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Offline DerynifanK

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1395 on: July 15, 2018, 09:40:55 am »
Laurna, your work in creating  the code in the second half of the scroll is truly amazing. You continue to astound with your creativity.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1396 on: July 15, 2018, 10:10:23 am »
Laurna, you are amazing.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
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As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1397 on: July 15, 2018, 10:39:40 am »
She is brilliant. Excellent work.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1398 on: July 15, 2018, 10:49:11 am »
Truly amazing, Laurna!  A stroke of pure genius.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1399 on: July 15, 2018, 11:45:05 am »
I did a tiny bit of research on ancient coding. I found this from Roman times

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In cryptography, a Caesar Cipher, also known as Caesar's cipher, the shift cipher, Caesar's code or Caesar shift, is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in the plaintext is replaced by a letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet.
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Trouble is I figured we are beyond the times of ancient Rum. and that the Caesar Cipher would be known and easily detected especial by Feyd and his family of black death. So I considered several different Ciphers. I finally made up my own. There is no specific notations for decoding the scroll. The only clue is that each paragraph adds a new exchanged letter. Therefore you have to read each paragraph, decipher the exchanged letters you already knew, and then learn the next letter exchange. Skipping to the bottom would be useless.

So I do have the code and I do have the entire last two paragraphs of the scroll written and coded. I thought if I posted that in whole, I would drive everyone mad. Trouble is it is going to take time for Wash to do the deciphering. His "helping hands" only showed him how with one paragraph, not the full scroll.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1400 on: July 15, 2018, 05:45:29 pm »

So I do have the code and I do have the entire last two paragraphs of the scroll written and coded. I thought if I posted that in whole, I would drive everyone mad. Trouble is it is going to take time for Wash to do the deciphering. His "helping hands" only showed him how with one paragraph, not the full scroll.

On the contrary, it might take less time for him to decipher the scroll now, because now that he's figured out that the misspellings in that third paragraph were not accidental, that would make him go back and reread those earlier paragraphs with this fresh knowledge, looking for any other possible letter substitutions.  Knowing that there is a code to break gives him a definite advantage he didn't have when he first tried to read the coded paragraphs, so I would think he (that is, you) could add an extra die for any subsequent attempts now that he knows the scroll's author was being deliberately cryptic, not just on heavy drugs.   ;D
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1401 on: July 15, 2018, 11:46:28 pm »
Oh  Big Yes, to seeing Darcy and Aliset do some training together.
And another big Yes to Seeing Duncan and Columcil get some private time to work out their differences.
Wonderful Additions. Thank you ladies.
And I love that Shadow Dancer caught Columcil's emotions. I think Shadow has a liking for our good priest.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1402 on: July 16, 2018, 04:01:07 pm »
I really like these latest pieces of the story, too. Didn't Columcil heal Shadow when he had one of those spiked balls in his hoof? I'm waiting for Aliset to school Darcy in the use of some of his powers. I was afraid Aliset might be trying to ride out with Darcy again, which would REALLY not do her reputation any good, although they would certainly then be urged to marry.
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