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  1. I was wondering what the code option above the reply typing area is. the one that looks like this: <> does it do anything? if so, what are the possibilities of it?
  2. A while back I made a "secret code" based off the symbols in the Mistborn books. Similar to my Artisan's Script project, I made it before I was on the Shard, and so I have not posted it until now. I finally got some time to make the project more presentable so I could comfortable to post it here. This will be a long post so I will give you the link here first: The code works converting the text input to ASCII hexadecimal and then substituting one of the 16 allomantic symbols to represent the "numbers" "0-F". So for all you you who don't know what hexadecimal or ASCII is; hexadecimal is a base 16 number system, if you were to count to 30 in it would look like this: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,1A,1B,1C,1D, with 1E being 30. ASCII is basically the way that computers can store information in 1's and 0's. Each "character" (the letter kind, not the book kind) has a decimal (our normal # system) number assigned to it. The character is stored on computer as binary, but ASCII also has hexadecimal numbers (really just the decimal [base 10] number converted into hexadecimal [base 16]) assigned to each character. Hopeful that made sense, if not, hopefully it will make more sense below. The point of this is that I now have a way to represent every letter, or more specifically, every key on your keyboard using just 16 characters. I can then replace the numbers "0-F" with the allomantic or feruchemical symbols. I made the following chart to show the correspondence between the symbols and the numbers. (for those of you wondering, going from 0 to F, in order, the symbols are: Iron, Steel, Tin, Pewter, Zinc, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Cadmium, Bendalloy, Gold, Electrum, Chromium, Nicrosil, Aluminum, and Duralumin) So say I wanted to convert the word "shard" in to the code. I would first consult an ASCII table (just google it) and look up 's'. 's' is 115 in decimal or 73 in hexadecimal. Then we can look at the table above and get the corresponding symbol for "7" (bronze) and "3" (tin). If we continued on with the rest of the word it would look like this: Thus we can see that every one character of English gets translated into 2 of "Mistborn Code". To decode an encrypted message, you would simply to the reverse of the process above; locate the symbol on the chart, get the 2 digit hexadecimal code, then look it up on an ASCII chart. Because of the use of ASCII, most characters (anything on your keyboard, or an ASCII chart) can be translated into this code. While the actual interface to the website is kind-of (ok, very) bland, I have added some very cool features. In the "text" field you enter whatever you want to be translated, there is no upper limit on charters. The type box allows you to choose to use the allomantic or feruchemical symbols, or a mix of both. Going down the site, the next thing is a convert button, you can press it to get some encoded messages, but don't do so just yet! The next two fields allow you to choose a background color for the resulting message/image. I would recommend using white, but other colors are cool too. There is also a checkbox for transparency, use this with caution as it can have some undesirable effects, but can be useful if you want to put an image under the text later. The last field is a number box allowing you to choose how many characters (in this case symbols) are in each horizontal line. Do yourself a favor and only put in even numbers to make translating easier. One of the coolest parts about this project is that, unlike my Artisan's Script, you can right click on the result and save it as an image! Feel free to use this project to start sending you very own Mistborn styled secret messages! I would love to hear the Shard's feedback on this, so please let me know what you think. P.S. I seriously hope that post was not to long and confusing.
  3. I don't want to be a part of the forums or anything, I have only read a few of the books, but I have a some KwikKwestions. These questions are for @Chaos, or any other moderators, or anybody who knows. Is this a zif board or a Zetaboard? I have not worked with Zeta, but this sure looks like a zif, and I cannot help but truly admire the work put into this board, I have browsed your image galleries and just gazed, and however it sounds, I do not want to steal anything, I do not want any of your graphics, but I would be incredibly grateful if someone, would post the CSS style wrapper- board wrapper here, so I can put in my own images and have it for the zifboard forum I am making. Thanks a ton, KwikKwestion.
  4. I edited the U to the I, but I am not sure what you mean by some of the other changes. Is this correct?
  5. Aeromancer here. I've been heavily working on breaking the code found in Tavaragin's diagram (*cough* psychohistory *cough*) and I think I found something. Warning: a ) I haven't actually broken it. Yet. b ) If you're one of those guys who don't like "taking shortcuts", then DO NOT look ahead. The Clue: When Brandon said you need another epigraph, he didn't mean a clue's in the epigraph. He means the clue is the epigraph! Try breaking the numbers into pairs. They correspond to the letters in another part of the Diagram! DISCLAIMER: Just because you can try that, and the result is gobbledygook, doesn't mean I'm wrong. See, there are words in there. Brandon's just re-encrypted the rest of them. (scurries back to hidden bunker)
  6. I had the privilege of being able to gamma read Words of Radiance, and I found a list of digits in one of the epigraphs to be very intriguing. It’s obviously some sort of hidden message, and I’d like to know what it says. So I spent a bit of time working on it. It’s the message encoded in the numbers for the epigraph "From the Diagram, Book of the 2nd Ceiling Rotation: pattern 15". The numbers are as follows: 11182510111271249151210101114102151171121011121713 44831110715142541434109161491493412122541010125 1271015191011123412551152512157551112341011129151 21061534 They have different layouts between the hardcover and the Kindle version. In fact, in the kindle version, the layout changes depending on device rotation. So I believe the layout is irrelevant. If you remove the line breaks, you get a long string of digits. The first thing I thought of was that maybe the string could be split into three digit numbers and something like the first letter of each page given by the numbers could be used to construct the message. This would give “111 825 101 112 712 491…” But I tried a few pages and that didn't work. Peter mentioned to me that I should be able to figure out why what wouldn't work, and I could see that there'd be issues between digital and physical versions. Also, paperback page numbering probably wouldn't match the hardcover page numbering. So I presumed that the code could be found in one of the messages in the other epigraphs relating to the Diagram. I think the most likely source is the only other epigraph from the “Book of the 2nd Ceiling Rotation.” This one was “pattern 1” and it’s set out as follows: Obviously they are fools The Desolation needs no usher It can and will sit where it wishes and the signs are obvious that the spren anticipate it doing so soon The Ancient of Stones must finally begin to crack It is a wonder that upon his will rested the prosperity and peace of a world for over four millennia It sounds like its chock full of hidden codes, right? I realized the long string of numbers has 154 digits, and couldn’t really be split into three digit numbers. I thought that maybe splitting the string into two digit numbers would give something that could work. I tried to use the two digit numbers as letter offsets into pattern 1, with 01 being the first letter from the string. The numbers become “11 18 25 10 11 12 71 24 91 51 21 01 01 11 41 02 15…” With spaces I got: te th s soOOtnb t h thredtt seryl n ynnoor hsh thlh thsot thl th sou l The “soul” at the end sounds sort of interesting, but it ends up giving a lot of consecutive spaces in the answer. I decided the spaces should probably be removed. Removing the spaces I got: hoDthesevnsOOhobrhsethefyhghtsnudantvtcaoosTdttenstrothenewhanslwhenthevnsurn I got excited for “Hod (Hoid?) these v” but it degenerates into garbage. With some potential English words along the way. I see “ten”, “the new”, “when they”. This one may be the closest to the solution. Assuming 00 as the first offset (letter) into pattern 1, I got: eoeheyhDiaTbbeuveehyheyoaenehhaswrnhiwaruuThwhhyaohelheynyienaTlieynheyiaTsen which is probably what you yell if you’ve lost your spear and a chasmfiend is chasing you. But it for sure isn’t any answer to a code. Assuming the numbers index 01 as the first letter from the back of pattern 1, you get: urwruorogedaaueieuroruoofocurreperdrgitrbedlerroefreoruodorutedlruodruogedled which sounds like our old friend the chasmfiend has met up with as again… I also tried using just single digits from the original string as counts starting from the first letter and starting the next count from the last stop. That’s not it. I wondered if pattern 1 could be set in rows with ten columns, and the digits could be xy co-ordinate pairs into the first hundred letters. Something like: Obviouslyt heyarefool sTheDesola tionneedsn ousherItca nandwillsi twhereitwi . . (0,0) would be “O”, (1,1) would be “e”, (1,2) would be “T” etc. Nope. Even swapping x and y. Two of the epigraphs had paragraphs apparently derived from one “Floorboard 17: paragraph 2”. One epigraph had every second letter starting from the first letter, while epigraph the other had every second letter starting from the second letter. I tried to recombine them into the original, but it turns out they don’t have an equal number of letters. Using “*” as a placeholder for missing letters, I combined them into: AThhbeurtethhaesytwoebreealneafntsbweehriWnhdaIttiisstohbevainosuwsefrrSotmotphTehneaPtaurrsehoefntdhieObnoenodfBtuhtewmhYeersetwhheeyraerwehtehreemwihsesrienSgeptioefcfeOPbuvsihofuosrRtehaelAilzeatthiiotnoldieksetarporyitchietmyoTuhteryiagrhetwbietfhotrheetShhiisnoWneemoubsttafiinnsdtohneeiCrapnowweemraIktewtiolulsfeoarTmraubtrhildegses*C*a*n*w*e*c*r*a*f*t*a*w*e*a*p*o*n* Trying to index into these also didn’t yield anything but nonsense. I tried a similar trick with pattern 1, taking every second letter starting from the first or starting from the second and indexing into those. Zip. Nadda. It may well be that more than one epigraph is required. I have not tried anything with any of the other epigraphs, like the Book of the 2nd Desk Drawer etc. I got nothing else. I’m hoping some of you who are into ciphers or code-breaking can help figure this out…