Steve Strikes Again: Messages from Someone


S**T. i think i get it.
we have to decrypt the words that we got before starting on each translation

so like Ilik might translate to something else.




Osh. That’s gonna be tough. Maybe the second part of the message is a key for each decryption?


maybe? thats what im thinking anyways. It’d make sense with the whole slow down dealio.
whatever the case, we’re gonna have a step here that we just arent noticing.


For Rufob: “ice”
I received this at 11:49 am EST.






So, alphabetical order: Not those be cold, Be chaos faves cold, Be and ice

Time and alphabet: Those be cold chaos and, not cold be ice, be (minus Augustus’)




Great work @cheyyyme!!!

My message was “For Ilif : “not””


What time? (Herman Standard)


@cheyyyme what was the other message you received from someone?


I’m adding the dwarfs to the spreadsheet. And guys, a party with invitations? Bilbio birthday?


Wait so all of these work for dwarves?


Yep, every one


Could we try putting our messages in the order the dwarves arrived at Bilbo’s?


only Gloin is missing.

Does anyone know the order?


Now that it seems to be backward dwarf names, I shall contribute order of arrival as an option:

Dwalin; Bali, Fili and Kili; Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin and Gloin; Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Thorin and Gandalf."


I think the cliffsnotes order may be the correct one? Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin.


Faves, Chaos, Not Those, Be, Cold, _, Be, _, And, Ice, Be, Cold

Oin and Gloin are missing, so we’re missing 2 messages?