How can you really expect answers, viewer, to questions never raised by you?
Yes, "contessa" Serafina did bear at least one child and there are today Balsamo -Cagliostro's descendants" and....
....No, Yanni will not disclose who they are. because of etiquette and because, as stated, there is no need to disturb them .
"To disturb" as per the Concise Oxford dictionary, means "to agitate, trouble, disquiet, unsettle, perplex" and is composed of latin DIS and "turba", meaning "the crowd".
"Crowd" is crowd of course but what is DIS?
There are afterall, so many english words starting with "dis", all somehow displeasing, discomforting, distressing, it is perhaps worthwhile to have a go at it, what it means.
DIS is a truly "holy" word, it has to do with God.
DIS, as per the c.o.d. again, originates from dvis=grk dis meaning twice.
Another greek word "dias" (delta, iota, alpha, sigma) means "duality" and "pair" when written with a small delta but, when written with a capital Delta, it becomes Dias ie Zeus ie the top man of the ancient greek religion. Furthermore another greek word for "dias-pair" is "zeugos" and so duality is again reconfirmed and deified.
Thus the surprising conclusion that a godly greek word, DIS, duality, expresses today discomfort etc in the english language, the difficulty and discomfort perhaps of human communication
If this is what happens to DIS let us next examine what became of the singularity, the uniqueness, the solitude and egoism of "one"
One, the unit, in grk is "EN" and there are even more english words starting with "en" and "em" (en before b,p and m becomes em) than those starting with DIS.
Enema excluded, the rest of words starting with EN have normaly an empowering, emancipating, enforcing, emphatic and engranding quality with some emetic, empathic, empyrian and entropic side effects however.
It's not that the greeks did not care for "individual rights", just the opposite in fact, they went however a step further and placed a higher value to society and democracy and that's why they deified duality and, naturally, the dia-logue that led to all that.
Coming back to The Announcement:
With a couple of notable exceptions, this has been a mono-logue so far but increasing view numbers confirm that there is a serious interest as it develops and furthermore that Yanni's decision, to "look back"- contrary to the popular advice to "go forward", the easy choice perhaps when your tail is on fire- is shared by many others.
To conclude this "jumping all over the place" mental dance and reward those that follow in step:
After discovering Cagliostro's "learned and law abiding descendant", Yanni the greek wrote to him to initiate a dialogue leading to the truth and even asked for his version of the story to be included in "Purple History", Yanni's book, to ensure success.
The man entrenched himself entropicaly and never answered, thus......
Entropy is the particular property of closed thermodynamic systems that nobody wants to talk about nowdays.
Greeks used it first describe human behaviour: It means "to turn oneself inwards" and not respond when spoken to or gazed upon by another person or persons.
People finding themselves in this state of grk entropy usually turned red in the face- blush-from increased blood pressure.
Entropy still means shame in modern greek and there is an interesting correlation between enlightment, entropy and environment but that's another subject, isn't it?