Talk:Merit's Encoded Message

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Could we switch and use all caps for the guessed words and lowercase "word" for the unguessed ones? Also, do we make a guess first, or roll cryptography first? --Kasumi 20:44, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

There are some capitalized letters, so you might not want that, but if people would prefer that, we can switch. If you roll first, that tells you how many successes you have to use, so I recommend doing it in that order. I... um, I can't figure out why you would guess without rolling, we wouldn't fill in anything if you didn't have any successes... --Boojum 17:55, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Also, if you think it's helpful, you can make one guess at a time, up to your number of successes, rather than guessing a bunch of things at once. --Boojum 23:29, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Contents

First quoted section

And the WORD of the WORD WORD in the  WORD  of the WORD, and WORD WORD WORD WORD the WORD, WORD WORD WORD WORD WORD WORD.
And the WORD of the WORD WORD in the  WORD  of the WORD, and WORD WORD WORD WORD the WORD, WORD WORD WORD WORD WORD WORD.
And the WORD of the WORD WORD in the spirit of the WORD, and WORD WORD WORD WORD the WORD, WORD WORD WORD WORD

This bit at the end of the first quoted section looks to me like some sort of ritual incant, what with the parallel structure and whatnot. If one were invoking some sort of triune assemblage of which 'spirit' was the third part, would the first two parts be 'body' and 'mind'? Xian 21:43, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Ideas people might try.

I'm not good at decoding, but the "___ of the Dragon" makes me think of some possibilities:

Once, the heart of the empire was "the Dragon's Throne." Throne seems likely - the WORD of the WORD of the Dragon could be talking about some order stationed in the Dragon's Throne.

We should check the word "name", in case it's talking about the renaming. Shen's Gate is close enough to the wall that whoever wrote it could have been over the wall at some point and noticed the change.


egg, spirit, breath, claw, guardian, guardians.


And I'd be curious if the word "wall" was in there somewhere.

--Ringrose 17:19, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey Cai Wen

Stop guessing "Spider" and try a word you haven't guessed before, like "he", "she", or "it". Xian 20:20, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Crazy attempt to record wrong guesses per word

Testing wiki formatting. Mouse over WORDs to see what we've already tried in that spot.

These are the words I found upon the WORD of the WORD, as I found it, and as I transcribed it, before it was destroyed. May these words not fall into the hands of the enemies of the Dragon.