THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
WHO WAS THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK?
Medium: Jorge Olguin
Entity that came to talk: Kether (The Ancient of Days)
Interlocutor: Now I would like to talk about this mysterious character of the history of France. I am referring to the prisoner whose identity was never disclosed and who was known as "The man in the iron mask", although apparently this mask was made of velvet.
The imprisonment of this man seemed to be something as a "secret of State", he was very guarded and treated with respect in spite of his condition of prisoner, but the truth is that his identity was never known and the intrigue remains until today; although many things have been speculated and many movies have even made on the subject, and his story nobody knows for sure.
One of the most famous French novelists, Alexander Dumas, wrote a book titled "The three musketeers" where he treated the matter, deepening it in "The Viscomt of Bragelonne."
Kether (The Ancient of days): I don’t know very much about the case, but I can contact myself with other entities that know about it. I see that the writer you mention, Alexander Dumas, has been very close of the truth. It is evident that this prisoner was the true king and he was imprisoned due to a plot.
Interlocutor: Concretely, then, was the authentic king?
Kether: Correct, and later on, by means of a revolt, let us call it this way, he was released. It’s not true like Dumas wrote that there were three people that helped him, but rather there were more than twenty people that were involved. It’s not true that he became a king again either, and the false king occupied his place. This is only a fantasy of the writer because in reality they were not alike, anyone would have noticed the difference.
Interlocutor: Were they twins?
Kether: No, they were not twins. Besides, the prisoner was so emaciated that he weighed 15 or 20 kilos less than the usurper of the throne. In the novel of Dumas, this author imagined that the true king replaced the false king secretly and he made him imprisoned as a punishment. This is very novelistic because I repeat that they were not alike and such substitution would not have been possible. Besides, he ignored the manners of the nobility and his rustic behavior would have exposed him immediately.
Interlocutor: The whole imprisonment, the severe custody of his identity was it merely a political issue?
Kether: Politics, nothing more than politics. He led off a revolt, the false king was murdered and a relative inherited the crown.
Interlocutor: And the true king?
Kether: He was released and he lived happy till his death, but he didn't occupy the throne of the king as Dumas said in his novel.
Interlocutor: It is true that he lived all the time with the mask on his face?
Kether: No, it is not true, that is completely novelistic. He wore a mask every time he was going to be transferred so that nobody recognized him or that any people could see his face.
Interlocutor: Concretely, why this whole concealment was made?
Kether: Because the king, I mean the false king, didn't want that people know he had a brother, and even less that he was the true heir of the throne. Not even the jailers knew his true face.
Interlocutor: Did the prisoner have some burning on his face? I ask it to know if he had some interest in covering his face.
Kether: No, he had neither a burning nor a scar on his face. He was, of course, very haggard and emaciated.
Interlocutor: How long did he live after being released?
Kether: Around ten years.
Interlocutor: Is there something else interesting to say about this matter?
Kether: No, that’s all.
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