit – 10:15-10:30 (book says 21:15-22:30, but I think it’s mistaken)

If you haven’t joined your legion facebook group yet, now is a good time to do so.

Baccanoid Facebook Group
Cerebin Facebook Group
Kerezan Facebook Group
Maschorian Facebook Group
Morphan Facebook Group
Strengoit Facebook Group

Sublevel 1 S W

Sublevel 1

Sublevel 1 S W is now open as of 10/10/13. Upon click this screen, a lock shows up.


On 10/13/13, an in-park task was held and when it was completed that player would receive an email with a 4-digit code. That 4 digit code would unlock the gate and reveal some information. However, if you’ve activated a card to play in park, you can input the code, but you won’t be able to look at the information. Online-only players are the only one that could access the information.

Badges awarded for this task was the CRO Origins and CFO Origins.



Sublevel 2 S W

On this level of the mansion, there are different themed games. Each game has a backstory related to a Legion (Legions with games available are marked with a green light). See the information below about each legion’s games that are currently available. As more games become available, we will add them.

Sublevel 2 Game 5

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Morphan (the baby doll – bottom center)

Channel Surfing

Channel Surfing

In this game, there are nine TV screens. Three of them are not working and the other six are playing movies. The objective is to find the six TV screens that are playing different horror movies.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Channel Surfing:
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Death Masks

Death Masks

In this game, there are six masks. Four masks contain skulls and two contain recently decapitated heads. Your goal is to find the four skulls before you find both the recently decapitated heads.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Death Masks:
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Cerebin (the cage – top left)

Battle Cry

Battle Cry

In this game, there are nine boxes. Three of the nine boxes have live ammunition in them and the other six are empty. Find the six empty boxes before you find all three boxes of ammunition.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Battle Cry:
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Carnival Beasts


In this game, there are three keys and five cages. The whole objective is to lock the cages before you get three wrong guesses otherwise the beast will get you.

Point Values: 10 points per win

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Maschorian (the egg – top center)



This is a game of skill. There are six symbols you have to match up. But be careful – you are timed and you have a limited amount of “steam” you can use to display symbols.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Connections:
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Blood Abbey


This is also a game of skill. The goal of this game is to keep the flame away from the barrels of explosives. Get the flames too close for too long and they explode.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Blood Abbey:
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Strengoit (the vase – bottom left)

Sun Rise


This is a game of chance. There are six coffins. Five coffins are occupied, but you need to find an empty coffin. You have three chances to find an empty coffin, but hurry – the sun is rising!

Point Values: 10 points per win

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Loose Cannon


This is also a game of skill. The goal of this game is to keep the cannon from crashing into the side of the ship. You need to cut all four ropes while balancing the cannon. But be careful as your sword may break.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Loose Cannon:
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Kerezan (hand in the jar – bottom right corner)



This is a game of luck. You need to open all the crypts. There are five keys and three crypts. You have three chances! When you successfully open a crypt, the lantern on the ground will illuminate.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Crypts:
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This is a game of skill. You have to shoot down the shadows that are walking towards you. The goal of the game is to play for at least a minute. Anything over a minute is considered a win.

Point Values: 10 points per win

View more photos of Catacombs:
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Sublevel 3 S W



October 17 – Legions to meet at Bruce as specific time. See Level 1 for information.

October 16 – Level 1 S W of the Mansion is now open to CROs. This may relate to a task that will be happening tomorrow night.

October 15 – Kerezan games Catacombs and Crypts unlocked

October 13 – Sublevel 1 S W of the Mansion revealed a combination lock. In order to get the combination, CROs needed to provide necessary scan order to CFOs. CFOs would provide a 4 digit code to fellow Legion CROs would would then provide information regarding the Codex.

Scan order: Cerebin (Fisherman’s Wharf), Maschorian (Terminator), Strengoit (Barber Shop), Kerezan (Twister), Baccanoid (Villa), Morphan (Men In Black)

Codes provided to CFOs:


October 10 – Sublevel 1 S W of the Mansion has opened; Tonight’s task:

MIB scanner (in Vacation info center):

Kerezan and Morphans: 900-930
Cerebin and Strengoits: 930-1000
Maschorian and Baccanoids: 1000-1030

Villa 1 scanner:

Maschorian and Baccanoids: 900-930
Kerezan and Morphans: 930-1000
Cerebin and Strengoits: 1000-1030

Window sticker scanner next to barber shop in alley across from Boris’ place:

Cerebin and Strengoits: 9000-930
Maschorian and Baccanoids: 930-1000
Kerezan and Morphans: 1000-1030

October 9 – Added information on Strengoit Games (Sun Rise, Loose Cannon)

October 6 – Tonight’s assignment is to visit the following houses in the following order:

An American Werewolf in London
The Walking Dead: No Save Haven
Urban Legends: La Lorona
Evil Dead
Afterlife Death’s Vengeance
Cabin in the Woods
Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City
Twister Scanner
Terminator Scanner
Fisherman’s Wharf scanner

October 3 – Tonight’s assignment is to find hidden scanners in the park; Added Connections; Added Blood Abbey

Scanner times and locations for tonight:

Terminator Scanner:
Scanner is located near Terminator in window display.
Kerezans and Morphans : 9:00 to 9:30
Cerebins and Strengoits 9:30 to 10:00
Maschorians and Baccanoids: 10:00 to 10:30

Twister Scanner:
Scanner is located past Twister in window display.
Maschorians and Baccanoids 9:00 to 9:30
Kerezans and Morphans 9:30 to 10:00
Cerebins and Strengoits 10:00 to 10:30

Fisherman Wharf Scanner:
Scanner is located across from Fisherman Wharf sign in window display.
Cerebins and Strengoits 9:00 to 9:30
Maschorians and Baccanoids 9:30 to 10:00
Kerezans and Morphans 10:00 to 10:30

September 29 6:00pm – Tonight’s assignment: Visit the stroller desk to start your mission and visit the following houses in the following order – Afterlife Death’s Vengence, An American Werewolf in London, Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead, Havoc: Derailed, Urban Legends: Llorona, Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City, Walking Dead: No Safe Haven

New video from Dr. Thorncastle regarding The Collective:

September 27 – New game “Battle Cry – Cerebin” added; New game “Carnival Beasts – Cerebin” added; Added scanner information, hidden scanner information, and point values.

September 26 7:15pm – In park assignment for all CFO’s:

All CFO’s;
Bungatti at 9:00 PM
Dead donkeys at 10:00 PM

It is believed that Bungatti is located just near Terminator 2: 3D in the Hollywood section of the park. A Bungatti is a type of car, like so:

Photo courtesy of Joseph Daniel, Horror Unearthed FB page

Photo courtesy of Joseph Daniel, Horror Unearthed FB page

It is also believed the “Dead Donkey” location refers to the Shrek and Donkey meet and greet located between Transformers: The Ride 3D and Monster’s Cafe. Stay tuned for updates.

As of 10:15pm, both meet ups were cancelled because neither clue was completely solved.

September 23 – Created this article with basic information on how to participate, how to navigate the game play portal, and added Channel Surfing and Death Masks.

September 21 – Game launched

Stay tuned as we follow the story and solve clues to piece the story together. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights, visit the official website by clicking here.

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