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Hidden Portal in New Room In Doom - (Spoiler)!!!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mandrake of DF, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Mandrake of DF

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    I was with my detector/thief in doom this morning and decided to explore this room beside where the bone demon spawns.

    New1.png

    I did detect hidden on the sign where arrow is - and got this...

    New2.png

    I then went over to the big portal stone....and double clicked the plague.

    It gave me a text as you can see, and I am told to enter the runics (numbers or letters).

    New3.png

    So - what do we do from here???

    I am sure it is something mystical around here.... Is it something in the text from the books that can be made? Anyone got any clues???

    I need your help!!!!

    Edit: Changed topic to spoiler, as we figuerd it out - and its all in here...
     
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    I love a good archaeological mystery!
     
  3. Kojak

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    R Traveler knows but he's not talking
     
  4. Mandrake of DF

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    We need the text from the prophetic manuscripts I think....

    Anyone care to post them?
     
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    The clues have already been leaked :devil:

    The destination is REDACTED, which is weird seeing as REDACTED fell a long time ago, way before REDACTED rose up to REDACTED the REDACTED.

    So this means that REDACTED wanted us to see REDACTED before REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED.

    *Interwebz redactionist's union goes on strike*
     
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  6. Dot_Warner

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    Just to be ebil...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mandrake of DF

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    You need the books with to make something happend?
     
  8. popps

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    Not sure what one could find in there, looks to me a rather void of anything area....
     
  9. R Traveler

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    Sign with runes is something me not seen yet. Anyone want translate them?

    You may start reading Ultima lore from beginning and guess password. Prophetic manuscripts have clues too, but have no exact password.
    Password is someone's name
     
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    Its just a bunch of random letters, not a string of words. Its possible its an anagram, as there ARE words you can make out of the letters, but the sign is missing any r, s, t, l, or i's. So not many logical words can come out of the bunch.

    I'm thinking it may turn out to be cypher, or an unfinished quija board-like thing, or its just a red herring.
     
  11. Uvtha

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    [​IMG]

    Britainain Treasure!
     
  12. Dot_Warner

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    Considering how badly those movies pureed American history, I shudder to think of the mess that would be made of UO's (already messy) history :p
     
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    TOP SET: HKCUEHQDECJUJXHKOFJX
    BOTTOM SET: OJNNDXEDFJOKONJQ

    MISSING: ABGILMPRSTVWYZ EE NG ST TH EA

    MISSING FROM TOP: ABGILMNPRSTVWYZ
    MISSING FROM BOTTOM: ABCGHILMPRSTUVWYZ

    UNIQUE TO TOP BUT NOT BOTTOM: CHU
    UNIQUE TO BOTTOM BUT NOT TOP: N
     
  14. Kojak

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    how did you get a picture of the room if noone has figured out the password?

    or have people figured out the password without decoding the runes?
     
  15. R Traveler

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    HKCU at beginning... interesting.
    Anyone want to look windows registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive for more clues?
    :gee:
     
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    At least two did it already :party:
     
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    Know whats in there?
     
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    your top set has a little mistake. Its DECUJX not DECJUJX
     
  19. popps

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    Well, to me it looks pretty much void of anything (other than an Ankh which I am unsure whether it is only deco or a ressing one) ...... perhaps it is not ready yet ?
     
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    Make that three.

    Best piece of advice - the manuscripts will guide you to answer.
     
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  21. Kojak

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    bottom set's wrong too - it's OJNNDXEDFJOQOKONJQ
     
  22. NuSair

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    Yeah, as I said a while ago and someone tried to say they didn't mean anything.
     
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    New Puzzles! *Must finish suits of armor more quickly!*
     
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    *shrugs*

    I tried, dyslexia is a ***** though :X
     
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  25. R Traveler

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    You may see someone in brown robe sitting on bench. You may click him and read his story same way like NPC inside tent near Doom entrance.
     
  26. Kojak

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    well I tried every name on wikipedia and whatever else I could find - nothing worked
     
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    uoguide does have that name :eyes:
     
  28. Kojak

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    well at least I deciphered the runes - it reads: Drink More Ovaltine :)
     
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    I've been asking that for awhile now.

    Being someone who will NEVER get the manuscripts on my own...no stealing and not many people on origin willing to sell, just to trade and I do like doing event arcs like this on my own from start to finish without having to bypass half of it through UO Hall I just wanted someone to post the darn text....been askin for days....don't want spoilers, want text....I even asked where I can find some in game I can look at and read myself lol.

    So maybe instead of posting what you're supposed to do and the area's that MOST of us haven't gotten to yet...help us out and post the text from the 5 prophetic manuscripts first and give the rest of us a chance to figure it out before ya'll go ruinin it :)

    Grrr...and stuff.
     
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    Well I do not have a set, but you are welcome to read the four I have on Europa.... I'm really not up for typing all the text out again though, and I can't find any other way to extract it from the books :( And screenshotting isn't simple either, they are too damn big to get a book on one image....
     
  31. R Traveler

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    Will do it few hours later at home.
     
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    wow I haven't even walked over there in that area so didn't even know that existed :)
     
  33. NuSair

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    Just screen shot it. You can use a program like lightshot ( http://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html ) and then just post the images.
     
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    probably a new stealable rare in that secret room :0
     
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    If I could get to the books I'll gladly post the text, even if the answer we seek isn't directly in the texts, it's not supposed to be..they are clues..hints..and I like to figure stuff like that out.

    Remember KR? How fun that event was? Well at least for me....figuring stuff out, decoding, sleuthing...I still remember at the end of it all Inu shouting KINGDOM REBORN KINGDOM REBORN! And how we were all just O.O....I wanna get excited like that again.
     
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    once again, the solution to something in UO had nothing to do with what any normal person would think it would be - my ongoing joke about this game is this: if the people who run UO created a multiple choice test ... A, B, C, or D ... the answer would be ... "7"
     
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    HA lol that is so true...but I'm not even close to being normal so MAYBE I'll be able to figure it out...though I know next to nothing of Ultima Lore...(Don't hate) so if it has anything to do with that I'd be clueless....after being here so long you'd think I'd have read up on that but hunting and decorating and Trick or Treating is more fun to me then history lessons :/

    So yeah I will be traveling to Europa soon to scribe text from 4 of the 5 prophetic manuscripts and hopefully some nice person will have the last one :)
     
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    @Mandrake: Meet me in DF Ally chat tonight. ;)

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    I was a boy of nine when I had my first vision. As I slept, I dreamt of darkness, studded with
    brilliant gems reflecting a wondrous light. A thousand swirls of shimmering dust appeared, dancing
    across the field before me. I reached for them, and suddenly the dust came together and there was
    a great flash, and then for a moment, nothing. I became aware of a whispering voice as a form
    slowly resolved in front of me - it was a man whose appearance was at once imperceptible and
    unforgettable, wonderful and ordinary, inspriring and terrifying. Gradually, I became able to
    understand the whispering, which came to me as though it were an echo from somewhere else. It
    was the being in front of me, and after so many years, so many visits, I still remember
    everything he said:

    "Owain. Long has your family had a gift of sight, and long so it shall be. I come to you
    from the past to show you the future, and from the future shall I come with memories of the
    past. I will be your Guide, once you are ready to see."

    When I awoke, I was frightened - too frightened to even speak of it. As one year turned into
    the next, however, I gradually learned to forget the dream. Some years later, when I was still a
    young man, I fell terribly ill. The healers were unable to explain this malady, and as a result,
    I lost the use of my eyes. I knew fear once again. It was then that I was visited in my dreams
    for the second time:

    "It is time, Owain. There is much work to be done, now that you are ready to see."

    I have been shown many things in my dreams - things that once were, and those that have yet
    to be. Here, at the end of my life, at the beginning of a Golden Age in the realm, I shall
    recount in secret the most important events that I have received glimpses of. While they may
    need to remain secret for some time, the day will come when the realm will need to know what
    I have seen.
    I cannot describe in detail the being that has visited my dreams. Try as I might,
    his specific nature eludes me, and the harder I try to envision him in my mind, the
    less it seems I am able to do so. He did not accompany during all of the visions I
    have experienced, but he guided me through the most important ones - the ones I now
    record.

    Many generations from now, the world will be fractured. The land I know will grow
    darker, and a powerful Enchantress will wage constant war. Wishing to provide his
    people an escape from death and mayhem, a Noble King will lead his subjects to a new
    land, created by powerful magic and being a mirror image of the one which they
    fled from. There they will be free from the turmoil that had taken hold in their
    former home, if only for a short time. New conflicts will happen, even as the old ones
    persist in the lands left behind. The King will depart for distant lands, and new
    powers will rise and fall until the kingdom will be in danger of collapse.

    Without leadership, the cities will turn against one another as citizens take
    to the streets in protest and bandits roam the land unimpeded. Into this will arrive
    a Healer, whose face will be revealed to be that of a demon to many, and whose motive
    will be endlessly questioned. But he shall ascend the throne, and reunite the people
    of the realm once again, giving them more power over their lives in the process.

    Not all wounds can be healed, however. In the Old Lands a long struggle will enter
    its final stage as the factions who remained in the wake of the Great Exodus dwindle
    in number. The Enchantress, having seduced a powerful Mage, will have an advantage
    over her remaining enemy - the Knight who stayed behind to protect those unwilling to
    leave their homes and lives, perilous though those lives may be.

    With the Enchantress gaining strength, bolstered by the warriors of her defeated
    enemies, she will be on the cusp of taking control of the Old Lands. Then, something
    unforseen shall occur.
    I should say that I have been exceptionally lucky in my life. By the time of the
    third visit from my Guide, I had wed and even had two children - a son and a daughter.
    The regret of never having been able to see their faces pales in comparison to the joy
    they have brought to me. It is to them I leave this final account, with instructions
    to hide it well.

    On his third arrival, I spoke to my Guide for the first time - I asked his name.
    He responded only with cryptic remarks, saying he had and will be called many things.
    When I asked why he was helping me to see the things I had seen, he said that he is only
    concerned with keeping "order" and that one day my words would help him do so. It was then
    that he showed me something that which, hundreds of years from now, would surprise all
    who lived - the return of the Noble King.

    Upon his return to the Kingdom he had created, the Noble King will be surprised to find
    the Healer, a dear friend but also an ideological rival, alive and on the throne. Seeing
    the people happy as citizens rather than subjects, and largely content with his old friend's
    rule, the King will lay to rest their old rivalry and resolve to stay for a short time
    before returning to the distant lands he had arrived from. It will not be long however,
    before the King's attention is drawn towards the Old Lands and those who elected to stay
    when he led the Great Exodus. In doing so, he will be sad, as he will see naught but turmoil
    as the forces of the Enchantress seem poised to overtake at last the stalwart Knight.

    It is then that he will make a decision that will change the course of all lands - he
    will call for all those who followed him once before, to do so again. Charging them with
    the protection of the Old Lands, he will encourage them them to uphold the virtuous
    philosophy he had ruled and lived by. In response, the Enchantress will amass an army of wickedness
    the likes of which the world has never seen. Thus, a war of control will turn into a war of
    ideology.
    It is a curious thing, to be blind and to write. My mother taught me to write
    when I was very young - I was well practiced by the time I had lost the use of
    my eyes. I maintained the skill through the years with careful practice. I know
    one day these will be found and read - I have foreseen it.

    I was past midaged by the time of my Guide's final visit. It was then that he
    showed me what the lands I knew of as home would one day come to look like, as
    the clash of two opposing ideologies will cause blood to be shed in every city.
    This will not be a war of control for territory, however, but rather a battle
    for the soul of the world taking place in a land once forsaken but now remembered.

    It will not only be the forces of the Enchantress and the Noble King and his Knight
    who enter into the fight, however. Many will be drawn into violence, from all
    corners of the world. And through this conflict and strife, a forgotten
    secret will be rediscovered. My Guide's final words to me were:

    "The greatest treasure of a long-dead king will have the power to save all lands.
    Look for salvation in the shadows of the Old Lands, and in the ruins in the stars."

    Then, turning back into a thousand swirls of dust, he disappeared, never to
    enter into my dreams again.
    The Time Lord. That is how he will be known when the events I
    have spoken of will transpire. In my sleep last night I had a
    vision of this name being spoken, and of an image of
    the being who has acted as my Guide for all my life.

    Though he never visited me again, I continued to have visions
    of the future. It was in one of these that I saw the most troubling
    events of all, for I believe I saw things that the Time Lord would not
    have liked me to see.

    One day, these words will be found in the darkest, most dangerous
    depths imaginable. On this day I shall walk upon the world once more,
    if in spirit only. The secret of which I have spoken will be discovered,
    and the path to the greatest treasure of a dead king will be revealed.
    Of this I am certain, even if I do not know what, or where it is.

    Not all may be as the Time Lord showed me, however. For while I saw
    the salvation he spoke of, I now believe that this treasure also has
    the power to destroy our world, along with countless others. This
    may come as a surprise to any who read this, but it is one of the
    possibilities I have foreseen. Not all things that are meant to happen, will.


    Now I come to the end of it. I will not be much longer for this world,
    and I am at peace. I have done my part, and these pages will now lie in wait
    until the time is right.

    Until the world is ready to see.
     
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    A crummy commercial? Son of a *****.
     
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    Too bad I'm at work and cannot test my theory out until tonight. But by reading everything here I do believe I know now.
     
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    I was wrong on my first attempt. I had to go back and really think about it and finally got it.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you! Nice work everyone.... Had to get help from a friend - and we figured it out... :)

    Did anyone find anything there? We found nothing hidden....
     
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    No, I didn't find anything there on Atlantic. Though....
     
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    I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the devs' design of the new area.

    Views from the top
    Cathedral1.png

    Cathedral2.png

     
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    While the text of the books is a help to those who know the lore, their is another way to puzzle out the password.

    Hint: Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover.
     
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    What is going on in this cathedral?
     
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    We got the manuscripts
    We worked the puzzle
    We entered the room
     
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    Honestly I think the solution has a tenuous link to the clues at best and I based mine on something the archaeologists outside of doom said.
     
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