Call to Arms?

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  1. Ragar

    Ragar Active Member

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    Hello good people of Britannia! It is I, Ragar of Paws. I have kept to myself of late but some recent events have transpired and we (Tybris Varn and myself) feel it is necessary to alert the public of possible danger.

    While on a standard patrol last night we began a discussion on the number of orcs in the Spiritwood of late There seemed a few more than usual.

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    For a brief time anyway. Seems pretty clear now. *grabs a rag and cleans blood off his sword*

    Once we cleared the area we decided to travel to the Cove orc fort to poke around. I'm not sure why Cove...maybe because it is the biggest of the forts and a likely source of trouble. Maybe because it seemed an arbitrary decision at the time and we had nothing better to do. In any case, away we went.

    We hadn't felled but a dozen or so when we made a discovery.

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    Honestly I don't know what it is supposed to mean. I can tell you that it is written in the Bloodrock Clan's gibberish as opposed to the Bloodclan's gobbelygook but that is about it.

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    We did pass a guy mining with a pack llama on the way out but I didn't think to ask him about it. He seemed a good fellow but was happy smashing away at the earth.

    If anyone has run across anything similar please let us know, or write about it here so that we may figure it out together. We assume that it means something is either happening or will happen in the near future, but that much seems pretty obvious. Any further information would be appreciated.

    Thanks and safe travels!

    ~ Ragar Truesword
  2. Tybris Varn

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    Im still in shock to know that they have the capacity to actually write complete words to form sentences.
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  3. PaddyOBrien

    PaddyOBrien Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a naked orc fishing from the docks in Cove recently. Clearly this is a sign of a rising orcish aggression!
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  4. Tybris Varn

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    Those poor people, having to endure such a horror. Orcs are hideous enough but for a naked one brazenly flaunting inside your good town, well that’s just not gonna stand. We must band together to be ready to throw back whatever is upon us. No doubt there is some scheme afoot.
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  5. Ragar

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    I heard Shiloh talking in the market place (aka the Trade forum) about a similar book. I believe I was able to glance over her shoulder and perfectly reconstruct the image I saw. To think my teachers in Trinsic said I had memorization issues...

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    I don't see VWXX WXWI in there...which I suppose translates to IN. Perhaps her tomb had more than one page. Either way I believe she stated that she recovered it off of an elder gazer so I suppose this is bigger than some orc conspiracy.
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  6. k1w1uk

    k1w1uk Well-Known Member

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    I hope I can add to the combined knowledge, this was found on my doorstep
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    I asked about and located a couple more
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    and
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  7. Xavant_BR

    Xavant_BR Well-Known Member

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    I am really curious about this mystery!
  8. Jester1

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    I have yet another piece of evidence to put forth:


    It is a repeat of the earlier Orchish Report, but acquired tonight.
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  9. PaddyOBrien

    PaddyOBrien Well-Known Member

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    I got one on pickup lines!
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  10. Jester1

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    @Shiloh , Have you seen this thread?
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    @Ragar upload_2019-7-6_14-25-46.png runic symbol for "IN"
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  12. Magus Emplar

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    Based on the evidence we have all gathered so far, we may have deciphered "an Ancient Tomb":

    Ciphertext:

    Code:
    VWVX WWIV XIVI IXIW
    VWVX IVIW WWIV IVIW
    - XIXW WXWI IXIW
    VWVI WVVI WWIV IVIW
    IIXW WWIV - IXIW VIXV
    - IWWX IWIV WWIV -
    WVIX IIXW WWIV WIXI
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    by
    XIXW WWIV IWIX WVIX
    
    Through analyzing the way these symbols are repeated throughout and some guesswork on the part of our collective scholars, we offer the following translations:

    Code:
    WVIX: "A"
    XIVI: "C"
    IVIW: "D"
    WWIV: "E"
    VIXV: "F"
    IIXW: "G"
    IWIV: "H"
    XIXW: "K"
    WVVI: "L"
    WXWI: "N"
    IXIW: "O"
    VWVX: "R"
    WIXI: "S"
    IWWX: "T"
    VWVI: "W"
    IWIX: "Z"
    
    This produces the following translation: "RECORDED KNOWLEDGE OF THE AGES" by "KEZA".

    We hope this knowledge aids in the investigation and in deciphering future reports.
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  13. Ragar

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    Impressive. Consider me very impressed with our local scholars. I was worried without the wizard around it would go unsolved. Now I wonder if @Shiloh 's book had anything on the other pages.
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    Upon slaying a lich this evening, I noticed the book tucked in its robes.

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  15. Tybris Varn

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    As I was patrolling the Spiritwood around Paws, I dispatched a foul orc who upon further inspection had this book in his cold dead hands.(to see the whole text just click on image)

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    XIWW is spoken as 'P'

    "...all that remains was a strange script reading VIXX WWIV, meaning 'BE' in common tongue."

    "The only text remaining read 'HY' with these strange markings under it. IWIV WXIX"
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  17. Ubo

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    Eager to report the finding of a new book, this one authored by our own Gideon Jura. It was found off an Evil Mage at the Occlo tower. Screen Shot 2019-07-07 at 11.43.05 PM.png Screen Shot 2019-07-07 at 11.43.16 PM.png
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  18. Tybris Varn

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    I may have uncovered yet another piece to this mystery. This latest was taken from an Ettin.

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  19. Shiloh

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    Hello all...i will certainly peruse this volume again and let all know what is contained therein.
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  20. Shiloh

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    I have taken a hard look at this strange little volume and realized ...egads! There are 6 pages in total with the most unusual writings. Whatever could these pages contain? My mind wanders on what message will be revealed and if once translated ... is it possible things in our land could forever be changed! I hesitate to proceed with trying to understand that which is contained within the pages of the book and feel a small tremor course through my body and know in that moment, I am frightened. Should I put this away and try to forget it ever came into my possession?

    But i cannot, the burden is too heavy as i realize that i have been entrusted with this message ... through no fault of my own. Nay , I must take that statement back -- tis all my fault ....... Darn, why did i ever go into the Deamon room to look for that tall flask. Of course the deamon spawn promptly killed me. I should have just left the goods on my corpse, they could have easily been replaced, but nay i had to go recover my regs and bringing my dragons with me to kill all the mobs ------ therein i found this volume on the corpse of that elder gazer.
    Alas, greed has put me in this position and I have no one to blame but myself.

    I must go on ...... to do whatever I can to protect this precious way of life we have all chosen.

    So .......With quaking hands, i begin to decipher the letters and offer the following translation of Page 2:

    "We are all given different skills...."

    Aaaahh ..... this is too much -- my body has failed me & I must admit defeat and can continue no further --- my weary eyes are making this a daunting task.

    I send out this plea to all the good citizens of our most treasured and beloved land and to those of us who are versed in decipher skills and willing to take on this scholarly endeavor.
    PLEASE HELP!!


    Good citizens -- I have come to realize that I must bare this burden on my own. Please send me luck.
    I hope to come out of this alive to tell the tale!



    Here are the pages
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