"rub how whip"? Seriously? --HeidiB 12:42, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
- It strikes me that Autumn Rose's method of solving the page is to find the names, which is fitting because she is a collector of names. Lord Takanata's method, as suits a master of the i-ching, is to find the small inconsequential seeming words which are necessarily limited in number and build to a greater meaning from there. My method is to guess from a set of larger words that have do with relationships, astrology, elements or spirits. Xian's method seems to be... Confounding. Elizabeth 16:13, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
This is much clearer if you have a font which doesn't render a lot of underlines as a solid line. I'm calling for monaco here, because that's reasonably common, and is clearer than anything else I have except for DPCustomMono2, which is the special-designed font for telling things apart. --Boojum 21:53, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Added another font at Cael's request; feel free to stuff your own fonts in as options.
Trying the theory that this is a report of some type, perhaps of a spy or a bureaucrat. Fearless 18:10, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
I think there's an error in the "completed" version -- should be ... her name ---- and the name of Tokai Takanata,... Also, I claim "Eye for Detail" skill is relevant to this project; do the GM's agree? --HeidiB 10:57, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
- I added the extra "name", you're right (though "her" is one word back, there). Eye for Detail is just a subset of perception, noticing small details in particular; what you want is one of the weirder skills. "Chi Mastery" seems to be the popular one to buy a level of. --Boojum 13:27, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Suggestions someone might want to incorporate into their experiments
Second paragraph, "way to the _capitol_ of the"
--Ringrose 21:01, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
- Capitol of what, then? That snippet is followed by (6) (5), which does not map to any kingdom name or "dragon empire" which is (6) (6). You could say 'way to the capitol of the empire', but then you have to come up with a five letter word that works before the following in. Elizabeth 19:20, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
- If I knew that, I'd suggest it. Remember that names have been changing, too, so you also need to check the older versions. "Nearby lands" is 6-5, and so are a bunch of other things. --Ringrose 20:28, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
- I checked the old kingdom names as well. I spent a fair amount of time going through this looking for possible phrases. The only current kingdom names that may appear in the entire text are The Strand (3-5), Savannah of Tears (7-2-5), Hidden City (6-4), and Shrouded Isle (8-4). One of the two possible Shrouded Isle instances has been revealed since I did my search, and since it's a current name I think any other kingdoms will be named by their current name. Someone else can try it if they think I'm wrong. Elizabeth 21:01, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
My next guess is likely to include starting the text "The Savanna of Tears hired Autumn Rose..." unless someone else gets to it before I have a chance, though I've been coming up dry on what '(9) a (10) of names' might be. Collector is 9, but it's in the wrong place gramatically. Elizabeth 21:01, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
However, "collection" is 10 and fits as "a collection of names". --Ringrose 01:05, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
- No collection. --HeidiB 11:04, 3 October 2010 (UTC)