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Magescipher


The following posts are a collection of encrypted journal entries of my personal Chronicles of Elyria character, updated every weekend. Readers and decoders are free to view or post at their leisure.

Think you can decipher the entries?

12154344 3421 31451325 !

~En


Most Recent - Page 274? & 275?

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Message of the Week: [6/03]

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5/21/2016 4:40:08 AM #1
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The Mage's Cipher - 6 & 7

[Updated: Occasionally!]

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6

Father was always so insistent on the chronicling of our craft.

“The pursuit of knowledge is a wasted effort if inadequate measures are taken to preserve it.”

Even in my own writing, his condescending tone rings through. And of course, there is a vexatious truth in his words. The memory is a flawed thing, but such a reason was always secondary to Father.

Many say the study of magical theory is a life’s work, but this rationale is that of a second-rate mage. True mastery, should such a thing exist, is a process spanning generations, the subject a being of countless ever-changing facets.

Few mage families exist beyond antiquity, and fewer still find common ground in the use of their talents, but that research uncatalogued is naught but dust before the eye of history is likely the sole perception shared by those whom see the true value of the craft.

7

How angry Father would be, knowing it has been years since I have practiced to any degree worth recording. And yet, now in his study and having been living years without the dedication he stressed so, I cannot help but reflect upon the earliest lessons of my apprenticeship.

“Theory and fact plainly transcribed is ill suited for little more than the common book merchant.”

From here, my work will be written in using Father’s various ciphers. Research is a thing to be preserved, but the effort is meaningless if my business is so readily discerned.

~En

5/23/2016 6:45:51 PM #2
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The Mage's Cipher - 8 & 9

[Updated: When I Feel Like It!]

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8

14154335244415 4423152442 3311321543112515 2315115115333154 123414241543 114215 212413253115 442324332243 42152211421431154343 24 1132 32344215 213442444533114415 44231133 333444 213442 4423154315 211151344211123115 13343314244424343343

33152444231542 21313452 333442 52115115311533224423 114215 2414151131 124544 44231554 52243131 4315425115 3254 3545423534431543 52244423344544 13343313154233

1424512433243322 2443 333444 453331242515 1415132435231542243322 2224511533 44243215 11 43252431311514 1114153544 321154 1434 11521154 52244423 442315 13243523154243 113131 4434221544231542

31343425243322 4434 21114423154243 132435231542 3433 442315 35112215 121543241415 3215 431542511543 1143 442315 4344114225 4215322433141542 44231144 442315 35344415331354 3421 3254 44113115334443 23115115 333444 541544 42151113231514 4423344315 3421 442315 31114344 22153315421144243433

42152211421431154343 24 23115115 3334 243344153344 4434 31344315 2315114244

9

11 2242151144 32113354 43444532123115 45353433 2444 15111323 141154 124544 4434 14244313154233 442315 35114423 52244423 4423154315 15541543

52231144 11 354215444454 44233445222344 4434 23115115

5/24/2016 7:28:06 PM #3
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what do I use to decipher this?


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5/24/2016 9:25:40 PM #4
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Wits!

But my only hint (for the normal part of the entry at least) is that there are always an even amount of numbers in each line and all numbers are 1 through 5.

Best of luck!

5/26/2016 7:08:57 PM #5
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5434 4542 3215 4423 3414 4311 4215 4324 3235 3124 4344 2413 2421 5434 4544 1125 1511 2115 5215 5344 4211 4344 1535 4331 2425 1524 2311 5115 2315 4215 3515 3435 3115 5224 3131 2124 3314 5434 4542 1324 3523 1542 3245 1323 2311 4214 1542 4434 1242 1511 2542 1522 1142 1431 1543 4354 3445 4243 1513 4215 4443 1142 1543 1121 1552 2444 2332 1500


5/28/2016 5:24:55 PM #6
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The Mage's Cipher - 10 & 11

[Updated: Weekly?]

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10

24 231114 2124424344 11434345321514 3254 1424512433114424343343 52154215 344544 3421 3542111344241315 124544 442315 21454244231542 24 3542154343 442315 4344421133221542 1531153215334443 24 21243314

3254 44243215 2433 442315 5234423114 231143 12151533 4323344244 11 21111344 44231144 521143 342144 131131311514 4434 114444153344243433

2433 232433144324222344 113314 35154223113543 15511533 333452 442315 13343232153344 521143 312425153154 521142421133441514

31343425243322 4434 21114423154243 132435231542 3433 442315 35112215 121543241415 3215 431542511543 1143 442315 4344114225 4215322433141542 44231144 442315 35344415331354 3421 3254 44113115334443 23115115 333444 541544 42151113231514 4423344315 3421 442315 31114344 22153315421144243433

124544 42152211421431154343 44243215 35421543431543 21344252114214 113314 24 131133 243131 112121344214 4434 24143115 3254 44243215 52244423 1323243114244323 442324332243

11

32344344 3421 113131 24 131133 243131 112121344214 4434 1532121514 3254 345233 52243131 24334434 3254 52344225

442315 132311422215 3421 113354 32112215 2443 442315 141532544344242124131144243433 3421 442315 5234423114 11 44114325 52244423 3334 2134421543151511123115 153314

1143 43451323 3254 354215141513154343344243 141144243322 12111325 4434 11221543 3412431345421514 1254 32544423 113314 311522153314 142443131542331514 11 31153343 24334434 442315 2433212433244415 4434 1215 442315 34333154 4345244411123115 44343431 213442 43451323 52344225

The stars and wanderers are a subject worthy of study, but my time is not a thing to squander on prophecy and intrigue.


A big congratulations to Duke Bombastus of The Duchy of Zylphania for deciphering last week's entry!

5/28/2016 8:14:58 PM #7
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Yay, I love mysteries! I think I already found the key since I was able to decipher some of the text but at the moment I'm too tired to go through all of it. More stuff like this <3


5/29/2016 2:12:33 AM #8
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1334 3431 3534 4344! 2431 3451 1544 2315 1142 4443 4454 3115 2515 1535 2444 1334 3224 3322


Maester at the service of House Yernbosque. "Nos unum sumus, quia multi sumus"

5/30/2016 5:32:41 PM #9
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4423 1133 2554 3445 2134 4212 3444 2344 2315 1334 3235 3124 3215 3344 1133 1444 1125 2433 2244 2315 4424 3215 4434 4334 3151 1532 5435 3443 4400

2423 3435 1524 1311 3343 4411 4244 4543 2433 2232 3442 1513 3432 3531 2413 1144 1514 2134 4232 4334 2115 3313 4254 3544 2434 3343 3434 3300 !

6/3/2016 9:20:39 PM #10
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The Mage's Cipher - 12 & 13

[Updated: At Precisely The Right Time!]

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12

My swordmaster used to scold me terribly. My footwork was poor and my strikes were weak. I never minded his criticism however; it was one of few subjects Father did not tutor us in personally.

d wbm rslke dk blvckr ithh hdabs dkvmgc sbcc wbm ulqr sbc olsb mi glqndmk

mockcsb sby alscr dk sbc kljc mi sbdkc lkncrsmq nbdhe mi jlkk

Strength of will certainly trumps that of the body, though those who do not understand magic will often fail to note the necessary constitution to most efficiently channel it. This was at least one of Father’s reasons to yield sword instruction to an outsider.

It is an important thing, concealing one’s talents whilst traveling. A weaponless traveler is either a fool or more than they appear to be. Both such classifications are victims to one group or another. There are many who would hunt those of my kind, believing magic to be a blight on our land.

13

hcs edvdkc hdabskdka uc sbdkc crrcknc lr sbc ndqnhc dr uqclnbce

hcs rdhvcq uc sbdkc umey lr sbc vcrrch dr idhhce

Magic has surely wrought ruin, but those who would condemn it fail to consider just how much of the past has fallen to steel.

“The world consists of the self-interested and they alone choose how to wield their strengths.”

An apt lesson, but I can’t help but feel the words are taken from the context father spoke. Still, I consider them just briefly each time I steel myself.

nhmrc sby alscr mi cumky lke dvmqy rm sbmrc jly qcncdvc sby uhcrrdka

d wbm rslke ucswdxs sby alscr lrgcsb mi kltabs uts sby wmqe

Though there is much to mull over, I take the time to polish my footwork and strengthen my strikes. I may have been scolded, but fencing has always been a relaxing practice amidst my research and experimentation.

~En

6/11/2016 2:13:43 PM #11
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The Mage's Cipher - 14 & 15

[Updated: With Adherence to Current Events!]

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14

Despite my station, I have never been particularly keen on politics. Houses and organizations of all sorts of course have need of order and accord, but I have always found the process stifling.

Not for fear of the weight of the Duchy’s gentry nor the ache of losing time perhaps best dedicated to other means, but of a facet of this world that seems to grow more prevalent each time I feel I understand it.

Mage families conduct their affairs, manage their households and raise their children in a fundamentally different fashion than the rest of the world.

Of course, it is expected that an inherent change in a family’s physiology could create something akin to a cultural rift, but I seem always to misjudge these disparities.

A gala in celebration of unification. Father always stressed the importance of cultivating a calm mind, I truly am no good at such functions.

If I am to leave in a few short days, there is research I must first tend to.

15

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What an intriguing, albeit distracting thought.

6/17/2016 9:56:07 PM #12
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The Mage's Cipher - 16 & 17?

[Updated: With Crude Drawings!]

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16

Houses distinguish themselves in all manner of feats. Loyalty, honor, strength and certainly a multitude of other such flowery facets. I shouldn’t prod, of course.

I have already caught a whisper or two: ‘Traitorous’ and ‘Honorless’ seem to ring out quite soundly, but it is of no matter. Old houses are often bias to elements outside of their own, though I suppose I fall into such circles myself.

“Our honor is in the world surrounded by our craft and our loyalty is in the world encompassing that one.”

The thought is far less profound than it appears, but it is of little concern. Not while this gala consumes my time.

[idatqc 2]

6/17/2016 10:06:52 PM #13
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What an interesting take on character lore! I encourage those stopping by the give the cipher a try :) Even if you can't decode most of the entries, the plain-text itself is rather riveting. Well done, En!


6/18/2016 11:26:13 AM #14
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6/18/2016 3:59:37 PM #15
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@Caeoltoiri: Thank you very much! It can be tough keeping the contents relatively vague with my limited knowledge on magic in Elyria, but these weekly entries have been a blast to work on! I'm deeply humbled by your words and endorsement.

@Cronester: 4423114443 11314224222344 ! 24 4423243325 442315 15331342543544243433 1242342515 3215 !

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