A disturbance is felt in the dreaming

ecrath

Artisan
EVTAANTVGEVBAQRAPEYIVEEQENQUALNENBPATVAYNUROEVIHARFHOBCJEMQEXEQBUNTVEMYQIFKEDXGESBUAGETIYAHOYQIHAXWHQEXVGEVTAQBEJEMHAVGERVNIPEMHNBNUEPENAHPUNANUUTMIMTATAQBEJEMHGETGIMNITBBWEWNBQAEQTOTBOBDAFXNBJR
 

Mobius

Squire
Ah, more ciphers. A transposition perhaps? Someone is either wildly absurd or having fun at our expense - perhaps both. Could a Ritualist with knowledge of Universal Speech dragonscript Dream up a solution?


Dramthin Hartsboon
Prademar University
Keeper of the Tainted Grove
 
If it's a transposition cypher, then there has to be a keyword that we can use to translate. Has there been a word that has been common place among these messages that anyone can think that might be the keyword?

Lorelei Beinae ☆
 

Mobius

Squire
There have been other such ciphers spread through the Dreaming recently. They are allegedly from "Bizzyfang" a self-stylized "interdimensional counterpart" to the Master Celestialist Fizzybyang BASSSDRAWP, but verification has been impossible. A single message was received early 320, but nothing thereafter until just recently.

The previous two messages were encoded using systems easily broken, but this third appears either trickier or locked for a specific person with the key. If Bizzyfang is somehow related to Master BASSSDRAWP, I would think the Solars Guild would be the most knowledgeable though they have been silent on the matter. If there is a keyword, I suspect it would be either known or held by that organization.


Dramthin Hartsboon
Prademar University
Keeper of the Tainted Grove
 

Pokethulu

Fighter
Public Relations Committee
Headmaster Hartsboon and Lorelei,

I am unsure if the ciphers presented by Bizzyfang via the Dreaming are a result of the transdimentional nature of his realm, or if there is something else at play. It is possible to use other methods to communicate across even mist shards on our Sphere that have been closed or sealed; given enough preparation and concentration. I suspect that if the coded message is not a result of the transdimentional seal shard, it might be a test of admittance.

If we can decipher the message that might act as the key requirement to enter the sealed shard where Bizzyfang resides. We still have precious little information on why Master Fizzybang was taken and how the splintered shards of the Solar Vassil are connected. Is there some else at play or was this merely a side effect of when Master Fizzybang was drawn into the shard? Did the backlash happen because of someone from the shard drawing him in? Or did it happen as a side effect? Allowing for his abduction? Who drew him forth and their motives?

Also, do we all posess transdimentional counterparts? Or are we singular as we as those with Adventurer spirits can pass from realm to realm? So many questions, not enough answers.

Matron FallingStar
 
Headmaster Hartsboon and Lady FallingStar,

May I ask how the other cypher like this one was translated? Maybe it will give a hint.

Lorelei
 

Mobius

Squire
Goodfolk Beinae - I believe the first message from 320 was a simple substitution cipher and decoded by standard brute force: letter frequency and linguistic logic. The message from last week, decoded by Master Voda, was a Morse cipher and, being a well known semaphore, was easily translated. Both previous ciphers were simple and neither required a Key. If this message is a transposition cipher, it cannot be unlocked without specific knowledge. Certainly, there are brute force methods to break a transcription cipher, but they are arduous and as much based on luck as skill.

Lady Fallingstar - You and I traversed mirror-realms in Dragonreach and even a few times here in Praedmar. The Graveyard has the Spiritual reflections of heroes from outside our experience and both the Aether and Fae is awash in glimpses and glimmers of what has, could, or might be. Fortannis is vast and ineffable. That being said, we need not leap into every shimmering pool or pull every beguiling lever. Some crypts should be left closed.


This could be meaningless spectral noise. Or, given the well-known personality of Master BASSSDRAWP, it could be a attempt to draw attention for his own amusement. I have no position in the Solar's Guild but I have heard he is not well liked and was recently passed over for promotion.

Most to the point, if this is the result of actions taken by the Solar's Guild, should not their members respond herein? I am loathe to meddle in the way of Celestial Magics beyond my ken especially when the penalties for unsanctioned Ritual Magic or actions which threaten the Kingdom are severe.



Dramthin Hartsboon
Prademar University
Keeper of the Tainted Grove
 
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