Thornmouth: Book on Polyguild

polyguilds

#1

Like my fellow Mountie @VictorianFlorist here I also happen to own a couple of books from Thornmouth, most of them are about spell related studies. Most of these studies include parts like “Do synonyms of words in a line change the final outcome of a spell” or “How to enhance a spell with different rituals”.
However I own one book, in particular, that is not about spells, it’s about Polyguilds. The cover is rather simple, all brown with nothing written on it except “Polyguilds”. The book itself does not mention any author (or authors for that matter) so I don’t know who wrote it.

I’ve read and analyzed this book a lot of times, and it was rather interesting how it wrapped all of the guilds together. However. the night when we all found out that @Itsuki was gone it started glowing. When I opened the book I saw something that wasn’t previously there. A note. It read:
“We are strong, not only in quality, but in quantity.
Our numbers always stood paired up together we were never apart even as we rotated to all 13 corners of the world.
We are one.”

And a code below it:
“0602261826141219142525150807101806211425251410141206060714011707022018072118050302251220082225170614051805181425”

Like any respectful Thornmouth I tried to crack the code, unfortunately I failed, so I’m posting this here in hope that we find out what this book wants me to know. Maybe it felt my grieve, maybe it felt my pain, I don’t know. I hope you can help me find out.


#2

When did you get the book? or is this figurative?


#3

The first thing that jumps out at me is numbers paired together.
So that would give us:
06 02 26 18 26 14 12 19 14 25 25 15 08 07 10 18 06 21 14 25 25 14 10 14 12 06 06 07 14 01 17 07 02 20 18 07 21 18 05 03 02 25 12 20 08 22 25 17 06 14 05 18 05 18 14 25

My next thought would be these numbers somehow correspond to the English alphabet since the largest number is 26.
And that would be:
f b z r z n l s n y y o h g j r f u n y y n j n l f f g n a q g b t r g u r e c b y l t h v y q f n e r e r n y

As for the 13 corners, that could mean subgroups of 13. Or 13X4= 52. 52 is also twice as much as 26. So maybe just some fun with numbers there? There’s probably something else I can’t think of.
But if your break the pairs and letters into groups of 13 you get:
06 02 26 18 26 14 12 19 14 25 25 15 08 =f b z r z n l s n y y o h
07 10 18 06 21 14 25 25 14 10 14 12 06=g j r f u n y y n j n l f
06 07 14 01 17 07 02 20 18 07 21 18 05=f g n a q g b t r g u r e
03 02 25 12 20 08 22 25 17 06 14 05 18= c b y l t h v y q f n e r
With these left over : 05 18 14 25=e r n y

Not sure if any of this helps at all. Also, the numbers 04, 09, 11, 13, 16, 23, and 24 aren’t used. And that would be dikmpwx.


#4

“Some may fall but we shall always stand together Polyguilds are real” substitution code where A=N
Thanks @hannah for doing the letters for me :grin:
So L,S and E are the most common letters in the English language to be doubled up so cause there are so many double Ys in the text just drew out a chart and substituted those letters in until the first 4 letters of the text formed a word :slight_smile:


#5

Nice catch.


#7

A number to letter substitution with a ROT-13 Caesar cipher. This website is an awesome tool if you are interested.
https://multidec.web-lab.at/index.php


#8

You gotta go old school pen and paper! Otherwise where’s the fun :wink:


#9

Thornmouth here, so whatever helps me get the knowledge faster. Haha.